Director of Training and Development | NMLS #97855816-778-7029
As the Director of Training and Development at First Mortgage Direct, Emily Sappingfield trains and develops new loan officers, and helps facilitate the knowledge and growth of the existing loan officers. Emily’s goal is to extend her training capabilities to other departments as time and needs allow.
Emily built her foundation as an educator. She was a classroom teacher for 8 years before moving to the mortgage industry, and during her tenure, she was also a middle school, high school, and college basketball coach. Prior to kicking off her career, Emily received her associates degree from Fort Scott Community College, where she also played basketball. She then graduated with her Bachelor of Science in education from Pittsburg State University. After receiving her master’s degree in technology education from Lesley University, Emily then joined the mortgage industry as a loan officer. She later moved to Mortgage Lenders of America where she served as a loan officer, sales manager, HR manager, recruiter, and trainer. Through her diverse professional background, Emily has extensive experience building and developing new programs.
When Emily isn’t working, she loves sports. She has two sons, Drew and Blake, and enjoys any chance she gets to play basketball or foosball with them. They also love to spend time with their newly adopted Pitbull, Luna! Emily likes to travel, spend time with friends and family, and has made it her goal to help her sons go to college and travel to Fiji.