Who We Are

Our Story

MJW Financial opened its doors in early 2008 in spite of the unfavorable housing market conditions. Unhappy with the reputation given to mortgage banks subsequent to the fall of numerous lenders, the founder decided to create a company whose sole purpose would be to provide affordable and appropriate mortgages to both homeowners with the desire to refinance, and home buyers wishing to purchase. Customer service and the willingness to exhaust every available resource are the two main principles that drive the MJW Financial team.

MJW’s ultimate goal is to understand your immediate needs, as well as your plans for the future, and introduce you to a loan that will satisfy both. Fulfilling this goal with every customer has resulted in MJW Financial growing every year since it’s inception.

Our Values

The founders of MJW Financial pride themselves on the delivery of an unmatched mortgage experience.

  1. Doing the Right Thing: When shopping for a home there can be multiple options for any client. We believe outstanding mortgage service starts with advising clients on the best possible options and scenarios for their personal budget and needs. We tailor the mortgage to best fit the client’s situation, and not to maximize profits.
  2. Delivering on the Promise: At MJW Financial we make a promise to each customer to provide excellent service by communicating often and openly, and executing tasks quickly, in order to complete the loan process with ease. We proudly deliver on-time closings for our clients and realtor referral partners.
  3. Focus on People: Our mission since opening has been to help clients understand the mortgage process. Buying a home is a big investment, and we want every client to feel informed and secure in their decision. Our team aims to create trust with every client, by ensuring availability and communication throughout the home buying process.


Michael Wampler

President NMLS #208976 Apply Now

Michael Wampler began his career in the mortgage industry in 2005 working for a bank and then later a local mortgage brokerage. Unsatisfied with the business models at both companies, Michael wanted to create a mortgage bank that would put the focus on his clients’ best interests. In the spring of 2008 he opened the doors to MJW Financial LLC, a lender whose main focus is customer service and satisfaction. Never involved in the sub-prime mortgage fiasco, Michael has always worked to create the best home buying experience for his clients. This has given him a wide referral base amongst many happy home owners and Realtors alike. With a wide range of specialties – from FHA to Jumbo loans and everything in between – he is the leader of the MJW Financial Team and has the necessary experience to get you from the initial application to the closing table without frustration. Michael looks forward to working with you and helping you make your dreams become reality!.

John Murphy

Vice President NMLS #216405 Apply Now

John Murphy started in the mortgage business in late 2009.  From the start of his career, he has excelled in delivering awesome service and closing transactions on time.  When he started in the mortgage business he made a decision to grow his business through relationships and word of mouth rather than mass advertising.  Every single mortgage, no matter big or small, holds the utmost importance to him!

Chris Pisano

Loan Officer NMLS #1493954 Apply Now

Chris Pisano came to MJW Financial after gaining real estate experience in the world of commercial real estate development. A Kelley School of Business graduate, Chris believes there are a wide variety of similarities between the world of commercial real estate and residential lending. “At the end of the day, you are making major things possible, with personal relationships at the forefront.” Chris believes that financing a home purchase does not to be an intimidating process and has a passion for explaining loan structuring to customers. Chris is an advocate of relentless hard work, transparency, and communication. In his spare time, Chris enjoys exercising, all things motorsports, and spending time with his German Shepherd Stella.

Nicole Thomas

Loan Officer NMLS #1551715 Apply Now

Nicole was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. After graduating from Indiana University, Nicole moved to Indianapolis to start her professional career in customer service and sales. Throughout her career she has focused on providing her clients with the highest level of service possible. Nicole will take time to thoroughly go over what to expect from start to finish. What sets her apart from most is that she will spend the time going over the pros and cons of every option all while allowing the guest to choose what they feel is best for them. Her knowledge, positive attitude, and attention to detail has been greatly appreciated by her clients. Nicole looks forward to be your mortgage professional and guide for one of the most important financial decisions of your life!

Dexter Hinkley

Loan Officer NMLS #1581287 Apply Now

After graduating from Ball State University in 2011, Dexter immediately started his professional career at the largest locally owned event security and guest services company in the state of Indiana. It was there he learned the importance of relationships in business and the attention to detail required to make clients truly happy.  During his time there he worked his way up to Executive Vice President before deciding to make a career change.  His drive to keep clients happy through building long-lasting personal relationships, and the attention to detail required to do so, are his two biggest attributes he plans to carry over into the mortgage business. Dexter looks forward to working with you, and making your mortgage experience a great one.


Nathan Nelson

Loan Officer NMLS #1645221 Apply Now

Nate was born and raised on the north side of Indianapolis. After graduating from North Central High School, he worked as an estimator for a local construction company. He later attended The Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis where majored in Accounting, Finance, and International Studies. He graduated from the honors program in the top five of his class, while working full-time. After graduating he spent two years at the largest public accounting firm in Indiana in their tax department. Nate’s existing relationships with realtors and within the local construction industry made for a great fit in residential lending. After a couple meetings with Michael and John, it was apparent that MJW Financial was his first choice and the rest is history. Through his prior professional experiences Nate delivers exceptional client service, high-level attention to detail, and dedication to every client. Whether it is attending closings, doing everything possible to close on time, or the personal touches like reaching out to ask if you have any questions, Nate Nelson and MJW offer an experience that is hard to come by in today’s mortgage lending market. Nate looks forward to working with you to provide a smooth and seamless lending experience.

William T. Jones

Loan Officer NMLS #1584722 Apply Now

Meet Will Jones, loan officer at MJW Financial Indianapolis. Though Will has called Indiana home for the past 20 years, he was born and raised in California. Attending Butler University where he played men’s basketball is what brought Will to the Midwest. Hoosier hospitality worked its magic causing Will to want to plant his roots in Indianapolis. Now he is helping others achieve their dreams of “home” by providing exceptional customer service throughout the loan process. Will’s goal is to build a life-long rapport with those he helps. “When it is all said and done, a customer shouldn’t feel like a customer. They should feel like a friend. If they aren’t inviting me to their housewarming party, then I’m not doing my job.” Will’s heart, passion, and humility…and his smooth attire have earned him a special title: Will Jones, Prince of Loans.

If you would like the Prince of Loans to help you find a mortgage fit for royalty, fill out our apply now link! Our mortgage professionals will find you every option available!

Valerie Vail

Loan Officer NMLS #1370475 Apply Now

Valerie was born and raised in Indianapolis. She grew up on her family’s farm, attended Mt. Vernon High School, and proudly continued the family tradition as a Purdue Boilermaker. As an Indiana girl, with an Indiana heart, Valerie holds those strong Midwestern values of Hospitality, Integrity, and Respect very close to her heart… She believes that those values are essential to the success of every relationship and has carried that belief with her throughout her professional career. As your Loan Officer, Valerie’s promise is to make your journey to homeownership as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Beginning from the point of initial application, straight to closing table, she will communicate, so as to help you understand each step along the way. Serving as one of the largest milestones in life, Valerie appreciates every opportunity to make a difference and help someone achieve the dream of homeownership. She looks forward to navigating the mortgage process ‘together,’ as you make the transition into your new home.

John Bartenbach

Loan Officer NMLS #1642981 Apply Now

John grew up on the north side of Indianapolis and attended Lawrence Central High School. He completed his undergrad work at the University of Southern Indiana and earned a Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. John is joining the MJW Financial team after spending the last fourteen years as an educator in both Lawrence and Washington Townships. His teaching experience includes two years as a substitute, six years teaching fourth grade, and six years teaching fifth grade. In every classroom experience, John always put relationships first; with his students, their parents, and his coworkers. He always valued getting to know each and every kid on a personal level and pushing them to reach their highest potential. John brings this same mindset to MJW Financial, putting a high priority on knowing his customers, making them feel comfortable, and getting them the loan that makes the most sense for their situation. John’s excited to get to know you, assess your needs, and make the mortgage lending process a smooth and easy one.

Chris Snyder

Loan Officer NMLS #409090 Apply Now

Chris entered mortgage industry in 2011 as a loan officer at a national mortgage lender.  He joined the MJW Financial team in 2018 so he could offer his clients better interest rates and lower fees.  Chris is married to his wife Laura and they have a son and  three cats. 

Taylor Studebaker

Loan Officer NMLS #1538568 Apply Now

Taylor Studebaker grew up on the northside of Indianapolis. A couple months after she graduated from Indiana University, she joined the mortgage industry as an Assistant Loan Officer. During her time in Bloomington, she studied Hospitality and Event Management. Taylor brings the skills she learned there such as communication, problem solving and attention to detail to her job here as a Loan Officer.

Jay Harvey

Processing Manager

Corinne Masters

Sr. Processor

Corinne Masters began her working career at a young age in the restaurant industry. With a strong work ethic and ensuring the client’s needs came first she quickly moved through the ranks to become a store manager by the age of 19. Corinne made the move to the mortgage industry in 2003, following in her sister’s footsteps. Bringing the same mentality over to the mortgage industry, Corinne grew to become a successful loan closer, processor, and quality control administrator. As a survivor of the mortgage bust, Corinne quickly embraced the changes to ensure her client’s needs came first and continues to apply this “Client First Attitude” to her position with MJW Financial.

Dawn Slinker

Sr. Processor

Dawn started in the Mortgage Industry in 1996. Throughout the years Dawn has worked in many different aspects of the real estate/mortgage industry. Dawn found her niche in the operations side of the industry. She excels with helping other reach their goals. She has grown to become a successful loan processor and processing manager. The main focus is customer service and to create a successful work force. Setting goals, policy and procedures, and practices to provide guidance on improving data reporting to help build a more streamlined process.

Kyleene Vaughn

Loan Processor

Kyleene Vaughn graduated from College in 1992 with a Paralegal degree. In 1996 she chose to pursue a new career working in the real estate industry with a reputable title company in Anderson, IN. In 2001 she transitioned into the mortgage industry. Throughout the years Kyleene has worked in many different aspects of the real estate/mortgage industry. Her skills consist of researching real estate properties, processing FHA, VA, USDA & conventional mortgages, processing reverse mortgages and processing loan modifications to name a few. She was also a listing coordinator to one of Madison County’s top real estate agents in Anderson, In. Processing mortgages is where her heart is. She strives to help clients pursue their dreams of homeownership and helping to put them into a better financial position. Kyleene’s diversity makes her an asset to the MJW Financial team.

Joyce Scanlon

Closing Manager

Joyce Scanlon began her career in the financial industry in 2009 working in the lending department of a local bank in Central Ohio with a large focus on delivering extraordinary customer service and always being a trustworthy and reliable resource to clients and the community. She carried those values with her entering the mortgage industry in early 2012 where she has taken on various roles from loan processing, loan analysis and auditing, and the last two years with a concentration in loan closing a becoming a subject matter expert.  As the last set of eyes prior to closing, she is dedicated to ensuring that we are always doing what it right for our clients! 

Jeff Crabtree

Secondary Market Manager

Jeff leads the very aggressive MJW pricing model to ensure best execution for our clientele. Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry. 

Donya McKinnon

Marketing Director

Donya McKinnon is a Hoosier native, from northwestern Indiana.  She attended Ball State University and is the MJW Financial Marketing Director.  Donya’s professional background includes Event Planning & Sales, Social Media Promotion & Marketing, and Education.  Prior to joining MJW Financial, Donya earned her real estate license.  In her free time, Donya is raising four kids, and enjoys Sommology.