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Learn about the Home Tax Solutions team and their passion to help property owners.

Your Trusted Property Tax Lenders

We’ve provided property tax relief to thousands of Texans. Our process is simple, our rates are the lowest in the industry, and our plans are flexible and affordable. We have one goal at Home Tax Solutions: to remove the worry from paying your residential or commercial property taxes so you can spend time doing the things you enjoy.

Home Tax Solutions was founded out of the desire to help Texas property owners protect their property from exorbitant tax fines and foreclosures. With a team of real estate experts and property tax lenders who collectively have more than 134 years of experience, we’re able to easily tailor a solution to fit the needs of our clients. We are Texans helping fellow Texans.

Our Team

Our passionate team, of over 25 people throughout the state of Texas, are eager to serve you. Our clients, who are people just like you, seem to appreciate our fast, friendly, professional service and our desire to be problem solvers.

We aren't in the property tax loans business. We're in the helping people business.

Executives

Home Tax Solution - CEO Trey Rome

Trey Rome

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

After starting his career in banking, founder and CEO Trey Rome left his position as a Vice President in the private equity acquisition finance group at Amegy Bank because he had that “entrepreneurial itch.” A graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, Trey always knew that he wanted to start his own company where he could improve an industry, help people, and make money at the same time. While working in finance, Trey learned that paying delinquent property taxes was an expensive problem for hundreds of thousands of Texans each year. He researched the property tax loan industry, and in 2012, Home Tax Solutions was born at his kitchen table. His top priority when establishing HTS was and remains to be financial recovery for consumers – providing Texas property owners a quick and affordable solution to paying their delinquent property taxes. Now, Home Tax Solutions is the fastest growing and largest property tax lender in the state of Texas.

Trey is a fourth generation Texan and has lived in Dallas for more than 15 years. He currently serves as a board member for the Texas Property Tax Lienholders Association and works with several non-profits and sponsors community programs each year. He met his wife Jenna after graduating from college, and they have two young sons together. When he isn’t at the office, he spends his [very little] free time playing tennis, golfing, biking, and traveling to the Hill Country.

Michael Lenardi

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Lenardi is responsible for Home Tax Solutions’ finance operations, accounting, financial reporting, customer service and collections, treasury, and risk management teams. He also assists in managing the relationships with the company’s current and potential sources of capital. Before joining Home Tax Solutions, Mike served as a Director within the Financial Institutions Group at Capital One with responsibilities over originations and relationship management. He has also held various business development, portfolio management, and risk management roles as a Vice President at BMO Harris Bank during and following the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Mike graduated from Elmhurst University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He has previously held Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) certifications as a FINRA Registered Representative. In his spare time, Mike enjoys bike riding and all outdoor activities with his family.

Originations

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Shawnae Menchaca

Loan Officer

Shawnae brings a plethora of property tax experience to Home Tax Solutions with 9 years as a licensed Loan Officer. She worked in the banking mortgage industry, followed by Rio Tax and Propel Financial Services, before joining the HTS family in April 2019. Her love of people is portrayed in her client relationships, as they are her #1 priority and treats them as family. She loves traveling with family and friends, hiking, fishing, camping, glamping and wine tasting in Fredericksburg.

Danny Collins

Director of Commercial Sales

Danny has been involved in sales for 23 years, 12 of those being in the property tax lending business. His experience includes residential as well as his specialty niche, commercial lending, where he works with business owners, developers and investors throughout Texas. Danny’s people-friendly skills date back to his childhood on his family farm in Iowa, which is still in operation today. Danny joined the Home Tax Solutions team in 2017 and has originated in excess of $80MM in property tax loans, making him one of the top 1% of tax lien originators in the industry.

Rebecca Palacios

Senior Loan Officer

Rebecca Palacios joined the property tax lending industry in 2006. Focused on company growth and customer satisfaction, Rebecca brings 14 years of property tax lending experience. In that time, she has managed to help thousands of property owners with their property tax needs, and, in some cases, she has saved them from losing their home. Rebecca’s position as Sales Leader allows her to take part in customer relations, property research, and managing the sales team, but most important to her is the daily interaction with her customers. Prior to joining Home Tax Solutions, Rebecca spent 11 years working for Rio Tax Loans and Propel Financial Services, both property tax lending companies in the state of Texas. She was also part of the insurance industry, working for companies like Allstate, Nationwide and several other independent insurance agencies for 8 years. With over 22 years of customer service experience, Rebecca prides herself in always going the extra mile, exhausting every avenue in an effort to meet her customers’ needs. She lives by her favorite motto, “Love what you do and you’ll never work another day in your life.” During her free time, Rebecca enjoys family time, fitness, and traveling or planning her next vacation.   

Mary Helen Moore

Loan Officer

Mary Helen has worked in the property tax loan industry as a Senior Loan Officer since 2010. She brings years of experience to HTS and holds both federal and state licenses to provide property tax assistance. A former educator, Mary Helen has taught family financial planning and management at the secondary and college levels and is dedicated to helping families achieve their financial goals. Outside of the office, Mary Helen enjoys traveling to explore new landscapes, cultures and foods of the world, sailing, and her family.

Melanie Cardenas

Loan Officer

Melanie has been in the tax lending industry for 10 years. Prior to joining Home Tax Solutions, she worked at Propel Financial Services for 8 years. Melanie is passionate about what she does and is dedicated to helping families with their most important asset – their homes. Her biggest joy are her two wonderful boys, one of which is now an official Bobcat at Texas State University. Outside of the office, Melanie enjoys spending time with her sons; she is heavily involved in her youngest son’s sports activities and cheers on her oldest by keeping him motivated as he continues on with his college education. She also enjoys spending time with her close friends and being at the beach, rivers and lakes when it’s warm enough.

David Melsheimer

Real Estate Analyst

David (“DJ”) graduated from Southern Methodist University in May 2019 with a bachelor of science in Economics. He is originally from Lake Forest, Illinois and has been a part of the HTS team since 2018, starting off as an intern. Outside of work, he is an avid NFL and NBA fan.

Cary O’Brien

Property Tax Loan Specialist

Cary graduated from Southern Methodist University in May 2020 with a BA in Economics and a BA in Markets & Culture. He is originally from Darien, Connecticut and started as an intern at Home Tax Solutions in 2019, gaining valuable knowledge to use in the Real Estate Industry. In January 2021 he officially joined the HTS team as a Property Tax Loan Specialist, assisting the originations team. Outside of work, he is an avid golf and NCAA basketball fan

Accounting

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Dwayne Cooper

Controller

Dwayne joined the Home Tax Solutions team in May 2019 to help with all financial reporting aspects of the business. With nearly 40 years of experience in accounting management, Dwayne brings a “can-do” attitude for customer service. In his spare hours, Dwayne spends time with his granddaughter and enjoys singing in a barbershop quartet.

Victoria Zhao

Senior Accountant

Victoria graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2017 with a MS in Accounting. Before joining Home Tax Solutions, she worked for DAL Capital as a staff accountant and J. Hoffman & Co. as a tax associate. She also served as an audit associate for Baker Tilly China while she was pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Economics at Beijing Institute of Technology. Victoria started her career at HTS in 2018 as an Accounting Analyst and, after a few months, was promoted to her current role as Senior Accountant. Outside of the office, Victoria enjoys traveling, exercising and loves thriller movies and novels.

Servicing

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Jessica Torres

Senior Payment Analyst

Jessica Torres has been in the property tax lending industry for 8 years. Prior to joining Home Tax Solutions, she worked as a Senior Posting Clerk at Propel Financial Services. Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and exercising to stay as healthy as possible.

Yesenia Sanchez

Customer Service Analyst

Yesenia has been in customer service for 13 years prior to joining Home Tax Solutions as a bilingual Customer Service Rep. She has an Associate’s degree in Medical Assistant and double majored as a Medical Secretary. A mother of three, she loves spending time with her family, taking road trips and trying new foods.

Farah Galvan

Customer Service Senior Analyst

Farah Galvan has been in the customer service industry for 17 years and the property tax lending industry for 9 years. Prior to joining Home Tax Solutions, Farah worked at Propel Financial Service. In her time at Propel, she worked as a loan officer, payoff clerk, underwriter, and an accounting and servicing supervisor. Farah’s current role at HTS is Customer Service Sr. Analyst. Outside of the office, Farah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being outdoors.    

Amanda Mata

Customer Service Analyst

Amanda brings over 14 years of experience to Home Tax Solutions as our Customer Service Analyst. Prior to joining HTS, she worked at J.P Morgan Chase Bank as a Senior Resolution Specialist. When not assisting our customers, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in her children’s youth sports activities, and traveling to new destinations.

Processing and Closing

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Detric Taylor

Loan Processor-Accounting Analyst

As the one of the newest members of the Home Tax Solutions Team, Dee Taylor brings a diversified wealth of knowledge to the company. Her current role consists of loan processing with a heavy emphasis on recording, uploading, preparing incoming document packages for funding. She also is an Accounting Analyst in which her main duties consist of scanning payments and reviewing files.

Prior to joining HTS, she hailed as a veteran of the banking industry with over 20 years of experience at Chase Bank and Amegy Bank.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, she is a proud member of her church and has a natural-born love of helping others. Dee Taylor is a devoted mother with one child who is an opera singer and attends The Booker T Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts Magnet. She also has a passion for makeup and reading.

Dominique Dixon

Loan Processor

Dominque has over 15 years of experience in customer service and leadership. She started her career at Countrywide as a Customer Service Representative, and, when it merged with Bank of America, she eventually became the supervisor over HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) loans.

She joined the HTS team in April 2019 as a Loan Processor, providing support to the Originations and Underwriting teams by ensuring the timely, judicious, and accurate processing of loans. Dominque reviews and verifies each tax account and is in constant communication with the numerous County Tax Assessors and legal offices.

Born and raised in Dallas, she spends her weekends scouting the city for new food destinations with her husband of 11 years. She is also a professional photographer/filmmaker, and her artwork has been showcased at numerous locations, including the Omni Dallas Hotel. She also loves giving free monthly photography classes to interested kids.

Bridget Jackson

Senior Loan Operations Manager

Bridget has dedicated 20 years of her career to helping others with their most important asset – their home.

As the first hire for Home Tax Solutions, she is more than familiar with the ins and outs of every aspect of the organization. Prior to joining the company in 2013, she worked at Chase Bank for 13 years as a Senior Loan Closer. In her current role as Senior Loan Operations Manager, Bridget oversees loan processing, funding, and closing coordination. She takes pride in her work and is wholly committed to ensuring our client’s receive service that is above and beyond. As a native Dallasite, she is very active in her church as well as the community. The remainder of her time is dedicated to her children, grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Marketing

Jenna Rome

Marketing Director

Jenna Rome is a marketing leader with over 15 years of experience focusing on marketing strategy, campaign execution and client development. Before joining Home Tax Solutions, Jenna held multiple marketing positions, most recently as Senior Brand Manager at The Infinite Agency, where she was responsible for day-to-day client relationship management; overseeing creative direction and production on projects ranging from traditional print and video production to digital, web and experiential; and strategic planning for several local, national and global accounts. In her current role as Marketing Director, she oversees all aspects of HTS’ marketing and directs all media relations, branding, PR, advertising and website development efforts as well as managing and overseeing sponsorships, events and charitable contributions.

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Jenna is a proud graduate of The University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in business. She has worked with many non-profit organizations in Dallas over the years and loves to give back in her spare time. When she isn’t working or chasing her two energetic sons, she enjoys running, playing tennis, traveling and spending time with her husband.

Support

Michela D’Andrea

Executive Assistant

Michela brought her 15 years of administrative, statistics and analytics experience to Home Tax Solutions in 2017.  Among her responsibilities are managing the office, Executive Assistant to the founder and CEO as well as the executive team, and maintaining a teamwork culture throughout Home Tax Solutions’ numerous offices. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Michela graduated with honors from the University of the West Indies, with a dual major in zoology and environmental sciences. When she’s not exploring Dallas on the weekend with her husband and dogs, Plissken and Trudelia, she can be found assisting Meals on Wheels with their pet program.

Danny Collins

Director of Commercial Sales

Danny has been involved in sales for 23 years, 12 of those being in the property tax lending business. His experience includes residential as well as his specialty niche, commercial lending, where he works with business owners, developers and investors throughout Texas. Danny’s people-friendly skills date back to his childhood on his family farm in Iowa, which is still in operation today. Danny joined the Home Tax Solutions team in 2017 and has originated in excess of $80MM in property tax loans, making him one of the top 1% of tax lien originators in the industry.

Jennifer Stevenson

Commercial Loan Assistant

Having spent 3 years in food nutrition in the Crandall ISD, Jennifer joined Home Tax Solutions in 2018. She is directly responsible for scheduling, administrative, processing and research for our commercial tax loan division. In her spare time, she is devoted to her husband and children’s outside interests of rodeo and basketball, as well as her personal interests in reading and painting. In her downtime, Jennifer volunteers in her community and children’s school, where she received the “Volunteer of the Year” award in 2017.

Stephanie Collins

Stephanie Collins joined the TaxCORE Lending team in 2019. Before taking time off to raise four wonderful children, Stephanie spent 12 years as a public servant collecting property taxes at the treasurer’s office. She has held multiple positions at her children’s schools, including President of the PTO, Board Member of Trinity Valley Youth Sports Association for Football and Cheer, and a teacher at St. Martin of Tours Faith Formation Program.

When she isn’t working or spending time with her kids (and new grandson!), Stephanie is passionate about volunteering and giving back to the Crandall community and is a board member of CISD Education Foundation where she helps to enrich teaching, inspire learning and enhance opportunities for all students. Stephanie loves to talk, watch college football, and play golf, and her proudest accomplishments are her children!