Since 2001, I have been originating mortgages for thousands of clients across the United States. I have held numerous roles in the mortgage business and am passionate about helping clients achieve homeownership while providing top-notch service. As a mortgage broker with vast industry experience, I am confident that First Coast Mortgage consistently delivers the best rates with the best cost structure with our access to multiple lenders. I pride myself on being an expert and passing that knowledge onto my staff to best serve Northeast Florida.
I am originally from Ohio and now live in historic St. Augustine with my wife Tira, daughter Julia, son Jay and our two dogs Puggles and Catalina. When I am not helping people achieve their home buying dreams, you can find me honing in on sports, especially football and boxing.
I have been originating mortgages for thousands of clients since my career began in 1997. My journey in the mortgage business started more than 24 years ago in my hometown of Gainesville, Florida. After a brief time in Jacksonville, Florida, my family moved to Northern Virginia where I was a mortgage loan officer for many years. In 2009, my family moved back to Florida and I’ve continued working in the mortgage business in Ponte Vedra Beach ever since. My motto is, “Let’s start fast and finish slow.” Being proactive is the best way to make the mortgage process simple.
The homebuying journey can be a challenging process for buyers. My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from guiding clients through that journey, and seeing how happy and excited they are to have a place they can call their own!
Not only am I known as a top producer in the mortgage industry, but I’m also known for my incredible organizational skills, commitment to excellence and the ability to simplify the home loan process for my customers.
I am an Auburn University graduate and live in Nocatee, Florida with my wife of 20 years and three children. Coaching my children’s sports teams is my main passion outside of work, though I do love playing golf and going fishing when I get a free moment.
Diana Dilallo Tarzia
Diana is a Driven Mortgage Banking Professional with 15+ years of experience in the industry. Diana has been recognized by Top 1% Scotsman Guide ranking in the U.S. for a decade as a high-producing loan originator. She has spent the last 11 years as a mortgage executive, leading origination, processing, underwriting, closing and funding teams to excellence. Diana has demonstrated industry knowledge time and time again and brings a sound operational and strategic background to the First Coast Mortgage Funding team, with a proven ability to thrive in start-up and well-established organizations, build and develop teams, deliver growth and improve processes.
Diana has been assisting families for years and you will often hear her say she feels blessed and honored to be part of the dream of homeownership. Her experience and expertise over the years has allowed her to establish strong realtor and builder partnerships throughout the First Coast and into neighboring states where she is licensed to originate and can attract and train talent to top notch organizations. Her many years in the industry have confirmed for her that being directly involved in the homebuying experience through originating is where she is most passionate, as she believes that through communication, providing a first-class experience and a smooth process, the buyer can focus on the excitement of purchasing a new home.
As a Production Manager for First Coast Mortgage, Diana is able to fully utilize her leadership and experience to attract and train top tier staff for the First Coast team, helping us to expand and serve more families across Northeast Florida, ensuring we remain committed to providing faster, easier and more affordable loans for our clients.
While high production is no stranger to Diana, she would say her best years of production came with the birth of her children. Diana is a proud mother of two, Michael (10) and Briella (8), and would say that family is what matters most to her. Diana is a true expert in the mortgage field and is eager to help you with your mortgage needs!
Since 2015, I’ve guided thousands of families through the lending process, with a personalized game plan and stress-free experience. My mission is to provide a streamlined process for every client, allowing them to focus on the many other details associated with buying a new home.
Since 2018 I’ve been nationally recognized in Scotsman Guide’s top 1% of Mortgage Originators and included in the Northeast Florida Builder Association’s Million Dollar Circle. I couldn’t have accomplished this without the trust and support of my clients, their family and friends. Logistically, I’d credit these recognitions to my communication, organization, and transparency. I also credit my Digital Marketing Degree from Florida State College, for giving me a tech savvy edge for clients who prefer that type of experience.
My husband Rocko and I just finished building our new home in St. John’s county, which has given me the insight to truly understand my client’s home building experience. Our house full of love also includes our one-year-old daughter Riley, two dogs, Sadie and Winston, and our cat, Melvin. I’m looking forward to serving the families of our community for many years to come.
George has been assisting families with their home loan needs since 1999. Over the past 21 years he has held various positions within the Mortgage Lending industry. George’s favorite role thus far has been being in direct contact with the homebuyers, helping them achieve the goal of home ownership through financing. In his opinion, there is nothing more rewarding than taking the financial portion of the homebuying process off everyone’s plate so they can focus on other things, knowing that he has the loan part completely taken care of.
George has been consistently recognized among the top 1% of mortgage originators in the country since 2016 and in 2019 was recognized as Lender of The Year by NEFBA, Northeast Florida Builders Association. At First Coast Mortgage, George’s team does it all! In closing over 225 transactions annually, chances are he’s seen your exact circumstances and is the most qualified to help.
George is a very proud Husband and Father. His wife Camila and he are parents to Carina 18, Lucas 16, and Alex 15… family is what matters most to him! They literally do everything together. George and his family are natives of the First Coast and have lived at the beach, Riverside, and in St. Johns County, meaning he can honestly say that he knows every inch of the city well. George would be excited to help you and your friends when it comes to getting a mortgage and very thankful for the opportunity.
Amanda brings over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry to the First Coast Mortgage team. Since 2004, she has helped families achieve their dreams of homeownership via numerous roles throughout the mortgage process, from processing to management. An award-winning loan originator, Amanda has been recognized in the top 1% of mortgage originators in the country since 2018, and was recognized as one of the top 200 Women in 2019, as well as Lender of the Year by the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA).
Helping families get into a new home is genuinely the most rewarding part of her job. Even after over a decade and a half of experience in the mortgage industry, there is not a day that goes by that she doesn’t feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients and support their dreams of homeownership. Through the variety of roles she’s held and her number of years of experience, Amanda has seen it all and truly understands what clients go through on their homebuying journey, making her eager to help make the home loan experience as positive and stress-free as possible for everyone involved. Her favorite day of the home loan process is when she gets to make a call to a client and say, “you’re clear to close!”
A mother of two boys, Luca (7) and Simon (5), Amanda understands just how important of a role a home plays in a family’s life. Whether it’s new construction, a new purchase, a renovation, a refinance or adding a pool to your existing home, Amanda is here to help. Soar with Solari into homeownership!
Amy brings a fresh perspective to the loan world by using her background in real estate sales to help make the mortgage process and home-buying experience as seamless as possible. Amy is passionate about helping homebuyers reach their dream of homeownership. Whether you are an out-of-state buyer looking to relocate, looking to buy your first home, refinance your existing home, or even add to your investment portfolio – Amy is eager to craft a tailored mortgage solution for you.
It’s no secret that buying a new home can be incredibly stressful, so making sure her clients get the best service is something Amy does every day. Creating a successful loan file means anticipating problems before they happen and taking the extra steps needed to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
To ensure customer satisfaction, Amy provides very thorough, yet timely approaches to meet her clients’ goals, building lasting relationships. Amy leverages her knowledge and superior customer service background to quickly assess needs, make decisions, and offer special attention to detail.
Outside the office, Amy spends time with her twin girls and son, as well as her 2 dogs, Zoey and Zander. Amy enjoys singing, playing board games, grilling and hanging around the pool