Meet your First Federal Savings of Lorain Lending Staff
Sharmaine P. Dixon
Originally from Washington D.C., I moved to Ohio when I entered college and received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology. I have been working in the banking and financial industry, counseling clients on financial responsibility. Working closely with clients and knowing that I am helping them achieve a goal is my favorite part.
In my free time I love to read, shop and spend time with my family, friends and sorority sisters. Jamming to Justin Timberlake, watching the “Golden Girls” and “Murder She Wrote” is my idea of a perfect day.
Helping a first time home buyer achieve their dream of home ownership, improving someone’s financial health, to all of the amazing people I have the pleasure of meeting along the way, these are just a few of the things I love about being a part of the mortgage industry. I could not imagine doing anything else!
I take pride in turning what some might consider a stressful time into an exciting and knowledge filled experience. I do this by making sure that I’m aware of my client’s goals, I educate them on all of their options and I make sure that they understand and are comfortable with every aspect throughout this process. My clients are never disappointed with the strong communication and transparency that I offer them.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, traveling, and experiencing new things. My favorite trip I’ve been on so far is to Costa Rica; it’s beautiful! I also have a fur baby named Frankie.
I started in the banking industry in 1985 as a teller and worked my way up to Chief Lending Officer for a local community financial institution. Most recently, I started a full service mortgage banking operation for another local community bank in Geauga County.
I received my Bachelors from Cleveland State University in Business Administration and my masters from Baldwin-Wallace College with a concentration in Systems Management and Leadership. I am a graduate of the Ohio Banker’s League Blythe School of Banking and completed course work at the American Bankers Association’s Commercial School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
I live in Olmsted Falls and enjoy playing basketball, cards, and relaxing at the beach.
Main Branch Manager
Since joining First Federal Savings of Lorain in 1979, I have held positions of teller, head teller, management trainee and is currently manager of the Main Office on Oberlin Avenue. I am a member of Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, North Coast Building Industry Association, Lorain County Association of Realtors and Main Street Amherst.
Homewood Branch Manager
I have been with First Federal Savings of Lorain since 1989. I am a member of the El Centro Finance Committee and North Coast Building Industry Association. Being active in my community and participating in local events is important to me.
Edie’s hobbies are, photography and listening to all types of music. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends.
Huron Branch Manager
I have been a lifelong resident of Vermilion, Ohio where I currently reside with my husband and 2 children.
I have been in the banking and mortgage field since 2003, which has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse client base. What I have gained from this experience is the ability to truly understand my client's needs. I believe that understanding your needs is the most important step in helping you achieve your financial goals. A key objective of being part of the First Federal Savings of Lorain family is to give the highest level of customer service along with providing the ideal mortgage program that fits each borrower's individual needs and goals.