Meet the Team

The Key To Your New Home

Eric Hill ~ Broker Owner

As an owner operator and licensed loan originator, Eric leads the HomeGrown Mortgage team with skill and expertise.  His experience in real estate includes residential and commercial real estate management, condominium property management, flipping houses, and leading an REO property maintenance business.  The mortgage business has become Eric’s true passion where he takes pride in simplifying what can be a chaotic process for home buyers. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and is an Avon Old Farms alum. He is a Connecticut native and an active member of the community. He lives in Madison with his wife and two children.

Kevin Crispens ~ Senior Processor / Loan Officer

Kevin graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. After school, he began working at a call center as a Zillow lead specialist while studying for the NMLS mortgage licensing test. Once licensed, Kevin began learning from various veteran loan officers to obtain a well-rounded skill set. Working in the mortgage broker section of the industry, he developed a love for the processing side of the business where he utilizes organizational and communication skills to help home buyers accomplish their home buying dreams!   Kevin lives in Meriden with his fiancé.

Joshua Gootkin ~ Processor

Josh has a background in the service and hospitality industry.  From there he got into sales where a chance encounter brought him to meet Eric.  Josh excitedly converted his work experience into an opportunity to join the mortgage industry. As a lifelong resident of Connecticut, Josh grew up in Rocky Hill and currently resides in Essex with his wife and son.  Josh is an active member of his community and enjoys football and a good cigar.

Petra Ortiz ~ Processor

Petra grew up in New Hampshire, studied Social Sciences at New England College, and went on to work as a Behavior Technician for Clinton Public Schools in Connecticut. With an interest in Real Estate, Petra entered the mortgage industry because it offered her the ability to utilize her skills while balancing career and family in a unique way. She enjoys helping others find a home to plant their roots in the same way she did when she found her home in Connecticut. Petra lives in Clinton with her husband, two children, and family dog, Dasher.

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