Meet Our Training Staff

MTI is proud to have one of the finest training staffs in the industry. Our train staff members average over 15 years of industry experience. MTI does not staff "professional trainers" like other education providers. Our trainers work in the industry, have vast industry knowledge and experience that makes our classes very informative with "street level" examples.

Bart Bartholomew

Bart Bartholomew was raised in Colorado. After serving in the United States Army he attended Metropolitan State College.


Mr. Bartholomew has been a mortgage loan originator since 1996. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association and as President of the Colorado Association of Mortgage Brokers.  He has also served on the Delegate Council of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers; he has chaired the Denver-Boulder Better Business Bureau Truth in Advertising Advisory Board and was a member of the Division of Real Estate Mortgage Broker Rule Making Task Force. He represented Colorado in the development of the NMLS examination.   He has been appointed by the Governor of Colorado and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mortgage Loan Originators of the Division of Real Estate overseeing the Mortgage Loan Originators of Colorado.


Through out the years he has tried to help develop and put forth the highest standards of excellence in the mortgage industry through education of loan originators for the protection and confidence of the citizens of Colorado.   

Instructor Don

Don Exley

Don Exley is the founder of Mortgage Training Institute.  He has been in the real estate sales and mortgage finance industries for over twenty five years. Beginning his career as a real estate agent in the late seventies, he progressed to owning and operating several Century 21 franchises in the early 1980's.

Don became involved in the mortgage industry in 1983.  As a residential loan officer he originated and closed over 14 million dollars in loan volume in his first 6 months in the mortgage industry. He has owned and operated several independent mortgage companies, as well as assisted numerous other companies, across the western Untied States, develop their operations and loan production. As a recognized leader in the industry, he is a sought after speaker and lecturer.  Many national companies and associations have had Don train their employees and members in the complexities of the mortgage industry.

MTI has become one of the leading education providers in the mortgage industry.  The company has also been an innovator in education technologies and Don has led the way in the development and implementation of these technologies.

Olivia Morales

Olivia is originally from Indiana, and has a degree in journalism from Indiana University.  While at IU, she wrote news, business and feature articles for the award-winning student newspaper before graduating and moving on to become an editor and student advisor for The Washington Internship Program.  She moved to China in 2010 and taught English at Jing Zhou University for two years, before returning to the US and relocating to Colorado.  After two years with State Farm Insurance, she joined the Mortgage Training Institute as a content development specialist.  She enjoys researching and writing course material to give students a better grasp of the mortgage industry after they've taken an MTI class.