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Meet Our Team


Byron Allen

President / CEO

Byron graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University’s Honors College with dual Bachelor degrees in Accountancy and Computer Information Science and later returned to ASU to earn his MBA. (Read More)


E. Paul Whetten

Vice President of Lending

Paul has 10 years of experience in enterprise management and small business accounting and over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He graduated... (Read More)


Anthony Turdo

Chief Underwriter

Anthony has a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from ASU and a Master's degree in International Business from EVEX. Prior to working with our company, he was involved in International... (Read More)


Jeremy Lewis


Jeremy has over 20 years of broad-based commercial real estate (CRE) experience, having started in the industry as a commercial real estate appraiser in 1990. He later worked in CRE acquisitions... (Read More)


Scott Harmon

Account Executive

Scott graduated from Arizona State University in 1992 with a degree in Public Programs. He has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and 5 years in the insurance industry, making him a natural fit for his role... (Read More)


Lana Paulsen

Loan Processor

Lana started with American Savings Life in 2014 and transitioned to her current role as a Loan Processor in 2017. She has worked in administrative roles throughout her career in industries as diverse as eating disorder clinics and... (Read More)


Natalia Paredes

Marketing Assistant

Natalia graduated with an Associates of Arts degree from Mesa Community College in 2016 and is currently pursuing her real estate license for a career in real estate. While putting herself through school, Natalia has... (Read More)


Al Jimenez

Marketing Director

Al attended and graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in advertising. His career includes holding senior level creative positions at New York agencies such as BBD&O, LCF&L and The Bravo Group/Y&R, as well as... (Read More)


Joseph Campbell

Property Inspector

Joseph has over 25 years of real estate experience. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1993 with a degree in Business Management and has managed construction... (Read More)


Linda Williams

Administrative Assistant

Linda has been with American Savings Life Insurance since early 2015. She enjoys seeing our beautiful country and had the awesome opportunity for three years to travel throughout the U.S. with a singing group. (Read More)