LINTHICUM, MD, May 29, 2020 — NFM TV announced today that a video program it produced entitled “NFM Salute: Sgt. Eric Houck” has been named Best in Non-Broadcast in the 41st Annual Telly Awards.
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry.
“When I started NFM TV a few years ago, winning awards wasn’t my goal,” said NFM TV Creator and Host, Greg Sher. “I wanted to tell great stories, not only about things happening in the mortgage industry, but across the country. It was an honor to tell the story of Eric Houck’s sacrifice, along with that of his family. We continue to create great content and share important stories that we’re proud of, so I feel like this is just the beginning.”
Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards said, “Our theme for this season, Telly Award Winners Tell Great Stories is a true reflection of the diversity of stories the community is skillfully able to tell. Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate them and those that bring global stories to our attention. This award is a tribute to the talent and vision of these creators.”
NFM TV consists of Creator/Host Greg Sher, Executive Producer Gene DiPaula, Producer/Editor Nayoung Kim, and Marketing/PR Coordinator Kelsey Trumbull.
The full list of the 41st Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at www.tellyawards.com/winners.
NFM TV is a subsidiary of NFM Lending, an award-winning, multi-state residential mortgage lender currently licensed in 41 states. The mission of NFM TV is to provide “mortgage industry-related news and content that hits home” with insight and analysis through the use of audio and video production. NFM TV interviews some of the top thought leaders in home lending, including top branch managers, loan originators, real estate agents, and others in the mortgage industry examining the latest trends and giving helpful tips. NFM Lending was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. NFM Lending and its family of companies includes Main Street Home Loans, BluPrint Home Loans, and Freedmont Mortgage Group. For more information about NFM TV, visit nfmtv.com and like our Facebook page.
LINTHICUM, MD, February 3, 2020— NFM Lending is pleased to honor Sergeant Eric Houck as the NFM Salute for February 2020.
Houck joined the U.S. Army in May of 2013. He was stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky until he was deployed to Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan as a forward observer in the 101st Airborne Division. On June 10, 2017, Houck and two other soldiers were attacked and killed by an Afghan soldier. Houck had just two months left before returning home. He was only 25 years old.
Houck graduated from Perry Hall High School where he met his wife, Samantha, when he was 15. They had two children: “EJ” and Violet.
Discussing why Eric chose to join the army, his father, Mike, stated, “He could probably have achieved anything he wanted to, but he felt this was his way to take care of his family.”
Houck posthumously earned the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and Army Commendation Medal with a second oak leaf cluster for his end-of-tour awards.
Houck’s mother, Lisa, touched on the impact of losing her son and becoming a Gold Star parent.
“Sometimes I honestly still feel like we are alone, but when people like you and your organization decide to honor Eric, that makes me feel like we’re not alone. I don’t want to say that it’s upsetting, but people can just go through their normal day. It’s hard to go through our normal day because it’s a loss, it’s a heartache that will never heal. You try to find things that make you happy and it’s really hard to because you’re just missing such a love that was a part of you. It will never heal…but Eric’s alive in us, because we have him in our heart.”
NFM Salute is an initiative in which one military member or Veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes are chosen from nominations on the NFM Salute website, www.nfmsalute.com. The “Salute of the Month” will be featured on the website with a biography and information about his or her service, and NFM Lending will donate to a military or Veteran non-profit in the Salute’s name.
NFM Lending is proud to donate $2,500 to The Gary Sinise Foundation on behalf of Eric and the Houck family. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor military and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.
About NFM Lending
NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 39 states in the U.S. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.™” For more information about NFM Lending, visit www.nfmlending.com, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram.