Adam B. Newman
NMLS ID #231581

With over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Adam Newman founded Archer Mortgage with a vision to create an old-school mortgage banking company that has cutting-edge, new-school technology facilitating the most efficient and seamless lending process for the customer.

Prior to establishing Archer Mortgage, Adam was the CEO at OVM Financial for eight years. During his tenure there, the company grew from 180 million annually to 1.8 billion annually.

Adam has an extensive background in all facets of mortgage lending. His expertise includes Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo, and many other niche mortgage products.

Adam believes in creating long-lasting relationships with his colleagues, clients, as well as the local community.  Archer Mortgage was named in honor of Adam’s close friend and colleague, Aaron Archer Legum, who passed away from cancer in 2019.

Adam resides in Virginia Beach with his wife and two children.  When he isn’t working, he enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams and spending time on the beach.

Adam B. Newman

Chief Executive Officer

Archer Mortgage

(757) 971-0090

Martin Teig
NMLS ID #1612672

    Martin Teig comes to Archer Mortgage with 11 years of mortgage experience. As a processor, processing manager, underwriter, and now Mortgage Loan Originator, Martin is well experienced in all roles of the mortgage process. Martin’s primary goal is to provide the best possible service to his clients in all aspects of their home purchasing journey. Martin is a specialist in VA, Conventional, FHA, USDA, and a bevvy of 1st time homebuyer loans.

      Martin is a graduate of Hampden- Sydney College where he graduated with a degree in Political Science and played baseball for the Tigers. In his spare time, Martin loves to spend time with his wife, Victoria, and his two dogs. Martin is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. Go Commanders!

Cheryl Morrow
NMLS ID #476401

   “Why do Cheryl’s clients love her?”  She gets the job done, stays on top of it by following up and following through to make sure your loan closes on time.

     Cheryl has worked in the banking/mortgage industry for over 30 years.  Specializing in VA loans and first-time home buyers, Cheryl is very knowledgeable and experienced in all types of loans.  She has helped thousands of clients finance their homes.

    Cheryl is very detailed and an expert at explaining and managing the mortgage process to her clients.  She takes the time to get to know her clients and their long-term needs. Having worked in all facets of the mortgage industry, Cheryl understands what processors and underwriters need to move the loan from approved to clear to close. Cheryl’s attention to detail and communication ensures that she can close your loan quicker than other banks, credit unions, and mortgage companies.

    Born in Fort Benning, GA, Cheryl moved around quite a bit because her father was in the military.  When she is not closing loans, she enjoys boating, gardening, cooking, and working out.

Licensed in VA and FL.

Diondra Gray 
NMLS ID #2554292

     Diondra Gray, a native of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, boasts a decade of experience in the real estate industry. She embarked on her journey as a licensed realtor in 2014 while serving in the United States Navy. Transitioning from active duty military service in 2015, she dedicated herself full-time to real estate. Emerging as a top-producing agent in seven cities, she credits her initial success to her first loan officer, the late Aaron “Archer” Legum, who played a pivotal role in expanding her real estate business from its inception. Committed to understanding the intricacies of the loan process to better serve her clients, Diondra prioritized ongoing education and customer service, which significantly contributed to her rapid ascent in the industry.

     In 2023, she elevated her commitment to education by obtaining a license to originate mortgage loans, following mentorship from leading figures in the mortgage industry. With nine years of experience representing over 321 clients nationwide in the dynamic home selling and buying markets, Diondra’s tenure as an Operation Specialist 2nd Class in the US Navy has facilitated extensive networking and fostered familial bonds beyond business and geographical boundaries. Renowned for her innovative approach, pioneering spirit, educational initiatives, and dynamic leadership, Diondra is held in high regard by her loved ones, clients, and supporters alike. As she reflects on her journey, she acknowledges the collaborative effort that has propelled her forward, embracing the adage, “It takes a village.”

Troy Heselius
NMLS: 990731

    Troy started in the mortgage business 12 years ago and is currently a Senior Loan Officer and our Recruiting Director.

    Troy is passionate about helping his clients achieve their dream of home ownership. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, repeat buyer, or looking to refinance, Troy’s got you covered with expertise in VA, FHA, and Conventional loan products.

    Troy served in the Air Force and remained in the area after graduating from ODU.  He resides in Virginia Beach with his wife and son.  If he’s not in the office, you can find him on the golf course!

Mark Marino
NMLS ID #2557288

    As a former Global Sales Executive in Technology, Mark Marino brings a unique perspective to the rapidly changing landscape of home ownership.  With over 5 years of experience in working with and supporting Real Estate professionals and their clients, Mark understands the importance of facilitating strong and lasting relationships.  Mark’s business philosophy is building trust through actions and delivering on promises. 

    Having been a competitive runner in college, Mark brings passion and a strong work ethic in partnering with his clients.  Growing up with a father in the Army and having supported several of the Military bases throughout Hampton Roads, Mark is familiar with the unique needs of those who serve and their families. 

    Mark is the proud father of two children and his German Shepherd that live with him full time.  In his spare time, Mark enjoys working out regularly, as well as mountain biking, hiking, and cooking.


Scott Brown
NMLS ID #211410

Scott Brown is a seasoned professional with 25 years of comprehensive experience in loan origination and management within the mortgage industry.

Professional Background: With a strong background in loan origination, Scott has successfully facilitated countless mortgage transactions, earning the trust and respect of his clients. His in-depth knowledge of mortgage products, combined with his keen understanding of market trends, allows him to guide clients through the complex process of securing the right mortgage tailored to their unique needs.

Leadership and Management: In addition to his proficiency in loan origination, Scott has a rich history of leadership and management. As a Branch Manager, he has honed his skills in team building, mentoring, and strategic planning. Under his guidance, his teams have consistently exceeded targets and delivered exceptional customer service. Scott’s ability to inspire and motivate his team members has contributed significantly to the success of his branches.

Customer-Centric Approach: One of Scott’s core strengths is his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service to his clients. He believes in building long-lasting relationships based on trust, transparency, and integrity. His dedication to understanding his client’s financial goals and aspirations enables him to offer tailored solutions that exceed expectations.


Branch Manager/Senior Loan Office

(757) 478-6324

Licensed In

Frank Federinko
NMLS ID #326269

      Frank was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Slippery Rock University. He was brought to Virginia during his service in the United States Army. In addition to being an Army Veteran, Frank has worked as a high school teacher, life insurance agent, and worked in the home appraising field. With his background as an educator and in service related industries, Frank takes great pride in helping people with their specific mortgage needs. In our ever-changing market, Frank is able to match the needs of his clients to the best available options and will work hard to make the process as simple as possible. Educating and providing outstanding service to his clients is his motto. Currently, Frank lives with his wife Patti in Woodbridge, VA. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his two grandchildren.


Frank Federinko

Senior Loan Officer

(703) 509-0661

Chris Davis
NMLS ID #1400519

      Chris has been in the mortgage business for almost a decade. Born in Pensacola, FL, and due to being in a military family, relocated to Virginia Beach at an early age. He was in the construction trade as a project superintendent for 12 years performing historical and commercial restoration work. Chris has always had an interest in real estate and financing since the age of 20 when he purchased his first home. Several years ago he found himself in a position where he could afford to make that leap of faith into the highly competitive mortgage industry. It is a decision that he will never regret.


      Chris believes that every day in this business is exciting. From meeting new clients, growing his business with new referral partners, and finding unique ways to make financing possible for his clients, he is excited to join the East Coast Mortgage family.


      Chris currently lives in the Lagomar area of Virginia Beach with his girlfriend of 17 years and their 15-year-old son.


Chris Davis

Senior Loan Officer

(757) 581-4238

Licensed in
VA and NC