The experienced banking professionals of CBC National Bank Mortgage, a division of First Federal Bank, are active members of the community who have a vested interest in the success of its citizens and businesses. Our dedicated professionals can and will find innovative solutions and provide unparalleled service while building profitable, lasting relationships to fulfill the financial needs of the communities we serve.

Brynn Stensrud

(678) 597-1002 Office

Brynn Stensrud

President, Mortgage Division

Brynn has been a Mortgage Banker for over 25 years and has spent the last 9 years at CBC National Bank Mortgage. Prior to being named President of the Mortgage Division at CBC National Bank Mortgage, he was directly responsible for Credit Risk, Correspondent Lending and Operations Management of the Mortgage Division.

In addition to serving as President of the Mortgage Banking Division, Brynn is also an Executive Vice President of CBC National Bank Mortgage.

Stuart Ehrlich

(678) 942-2163 Office

Stuart Ehrlich

Senior Vice President / Residential Operations Officer

Stu’s 45+ year career spans a variety of industries and is rich in experience. Working in Special Events, Operating fine jewelry stores, Human Resources and Training to finally in 2001 Stu changed gears to work in the Mortgage Industry and became Vice President of a Fortune 500 company.

In 2007, Stu joined CBC National Bank Mortgage as Vice President and General Manager of the Mortgage Division. In 2011, Stu Was named Senior Vice President of CBC National Bank and assumed the role as Director of Human Resources for the entire enterprise.

As the head of Human Resources his is responsible for Payroll, Benefits, Training, Compensation, Employee Relations, 401K and Employee Stock Purchase Plan Administration and Recruiting. Along with the Leadership Team at the Mortgage Division he was able to grow a “Green Field” start-up which began in 2007 with 9 associates to a $2B enterprise in five short years.

Todd Vickery

(404) 550-9283 Mobile
(678) 597-1019 Office

Todd Vickery

Senior Vice President, Secondary Marketing

Todd is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at Georgia Southern University. Todd has over 24 years of experience in the mortgage industry.

He began his career with HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation where he served for 17 years. Most notably, Todd eventually became Senior Vice President of Capital Markets for HomeBanc where he managed Secondary Marketing, Product Development and the relationships with key investors including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae.

In 2009, Todd joined Amerisave Mortgage Corporation as Chief Operating Officer. During his time at Amerisave, he established a mandatory trade desk that provided enhanced loan sale execution, approvals and ability to sell direct to all the agencies, a servicing retention platform that grew to over $6 Billion in volume and was instrumental in the development of Amerisave’s Third Party Wholesale and Correspondent Channel.

In January of 2014, Todd joined CBC as Senior Vice President of Secondary Marketing. Todd oversees all of Secondary Marketing and Investor relationships, including the agencies.

In his first year with CBC, he successfully implemented a more efficient hedge and loan sale strategy that has stabilized the mortgage division’s profitability of gain on sale and has CBC selling to a wider core group of investors and direct to Fannie Mae.

Brianne Aston

Operations Manager, VP, Mortgage Division

Brianne began her career in the mortgage industry in 2002, fresh out of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. She started out as a pre-processor and moved through closing, processing, inside sales, and eventually into compliance.

Her background in several aspects of the business has helped her to develop a broad knowledge of the industry. Brianne has been with CBC National Bank Mortgage since September 2007 and currently serves as the Senior Business Analyst of the Mortgage Division.

Joe Albright

(864) 593-2939 Phone

Joe Albright

Residential Production Manager, Mortgage Banker

Joe Albright has been a resident of the Upstate of South Carolina for over the past 30 years. With more than 20 years experience in the mortgage industry and over 15 years in various mortgage management roles, Joe uses his industry knowledge, spirited personality and willful desire to lead his team in creating the best possible mortgage experience for each individual customer.

Joe has experience that encompasses all aspects of your transaction from origination to operations to secondary marketing, and he has been instrumental in his career in building and leading teams that truly care about their customers and family. 

Joe and his wife Donna live in Easley SC with their daughter, in his spare time Joe enjoys spending time with their 3 grown sons and 5 grandchildren.

Samantha Ward

678-942-2167 Office

Samantha Ward

AVP, Underwriting Manager, Mortgage Division

With nearly 20 years of experience in Mortgage Banking, Sam holds the position of Underwriting Manager and Assistant Vice President with CBC National Bank Mortgage.

Her Underwriting staff was responsible for closing over $1.2 billion in loans in 2014, including an array of Conventional, Government, and Portfolio products.

With a balanced emphasis on both Customer Service and Quality Control, Sam’s leadership has led CBC to maintain significant business growth and sustainability while offering her customers and investors an excellent product.

Spearheading innovative and efficient processes while maintaining extensive product knowledge and unparalleled customer service, has allowed Sam to propel the Underwriting Department at CBC to Industry Leader status.