Meet Our Loan Officers

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Are you a newcomer to the mortgage process? A seasoned pro? Whichever you are, our home loan experts save you time and eliminate confusion by laying out your mortgage options so you can proceed confidently.

Meet Our Mortgage Loan Officers

Whether you're buying a home in Southeast Texas or refinancing your mortgage, these folks help you find the right fit for your budget and lifestyle.

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Patrick Flanagan
Mortgage Loan Officer

(409) 896-8787

Patrick Flanagan joined Education First in 2020. Prior to joining our team, Patrick spent five years working with a local property management and development company. He has experience with construction management, building maintenance, and property acquisition. 

With a strong understanding of how important decision is to purchase a home or land, Patrick enjoys the opportunity to work with Education First members to identify financial solutions that match their needs and goals, and it is his personal commitment to go the extra mile to make the process an easy and enjoyable one. 

​Patrick received his BBA in Finance and Economics from Lamar University. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family. 

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Kayla McCloney
Mortgage Loan Officer

(409) 896-8707

A native of Beaumont, Kayla McCloney joined the Education First team in 2016.  She has seven years of experience in the financial services industry.  As a Mortgage Loan Officer, Kayla is always ready to share her knowledge and experience with members on wide range of real estate loans, from first-time homebuying to home-equity loans.
Kayla is a graduate of West Brook High School and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is member of the Sabine Chapter of Credit Unions Young Professional Organization and a volunteer for Girls Haven and Boys Haven annual fundraising events. In her free time, Kayla enjoys running and hopes one day to complete a marathon.