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About the Shield Lending Team

Jimmy Everetts, Senior Loan Officer

Jimmy is a former Naval Submariner and a veteran of the Gulf War, serving from 1996-2004 as well as three tours in the Persian Gulf. Following his time in the Navy, he worked in broadcast journalism for several years as a backpack reporter, and all in one reporter/cameraman/editor. Growing tired of the wear and tear of journalism, Jimmy moved back to Denver, Colorado where he was born and raised, and eventually made his way into the world of mortgage lending in 2018. He has been honored to work with hundreds of families on the purchase or refinance of their homes and enjoys the relationships built along the way.

Jimmy married the love of his life, Neymar, in 2022 and as they begin to plan a family they have started with two amazing dogs, Butkus and Mozzy, both of whom love their mother… but know dad is the best (please don’t tell her I said that).


Scott McNeilly, Loan Officer

Scott took an interesting path to the mortgage lending world. He was a licensed realtor for nearly a decade until 2010, when he decided to pursue his dream of working in law enforcement. After graduating from the academy, Scott was hired on by a local department, where he still works today in the Investigation’s Department.

Like many first responders, Scott’s schedule allowed him to pursue additional business ventures, which led him to get his mortgage license and jump back into real estate on the finance side. Coupled with his experience as a realtor, Scott thrives on assisting his fellow officers, first responders, military veterans and community with their homebuying and refinancing needs.

Scott is a Colorado native, graduate of Colorado State University, and a loving husband to his wife Sonya for more than 20 years. Together they have three children, including one currently serving in the United States Marine Corp.

Adam Lewis, Loan Officer

Much like his friend and colleague, Scott, Adam’s journey to becoming a loan officer includes more than a decade in law enforcement working with the Investigation’s Unit, locally. In his time on the force, Adam has served as a patrol and SWAT team officer, become a certified self-defense instructor, before becoming a detective. 

Having a passion for finance, communication and people, Adam determined that becoming a loan officer would be the perfect fit with his police and family responsibilities. He has leveraged his skills as a police officer and instructor to better understand his clients needs while also explaining their options precisely.

Adam is a native of Colorado, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado , the loving husbands to his wife Jaime, his 9-year-old son Caden and his dogs, Izzy & Kimmy. As a family they spend most of their free time hiking, camping, paddle boarding and exploring. 

Brandon Gonzales, Loan Processing Expert

Brandon is the loan processing and approval expert of the Everetts Lending team. With extensive experience in underwriting and processing, Brandon’s loan and guideline knowledge is second to none, ensuring that every loan is fully preapproved as our clients begin their home search. Brandon’s primary role is to work with clients on their loan application, the collection of any documents needed for approval, and to provide an enjoyable loan process experience to clients as they get under contract.

Brandon and his wife, Trinh are dog-parents to three loving pups, avid outdoors people, and enjoy time with their extended families.

Rachel Holden, Client Experience Expert

Rachel is the client experience specialist of the Everetts Lending team. Her primary role is to guarantee that every client feels approached and supported before, during and AFTER their loan completion. We want our clients to know what an honor working with them has been, and Rachel works her creative magic to make sure that happens. She is also the driving force of our client appreciation events that we hope to see you at in the near future. 

When not working, you can find Rachel and her fiance, Baer, spending time outside and at dog parks with their dog, Luna, spending time with their large extended family, or cheering on their beloved Denver Broncos. 

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