Heather Howerton
Mortgage Loan Officer - OKC
Phone: 405.252.4465 or 405.210.7651

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NMLS# 408801

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Heather Howerton brings the expertise and experience of a 30+ year banking career, having worked in private mortgage banking for the last decade. She began her career locally as a mortgage loan processor and worked her way into leadership positions. Heather has been recognized and honored for her outstanding work in local and national branch mortgage and private banking.

Howerton, a native Oklahoman, graduated from Oklahoma City University, has achieved Master's status from the Institute of Mortgage Lending, and recently completed an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies.

She has served as President of the OKC Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women. Howerton currently serves as a Director on the Board of Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO), which celebrated its Centennial in 2020, and volunteers her time with the Oklahoma Innocence Project and Bella SPCA.


Bryan Pregler
Mortgage Loan Officer - OKC
Phone: 405.252.4460 or 405.420.5380

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NMLS# 1121605

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Bryan Pregler has been in the home mortgage industry for over ten years. He has worked in all market conditions, helped first-time home buyers realize the joy of homeownership, and helped long-standing customers purchase their dream homes.

He has enjoyed working in the Oklahoma City market for the last five years, bringing a customer-oriented experience that makes you want to be a customer for life.

Bryan is very involved with his three young daughters and wife of 15 years. They are very active with their church, as well as with youth t-ball and soccer. They often spend the fall cheering on the University of Oklahoma on game day Saturdays in Norman.


Corian Smith
Mortgage Loan Officer - OKC
Phone: 405.608.1046 or 405.420.5380480.273.7467

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NMLS# 2505866

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Meet Corian, your dedicated home lending partner who is turning the dream of homeownership into reality for countless families in our community. After graduating from Oklahoma State with a BBA in Finance, she began working at First Liberty Bank in 2020. Corian started her career in the Treasury Management department and quickly found her true calling as a home mortgage lender.

She is an active member of the community, and her career has been celebrated with numerous awards, including First Liberty Bank's Annual Quality Service Award and the Oklahoma City Young Professionals 2021 New Member of the Year Award. She was recognized as a NextGen under 30 Oklahoma award winner in the Finance Category and selected as an honoree for the Journal Record's Power 2024 Women in Accounting and Finance. Corian enjoys serving with organizations such as the Northwest OKC Chamber, the OKC Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance, Oklahoma City Young Professionals, Cavett Kids, and the Edmond Board of Realtors.

Corian combines her deep knowledge and expertise to serve you with tailored solutions. Whether you're stepping into the market for the first time or a seasoned investor, Corian is here to smooth out the mortgage process, making it seamless and hassle-free for you. With her client-first approach and unwavering support every step of the way, Corian is your key to unlocking the door to your new home.

She and her husband make their home in Edmond, Oklahoma and enjoy traveling, spending Saturdays in the fall at university football games, and spending time with their dogs.


Joe Thompson
Mortgage Loan Officer - Norman
Phone: 405.608.1947 or 303.888.9131

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NMLS# 849935

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First Liberty Bank welcomed Joe Thompson to the mortgage lending team in Oklahoma City as a mortgage loan officer in September 2020. In August 2021, Joe relocated to First Liberty Bank's Norman Branch to provide mortgage services to the Norman and South Oklahoma City communities. Having been raised there, Joe loves Norman and is excited to be back in the town where he grew up and went to high school. "Joe knows mortgage banking inside and out, and his experience will serve our First Liberty Bank clients well," said Joey Root, Bank President & CEO.

Joe serves in a variety of ways in the community. As an active affiliate member of the Norman Board of Realtors, he was awarded 2023's Affiliate of the Year award. He also serves the community by coaching youth sports, volunteering with local non-profits, and is a board member and Vice President of the Harrah Education Enrichment Foundation. Joe and his wife, Laila, have four amazing children; the animal-loving family has two dogs and three cats. His hobbies include camping, kayaking and fishing.

As your local lender, Joe is dedicated to making the dream of home ownership a reality for families in our community. With personalized service, competitive rates, and a commitment to guiding you every step of the way, he is here to unlock the door to your new home. With over 20 Years of experience in the industry, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. Specializing in helping families navigate the complex world of home financing, Joe is committed to providing personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs. From first-time buyers to seasoned investors, he is committed to making the mortgage process smooth and stress-free. 

Feel free to contact Joe for a consultation or to explore the mortgage options available for your needs.