CHRISTINA WHELAN

Loan Officer, Axiom Financial

Christina has an extensive background in residential mortgage finance and has been opening the doors of home ownership for her clients for over 3 decades. Her broad knowledge of the industry is the result of 32 years of experience encompassing everything from FHA/HUD Re-Development Block Grants to working with developers of luxury residential communities.

Christina has always had a passion for renovation, affordable housing and veteran’s issues. She started her mortgage career in her native New York, nestled between West Point and Stewart Air Force Base at a time when Hudson River towns were ripe for urban renewal. While building her mortgage business in the Hudson Valley, she became active in local government affairs and was introduced to Alice Dickinson, who became her good friend and mentor. Alice was in the process of founding Orange County RDAC, Rural Development Advisory Corporation. RDAC is a not-for-profit affordable housing development organization that since 1983 has rehabilitated and constructed more than 1,000 housing units and became an example of success in home counseling, foreclosure prevention, senior housing and administering various state and federal housing grant programs.  At the time, RDAC was fighting for affordable housing laws and helped shape the economic development strategies of the area. Christina was immediately committed to the organization as it served her community and its goals and served on the board from 1985 to 1995 and held both president and treasurer positions. Her proudest moment was when RDAC received the largest state grant at the time, from then Governor Mario Cuomo, to redevelop the old, abandoned and deteriorating Middletown train station into residential mixed use housing for low to moderate-income, seniors and people with special needs. 

Christina is the current secretary of Jeans4Peace, and an annual fundraiser for the Senior Assistance Center in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. She and her husband, Terry Simone, are active in a variety of local political activities. They have 4 children and can be frequently found with their 2 grandsons at their second home in Summit County, where Terry has been a ski instructor for 18+ years.