Michelle Gruber

CEO / Sr. Loan Originator

Michelle Gruber has 27 years and extensive knowledge in the mortgage industry. She started from the receptionist in 1996 and worked her way up to Processor, Loan Officer & then Owner/Managing Member, in a very short span of time. Community West Mortgage, LLC has been in operation since 2002. A very proud 20 years! 

Michelle prides herself on being almost 100% referral based. A lot of her clients have come back over a 27-year span as their lives changed and took on different aspects. 

Michelle loves to garden, swimming, enjoys bird watching & loves all types of wildlife / animals.

Michael Gruber

Sr. Loan Originator

Michael Gruber has an extensive background in the mortgage industry. Being raised in a family with a real estate agent, an appraiser, and a mortgage originator, Michael is well equipped to handle any mortgage needs and plans.

A graduate of the University of Colorado Denver with a bachelor’s degree in financial management, Michael understands the entire scope of the mortgage industry. He finds passion in helping individuals with the biggest purchase in their life and setting them up for success.  Prior to mortgages, Michael was assisting in the creation of budgets and financial analysis for multibillion dollar organizations within Oracle. Outside of work, Michael loves to travel and enjoys snowboarding with friends.

Jud M. Cavey

Sr. Loan Originator

Jud has been with Community West Mortgage for the past 8 years and has worked in the mortgage industry since 1998. He was born and raised in Denver and is familiar with the entire state.  Denver and the State of Colorado is a beautiful place to raise a family. 

Jud is married to his wife Wendy and they have 4 kids + a one year old grandson. Jud enjoy coaching and anything outdoors, “Denver is a great place, you can ski during the day and make it down the mountain in time to catch dinner and a show at The Center for Performing Arts.”

David Bennett

Sr. Loan Originator

My name is David Bennett, and I am the Senior Loan Originator at Community West Mortgage. I came to Community West Mortgage after transitioning away from a retail lending environment because I knew the clients, I was working with deserved a better process and options to choose from when shopping for a mortgage. I knew that as Broker I could offer my clients more options. 

I focus heavily on my clients’ experience throughout the loan process to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible and that my clients are constantly updated throughout the loan. I strive to educate my clients on the loan process and what to expect each step of the way. 

In addition to my focus on my clients, I am also involved in charitable organizations such as Mayhem Racing Charities. 

My wife and I enjoy having an opportunity to give back to the community in meaningful ways as much as possible. In my free time I enjoy photography, skiing, offroading and auto racing. 


Abdul Yacubu

Loan Originator / Processor