The John Schutze Team

As a direct mortgage lender, Texas Loan Experts streamlines the process from start to finish. Having the entire mortgage loan process contained under one roof allows us to quickly and efficiently close your loan- in as little as 14-days. Using the newest mortgage & home loan products and underwriting our own files allows us to approve loans & get mortgage rates that other lenders can’t.  The John Schutze Team works hard to make it easy on you!


John Schutze was born and raised in Austin, TX and graduated from Texas State University with a degree in finance. Beginning his career as a financial advisor, John has a unique perspective when it comes to advising his clients on the best mortgage type for their financial plan. With almost 20 years experience in the mortgage industry, John has helped over 1500 families purchase or refinance their home.

My purpose:
Empower my clients to make confident mortgage decisions with a clear presentation of the available mortgage options and valuable financial insight. Before becoming a Mortgage Originator in 2002, I was a financial adviser specializing in personal financial planning. I began to focus on helping my clients manage their mortgages, and then fully transitioned to the mortgage profession in 2002.

Communication is the key to a successful and satisfying home-buying experience. My team is proactive and we value consistent and timely communication between all parties throughout the entire loan process. Each interaction, whether it’s with a client, an associate or a friend, is an opportunity to leave a positive impression on a person’s life, and ultimately, the world.

I was born and raised here in Austin and have lived in Central Texas ever since. I graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a degree in finance with an emphasis in personal financial planning. I spend most of my spare time with my four kids. We enjoy camping and always have a little league game to go to!

Team Loan Officer

Rhett Schutze

Rhett Schutze was born and raised in Austin, TX and has remained in the Central Texas Area. Beginning his career as a teller and quickly working up to a personal banker which is where he uncovered his passion for helping people finance their home. With more than 12 years as a mortgage banker Rhett has successfully helped hundreds of families get into their new home. It’s the John Schutze Team’s goal to ensure that we assist clients with their overall financial goals by using our experience to create a complimentary mortgage plan. When Rhett isn’t busy working with clients he enjoys attending his daughter’s sporting activities and doing anything outdoors at home in Wimberley.

Team Loan Officer

Samuel Schutze

Sam brings a diverse background to The John Schutze Team spanning from commercial electrical work to experience as a Loan Officer and Loan Officer Assistant. While Sam enjoys helping people lower their bills by refinancing their mortgages, what he loves most about the mortgage industry is helping clients achieve the dream of homeownership. Sam, who was born and raised in Austin, had the opportunity to live and work in France for 6 months. Now that he’s back home you’ll find him spending time with his family, remodeling homes, and enjoying the great outdoors while golfing or floating on the rivers.

Director of Operations Senior Loan Processor​

Janie Meredith

Janie has been in the mortgage industry for 20+ years and enjoys helping people achieve the dream of home ownership. She takes pride in her work and strives to make the process as smooth and easy for all parties involved In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

Senior Loan Processor​

Lisa Brown

We were fortunately to welcome Lisa to The Schutze Team in 2020! She brings over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Lisa is committed to making every client’s experience with Texas Loan Experts smooth and predictable. Communication is what counts and Lisa’s best day is hearing from a happy client who just received their keys to their new home.

Senior Loan Processor

Brian Hendrich

Brian Hendrich graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in broadcasting. After working in radio for nearly 10 years, Brian changed career paths and became a mortgage processor in early 2017. Brian believes effective communication is the key and strives to connect with each borrower on a personal level. Brian grew up in Colorado, spent 11 years in Kansas City, and currently calls Pensacola, Florida home. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and two children, and playing hockey.

Loan Processor

Malia Jones

Malia spent her formative years growing up in vastly different places like Hawaii (where she was born), the Caribbean, Arizona, and Texas. Maybe that experience taught her to appreciate the diversity of people and the richness of other cultures. But along the way, she also learned to not let anything stand in her way once she makes up her mind to accomplish something. When she moved to Arizona to pursue her degree at Arizona State University, she worked full time while taking classes until she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Malia’s determination to learn, overcome challenges, and enjoy success has allowed her to excel in her endeavors. She applies those principles at work and at play, but especially with her husband and two rambunctious boys who keep her busy every day.

Set-Up Coordinator

Kendyl Yandrisovitz

Kendyl is new to the mortgage industry but is committed to exceptional customer service so she fits right in with The John Schutze Team! Family is a top priority for this new mortgage professional. She is excited to be part of a great team that enjoys helping families achieve their goal of homeownership. She is the daughter of Janie Meredith, one of our SR Processors and she just recently had her own daughter. Kendyl is eager to learn and help with whatever needs to be done.

Senior Loan Officer

Whether you are buying your very first house, purchasing an investment property, or moving into your “forever home”, Fawn has the experience and expertise to guide you through the home buying process. Fawn got into the mortgage business in 1997, while still in college at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI. She had just finished serving four years in the US Navy and was looking for her next career path. Helping people realize the American dream of home ownership seemed like a natural fit for her!

Senior Loan Officer

I understand that the process of financing a home can seem complex. My goal is to simplify the complexity and serve as your guide in securing a mortgage. I will lead you through my 4-step process where we will have you achieving your goals quickly and confidently. We will begin with data gathering, next we will discuss options available to meet your short- and long-term financial goals, your loan will be submitted for approval, and before you know it you will achieve success as we close your loan.

Business Development Director

Barbara Westberg is our Marketing and Business Development Director. She is committed to ensuring that John remains one of the Austin Area’s top mortgage bankers! Barbara has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University. Her work history includes 8 years in development in the nonprofit world as well as a more recent history in insurance and financial planning. She moved back to Texas, for the third time, in 2019. She and her husband always dreamed of retiring in Austin, so they jumped at the opportunity to come back home ahead of schedule.

Client Relations Specialist

With a degree and professional background in Early Childhood Education, Katie brings a special view of Customer and People service to the John Schutze Team. Katie received her degree from the University of Arizona (Bear Down, Wildcats!), and promptly moved to Sendai Japan, where she spent three years teaching Kindergarten to many very sweet children. Upon returning to the States, Katie wanted to apply her passion for people in a new field, and is extremely excited to have found a place with the John Schutze Team to assist in serving their clientele with the smoothest mortgage loan process possible. When she is not working, you will likely find Katie snuggling her doggos with her Fiancé, playing video games, or looking for her new favorite candle scent!

Mortgage Testimonials



Your pre-approval is just the very first step in the home loan process, so you have to make sure to keep all of your other paperwork together and available for when you’re ready to buy. Being prepared will speed up the process immeasurably, so we’re not waiting on paperwork to finish. We can close for a prepared buyer in two weeks.


When we have completed the pre-approval, we will use the information that we gathered to find the loan amount that works best for your situation. 

We work hard to make it easy on you. Nobody gets lower rates on better loans than Texas Loan Experts.

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The John Schutze Team – Texas Loan Experts    10000 Research Blvd, Suite 252 Austin, Texas 78759

Why Choose

The John Schutze Team

Our customer first approach to mortgages is what separates us from all of the other banks and mortgage companies. Our team will walk you through the process to ensure that your loan closes in a very timely manner. Our competition may think our philosophy on face-to-face customer service is excessive but our clients sure do appreciate it.

Our team has set the standard in the mortgage industry. We hire only the best in the business. Our knowledge and experience is unmatched. We continue to train and study new mortgage loan programs to make us the best choice for mortgage refinancing and home purchases, debt consolidation, Conventional, FHA, VA, and Jumbo Loans available.

We provide you with several different mortgage loan options to ensure that you find the mortgage loan program that best fits your needs. Because of the volume of mortgage loans our team closes and the great relationships we have forged within our industry, we’re able to offer the most competitive mortgage interest rates to our clients.

As a direct mortgage lender, our process has been streamlined from start to finish. Having the entire mortgage loan process contained under one roof allows us to quickly and efficiently close your loan. Our ability to use the newest mortgage loan products and underwrite our own files, allows us to approve loans that our competitors can’t.