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Announcing Our Newest San Diego Members - Joanna Caudill, Lydia Rios, and Felice Taylor
Joanna Busalacchi-Caudill has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage here as the area manager for the broader San Diego region.
The new San Diego office at 11440 W. Bernardo Ct., Suite 300 will be led by branch manager Lydia Rios. She is joined in San Diego by loan officer Felice Taylor.
Busalacchi-Caudill brings 35 years of experience to her new role. Her primary responsibility will be to identify and develop a team of high integrity mortgage professionals in the San Diego area and introduce Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to the market. Her mission is to educate the real estate community on the wide menu of loan programs available to increase home ownership in the San Diego area. Previously, she has worked as a regional, area and divisional manager for Union Bank, Caliber Home Loans and Wells Fargo.
She lives in Sunset Cliffs, San Diego with her husband, Lee, and their 2 dogs, 2 cats and many fish. Her daughter, Nina, attends college in Washington D.C. In her free time, Joanna likes to garden (obsessed with succulents), travel, and experience new restaurants. She is a member of the American Cancer Society and has served as Board Member on the Partnership Council of the society.
To contact her, please call (619) 985-0422 or email:
Lydia Rios, a certified mortgage banker, will manage the San Diego branch. She will serve her clients with a full-range of mortgage products. Previously, she worked for Watermark Home Loans, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Standard Pacific Mortgage as a branch Manager.

Rios graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors in Marketing/Sales Management. She has continued her professional education with certifications in Mortgage Licensing. Rios completed The Mortgage Banking Association’s Certified Mortgage Banker program in 2008 and holds that title.

Lydia lives in San Diego with her husband, Alan, and their 2 children. When not working, she likes to cook, exercise and travel.
She is a member of the Team Referral Network and has served as the Director of the Team Referral Network Leadership Team. She also has volunteered for the Del Norte High School golf program and initiated its annual golf tournament.

To contact her, please call (858) 395-2282 or email
Felice Taylor has been serving clients in the finance and mortgage industry for 28 years and utilizes that experience to place homeowners in the best package for their particular needs. She is a member ofAREAA and Team Referral Network. 
She lives in the San Diego area with her husband, Grant, and their son. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and reading.
To contact her please call (619) 884-8951 or email