Mortgage Loan  Officers

We are here to help make owning your home a reality. Take the first step by contacting a loan officer by phone or email, or call us at 800-533-6773, ext. 2810.

Get to know our mortgage team members in and around Madison, and in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Madison/Greater Wisconsin

Based in Madison, our in-house mortgage lending team serves borrowers in the Madison area and throughout the state.

Meet Ashley Bergren, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Ashley Bergren

Madison - Corporate Office

608-232-5000
 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2107
NMLS# 1542804

“My mission is to offer excellent customer service allowing members to enjoy the experience of home ownership.”

Background & Experience

Ashley has acquired exceptional knowledge and experience in the mortgage world, having worked with a wide range of borrowers in the field since 2010. She started out as loan processor, and now serves as a mortgage loan officer. Ashley joined the UW Credit Union mortgage team in 2016.

Lending Specialty
Ashley frequently works with first-time homebuyers, guiding them through the process so they’re informed and feel confident every step of the way. She always strives to ensure that our members choose loan programs that are just the right fit for their needs.

Apply with Ashley

Meet Will Hamielec, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Will Hamielec

Madison-Junction Road

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 1931
NMLS#
523927

“One of my favorite things about working at UW Credit Union is connecting with members and helping them realize their dreams.”

Background & Experience
Will has considerable experience in financial services, having worked in lending since 2007. He has been serving borrowers as a mortgage loan officer since 2012, and joined the UW Credit Union mortgage team in 2018. Will always strives to make members feel comfortable and well-informed, so they’ll ultimately have a great homebuying experience.

Lending Specialty
Will’s experience encompasses a wide range of borrowing needs. Whether he’s working with first-time homebuyers or more experienced borrowers, Will always works to make the process as easy, clear and stress-free as possible.

Apply with Will

Meet Jessica Love, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Jessica Love

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2371
NMLS# 506836

“I love being part of a team that is committed to helping our members achieve their financial goals. It’s a great feeling to have such a positive impact!”

Background & Experience
Jessica has been with UW Credit Union since 1998, and has a versatile lending background, having focused on consumer lending before becoming a mortgage loan officer. She always strives to provide members with the best loan for their budget. Jessica received a bachelor’s degree in economics from UW-Madison in 2000.

Lending Specialty 
Jessica always goes above and beyond to determine the financial needs of borrowers, and carefully reviews their current financial picture to help them decide on the mortgage product that is best for their budget. She has a solid working knowledge of conventional home loans, WHEDA and construction loans.

Apply with Jessica

Meet Troy Magestro, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Troy Magestro

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2362
NMLS#
555773

“One of the best things about working at UW Credit Union is that it’s a non-profit that offers products and services at a very low cost, while delivering member-focused service.”

Background & Experience
Troy has spent most of his career helping people become homeowners and enjoys being there to support them whenever they need him during the loan process. He has been in the mortgage lending business since 2002 and has been serving UW Credit Union members since 2011. Troy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UW-Whitewater.

Lending Specialty
Troy understands that it can be overwhelming to go through the homebuying process, especially if you’re going to be a first-time homeowner. He’s also an expert in affordable down payment options and construction loans.

Apply with Troy

Meet Dan Mattes, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Dan Mattes

Madison-Fitchburg

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 1840
Cell: 608-250-0553
NMLS#
1063834

“I love helping people achieve their dreams of homeownership!”

Background & Experience
Dan brings a wealth of experience to his role, having worked in the financial services industry his entire career. Since 2011, he has helped numerous prospective homebuyers by processing their mortgages and has additional experience with closing and underwriting. Dan is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Lending Specialty
Dan works hard to help borrowers find mortgage solutions that best fit their financial goals and needs. He possesses both the knowledge and experience to work with members who have varying levels of experience with mortgages, providing solid support every step of the way.

Apply with Dan

Meet Shelly McCoy, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Shelly McCoy

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2018
NMLS#
506799

“UW Credit Union has a different kind of atmosphere. Here, you’re not a number.”

Background & Experience
Shelly offers her customers well-rounded expertise when it comes to home loans, having started out in real estate in 1985, and eventually moving on to mortgages and lending. After joining UW Credit Union in 2006, Shelly has enjoyed working closely with members and partnering with real estate agents to create satisfying homebuying experiences.

Lending Specialty
Shelly specializes in delivering personalized service because she truly takes the time to listen to members’ needs. She is keenly focused on making sure borrowers make educated choices about their loan options.

Apply with Shelly

Meet Rick McKinley, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Rick McKinley

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2015
NMLS#
506801

“It is rewarding to help people accomplish the goal of home ownership and seeing the joy in their faces when they receive their keys at closing.”

Background & Experience
Rick is a proud native of Madison—in fact, he graduated from UW-Madison after attending high school in the area. He uses his experience to assist buyers during their home search and help them find the best financing to meet their needs. He started his career at UW Credit Union in 1992, and has a bachelor’s degree in social welfare.

Lending Specialty
Rick specializes in residential lending, assisting both first-time homeowners and experienced buyers with financing their homes. His many years of experience enable him to provide homebuyers with expert recommendations about budgeting and loan programs that best fit their needs.

Apply with Rick

Meet Chris Ohly, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Christopher Ohly

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2013
NMLS#
506809

“I really enjoy getting to know someone and finding out what is important to them, so we can find the best solution.”

Background & Experience
Having served UW Credit Union members as a mortgage loan officer since 1996, Chris has emerged as one of our top mortgage producers. For Chris, it’s all about getting to know each member’s unique situation and crafting a mortgage that’s just right for them.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from UW-Madison.

Lending Specialty
Chris specializes in residential and 1- to 4-unit owner-occupied properties, conventional, construction, WHEDA, FHA, VA and lot loans. Whatever the lending scenario, Chris always serves as a trusted advisor, providing guidance, insight and support.

Apply with Chris

Meet Cory Poole, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Cory Poole

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2150
NMLS#
506819

“I truly enjoy working with a great team of mortgage professionals that work together to make the process smooth for our members.”

Background & Experience
Cory helps members see the big picture of what it takes to achieve homeownership. That’s because during his time in the industry, he’s worked in personal banking, consumer lending and credit analysis. Cory joined UW Credit Union in 2002 and has served as a mortgage loan officer since 2003. He is a graduate of UW-Whitewater.

Lending Specialty
Cory enjoys helping first-time and seasoned buyers with their home purchases. He also has a lot of experience with both construction financing and refinance transactions. Being there for members during challenging times, Cory specializes in helping couples who are separating or divorcing refinance their homes.

Apply with Cory

Meet Kari Ripp, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Kari Ripp

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2364
NMLS#
506824

“I always focus on members’ needs and goals, and I work hard to offer solutions that improve their financial situation.”

Background & Experience
Kari is a knowledgeable lending professional who has been assisting people with mortgages since 1993. In addition to originating mortgage loans, she has worked in processing, closing, servicing and managing first mortgage loans. She has been with the credit union since 2011 and is a graduate of Madison Business College.

Lending Specialty
Kari’s expertise includes working on WHEDA loans and providing down payment assistance. She enjoys walking borrowers through the process and educating them about their options, so they’ll make informed decisions that meet their needs.

Apply with Kari

Meet Eirik Rorvig, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Eirik Rorvig

Madison-Sun Prairie

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2351
NMLS#
506826

“Every situation is a puzzle to be solved, every purchase a dream to be fulfilled. I like helping members with both.”

Background & Experience
With his depth and breadth of financial experience, Eirik has helped a wide range of members achieve their borrowing goals. Since 2011, he has served as a financial specialist, mortgage specialist, and now, as a mortgage loan officer. Eirik truly enjoys interacting with borrowers and preparing them for homeownership.

Lending Specialty
Eirik excels at equipping new homebuyers with the information they need to make the best short- and long-term financial choices for themselves and their families. He also helps members meet their financing needs through refinancing.

Apply with Eirik

Meet Brad Sailing, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Bradley Sailing

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2324
NMLS#
506829

“I’m proud to be part of a team that helps people achieve the goal of home ownership, which is such a monumental life event.”

Background & Experience
Brad is an accomplished expert when it comes to helping people become happy homeowners, having worked in mortgage lending at UW Credit Union since 1999. He started working here in 1995, and has always focused on helping members achieve their financial goals. Brad holds a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison.

Lending Specialty
Brad enjoys taking time to help first-time buyers understand the mortgage process and how much they can comfortably afford before they begin their actual home search. He also works hard to help members save money through refinancing.

Apply with Brad

Meet Ian Warlick-Short, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Ian Warlick-Short

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 1973
NMLS#
1565561

“Homeownership is a huge part of building a strong community. I’m glad to be a part of that as a UW Credit Union mortgage loan officer.”

Background & Experience
Ian joined the UW Credit Union mortgage team in 2016 and is passionate about helping members get the homes they deserve—and love. He is firmly committed to helping borrowers understand all their options, so they can confidently make sound borrowing decisions.

Lending Specialty
Ian especially enjoys working with first-time homebuyers, and excels at providing down payment assistance by helping borrowers obtain grants and second mortgages. His expertise also includes handling existing home refinancing and working on loans for new construction.

Apply with Ian

Meet Anna Wise, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Anna Wise

Madison-Capitol Square

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2452
NMLS#
1076291

“I love helping people make good financial decisions by providing them with the information and understanding they need.”

Background & Experience
Anna’s rich experience serving members at various UW Credit Union branches, along with her work as a mortgage specialist, have prepared her well for her role as a loan officer. She is very focused on members’ needs, and she values the importance of good communication. Anna graduated from Washington State University.

Lending Specialty
Anna enjoys helping first-time buyers through the lending process. For Anna, it is important to give members multiple loan options, so they can choose what works best for their unique situations.

Apply with Anna

Greater Milwaukee Area

Our Greater Milwaukee area mortgage team helps prospective homebuyers in Milwaukee and surrounding communities.

Meet Kerry Graber, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Kerry Graber

West Allis

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 1962
NMLS#
1539553

“I love working with first-time homebuyers and guiding them through UW Credit Union’s seamless, straightforward mortgage process.”

Background & Experience
Kerry’s career in consumer lending has encompassed credit cards, auto loans and home equity loans. As a mortgage loan officer, he works with borrowers to find out what’s most important to them, and then helps them complete what is likely the largest transaction of their lives: buying a home.

Lending Specialty
Kerry specializes in helping first-time homebuyers, as well as providing mortgage solutions for refinancing and interest savings. He also specializes in credit consultations and financial solutions that help borrowers save as much money as possible.

Apply with Kerry

Meet Evan Luck, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Evan Luck

Wauwatosa - West State Street

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2477
NMLS# 689812

“Even though a mortgage is essentially a financial product, it’s also a launchpad for helping people achieve one of their biggest goals in life. It’s nice to play a key role in making that happen.”

Background & Experience
Before Evan joined UW Credit Union in 2011, he already had a strong background in financial services, having worked in the banking field since 2004. As a mortgage loan officer, he has provided a wide range of borrowers with the know-how and confidence to choose loans that are affordable best-suited for their needs.

Lending Specialty
Evan has extensive experience working with first-time homeowners. One of his biggest strengths is that he always takes the time to explain the process in a way that makes the most sense to the borrower. 

Apply with Evan

Meet Matt Ribbick, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Matt Ribbeck

Wauwatosa - Mayfair

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2233
NMLS# 427914

“I love the fact that UW Credit Union provides great products and technology that make the whole mortgage process convenient and stress-free.”

Background & Experience
Matt has been a mortgage lender his entire career, having entered the profession after graduating from UW-Eau Claire in 2002. Through the years, he has acquired the breadth of expertise to handle practically any mortgage scenario, and has succeeded at creating seamless, positive mortgage experiences for UWCU members.

Lending Specialty
Matt strives to win the trust of first-time homebuyers by explaining all the details, so they fully understand the process. He also is an expert in government loans, helping members find alternative ways to become homeowners.

Apply with Matt

Meet Chris Smart, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.
Chris Smart

Waukesha
608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2147
NMLS# 747146

“It’s a joy coming to work every day knowing that I can help people literally save thousands of dollars while enabling them to achieve their goal of homeownership.”

Background & Experience
Having worked in mortgage lending since 2004, Chris realizes that everyone’s financial situation is unique. That’s why he is driven to help borrowers decide on the best loan program for their long-term needs. He has been with the credit union since 2011 and is a graduate of Mid-State Technical College in Marshfield, Wis.

Lending Specialty
Educating credit union members about financing options is Chris’ specialty. He works hard to help borrowers get preapproved, so they can move faster to make an offer and get their dream home.

Apply with Chris

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