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!