Meet Jorge Antezana-Pimentel, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

Mortgage Loan Officers | Greater Madison & Milwaukee

“Buying a home creates memories that will last forever. I enjoy being a part of that by educating members so they’re empowered to make sound purchasing and refinancing decisions.”

Background & Experience
Jorge has an extensive background in lending, having worked in the field since 2010. After joining UW Credit Union in 2015, he has enabled thousands of members to achieve their personal and financial goals with our full range of mortgage options and other smart borrowing solutions. He also is a part-time instructor at Madison College, teaching personal finance to ESL students. Jorge holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and an MBA from UW-Whitewater.

Lending Specialty
Jorge’s talents as a bilingual mortgage lending expert have been extremely beneficial to Spanish-speaking members. He has a passion for educating members so they feel confident, informed and prepared throughout the process. He loves working with first-time homebuyers, and enjoys helping them create strategies to improve their credit, successfully save for down payments, or explore additional options to achieve their goals. Case in point: one member who lacked funds for a down payment and closing costs received Jorge’s caring guidance with seeking down payment assistance. Today, she’s a happy condo owner and can comfortably make her monthly payments.

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Meet Ashley Bergren, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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.

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Meet Will Hamielec, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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.

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Meet Jessica Love, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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.

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Meet Troy Magestro, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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.

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Meet Shelly McCoy, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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.

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Meet Rick McKinley - Mortgage Loan Officer at UW Credit Union.

“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.

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Meet Kyle McManners, Mortgage Loan Officer at UW Credit Union in Madison, WI.

“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.

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Meet Todd Merow, Mortgage Loan Officer at UW Credit Union in Madison, WI.

“My goal is to help our members understand and feel comfortable with the mortgage process. By getting to know the homebuyers and their plans, I can help find the best solution to fit their needs.”

Background & Experience
Before joining the mortgages team, Todd worked with UW Credit Union’s lending division to provide a range of financing solutions for members from all walks of life. With a deep knowledge of financial products and services and more than a decade of experience, Todd is happy to provide homebuyers a fast, collaborative and stress-free mortgage experience.

Lending Specialty
Thanks to Todd’s broad financial acumen, including consumer lending, mortgage processing and personal banking, he can offer a consultative approach for homebuyers. Todd helps buyers understand the process and find the best option for their budget, lifestyle and goals.


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Meet Chris Ohly, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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, and lot loans. Whatever the lending scenario, Chris always serves as a trusted advisor, providing guidance, insight and support.

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Meet Cory Poole, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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.

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Meet Kari Ripp, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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.

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Meet Brad Sailing, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“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.

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Meet Rachel Solt, UW Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer.

“Educating homebuyers, building long-lasting friendships and being a part of the homebuying process is why I love working in mortgages.”

Background & Experience
With 20 years of lending experience, Rachel has extensive knowledge of a wide range of mortgage products, including conventional, jumbo ARMs, and WHEDA options. She takes a holistic approach when working with borrowers, finding mortgage solutions that are the right fit, while helping them work toward improving their overall financial well-being. Rachel was born and raised in the Madison area, and enjoys volunteering, distance running, and spending time with her family.

Lending Specialty
Rachel excels in providing outstanding service, whether you are looking to build your new dream home, purchase an investment property or buy a new primary or secondary residence. As a seasoned pro, she has deep experience analyzing borrowers’ needs, exploring options with them, and empowering them to realize their homeownership goals.

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

“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.

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Meet Anna Wise - Mortgage Loan Officer at UW Credit Union.

“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.

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