Brian Methner is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Kalamazoo Mortgage. Brian is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he studied Marketing & Finance and was a member of the National Deans List. Brian is also a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Brian's primary responsibilities are recruiting, sales and marketing. Prior to founding Kalamazoo Mortgage, Brian was a Branch Sales Manager/AVP for HSBC where he was a presidents council winner. NMLS: 174303
Ryan Rarick is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Kalamazoo Mortgage. Ryan graduated from the University of Illinois where he earned a degree in economics. Ryan's primary responsibilities at Kalamazoo Mortgage are production and operations management. Prior to founding Kalamazoo Mortgage, Ryan was a senior loan originator and nationally ranked producer at Huntington Bank. NMLS: 563022
Strategic Business Coach
The entire Kalamazoo Mortgage team is actively trained and coached by Eric (Bubba) Mills. Bubba has been in the real estate, mortgage and servicing industry since 1988. Bubba specializes in Sales and Marketing techniques, community branding and brand recognition. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, and serves on several boards of directors for non-profits and minority associations. He is a trainer, inspirational speaker, coach and consultant in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry. Bubba was named as one of the 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals - by National Mortgage Professional Magazine.
Brad joined us in January of 2017 bringing in over 15 years of managerial experience with him. His primary responsibilities are to manage the day to day operations by ensuring a smooth home buying process not only for our clients, but also internally with our team members. Prior to working for Kalamazoo Mortgage, Brad worked in the banking industry for many years as a VP Branch Manager for Chase Bank. He graduated from Western Michigan University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Internal Originations Specialistmblue@kzoomortgage.com
Michael joined us in June of 2016. His primary responsibilities are to lead our internal origination team and continue to be a valuable resource for all of our future clients. In previous positions held, Michael has won several awards from national organizations for his leadership and achievement of organizational goals. He is licensed to originate mortgage loans through the Department of Insurance and Financial Services of Michigan. NMLS #:1457776
Senior Loan Officerrochelle@kzoomortgage.com
Rochelle joined us in 2015 bringing 22 years of experience in the real estate community with her. Her primary responsibilities are to guide clients through the home buying process and do absolutely everything in her power to ensure her clients success and happiness during such an important process. NMLS: 1395521
Director of First Impressionsjbrown@kzoomortgage.com
Julie joined us in March of 2016 bringing in over 11 years of receptionist and office work experience with her. She has many responsibilities. One of them is making sure everyone is greeted with a smile and treated like a neighbor, not a number! She also assists our clients when they contact our office and helps out our loan partners with obtaining the necessary paperwork we need from our clients during their home buying process.
Senior Loan Originatordwaine@kzoomortgage.com
Dwaine Chapdelaine is a Senior Loan originator at Kalamazoo Mortgage. Dwaine joined Kalamazoo Mortgage after a successful career at JP Morgan Chase where he earned national honors for sales production and purchase loan origination. Dwaine attended Great Lakes University where he focused on Biblical studies. Dwaine is a first-time home buyer specialist who goes above and beyond to meet all of his clients' needs. NMLS: 428131
Senior Loan Originatorscowherd@kzoomortgage.com
Scott has been advising Mortgage clients for nearly 20 years. He has a passion for helping others, and is honored to be a part of one of the most important decisions our clientele will make in their lifetime. His primary responsibility is to guide our clients through the home buying process while providing a five-star experience. NMLS: 132869
Special Projects Coordinatoragogarn@kzoomortgage.com
Amanda joined us in March of 2016. She graduated from Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication. Her primary responsibilities are to assist administration with day to day tasks, help organize long-term projects, and plan company events.
Malisa joined us in June of 2016 bringing in over 15 years of financial experience with her. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management with a minor in Business Administration from Spring Arbor University. Her primary responsibilities are to assist new clients through the approval process and into their new homes. NMLS: 76442
Austin joined us in January of 2014. He is currently attending Western Michigan University majoring in Biomedical Science. His primary responsibilities are to assist management with marketing our brand to obtain potential referral opportunities.
Clark joined Kalamazoo Mortgage in September of 2016 bringing in a little over a year experience with him. He started out at our Insurance agency in July of 2016, but slowly transitioned to our mortgage side a few months later. His primary responsibility is to assist clients in the early stages of the loan process while providing a 5-star experience. Clark graduated from Northwood University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. NMLS# 1533178
Nate joined Kalamazoo Mortgage in 2012. He has spent his entire career in finance and is licensed in multiple states. Nate’s primary responsibilities are working with clients in the early stages of the mortgage transaction, pre-qualifying borrowers, and providing informed loan options to choose from. NMLS: 988273
Danielle joined Kalamazoo Mortgage in 2011. Not only is she fully licensed, she has a full understanding of all steps of the mortgage loan process. Her primary responsibilities are to coach and mentor our loan partners, and serve as an essential contact for our borrowers as they go through the most important purchase of their life. NMLS: 175784
Jason joined Kalamazoo Mortgage in July of 2015 bringing in over 10 years of mortgage and title experience with him. His primary responsibility is to assist clients through the approval process and into their new homes while providing a 5-star experience. He also communicates with our underwriters and loan officers to ensure a smooth process. NMLS: 1381101
Victoria joined us in September of 2016. Her primary responsibilities are assisting clients through the approval process while providing a 5-star experience. She also communicates with our underwriters and loan officers to ensure a smooth process. Victoria graduated from Xavier University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. NMLS: 1541693
Brea joined us in August of 2016 bringing in over 3 years of lending experience with her. Her primary responsibilities are assisting clients through the approval process while providing a 5-star experience. She also communicates with our underwriters and loan officers to ensure a smooth process. NMLS: 1152850
Mindy joined us in May of 2016 bringing in over 15 years of experience with her. Her primary responsibilities are originating loans, educating and working with 1st time buyers throughout the process, and making them feel comfortable and confident. NMLS: 1430199
Senior Loan Officermthomas@kzoomortgage.com
Melinda joined us in 2013 bringing over 15 years of experience with her. Melinda attended Baker Business College and O’More College of Design for three years. Her primary responsibilities are to guide our clients thru the home buying process. NMLS: 134313
Senior Loan Officer/Credit Repair Specialisteric@kzoomortgage.com
Eric joined us in January of 2013. Prior to joining Kalamazoo Mortgage, Eric was a Branch Sales Manager for HSBC where he oversaw retail branches throughout the Midwest. Eric now specializes in counseling borrowers on personal finance, credit and preparing them for the next steps in home ownership. NMLS: 1017473
Jodi joined us in May of 2016 bringing in over 11 years of banking and financial experience with her. Her primary responsibilities are to work with clients in credit repair by creating game plans that meet specifically to their needs so they can become new homeowners. Jodi graduated from Humboldt State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Exercise Science/Wellness Management. NMLS# 426355
Donna joined us in May of 2014. She currently works on Dwaine’s team and is licensed as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Her primary responsibility is to assist clients through the approval process and into their new homes. NMLS: 1231072
Jeffrey joined us in May of 2016 bringing in over 9 years of related work experience with him. His primary responsibilities are to follow up with incoming applications, and handles inquiries on signage and various websites. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and an emphasis on secondary level education. NMLS: 1471827