LendScout by American Security Mortgage is a home-finance solutions team proudly based in Charlotte, NC. 

With a combined 45 years of mortgage lending experience, our team has created a hassle-free process to get you approved and into your home quickly. Through responsive, empathetic, and reliable communication, we minimize the potential for errors and keep you informed every step of the way.

Meet Our Team

MLO # 961156

Email: plaraway@1asmc.com

Home Finance Specialist


MLO # 1236169

Email: ksteele@1asmc.com

Team Leader / Home Finance Specialist


Email: kyle.steele@1asmc.com

Home Finance Specialist


MLO # 2000695

Spending time with my family, in my garden, working on Crowntown

Outside of Work, where will we find you:

Back Porch

Favorite Spot in Your Home:


Alma Mater:


Charlotte Resident Since:

Columbus, OH


Born and raised in Columbus, OH, Kris moved to Charlotte in 2003 where he studied to receive a Masters in Public Administration from UNCC.

After serving as the Innovation & Planning Manager at the Arts & Science Council, Kris began his home finance career at ASMC in 2013. Kris has been the top performing loan officer for the past two years (2018, 2019) and is passionate about building a community that thrives.

Team Leader AND Home Finance Specialist

Kris Steele

Outside running, golfing, or hiking

Outside of Work, where will we find you:


Favorite Spot in Your Home:

App State

Alma Mater:


Charlotte Resident Since:

Atlanta, GA


A North Carolina resident for most of his life, Patrick graduated from Appalachian State and settled in Charlotte in 2010 with his wife, Kelly, where they are now raising their son, Ethan. 

Patrick has more than 10 years of experience helping new and experienced homeowners across the Charlotte-metro region secure home financing solutions that work best for them and looks forward to helping you too. 


Patrick Laraway

 Outside of work you'll find me riding my bike, attempting yoga, and spending time with friends around the city.

Outside of Work, where will we find you:

Front porch

Favorite Spot in Your Home:

University of Virginia

Alma Mater:


Charlotte Resident Since:

Charlottesville, VA


Bio coming soon!

client engagement specialist

Dana French


Home Finance Specialist

Email: sperkins@1asmc.com

MLO # 2074666

MLO # 2248179


Loan Coordinator

Email: nredman@1asmc.com


Home Finance Specialist

Email: abergstrom@1asmc.com


Loan Coordinator

Email: mcruz@1asmc.com


Loan Coordinator

Email: kathyw@1asmc.com


Loan Coordinator

Email: pweston@1asmc.com


Operations Manager

Email: kevin.steele@1asmc.com


Loan Processor

Email: ytucker@1asmc.com

Email: kleak@1asmc.com

Loan Processor



Marketing Director

Email: atheys@1asmc.com

As part of the American Security Mortgage family, we are able to provide all lending resources directly to you and without delay. We have established strong working relationships with a list of top-tier agents, appraisers, and attorneys all across the region, and pride ourselves on creating a truly unique, stress-free lending experience for you. 

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, experienced homeowner, looking to get into investment purchases, or are looking to refinance your current home, our team is committed to creating a home finance solution tailored specifically to you.