About Meet our company

About American Discount Mortgage

A veteran owned and operated small business.

Robert Traffie – CEO

After retiring from the US Navy, where for 20 years he specialized in the maintenance, training and safe operations of nuclear submarine propulsion plants, Robert founded American Discount Mortgage as a way to give back, helping veteran families navigate the waters of the often complex mortgage industry.

Nearly all branches have family representation: Robert’s father is a Vietnam Army veteran. Both his grandfather (WWII) and brother (currently serving) are Marines. His uncle is a 30 year Air Force veteran.

The tight-knit support and operations team assembled at American Discount Mortgage are like many military units – everyone has a role to play, and together they operate as a finely tuned, cohesive unit.

As one would imagine, the regulations to safely operate a nuclear reactor require strict procedural compliance (lots of step-by-step dotting of i’s, and crossing of t’s). Your entire loan process will receive the same attention to every detail.

Our Team

Stephanie Reid

Senior Loan Officer

Stephanie Reid was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Information Systems in 2005. Stephanie brings 12 years of mortgage experience to American Discount Mortgage, and has a passion for helping individuals and families to achieve their homeownership goals. Whether it be purchasing their first home, using equity to update their current home or pay down debt, or buying a vacation home, Stephanie provides top notch customer service and guidance to her clients, helping them every step of the way.

Warren Potter

Senior Loan Officer

Warren Potter is a Senior Loan Officer with American Discount Mortgage. He has been in the mortgage industry since 1993, specializing in Conventional, Jumbo, VA and FHA programs. American Discount Mortgage is a multi-state Mortgage Broker who has relationships with numerous banks and lenders which enables us to seek out the most desirable products and rates for our clients.

Ryan Bramble

Loan Officer

Ryan is a dedicated mortgage professional with a military background that lends well to the many Veterans he serves. His father was in the US Airforce for 21 years and both of his grandparents served as well. Ryan always strives to make the loan process as easy as possible for his customers and commonly goes the extra mile. Ryan is an Arizona native.

Luanne DeForest


Luanne DeForest is ADM’s Loan Team Assistant. With a background in project and office management, Luanne loves to help people and to ensure that operations run seamlessly and effectively to best serve and benefit our clients. Currently in training, Luanne is excited to become a loan officer in the future! Luanne was raised in Scottsdale, AZ, and enjoys bowling and spending time with family and friends.

Nathan Rush

Loan Officer

A graduate of The Ohio State University with over twenty years of finance experience. Nathan is an expert at simplifying the mortgage process. Whether you are a first time home buyer, looking to purchase a second home or investment property, or looking to refinancing your current mortgage, Nathan will guide you through the entire process. Nathan’s moto; mortgages are simple, don’t let them intimidate you.

Joe Mazella


Joe Mazella graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University in 2010. In 2013, he began his career in the mortgage industry. From day one, Joe has been dedicated to guiding individuals on the path to homeownership, providing them with confidence and knowledge along the way. Joe is here to help clients purchase their first home, refinance to update or consolidate debt, or buy their dream vacation or investment home.

Paul Stabin

Loan Officer

Paul is a 33+ year veteran in the mortgage industry as a mortgage banker, loan officer, and on professional boards. He enjoys using his expertise to help people achieve their goals, whether it is the American dream of home ownership, improving their cash flow, or tackling that remodel. A native New Yorker, Paul has called Arizona home for over thirty-three years.

Don Lewis

Loan Officer

Don is an experienced licensed Loan Originator, extremely dedicated to his clients. Don has been involved in the Real Estate and Mortgage industries for over 20 years. As a mortgage professional, Don enjoys providing the best type of home loan to suit his customer’s needs. Don is always a quick call, text or email away and always looks forward to hearing from new and existing customers!