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    KASH Mortgage Group - Meet Our Team

Kurt Alberts

Owner/Chief Mortgage Product Specialist

Kurt is the founder of KASH Mortgage Group, he holds a Bachelors Degree in economics from The University Of Pittsburgh. 

He has also obtained multiple federal and state licenses and certifications, continuous education services and is a federal and state compliance officer. 

Kurt has over 20 years of mortgage product and services with many lenders, financial institutions, national and local banks. 

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Scott Pieto

Marketing Director

Scott was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  He lives with his wife and his four children in Cranberry Township, PA.  He is a youth coach and volunteer in his community, church, and school.   He is a graduate of Robert Morris University.

Scott brings over 19 years of experience to KASH Mortgage group, although he has previous experience with Coldwell Banker, Citizens Bank, 5th/3rd Bank and 1st Pennsylvania Mortgage Corporation. 

Scott bridges the gap between lenders and clients and will act as a concierge to all of our partners. 

Alie Bard

Senior Loan Officer

Alie has been with us since May 2017.  She was born and rised in rural Erie County and lives in Albion, PA with her husband her her three daughters.

She brings with her over 9 years of mortgage experience and has fluent knowledge of FHA, USDA, VA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines.

Alie obtained her associates degree from Gannon University. 


Check out Alie's exemplary ratings on Zillow!

Bill Varley

Senior Loan Officer

Bill has been with us since February 2018.  He brings with him over 26 years of expereince in the residential and commercial mortgage industry.  He has previous expereince with First National Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Howard Hanna Mortgage. 

Bill obtained his Bachelors Degree from Marietta College and his MBA from Cleveland State University. 

Bill was raised in the Pittsburgh area and he, his wife, and his three children live in South Fayette Township. 


Frank Essek


Frank has been with us since April 2022.  He has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry including 20 years as the owner of Essek Mortgage.


Frank received this Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Gannon College.


Frank was born and raised in Ambridge Pa, is the father of 4 children and he and his wife Susan reside in Cranberry Twp Pa.

Senior Loan Officer

Ian Fisher 

 Loan Officer
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Ian has been with us since January 2022. He is dedicated to providing exceptional service to homebuyers. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or seasoned investor, Ian will streamline your purchase or refinance!

Jacob Timko

Loan Officer

Jacob has a passion for helping people reach their goals by educating and giving them the smoothest experience possible. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Business from Pennsylvania State University.

Jacob currently lives in the Alle-Kiski Valley with his wife, Serena, and his two young children. He enjoys visiting various outdoor recreational parks with his family and watching sports on the weekends.

Cody Henry

Loan Processor
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Cody has been with us since September 2016.  He brings with us invaluable experience.  He has attained his Bachelors Degree from Robert Morris University.  Cody is enjoying the challenges and rewards of his career as a loan processor with KASH Mortgage Group and he serves as not only a loan processor but a liaison for our clients when they have questions or concerns. 

Cody grew up in Shaler Township, PA and he currently resides in Shaler with his wife, young son and daughter.

In his free time Cody enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as being outdoors, gardening, Penguins hockey, and cooking. 

Mary West

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Mary has been with us since January 2012.  She is a wonderful receptionist and greets all of our clients with a smile and small talk.  Mary is a retiree from UPMC and enjoys spending a few days at the office in her free time to keep busy when she's not spending time with her 8 grandchildren and her husband!

Mary has lived in the Pittsburgh area her entire life and likes to spend time with her family.  She enjoys traveling, trying different local cuisine, and spending time with her friends.

Mary is the voice on the other end of the phone when you call us and will do anything she can to help point you in the right direction of your dream home! 

Alison Alberts

Human Resources Manager

Alison has been with KASH since 2004.  She helps our all of our employees and makes sure to keep everything in check.  She is a valued asset to our team and helps keep our day to day running smoothly.

When Alison isn't busy running point in our office, she is busy being a mom to two wonderful boys. 

Alison lives in Pine Richland with her husband and her two sons. 

Sarah Luster

Loan Processor
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Sarah has been with KASH since September 2017.  She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Information Technology and Systems Security.  

Sarah grew up in McCandless, PA and currently resides in Allison Park, PA with her husband and her two children.  When Sarah isn't fixing things in the office she can be found watching her son play hockey, her daughter cheer, spending time with her husband, or trying to catch up on a good book. 

Grant Alberts

Loan Officer - In Training

Grant is one of our most valued team members here at KASH!  He may be the youngest member of our team but he works hard to keep our office on task. 

When Grant isn't helping the rest of the team out he's out being a super star on the baseball fields. 

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