Our Staff

Dedicated and Experienced Home Lending and Advising Professionals

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff has many years of experience helping West Virginia families plan for and finance the home of their dreams. We are here to answer your home buying questions, help you improve your financial stability, and get you mortgage-ready and on the road to home ownership. With the many resources at our disposal, our expert staff is here to make your home buying experience as smooth as possible. We look forward to helping you.

The Dedicated Staff of the HomeOwnership Center

Kate Somers - Executive Director - HomeOwnership Center

Kate Somers
Executive Director
(304) 636-9115, ext. 10

Kate became the HomeOwnership Center’s Executive Director in February 2016. Most recently she served as Program Manager for Highland Community Builders, where she was responsible for sales, marketing, financing and customer relations for the Highland Meadows neighborhood. Prior to that, Kate was employed by the HomeOwnership Center from 2004-2008 as a Housing Counselor. Kate moved to Elkins in 2004 from New Mexico, having run the homeownership program for the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership for five years.

Kate resides in Elkins with her husband and two children. She is a member of the Elkins Planning Commission and serves on the board of directors for Highland Community Builders and the Elkins Otters Swim Team.

“I am so pleased to be back at the HomeOwnership Center. We have caring staff who go the extra mile with every customer to help them realize their dream of home ownership. It is great to be a part of an organization that is making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families, and really, on the community as a whole.”

Joe Hohl - Loan Originator - HomeOwnership Center

Joe Hohl
Loan Originator
NMLS #1444063
(304) 636-9115, ext. 13

Joe began at the HomeOwnership Center, Inc. in 2014 as a Housing Counselor and moved into the Mortgage Loan Originator position in 2016.  In 2007, Joe became a WV Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and worked actively in the Elkins area market until coming to the HomeOwnership Center, Inc. He has an extensive background dealing with many aspects of the home buying process including a WV Insurance License to sell Property, Casualty, Life & Health Insurance.

“I look forward to helping you navigate through the, sometimes intimidating, world of mortgage lending.  My hope is for you and your family to gain the resources to make the American Dream a reality.”

Tawnya Holbrook - Home Ownership Advisor - HomeOwnership Center

Tawnya Holbrook
Home Ownership Advisor
NMLS #364774
304-636-9115 ext. 14

Tawnya joined the HomeOwnership Center, Inc. in 2008 as the Housing Counselor. She began her housing career in 2001 when she obtained her West Virginia Real Estate license, and later became an Associate Broker. Tawnya is a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator in the state of West Virginia. She holds a Professional Certificate in Homeownership and Community Lending through the NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling, along with certifications in Homeownership Counseling, Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education and Post-Purchase Homeownership Education. As the Home Ownership Advisor at the HomeOwnership Center, Tawnya will help equip you with the knowledge to become a more successful homeowner.

Tawnya enjoys camping and boating with her family. She resides in Randolph County with her husband, son and her 3 fur babies, Roxie, Milo and Ginger.

“I love having a career where I truly feel like I’m making a difference in my community. Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing my clients achieve the dream of home ownership”.

Contact us today at 304-636-9115 to schedule an appointment or to discuss how we can help you.