Mortgage Team

Chris Waggoner

NMLS #642309
Senior Vice President – 
Mortgage Manager
chris.waggoner@bankparagon.com
Phone (901) 322-0751

Chris Waggoner is the Senior Vice President of Mortgage Banking at Paragon. Chris has many years of experience in various areas of the Mortgage Banking industry. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. Chris is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and a sponsor for Unbound, a charitable organization that partners with families living in poverty. He currently serves as an ambassador for Dynamic Catholic, a faith-based nonprofit.

Kathleen Lewis

First Vice President, Mortgage Operation
kathleen.lewis@bankparagon.com
Phone (901) 322-0753

Kathleen Lewis is the First Vice President of Mortgage Operations at Paragon.  She has twenty-five years of experience in mortgage operations. Kathleen and her team are responsible for processing, underwriting, and closing of mortgage loans.  Kathleen has her Direct Endorsement Certification with the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and has completed mortgage-related courses with the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.  She studied Business Administration at Kentucky State University.

Jon Roskos

NMLS #1195219
Vice President, Finacial Analyst, &
Mortgage Loan Consultant
jon.roskos@bankparagon.com
Phone (901) 322.0805

Jon Roskos, Vice President, Finacial Analyst, and Mortgage Loan Consultant, has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry with a background in Retail Banking and Mortgage Lending.  He joined Paragon Bank in 2014.  Jon is a graduate of the University of South Florida and holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Tennessee.   He is an active member of the Collierville Ducks Unlimited Chapter and serves as Chairmen and Treasurer.

Vanessa Taylor

NMLS #1604814
Vice President
Mortgage Consultant
vanessa.taylor@bankparagon.com
Phone (901) 322-0768

Vanessa Taylor, Vice President and Mortgage Loan Consultant, has over 35 years of experience in the banking industry with a background in Investments, Private Banking, Retail Banking and Mortgage Lending. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Memphis with a concentration in Sales & Marketing. She is a Certified Financial Planner and serves as an ambassador for the Germantown Chamber of Commerce.

Crews Wellford

NMLS #1595225
Assistant Vice President
Mortgage Consultant
crews.wellford@bankparagon.com
Phone (901) 322-0757

Crews Wellford is a Mortgage Consultant at Paragon Bank. Crews joined the bank in 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. Degree in Financial Planning from the college of Human Environmental Sciences.  Since joining Paragon Crews completed the Mortgage University course and Compliance with Federal Lending Regulations offered by the Tennessee Bankers Association.  Crews is an active member with USA Swimming and The JCC of Memphis Basketball league.

Nancy Walls

NMLS #1564258
Assistant Vice President, Community Development Officer
nancy.walls@bankparagon.com
Phone (901) 322-0629

Nancy Walls is the Community Development Officer at Paragon.  She has been in banking for over 20 years in different capacities within the banking industries.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  Nancy is responsible for getting out into the Community to promote Paragon Bank as well as promoting our programs and products we have available to those that desire Down Payment Assistance. She has been connected with our Partners, Operation Hope (Assist in Credit), Rise Foundation (Assist in Budgeting), United Housing (Assist in Home Buyers Education); all which have been instrumental in helping consumers that are looking to purchase homes. Not to leave out, she is very active in the Community through Service at MIFA, Neighborhood Christian Center, and more.

 

Billy Bernard

NMLS #1707790
Mortgage Consultant

billy.bernard@bankparagon.com
Phone (901) 322-0754

Billy Bernard is a Mortgage Consultant at Paragon Bank. Billy joined the bank in 2021 and has many years of experience in Mortgage Lending. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Billy serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis and St. Paul Institute, a faith-based nonprofit.