Gateway Team Named to the 2023 Scotsman Guide Top Originators List

TULSA, Okla.--()--Gateway Mortgage is proud to announce that 33 team members have been named Top Originators by Scotsman Guide. The list is the industry's most comprehensive and verified ranking of the nation's top-producing residential mortgage brokers, originators, loan officers, and bankers.

The annual Top Originators list by Scotsman Guide has ranked thousands of the nation’s top-producing residential mortgage originators across ten categories, including Top Dollar Volume, Most Loans Closed, and Top Purchase Volume. This list's longevity, verification process, and comprehensive scope have positioned it as a benchmark for the industry.

Gateway team members are recognized in three categories, Top Dollar Volume, Most Loans Closed, and Top FHA Volume. The loan officers who made this year’s list include:

Josh Allyn

Dani Alper

Paddi Bailey

Christine Baker

Brett Baldwin

Todd Binkley

Lorre Buhler

David Craig

Jo Crozier

Bryan Davenport

Laura DeStefano

Amber Dodson

Chris Doke

Janette Douglass

Christopher Eller

Kortnee Garcia

Vanessa Gonzales

Ed Jaroski

Kandi Jones

Mary Kolb

Jack Little

Emilia Loaiza

Michael McElroy

Jannette Merritt

Miriam Olivero

Sheri Reeves

Thomas Rosser

Eric Smith

Patrick Steele

Kathy Tautfest

Teri Treadway

Chris Wilhelm

Terry Wooten




“We are incredibly proud of all of our team members and pleased they are being recognized as Top Originators by Scotsman Guide,” said Scott Gesell, CEO at Gateway. “I know each Gateway individual recognized works diligently to help our customers get into their dream homes.”

“Thanks to everyone’s dedication and hard work, Gateway continues to achieve strong momentum and has a bright future. We are fortunate to have such exceptional people, and I look forward to what the future holds for Gateway,” said Steven Plaisance, President of Mortgage Banking for Gateway.

To view the full list from Scotsman Guide, visit

About Gateway First Bank

Gateway, headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services to individuals and businesses. Gateway is one of the largest financial institutions in the state, with assets totaling over $2 billion. In addition to its eight banking centers in Oklahoma, Gateway has a strong mortgage presence nationally, with more than 115 mortgage locations and over 1,000 employees.

© 2023 Gateway First Bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS 7233.

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