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J. Kavanaugh Tucker – Managing Director

Prior to founding Walton Funding, Kav was a founding partner at SouthCap Brokerage Group, a private wealth management consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  Previously, he was an investment banker with Credit Suisse.  While at Credit Suisse, Kav served as Vice President of Fixed Income in the New York headquarters.

Kav is currently board chair for Essential 2 Life, a mentoring and leadership program for at risk teens. He has also served with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. He has been a guest speaker for the Society of Financial Services Professionals, the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Million Dollar Round Table, and the Southern Federal Tax Institute.

Kav and his wife Celia live in Watersound, FL with their son Huxley. 

ktucker@waltonfunding.com | 850.608.3029 | 404.384.0084 | NMLS #1202935

Robert Cornett - Director of Residential Lending

Robert Cornett joins Walton Funding from Atlanta with over 15 years experience in mortgage lending.   In his early career, Robert performed roles including mortgage loan origination, processing, and closing functions.  Gradually he built his operation, eventually managing a team of loan originators funding FHA/VA, conventional, jumbo and construction/rehab loans.  One of his top agents mentioned, "How many loan officers are consistently emailing me back until 9 or 10 o'clock at night".

Robert is a graduate of Carson Newman University, where he was a member of the men's tennis team.  He led the team to a South Atlantic Conference championship where he was awarded MVP.  He currently resides in Inlet Beach,  FL with his dog Buddy.

rcornett@waltonfunding.com | 850.608.3029 | 404.391.1686 | NMLS #240514

Field Williams - Vice President of Development

After several years operating and strategically growing small businesses in Florida, Field joins the Walton Funding team to foster community relationships and help develop the business in new markets. Field's client first approach makes him always available and happy to help. After graduating from Baylor with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship, Field spent the first years of his career with J.P. Morgan in Houston. Although primarily an investment analyst in the Private Bank, Field was exposed to the mortgage industry through his time in the origination group.

In recent years Field spent six months volunteering in the South Pacific with Youth With A Mission and remains active in his church. In his time off you can catch him paddling the coastal dune lakes or jogging along 30a with his wife, Emily.

field@waltonfunding.com | 850.608.3029 | 409.370.0359

Dawn Jackson - Operations Manager

Growing up in the south of England, after studying Theology at the University of Gloucestershire, Dawn moved to the Florida Panhandle. She began her career in banking, working for Regions Financial Corporation and BBVA Compass. Prior to joining Walton Funding, Dawn was recruited to work for a private wealth management bank and helped to develop their Operations Department.

In recent years, Dawn has worked with the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, on events such as South Walton Fashion Week and Tour of Homes.

Dawn lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her husband, Matt. Together they are involved in various cultural arts events, and have a 4 year old son, Caleb.

dawn@waltonfunding.com | 850.608.3029

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Ron Bolton - Director

Ron brings 24 years of mortgage industry experience and leadership. His previous roles include managing partner of a national non-bank lender and senior management roles at national bank lenders. He has expertise in capital markets, branch management, underwriting and loan origination. Ron will be serving the Panama City, 30A, Destin, and Ft. Walton markets.

In addition to conforming markets, Ron brings a particular expertise in jumbo and condominium underwriting. Ron and his wife Gena have lived in the 30A area for the past 5 years. Gena is a realtor at 30A Local.

Their son David is a nuclear engineer currently stationed in Hawaii, getting married this summer. Ron and Gena are members of Destiny Worship Center in Miramar Beach. He enjoys old cars, motorcycles, and fishing (when he is not working on your loans!)

ron@waltonfunding.com | 850.608.3029 | 850.502.5958 | NMLS #184046 

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Emilio Soli - Director

After receiving his bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University, Emilio spent the following 22 years serving the real-estate industry in one capacity or another.  He initially began is his professional career in mortgage banking, first as a business owner and eventually as a Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations for a national wholesale mortgage lender, Novastar Mortgage.  Most recently, Emilio was a founder and managing partner of PuroClean Professional Services, a national disaster recovery business that specializes in both residential and commercial property restoration.  

 

During his free time, Emilio enjoys playing golf, tennis, and staying active in the local community of Lakewood Ranch, FL where he resides with his wife, Wendy.  They have 3 children, Alexis, Brandon, and Olivia.

emilio@waltonfunding.com |419.348.1108