Meet the Kelly Zitlow Group


You matter to us!

You're not just a number at the Kelly Zitlow Group. We care about each and every client. We want to know what your goals are and how we can help you achieve them. 


When you work with the Kelly Zitlow Group, you have access to the entire team! Each person plays a vital role in helping achieve a smooth process and on-time closing.


We call it the bat phone!


We're Accessible!

CALL or TEXT us on our team hotline,

7 days a week!

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Sr. Mortgage Advisor

NMLS 164330

Kelly has built her 26-year career as a Licensed Mortgage Professional by providing honest, well-communicated and knowledge-based lending experiences. She’s ranked in both Scotsman Guide and National Mortgage News Magazine as a top 1% mortgage producer in the nation.


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Sr. Loan Strategy Manager

NMLS 203298


Tara is a genius when it comes to the details. As the Loan Analyst Manager, she assists our clients by guiding them through the loan application process and oversees the pre-qualification phase for our entire team. With more than a decade of experience in home finance, Tara is very knowledgeable at getting clients on the right path. Tara is married and has two adorable twin boys and a beautiful girl.

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Team Captain

NMLS #1121576


Karen is the Team Captain and Kelly's "wingman" for over 20 years! She helps lead and guide the team to successful on-time closings. She manages the contract-to-close process, is our self-employment income guru and knows every nuance of the home loan process. If there's a problem, she'll solve it. Karen is the mother to 4 children and her oldest son served in the Navy. This makes her very proud as she considers herself a military brat since her Dad served 20 years in the Army!

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Client Success Coordinator

NMLS #1100797


Our Client Loyalty Specialist, Christi helps strengthen Realtor and Client Relationships. She attends clients' closings and discusses the last stages of the home loan process. Christi also coordinates client and realtor events and educational classes. She was raised in Phoenix, is married to her 4th grade sweetheart, and is a mother of one beautiful child (which she considers her highest achievement!) In her spare time she competitive barrel races and is our team cowgirl!



Certified Loan Advisor

NMLS 1289189


Vanessa ensures our clients' questions are answered timely, assists with completing loan applications and is fantastic with communicating the nuances and next steps in the process. Her knack of creating deep bonds with our clients is much appreciated by all. Originally from Chicago, Vanessa's family brought their Italian family recipes from the Midwest to the popular Salerno's Restaurant & Pizzeria in Gilbert, AZ.



Client Success Coordinator

NMLS 2017791


Danielle has been in the real estate business since 2010. She's worked with top producing real estate teams and has several years of lending experience. She supports our Realtors with technology and strategies to help them win! She was born and raised in North Scottsdale, but that didn’t keep her from traveling to 20 countries and 43 states! When she’s not working, you’ll find her on a hike or at the dog park with her two rescue pups!!

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Loan Success Coordinator


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Loan Success Coordinator extraordinaire! Irene will gather all your documentation and help prepare for initial underwriting approval along with final loan approval. She has over 13 years of mortgage experience and she's the one to take your loan all the way home! Irene is also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. She knows a thing or two about multitasking…she's the mother of 6! She loves traveling and spending time with her hubby.

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Loan Success Coordinator


Yo Hablo Español

You may recognize Kazumi's cheerful voice when you call the Kelly Zitlow Group. She'll direct you to the appropriate team member to assist with your needs and/or can schedule time with you and Kelly. Kazumi is here to help! She enjoys traveling the world with her fiance Nick. She is a dog mom to the cutest French bulldog! Raised in Arizona her entire life, still very close to her roots in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. Kazumi is also an enthusiastic Sneaker collector.



Loan Success Coordinator


Yo Hablo Español

As a team support coordinator, Cynthia supports the team in any way that she can. Whether it’s setting up files or gathering documentation, she always has a smile on her face and a can do attitude. She’s a mom to 2 boys that she loves going on adventures with. Family is a big part of her life and she loves spending time with her parents too. Cynthia is originally from Guadalajara and moved to the states when she was 3 years old. She loves to work out especially at outdoor boot camps!

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Kassi is the Executive Assistant to Kelly Ziltlow. With her strong dedication and attention to detail, she’s always ready to assist Kelly with anything and everything. Scheduling is her superpower and she manages the day-to-day details of Kelly’s calendar. She is always happy to assist the team in any way she can. Kassi is all about southern charm and she has the accent to prove it! She’s also a mom to 2 amazing kids.

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