Meet the Family

Roy Jones


Selene Kellam

Chief Operations Officer

Barbara Jones

Owner, President

As joint owner and President, Barbara Jones is the detail person of the ownership team at Thrive Mortgage. In 2001 Barbara and Roy moved to Georgetown Texas and opened a predecessor version of the company. Barbara acted as the operations manager in the early days, and was heavily involved in making certain that our loans closed on time. Today, Barbara works in an administrative capacity especially in the areas of onboarding, expense controls, and helps to promote our company’s ‘family culture.’

Michael Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Michael attended Baylor University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master in Taxation. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Dallas to start a career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), LLP, a leading global accounting firm. Throughout his tenure at PwC, Michael learned how to deliver a 1st class experience to his clients, many of which are listed on the Fortune 500 and he developed a knack for exceeding client expectations.

Donna FIsher

CR2 – Communication, Relationship and Resolution Manager

We believe that a company is defined by its culture – so much so that we created an entire department passionately dedicated to improving communication, building relationships and finding timely problem resolution. With over 20 years in the mortgage business, Donna Fisher leads our HR and Onboarding teams in supporting New Hires as well as doting on our existing GTM family! CR2 also oversees company events, makes company travel arrangements and promotes a FUN work environment for our corporate employees. In addition, they provide support to other departments and branches while also working closely with the Operations and Sales Teams to meet the needs of our Regional and Branch Managers, Loan Officers, customers and referral partners. Donna also serves as an Executive Manager and operates within the CEO’s office to provide immediate assistance.

Matt Wilson

Vice President of IT

It’s partially human and partially technology when we talk about Matt Wilson and the employees in our IT department. We were able to persuade Matt to join us after spending 12 years working with IT systems of Austin Community College. It may surprise you to know that the mortgage industry is woefully unprepared for computer hackers and the theft of borrower information. Matt and his team have worked diligently to harden our systems to thwart such cyber-attacks. Matt is always raising the bar to keep GTM in an above-average stance regarding our  Competition. We have disaster recovery plans in place and backup systems to avoid downtime.

Linda Preece

Vice President of Compliance

Our Vice President of Compliance Linda Preece, joined the Georgetown family in June of 2010 and has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry. She has held every job role there is including time spent as an underwriting manager as well as a loan originator. Linda has a broad understanding of all aspects of the business which serves our organization with practical solutions to the complicated maze of regulations which threaten the timely closing of loans. Making sense of industry regulations is a strong advantage that Thrive Mortgage possesses, thanks to Linda’s helpful oversight.

Lauren Black

Quality Control Manager

Donielle Geiser

Director of Operations

Joining the Thrive Mortgage team in 2014, Donielle has held many different positions within the loan manufacturing process over her career – Mortgage Loan Officer, Production Assistant, and now Processing Manager. Her experience in these different roles has given her a unique perspective that she brings to the GTM family of Loan Processors. Donielle encourages our Processors to partner with all departments to solve loan challenges within compliance and agency guidelines, while providing superior customer service and meeting closing timelines. Dedication to customer service, file quality, and continuing education are the hallmarks that set Thrive Mortgage apart and enable the timely closing of loans. Each customer can be assured that their loan application is more than a collection of documentation, but rather an opportunity for Thrive Mortgage to help borrowers realize their dream of home ownership.