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-Sun Prairie

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2371
Cell: 608-800-1325
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 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

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

Kyle McManners

Madison-Corporate Office

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2157
Cell: 608-216-3308
NMLS #506802

“I truly believe in our mission of putting our members’ best interests first. Whether you’re buying your first home or your retirement home, my goal is ensuring we find the right option for you.”

Background & Experience
Kyle has been contributing his knowledge and passion to UW Credit Union since 2009 when he started as a teller. After more than five years working with members as a financial specialist, he transitioned to our Mortgage Department in 2016. As a mortgage loan officer, Kyle creates positive home financing experiences for members, and possesses a strong commitment to excellence.

Lending Specialty
With more than nine years of financial services experience, Kyle has a solid track record when it comes to delivering member-focused solutions. His biggest strengths include working with members to understand their specific situations, educating them about their different options, and assisting them in finding solutions tailored to their individual needs. He loves helping people achieve their financial goals, especially those involved with home ownership.

Apply with Kyle

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 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

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.

Renee Bosnjak Mortgage Loan Officer at UW Credit Union
Renee Bosnjak

Waukesha

608-232-9000 | 800-533-6773
Ext. 2029
NMLS #273298

“I love helping people accomplish their dreams of owning a home. It’s one of the biggest financial decisions of their life, and I value being entrusted with helping them.”

Background & Experience
With a decade of experience working in mortgages, Renee is an expert in her field. Additionally, her six years as a licensed real estate broker have given her additional expertise and insights when it comes to the homebuying process. As a result, Renee has the unique skills and experience to help members make borrowing decisions that are the right fit for their situation.

Lending Specialty
Renee prides herself on firmly understanding members’ mortgage needs, and skillfully gathering all the necessary information to ensure the underwriting process goes as smoothly as possible. Members feel at ease as she keeps them informed every step of the way, so there are no surprises. Renee believes in her obligation to find borrowing solutions that make the most financial sense for each member. For Renee, building trust is fundamental to her success as a mortgage loan officer.

Apply with Renee

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

West Allis

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 1962
Cell: 262-358-5027
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

Jeremy Leibfried Mortgage Loan Officer at UW Credit Union
Jeremy Leibfried

New Berlin

608-232-9000 | 800-533-6773
Ext. 2072
Cell: 414-399-0444
NMLS #389781

“I love working with first-time homebuyers and providing them knowledge and guidance all throughout one of the biggest and most exciting purchases of their lives.”

Background & Experience
Ever since he started working in mortgages in 2010, Jeremy has consistently been recognized for his responsiveness to members and realtors. He genuinely cares about people’s satisfaction throughout the loan process, and it shows with every interaction with our members. Jeremy is a Wisconsin native, and received his bachelor’s degree from UW–Milwaukee.

Lending Specialty
Jeremy is especially experienced when it comes to helping first-time homebuyers. With specialties in conventional, jumbo, FHA, and VA lending, he enjoys helping customers in any way he can. He carefully takes the time to explain every step in the mortgage process to members and answer their questions. Sometimes the homebuying journey can be a little stressful, but Jeremy is an expert at putting members at ease and giving them the confidence to achieve their home ownership goals.

 

Apply with Jeremy

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

Wauwatosa-West State Street

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773 
Ext. 2477
Cell:414-630-4330 
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

Nikki Peskie

Wauwatosa-Mayfair Road

608-232-5000 | 800-533-6773
Ext. 2556
Cell: 414-522-0703
NMLS #502926

“I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone that I have the privilege of working with!”

Background & Experience
Nikki has been in the banking industry for nearly two decades, and her wealth of customer service experience and mortgage knowledge is invaluable. After 17 years of retail banking and consumer lending experience, she switched to the mortgage industry in 2016. Nikki joined UW Credit Union in January 2019 and loves supporting members throughout their home buying journey.

Lending Specialty
Nikki is passionate about helping first-time homebuyers as well as those who are more experienced. She understands that every borrower has a different story, and enjoys providing personalized service to best meet their homeownership goals.

Apply with Nikki

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