Our Staff

Deanna Thornburg - Office Manager/Real Estate Broker
Deanna Thornburg is a native of North Carolina and has been with Providence Management since January of 2010. Deanna obtained her Real Estate Broker's license in 2013. With the license she acts as a leasing agent and provides full brokerage services for buyers and sellers. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to: processing rental applications, preparing leases and contract forms, working with utility companies and vendors, communicating with owners, collection and posting of rents received, filing court papers and sheriff writs, maintaining records made to the credit bureau, paying vendor bills, and accounts for payments to owners. Deanna is married and has one daughter. Deanna.Thornburg@ProvidenceNC.com
Marie Patrick - Assistant Property Manager
With her energized and extroverted personality, Marie leads our property management efforts in providing the best service in the industry! Marie facilitates the process of leasing homes to prospective tenants and walks them through the process from beginning to end. Having worked in property management for 2 years prior to joining Providence Management, she offers valuable insight and experience in to the realm of tenant placement. Marie works diligently with owners of our rental properties and vendors who provide every day work to ensure a seamless transaction; whether she is simply having the yard landscaped or an entire roof replaced. With proper systems in place and Marie's tenacious work ethic, owner and tenants alike are satisfied with their experiences at Providence Management & Investments, LLC. rentals@ProvidenceNC.com
Jean Mountz Realtor
Jean Mountz has lived in several states, but found her stopping place in Gastonia, NC.  Although she has an Associate’s Degree in Business, she has worked in a variety of occupations. At 8 years old, she sold the family home to a neighbor after hearing her parents say they wanted to move. In January 2011, Jean stared her official career in real estate. Since that time, she has gained experience through negotiating transactions that include home buying, listing, short sales and foreclosure prevention.

Jean has been married since 1983 and has 3 grown children.

Josh Fannin - Broker-In-Charge/Owner
Josh was born in Huntington, WV and raised in Gastonia NC. He is married and has twin toddlers, Harrison and Lydia. Josh and his wife are active foster parents who work closely with local foster care agencies and help advocate for underprivileged children. Josh attended Appalachian State University from 2002-2005 and has been actively involved in real estate since 2005 when he began rehabbing and flipping properties for profit while in college. In 2006, he received his real estate license. What started as a dream quickly evolved into a passion for helping investors grow their portfolio’s through real estate purchases. Josh worked for a property management company in Charlotte NC from 2006-2009 and quickly developed into a top agent with a niche in investment real estate. While working in Charlotte, he grew the company’s investment side of the business into a successful endeavor which is still going strong today. Prior to the recession in 2008, Josh represented clients from all over the country and world. He represented investment groups in San Diego and San Francisco in purchasing properties throughout the Charlotte region.
  In 2009, Josh made the tough decision to leave the Charlotte firm and turn the dream of owning his own business into a reality. In August of 2009, Providence Management & Investments LLC was born with the help of his friend and mentor, Frank Stewart. What some people called lunacy; he called “the right moment” to start a business in the middle of a recession. In 2014, Josh was awarded a contract to list and sell properties for Fannie Mae and he hopes to continue to grow the REO division for Providence. Josh continues to help novice-to-seasoned investors alike live their dream of learning how to flip properties for profit. Since 2010, Josh has partaken or overseen 50+ homes flip and sell for profit. Alone, he expects Providence to flip 20+ yearly as early as 2015. With every flip that Providence sells, it donates a portion of its proceeds to local charities and/or provides needed items to local children. If you would like more information on investment real estate, please contact Josh anytime. Joshua.Fannin@ProvidenceNC.com