A graduate of UC Davis with post graduate studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, Challis has been active in the lending and real estate arena for more than 35 years. He has managed the in-house lending operations for the largest real estate and builder companies in the Sacramento region. Most recently, he merged his mortgage broker company, First Security Financial Group, with one of the largest mortgage banks in the nation, Cherry Creek Mortgage. "Our affiliation with Cherry Creek allows every member of our team to provide the highest level of service to our clients, borrowers, and Realtors. It has been the best move of my career," says Challis.
Larry is married to Wendy, a partner at the Cherry Creek office and at home raising two sons. Larry is active in community service - an active member with the Rotary Club of Point West - Sacramento, a swim coach with Johnson Ranch Barracudas, and an Assistant Scoutmaster with his sons' Troop 121 Boy Scout Troop.