Tarika Lewis is a Community Home Lending Officer at First Merchants Bank- she has assisted in making the dream of homeownership a reality for so many since 2005. She consults and meets regularly with industry professionals, realtors, community leaders, and community non-profit organizations to build partnerships and help create mortgage solutions for communities with financial and economic challenges. She has created and led financial literacy programs to educate the community masses while advocating for financial awareness and financial freedom.
“Homeownership is the cornerstone of a strong community” -Rick Renzi
As a native of Columbus, Ohio, Tarika lives and works in Central Ohio and prides herself on knowing the needs of the communities she serves. As a community advocate, she specializes in working with first time home buyers, down payment and closing cost initiative programs to help provide hope to those in need throughout the homebuying process. Tarika specializes in first time home buying—while being an advocate for the potential homebuyer. Her 16 years in the financial industry provides her the opportunity to assist all home buyers with an extensive variety of mortgage products and programs.