Robins, Farr, Smith Join Northwest Georgia Bank

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Shay Robins, Sherida Farr and Paul M. Smith have joined Northwest Georgia Bank as mortgage originators at the Battlefield Financial Centre.

Ms. Robins has worked as a mortgage loan officer for the last two decades — the last four years at Countrywide and the 12 years prior at Regions Mortgage.

She earned the Northwest Georgia Board of Realtors’ Affiliate of the Year award in 1995 and 1997, as well as several sales production awards.

The North Georgia native is a Rossville High School graduate and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

She and husband, Gary, live in Hixson. She has a daughter, Alexis, a freshman at Boyd-Buchanan, and two stepsons, Gary and Hunter Robins, both of Chattanooga. Shay loves to golf, garden, and cook.

Ms. Farr worked as a mortgage originator for First Tennessee Home Loans since January 2006. She worked as a home loan consultant and loan specialist underwriter for Countrywide Home Loans from 1997-2006, and worked as an escrow-closing agent with First American Title in Chattanooga from 1993-97.

A 1985 graduate of Hixson High School, she attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

She is a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors and Chattanooga Mortgage Bankers. She serves as a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House in Chattanooga.

She attends Christ United Methodist Church in East Brainerd and lives in Apison.

Mr. Smith most recently worked for Countrywide Home Loans in Chattanooga as a home loan consultant and for Mercedes Benz, Long of Chattanooga as a sales consultant and Internet sales coordinator.

From 1998 to 2004, he served as parish business administrator for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and from 1991-98, he worked as a retirement plan specialist and financial planner for AIG VALIC.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York.

He is a member of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors and the Home Builders Association of Southern Tennessee, where he earned associate member of the month in February 2007. He serves as secretary/treasurer of the Downtown Chattanooga Chapter of Business Networking International.

He is a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, where he serves on the finance board. He and his wife, Ellen, live in East Brainerd and have three children – Stephen, Renee and David – and five grandchildren.


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