Meet Our Staff
Our Fearless Leader
A.K.A. "The Whip Cracker"
Vickie has always taken her own path in life. (Seriously, she ran away and joined the carnival as a teenager. Who does that?) This core value is why she felt the need to strike out on her own, after years of being an underwriter, to become a Branch Manager for AFN. She believes that people are more than just numbers. She loves having people call her up and tell them what is going on in their lives so she can find out how to best help them meet their goals. If you pop by the office it is almost guaranteed that she will be barefoot.
Don’t be fooled by her easygoing nature. She will work tirelessly to get the job done. She isn’t afraid to put in long hours to get your loan completed. Vickie has over 34 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Her advice and insight is often sought out when other loan officers and realtors need help getting loans approved. She happily guides them to do the best for their clients. Her passion for getting people into the security of owning a home is unparalleled.
On the rare occasion Vickie has some free time, she enjoys dancing the night away to live music, spending time with horses, and cooking incredible meals.
A.K.A "The Lending Dude"
James spent many years as a popular college recruiter and public speaker. He had a habit of educating students about the flawed university system whilst giving his speeches. He quickly became known as The Dude to many of the students and faculty members. As The Dude grew disillusioned with the current “turn and burn” strategies of the collegiate world, he decided to make a career shift and light up the mortgage industry. Armed with his quirky humor and steel trap memory, now filled with all the mortgage knowledge, he is ready to do what it takes to get you into your dream home!
Transferring his passion for supporting all generations in a chaotic and constantly changing world, The Dude is stoked to bring his love for life hacks to the abode buying experience. When he’s not writing music or funny weird fantasy novels, James loves to abide with his bad ass wife and five creative kids.
The Marketing Guru
A.K.A. "The Ghost"
Don has been in the mortgage industry since 1997. He started out specializing in rental property and FHA loans. Along the way he began to train Loan Officers as well as Realtors on various marketing strategies. As time went on he discovered that he really enjoyed the world of marketing and teaching. About 5 years ago he decided to make the leap from Loan Officer to Marketing Manager. He focuses on the art of marketing to clients, keeping databases, and how to utilize simple marketing tools that have maximum impact. Since then, his knowledge and skill set have been sought out by many different entities to help them grow their business. Plus he’s always down to do a coffee run for everyone whenever needed!
Don can occasionally be seen taking up space on the couch in the office and making bad jokes. (Please don’t encourage him.) When he’s not in the office, he can be found on the couch at home watching Netflix, out at his favorite restaurant on Wednesdays for live music, or taking a nap! Seriously though, he is always dreaming up new ways to reach people in order to help them fulfill their dream of home ownership.