Meet Our Team

Tim Allen


Tim is the president of Simple Mortgage Solutions LLC. He is licensed in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, & Tennessee.

Most of my professional career has been in the mortgage industry. My experience in mortgages includes originating loans in retail as a loan officer and branch manager, as well as working in various aspects of the Wholesale and Correspondent Lending as an account executive, territory manager and National Sales. Overall I spent more than 30 years working in the mortgage industry helping people grow and building companies

Please call or email him for help on your home dreams...

(228) 547-8164

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Nick Allen


Nick grew up in Mississippi where he attended Mississippi State University before moving to Knoxville in 2019 after graduation.

Nick enjoys helping people with buying their dream home. He is licensed in Florida, Mississippi, & Tennessee. Nick is experienced in a wide range of loan programs so If you are looking to refinance your current mortgage or purchase the home of your dreams, he can help you find the right loan program for you. Call or email him today for more information!

(228) 596-8077
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Phillip Brock


Phillip recently joined SMS in August of 2022 and recently passed his MLO test and licensing in Jan 2023.

Phillip comes to SMS from a major lender from the north. He has spent the last couple years processing and help borrower succeed in home ownership. Phillip recently moved to Knoxville with his wife and is enjoying everything East Tennessee has to offer. We look forward to Philip helping all of our clients with their mortgage needs.


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Vanessa Lashlee


Vanessa Lashlee was raised in Nashville, TN. She moved to Knoxville after graduating in 2008 from Tennessee Technological University.

She has since worked in the financial industry in several facets, including over 6 years in mortgage lending. Vanessa has a passion for every client because she understands the difference home buying can make in her client’s lives. When she is not working with clients, she spends her free time with her husband and her daughter.

Vanessa also enjoys helping friends and family with interior design and creating beautiful spaces.


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Madison Gravatt


As a seasoned mortgage professional based in the vibrant Knoxville area, I bring a wealth of experience to the table, having served both as a loan processor for several years and a loan officer.

My passion lies in helping individuals and families achieve their dreams of homeownership while securing the best rates available in the market. When I'm not diligently working to secure financing solutions for my clients, you will find me spending quality time with my husband and new baby who is such a source of immense joy and fulfillment for me.

I am dedicated to providing personalized attention and guidance throughout every step of the home financing process. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, looking to refinance, or searching for your dream home in the greater Knoxville area, I am here to make your homeownership journey as smooth and successful as possible.

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Narendra Patel


Narendra recently joined SMS in 2023. Mr. Patel came to the USA in 2001 and began living in Tennessee with his wife and 3 beautiful kids.

He has been in the financial sector since 2017. He is passionate about helping people with their mortgage needs We look forward to Narendra helping all of our clients and his with their mortgage needs.


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Chuck Broome

Loan Processing

Chuck brings over 12 years of in-depth mortgage lending experience to our team at SMS. He's had a diverse career, sharpening his skills across several key areas. As a loan officer, Chuck gained a thorough understanding of customer needs and the complexities of mortgages. His work in underwriting has armed him with advanced loan analysis and risk assessment knowledge. He's also skilled in processing management, ensuring mortgage applications move efficiently from start to finish.

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