The InterLinc Mortgage Services Difference

With over 50 years of combined experience in the mortgage industry, our office prides itself on the basics; customer service, availability and closing on time. We provide the best combination of interest rates, closing costs and customer service to all of our clients! It is our goal to not only meet, but to surpass our client’s expectations of our team. We strive to provide our clients the best loan product for their specific needs. We do this by addressing their goals with purchasing the home, the time frame they intend to own the home, and the disposable income they have available in order to maximize building equity and minimize interest paid. We take great pride in closing on time and as agreed, which makes for a stress free closing day! When dealing with our team, you will always get a response at any time of the day, be it weekend or evening. We are always available to those we serve and look forward to serving you!

Contact us directly and let us know how we can help you in your home buying or refinance process.

Meet the Team

Paul A. Knopf Jr.

Branch Manager
NMLS# 13987
KY Lic #MB8418
IN-DFI Lic #15508
FL Lic #LO32721

Communication. Accuracy. Being Available. Closing on Time. These are my promises to you!

I have been in the mortgage industry since early 2003 serving as a loan officer, sales manager, president and now branch manager. I have renovated over 45 residential properties. My experience helps me to educate my clients on the loan process while establishing a loan that best fits each client’s financial needs. Suffice to say, you are in experienced hands!

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. I attended St. Xavier High School (1995) and obtained a Bachelor’s degree (1999) and Master’s degree (2002) from the University of Louisville. I am married to my lovely wife Dana and have two sons, Carson and Trenton. I enjoy working out, coaching youth sports and spending time with my family.

I invite you to visit me today on my Facebook page at and see what our past clients have to say about their experience with the Paul Knopf Team!

Emmett Exum Jr.

Senior Loan Officer
NMLS# 14331
KY Lic #19809
IN-DFI Lic #15355
FL Lic #LO32790

I started in the mortgage industry in 2006, and from day one customer service has been my top priority. I love helping my clients fulfill their dream of home ownership. Whether a first-time home buyer or someone purchasing their tenth home, it is incredibly rewarding helping clients meet their goals. I am a huge family guy and love spending time with my wife, Jackie, and our two children, Lila and Nora. I also serve as a member on the Advisory Council at St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities and have been a longtime supporter of the organization.

My ultimate goal is simple; I want to provide amazing customer service and assist you in meeting your financial goals, “On Time and As Agreed!”

Robert (Bob) Schmuckie

Licensed Loan Partner
Paul Knopf Team
NMLS# 21303
KY Lic #14852
IN-DFI #15324

I entered the mortgage business in early 2005. I came from a sales background at a small company where personalized customer service was a must and I have found that it has come in very handy in this very detail oriented industry. I strive to be available for my clients to answer their questions and to explain the process so that reasonable expectations can be made and kept to. I give out my cell number and can be reached most anytime so that the customer always knows what is going on and their comfort level stays high during the process. All I care about when I am the customer is that I have someone working hard for me and keeping me in the know and I do remember that as I am on the service side with my customers.

Kevin Hulsey

Senior Loan Officer
NMLS# 205034
KY Lic #MC329030
FL Lic #LO38943
IN-DFI Lic #32904
TN Lic #151868

Lending is more than just processing loans. It’s making sure you have a positive experience and securing a loan that’s perfectly tailored to your circumstances and goals. I take the time to educate my clients and I’m always here when you need me. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner, I can help you understand all of your options. Ensuring that you make the right choice for you and your family is my ultimate goal. I am committed to providing my customers with a mortgage experience that exceeds their expectations.  I encourage you to visit my past clients testimonials by visiting

Corbin Wafford

Licensed Loan Partner
Paul Knopf Team
NMLS# 1710220
KY Lic #MC418961

“The noblest art is that of making others happy.”

I genuinely believe that my number one priority in life as it relates to my career and job as a lender is to help my clients become comfortable and informed on the entire lending process. It can be a daunting action for many but I am here to help ease the tension and let you know that it is not as bad as it seems! Secondly, I love to add value to my clients and make their life easier. In turn, this creates happiness and satisfaction that allows me to go to sleep at night with a smile on my face.

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. I attended North Oldham High School and obtained a Bachelor’s degree (2016) from Hanover College. I am an avid soccer fan/player, fitness enthusiast and a happy dog father to my amazing border collie named Shyla. I also have a strong passion for learning about and investing in real estate.

Matt Cardwell

Loan Officer
NMLS# 397859
KY Lic #MC395167

Born and raised in Louisville, KY (Go Cards!), I attended Atherton High and then Indiana University. I entered the mortgage business as a Loan Officer in 2003 and have also served as a Sales Manager, Corporate Trainer, and Processor in past positions. As a Loan Partner for The Emmett Exum Team, my duty is to provide our clients exemplary service and coordinate a smooth process for the many parties involved in closing a mortgage. We help our buyers understand the best options for their situation and goals, how things work, and what to expect throughout the process. We pride ourselves on effective, timely communication and being available to those we serve! Our motto is to close your loan On Time and As Agreed! It would be a privilege to assist you with your financing needs!

Contact Us Today

Contact Us Today - Paul A. Knopf, JR
Louisville Area

Company NMLS ID# 205696
Branch NMLS ID# 1106280

11822 Ransum Dr., Ste 201
Louisville, KY 40243

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