Management

Brant Phillips

Brant Phillips

Colten Mortgage CEO

For over 25 years, Brant has helped home buyers and homeowners, regional and community banks, and mortgage bankers and brokers with their mortgage lending needs. During his career, Brant has worked in many aspects of lending: Consumer Finance, Retail Mortgage Lending, and TPO (wholesale and correspondent channels). He has managed all aspects of lending from company formation to systems to origination through investor delivery and servicing. Brant has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from UOP and has several industry licenses.

Brant’s experience and ethical, client-focused approach doesn’t mean much if the company doesn’t mirror his approach. Colten Mortgage will operate with the highest caliber of ethical standards. Commitments will be taken seriously. Client and investor relationships will revolve around honesty, integrity, courtesy, and respect. Brant, his wife Shelly and kids Faith and Van enjoy all Colorado has to offer!

John Stahl

John Stahl

Vice President of Sales

Began his lending career in 2001 as an Account Executive in the Wholesale Mortgage Industry. During this time, John established key relationships with top home-builders in the community that resulted in exceptional growth and award-winning success. John’s experience is well rounded as he went on to develop invaluable skills within the technology sector and would later apply them to building his own residential Real Estate business. Being a part of Team Colten is allowing John the opportunity to utilize his background and experience to help their clients achieve their real estate goals.
John was a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University. John lives in Castle Rock, CO with his wife Malissa, their two sons. He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, golfing, cooking, and spending time with family & friends.

Molly Yockey

Molly Yockey

VP of Operations

Molly has 23+ years of experience in the mortgage industry.  She has the unique and distinguishing qualification of working in both sales and operations successfully.   Because of this, she can bridge common gaps that occur in most mortgage banking organizations and create a team atmosphere that is unparalleled. She uses her passion for organization and her understanding of achieving bottom lines to provide A+ customer service and timely delivery of all loans.  Molly also remains a licensed Loan Originator to continue to understand and keep up with all sides of the mortgage business. 

Molly is a Colorado native and holds a degree in Finance from the University of Denver, where she also played for the women’s basketball team on scholarship. 

Johnathan Clinkscales

“JC” Johnathan Clinkscales

Conventional Underwriting Manager

Over 15 years of extensive experience within the mortgage industry with expertise in FNMA/FHLMC Underwriting and assessment of risk. JC has held various positions including Loan Originator, Wholesale account Executive and Appraisal review analyst for both Jumbo and Conventional. JC has lived in Colorado since 2003.

Kristy Sundseth

Kristy Sundseth

Post Closing Manager

Kristy has been in the Mortgage Industry for 17 years.  She has worked primarily in Processing, beginning as a Processing Assistant, then moving to Processor and Team Lead.  Additionally, she has worked as a Junior Underwriter purchasing loans from various mortgage origination companies. Kristy has a real passion for the mortgage industry and can’t imagine doing anything different.

She is a Colorado native and loves everything the state has to offer.  She loves to be outdoors and there is no better place to be for outdoor activities than Colorado!

Nathan Penrose

Nathan Penrose

Director of Builder Client Relations

After years in the Radio, Restaurant and Wine industries, Nathan began his New Home Sales Career in 2012 after moving to Denver, Colorado.

First spending a few years learning the ropes with National Builder, Meritage Homes, Nathan followed with three very successful years with local Colorado Builder, Lokal Homes.  Nathan watched, listened and learned the ins and outs of the New Home industry to become a well-rounded, positive and educated Sales Manager. Nathan spent 2015 to 2017 as one of the top 5% New Home Sales Associates in Colorado in terms of overall Sales, Closings and Commissions while most proudly boasting a 96% return of “Above Average” or “Excellent” rating from the closing surveys from the Homeowners he worked with.

In May of 2018 Nathan was brought on to Colten Mortgage as The Director of Builder Client Relations in order to assist Colten Mortgage and the Loan Officer team to more effectively communicate with the Builders Colten services in order to provide an elite level of service.

Nathan’s passion, attention to detail, time management skills and most importantly, his customer first mentality, goes a long way in helping to provide the homeowners an unmatched personal experience. 

is a proud California native.  Now living in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood with his amazing wife, Kim Penrose and their two loveable dogs Baxter & Annie Hall. Nathan enjoys hiking, fitness, cooking and spending quality time with great people, eating great food and especially drinking great wine!

Juan Oviedo

Juan Oviedo

Senior Government Underwriter

After growing up in Florida, Juan moved to L.A. in 2009 and then finally to Denver in 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Juan has been an effective and successful Mortgage Underwriter since 1994 with full government credentials, including FHA, VA, and USDA loans. In his free time he enjoys traveling and cooking delicious meals that make the entire office jealous.