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MountainOne Bank Continues to Expand Mortgage Team

Friday, July 28, 2017

Three Mortgage Originators added to MountainOne’s South Shore Sales Team

Craig Ames, Paul Ames & Mark Nicholaw

Rockland, MA – MountainOne Bank continues to expand its mortgage banking team, with the recent additions of Craig Ames, Paul Ames, and Mark Nicholaw as Senior Mortgage Originators, according to an announcement by Sherry Fonseca, Senior Vice President and Senior Mortgage Officer.

Stated Fonseca, “MountainOne Bank continues to grow, and mortgage lending is an integral part of our strategic plan. There is demand for knowledgeable and experienced assistance with the complex home buying process, and our expanded team brings that expertise to our local markets.”


Craig Ames has been assisting mortgage clients throughout Boston’s South Shore for over 20 years. He has extensive mortgage experience and product knowledge, having served as a Senior Mortgage Consultant with companies and banks in the region during this time. Additionally, he was twice named a “Top 10 Producer” as well as a member of company President’s Clubs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Regional Planning from Westfield State University, and lives in Marshfield, MA.


Paul Ames has over 20 years of mortgage lending experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, with a minor in Marketing. Ames has extensive knowledge of VA (Veterans Administration), USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), FHA (Federal Housing Administration), Jumbo Loans, Equity Lines and Loans, Construction Loans and all conventional mortgage products. During his career, he has closed over 3,000 mortgage transactions, and has been named to company President’s Clubs six times. In his free time, he coaches ice hockey. Ames lives in Scituate with his wife, Marsha, and their four children.


Mark Nicholaw has over 15 years of mortgage lending experience, and has helped hundreds of buyers through the complex home buying process.  Nicholaw specializes in condo loans, first-time homebuyer mortgages, and FHA loans. Originally from California, Nicholaw holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Diego State University. Now living in Pembroke with his three children, Mark coaches soccer in the local community.


MountainOne is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, MA. Founded in 1848, MountainOne Bank has assets of over $850 million, and provides a complete array of personal and business banking and electronic services. MountainOne Insurance provides personal and business insurance, bonding services, and group benefits solutions. MountainOne Investments provides individual investment services and group financial benefit plans (financial professionals offering securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor). Products are offered at full service offices in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, North Adams, Williamstown), Boston South (Quincy, Rockland, Scituate), and Boston North (Danvers).

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