About

Paul Taccone (NMLS #261206) has over 20 years of experience in mortgage lending and real estate. He founded Courtesy Mortgage Company in 1997 with a mission to help underserved clients obtain the best available mortgage financing. Through integrity, expert service and efficiency, Courtesy Mortgage Company offers homeowners the ability to complete their loan transactions timely and without hassle. Paul enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Justin Sheftell (NMLS #287667) has been originating loans in California for 10 years. Having seen the boom and bust of home market values he is focused on the HARP refinance program to help stabilize and improve the performance of existing mortgages one loan at a time. He contributes frequently on several real estate forums to share informational nuances to assist others who are in need. Justin graduated from Emory University with degree in Economics in 1997. A New York native, he worked first as a Financial Advisor on Wall Street before moving out to San Diego in the wake of the Sept 11th tragedy. He is glad to now have his family nearby in Southern California and enjoys the peaceful pace and demeanor he encounters working daily with local homeowners.

Laura J. Wever (NMLS #303984) joined our team in 1999 and is one of the veterans of Courtesy Mortgage Company. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, became a Navy spouse, and eventually settled in San Diego. She has two children and enjoys competitive running, camping, and travel. She loves helping people and improving their financial situation. She strives to build long-term relationships with her customers and prides herself on providing excellent service.

Misty Westbrook Koch (NMLS #330077) became a loan officer in 2001.  For the last 11 years, she has enjoyed helping her clients choose the perfect loan for their specific situation while also making each step of the loan process as easy as possible.  Originally from Texas, Misty moved to San Diego after graduating from Texas State University in 1995 with a degree in Organizational Communication.  She moved to Dallas two years ago and continues to originate loans exclusively in California.  In her spare time Misty enjoys practicing yoga, playing golf and spending time with her husband and her family.