Matt Padgett, President

Matt was born and raised in Knoxville, TN and has an undergraduate degree and MBA from Troy University where he received a basketball scholarship. He is a CPA and spent 5 years working for PwC in Atlanta. During this time he worked with many clients from a wide array of industries. He learned first-hand what it takes for a business to succeed. He then returned home to work for Ruby Tuesday in their corporate office where he worked in Investor Relations. Matt regularly met with the Founder of Ruby’s and learned what it takes to lead a large organization. Matt founded Keystone Mortgage in February 2006. Keystone has grown every year they’ve been in business. During the early years of Keystone, Matt also worked as VP and Chief Strategy Officer at BESCO electric. He helped BESCO double their revenue in just over three years and Matt was recognized as one of the top young executives in the industry. Since 2012, Keystone has grown rapidly and was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 for the 2020 calendar year. In 2021, Keystone had another record year and Matt continues to build a world class company. Keystone is licensed in both Tennessee and Florida.

Matt has extensive knowledge in growing businesses, and excels in helping his business partners achieve their goals, both professionally and personally. He has helped hundreds of business owners reach revenue and profit levels well beyond their industry norms. He mentors many people each week and loves seeing them grow. As part of his mentoring work, Matt helps both for-profit and non-profit businesses.

Matt and his wife Dani have two sons and he is actively involved in all of their sporting endeavors. He enjoys spending time outdoors and loves running- he has participated in many marathons on the road and several ultra-marathons on the trail. Matt enjoys traveling, good company, and good wine.

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Paul Eldridge

Paul grew up in Boone, North Carolina. He attended college on a soccer scholarship. He began his career in the Pharmaceutic industry. In 2013 he joined the Keystone team. Paul brings to his clients a strong attention to detail and desire to bring a world class service. When he is not in the office he is at the gym training to compete at obstacle course races around the country.

Adam King

Adam King is a native Knoxvillian and a graduate of Maryville College. Adam also holds a master’s degree from UTK. Formerly a librarian and high school math and English teacher, Adam has brought to the mortgage industry his lifelong passion for serving others. He is always excited and humbled to assist in helping his clients with one of the largest purchases of their lives. In his free time, Adam enjoys reading great writers, going to see live music, and finding and polishing rocks and minerals.

Will Conway

Will in charge of client experience at Keystone and loves helping make our clients feel valued and important. He enjoys spending camping and hiking outdoors with his son, Jack, and wife, Allie. He is craft beer enthusiast, and loves exploring Knoxville’s beer scene. Will is an avid runner, and completes at least one marathon a year.

Allie Conway

Allie Conway is a native South Knoxvillian and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She loves being able to help and serve the people around her and is grateful for the opportunity to be able to assist her clients in the purchase of their dream home. In her free time you can find her outdoors running on one of Knoxville’s beautiful trails, spending time with her husband Will and son Jack, and exploring local restaurants and breweries in the area.

Lauren Ammons

Lauren is from Knoxville, and attended UTK where she majored in Finance and International Business. She loves being part of the unique culture at Keystone, where we are always striving to improve the lives of our clients and each other. Lauren enjoys traveling, cooking, and trail running with her husband Franklin.

Ashley Yarbrough

As a loan processor, Ashley has a true passion for helping others. Her high energy and dedication to personal growth, allow her values to align perfectly with Keystone’s.  She resides in Maryville with her two cats, where she finds joy in reading and exploring the outdoors.

Jason Davis

Jason was born and raised here in Knoxville. He attended Milligan University on a full athletic scholarship. Upon graduation he worked in the technology and pharmaceutical industries before coming to Keystone Mortgage. He has a true passion for helping others and meeting new people. While away from the office Jason and his wife, Jennifer can be found on a run, at the lake, or spending time with his children.

Destiny Fortner

Destiny is from Tampa, FL and has lived in a variety of places ranging from Wyoming to Asheville, NC. She has been in Knoxville for 9 years and has claimed it as home. Destiny graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Sociology and Africana Studies, and recently graduated with her MBA. She is excited to use her in depth knowledge about people to make lasting relationships with clients throughout her Keystone career and help them get into their dream home. When not at work, she is either traveling, spending time outdoors, or thrifting with her fiancé Matthew.

Kelsey Leffew

Kelsey was born and raised in East Tennessee and attended college on a volleyball scholarship. She came to Keystone as an Event Planner and Creator of Happiness, but quickly fell in love with the concept of assisting and empowering clients on their journey to buy a home. In her free time, you can find her on the lake, hosting friends and family, or enjoying time with her fiancé and 3 dogs.

Meagan Tallent

Meagan is an East Tennessee native who is happy to call Knoxville home. She enjoys helping others, and loves the service oriented culture here at Keystone. Outside of the office, you can find her reading in her hammock, spending time with her dogs and cat, and walking to cool local restaurants and shops in her neighborhood.