Chris Schofield graduated from Babson College, earning his degree in 1994. His career in the consumer finance industry began immediately after graduation when he joined Forward Financial Company in Northboro, Massachusetts. At Forward, he honed his expertise in originating and closing loans for Manufactured Homes, Boats, and Recreational Vehicles throughout New England. Notably, he also played a pivotal role in developing consumer loan portfolios for various national client lenders.

In 2003, Chris took a significant leap by founding Priority Funding, LLC. He embarked on his journey by originating loans in central Massachusetts with a single client lender. Over the years, he has masterfully expanded the business into its current form. A testament to his vision and strategic acumen, Chris orchestrated Priority’s acquisition of Forward National Company’s assets in 2010 and the purchase of Teamwork Mortgage of Mesa, AZ, in 2021. Today, Priority Funding lends in 21 states across the United States and has become a solid player in the Manufactured Housing Finance Industry on the national stage.

Jack began his career in the Mobile/Manufactured Home finance business with Priority shortly after the companies formation in 2003.  He is a graduate of Providence College and has done an outstanding job of building trust with his extensive network of realtors, dealers and borrowers throughout New England.  He has consistently outperformed his competition through hard work to become the top Mobile/Manufactured Home Originator in the Northeast.

Gary has been in the Mobile/ManufacturedHome finance business for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Worcester State College and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all of his clients and borrowers. He is a top producer for Priority Funding annually.

Brian is a 2013 graduate of Siena College. He began his career with Priority shortly after graduation and has become a solid producer of Mobile/Manufactured Home loans.  He combines boundless energy with unparalleled customer service to satisfy all of his clients and borrower’s needs.  He coordinates sales efforts in all states outside of New England and also serves as the Loan Officer for New York, Vermont, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.  

Find Out What People Are Saying About Brian Hines

This was my first experience with Priority Funding and I couldn’t have been happier. From the initial application to the closing it was a wonderful experience. This was my first mobile home loan and Brian (the Mortgage Officer) was very helpful. He reviewed the different loan products and payment options. He was also very patient when I had additional questions. This was also my first experience working with someone remotely and they guided me through the process with ease. Five star experience, I would highly recommend using them for a mobile home purchase.

Rob joined the Priority Funding team in 2017 to help expand the company’s manufactured home loan programs in the Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He brought with him decades of experience working in the mortgage, insurance and private equities industries. Most recently he worked as District Director for Congressman Scott Garrett.

Branden joined Priority Funding in April of 2024 and provides manufactured and mobile home lending services throughout the state of Ohio. With a focus on offering exceptional customer service and financial solutions, Branden is responsible for helping grow the company’s home loan programs in his service area by building and maintaining key business relationships. He is committed to making the loan process simple and stress-free for his clients.

A  graduate of Big Walnut High School in 2016, Branden also completed rigorous firefighter training at the Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) in Delaware, Ohio. He previously served as an automotive sales professional.

Bryan has been in the Mobile/Manufactured Home finance/insurance industry since 2003. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and joined the Priority Funding team in 2017 to help grow the company’s home loan programs in the state of Michigan. Expanding his reach, Bryan now also provides lending services in Indiana. His relentless commitment to servicing his clients and borrowers needs has maintained a solid base of satisfied customers.

Joe joined Priority Funding in 2018.  Joe has comprehensive knowledge and decades of experience in the manufactured home lending industry.  Most recently he was President/Owner of Key One Mortgage, Inc. and Key Insurance Agency.  He also served as a Regional Manager of Forward Financial. A graduate of Temple University, Joe received certification from the American Bankers Credit School and is a Licensed Insurance Agent in New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.  Joe is a member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers; the New Jersey Mortgage Brokers Association; and the New Jersey Manufactured Housing Association.  A resident of Tequesta, Florida, he is a founding member of the Ocean City Rowing & Athletic Association; belongs to the Ocean City Beach Patrol Alumni Association; and is a member of Friends of Temple Rowing.

Melissa joined Priority Funding in 2022 to help expand the home loan programs in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. She brings 15 years’ experience in Property Management, with a decade focused on manufactured housing. Most recently Melissa led the top sales division for one of the largest manufactured parks in Washington state.  Her well-rounded duties from factory orders, mobile set-up, facilitating financing, and closing sales helped her develop a deep understanding on how to best meet individual client needs. Her hands on approach to customer service, attention to detail and strive for excellence was used as a template for other communities training throughout the portfolio. She has a background as a corporate trainer in fair housing and has an eye for compliance. She is a Pacific Northwest native and is looking forward to providing excellent customer service to future clients.

Anthony started his career as a loan officer, after graduating from the University of Washington. He spent the following 16 years learning the manufactured home business through his work in a variety of positions, including finance, marketing, and sales. A recipient of the CMHI Presidential Award and a well-respected leader within the MH Industry, Anthony brings a unique skill set to the Priority Funding team, where he supports the development of future business opportunities.