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Meet our Team

The Ritter Mortgage Group was founded by Jon Ritter with the goal of helping homebuyers and their realtors with financing their home purchase, while setting our loan originators apart by a level of service that is not often found in our industry.  We specialize in finding the right loan to meet your needs – with the very lowest interest rate and fees available.

We rely on our experienced team of home loan experts to help you navigate the sometimes complicated waters of mortgage financing, and work as your advocate throughout the home buying or refinance process.  Contact one of our local, licensed, home loan specialists today for help with your next home purchase, refinance, or renovation project.

Brian Atha

Home Loan Specialist

NMLS 210761 | Licensed in DE, MD, PA, VA



Brian Atha brings more than two decades of mortgage origination experience to the Ritter Mortgage Group.  He has specialized in low down payment and affordable refinance options throughout his career, and has served as the designated lender in new home developments in both Baltimore and Northern Virginia.

Brian and his wife live in Harford County, where they are raising their five children and are active in their church and community.

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Andre Barnes

Home Loan Specialist

NMLS 184272 | Licensed in Maryland



Andre Barnes is a senior loan originator with more than a decade of experience serving homebuyers and their realtors in Maryland. He is uniquely focused on helping homebuyers in the communities closest to his home in Anne Arundel County, where he and his wife are raising their two children.

Andre has worked as both a mortgage banker and broker, which allows him to help his friends and neighbors well. Apply online or learn more about Andre by visiting:

Lisa Isabell

Home Loan Processor




Lisa Isabell brings more than 20 years of industry wisdom to the Ritter Mortgage Group, and has worked with Jon Ritter for many of those years. She is an expert at helping the loan originator and homebuyer navigate the loan process from application to closing.

Lisa lives in Baltimore County with her husband and two children, and serves a critical role in her family and with all of our clients! She is excellent at obtaining underwriting approval for our borrowers, and assists our originators with almost every aspect of the loan file.

Melissa McGraw

Home Loan Specialist

NMLS 1375917 | Licensed in Maryland



Melissa McGraw is a licensed loan originator with nearly a decade of retail banking and mortgage origination experience. Before joining the Ritter Mortgage Group, Melissa worked as a credit analyst and loan specialist for a bank and full-service mortgage lender in Maryland.

Melissa is passionate about helping first-time homebuyers and move up buyers realize their dreams. She and her husband live in Harford County, where they are active in raising their seven children. Melissa is an advocate and educator to both her children and her clients!

Ted Jones

Home Loan Specialist

NMLS 210272 | Licensed in Maryland



Ted Jones is an expert, licensed loan originator with more than 20 years experience in mortgage and retail banking. He is a true professional both in the home loan arena, and on the stage where he has performed musically in Maryland for more than three decades.

Ted lives in Towson with his wife and daughter, and works with homebuyers and realtors in and around the Baltimore area.

He is an expert at evaluating a buyers borrowing potential, along with assisting the loan processor from application to closing.

Jon Ritter

Home Loan Specialist

NMLS 210106 | Licensed in DC, DE, FL, MD, PA, VA


Jon Ritter brings more than 15 years of experience to the Ritter Mortgage Group, which he incorporated in 2015 to better meet the needs of his clients and realtor partners. He has served the Maryland mortgage market since 2003, and has expanded originations into Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida since starting the Ritter Mortgage Group.

Jon and his wife live in Carroll County with their four children, where

they are active in their church and children’s schools. He values the many relationships he has established, and looks forward to serving you!

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