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First Class Mortgage Fargo, ND

First Class Mortgage Fargo, ND Location

Fargo Contact Information
2300 13th Avenue S
Fargo, ND 58103
 
p: 701.356.9898
f: 701.356.0344
1.877.375.2016
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Meet the Fargo Staff

Dan Van Winkle - Mortgage Consultant

Dan is originally from Devils Lake, ND. He moved to Fargo in 1998. Dan and his wife, Jill, were married in May of 1999 and have two daughters: Lauren and Taylor. Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, spending time at the lake, and watching/following his two favorite sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys and UND Fighting Sioux hockey. Dan is an active member of the programming and entertainment committee for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of Realtors.  Dan is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Cross Catholic Church Men’s Club.

 

Dan started First Class Mortgage in 2003 with his business partner, Greg Dean.  Prior to First Class Mortgage Dan worked in the financial/banking industry for 9 years.  

 

Education: B.S. in Financial Management along with a minor in Marketing and Accounting from the University of North Dakota. 

Dawn Johnson - Mortgage Consultant

Dawn is originally from Kindred, ND, where she resides with her two boys: Tyson and Brock. Dawn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spending time at the lakes, watching and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings, playing volleyball, running and just spending time outside.

Dawn has been with First Class Mortgage since 2004. Prior to joining First Class Mortgage, she spent four years in the title insurance industry. She is also an active member of the Kindred Community Club and Davenport Lutheran Church.

 

Education:  Associates degree in Financial and Credit Services Administration from MSCTC, Moorhead, MN

Chad Skarperud - Mortgage Consultant

Chad is originally from Grand Forks, ND. He and his wife, Jessica, moved to Fargo in 2002 after spending seven years in Detroit Lakes, MN. He and his wife have three boys: Alex, Jacob and Zachary. Chad enjoys spending time with his family and friends, spending time at the lakes and watching his boys in all of their activities.


Chad has been with First Class Mortgage since 2012. Prior to joining First Class Mortgage, he spent 13 years in the mortgage industry.

 

Education: Attended Indian River Community College and University of North Dakota.

Jodi Deplazes - Mortgage Consultant

Jodi is originally from Rolla, ND. She resides in Fargo, ND, with her son, Shawn Peterson II. Jodi loves watching hockey with her son, making custom hand stamped metal jewelry and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Jodi has been with First Class Mortgage since 2015. Prior to joining the First Class Mortgage team, she spent ten years in the mortgage and real estate industries; she held her real estate license in ND and MN from 2005-2008. 

 

Education: Associates degree from NDSCS, Wahpeton, ND.

Scott Philbrick - Mortgage Consultant

Scott is originally from Fargo, ND, where he resides with his two children: Parker and Lauren. Scott enjoys watching his children in their many activities and has coached hockey in the Fargo community for over 15 years. During the summer months Scott and his family spend time in the Minnesota Lakes area.

 

Scott has been with First Class Mortgage since 2012. Prior to joining First Class Mortgage, he spent 17 years in the mortgage industry.

 

Education: B.S. in Recreation and Sports Management from North Dakota State University.

 

Ty Singman – Mortgage Consultant

Ty is originally from Annapolis, MD, and moved to Fargo in 2012, where he resides with his two children, Sophia and Roman. Ty enjoys cooking, traveling to nearby state parks to fish and hike with his kids and has successfully completed an Introductory Sommelier Course.


Ty has been with First Class Mortgage since 2015. Prior to joining the First Class Mortgage team, he gained over twelve years of experience in the real estate industry as a new home sales representative and a mortgage loan officer. He also held his real estate license in Maryland.

Ashley Mortiere – Mortgage Processor

Ashley is originally from Ann Arbor, MI, Ashley currently resides in Moorhead, MN, with her husband, Rob, and their three children, Dietrik, Avery and Nolan. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the Detroit Lions and sewing and crocheting.

Ashley has been with First Class Mortgage since 2015. Prior to joining the First Class Mortgage team, she was a mortgage processor for four years.    

Kim Kainz - Mortgage Processor

Kim is originally from Brainerd, MN. She currently lives in Moorhead, MN with her husband, Troy, and their three children, Logan, Tanner and McKenzie. Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography and the chaotic schedule of life with three active children!

 

Kim has been with First Class Mortgage since 2011. Prior to joining First Class Mortgage, she spent nine years in the mortgage industry and five years in the title company industry.

 

Education: B.S. in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University.

Laura Helgeson – Mortgage Processor

Laura is originally from Walhalla, ND. She currently lives in Fargo, ND with her daughter, Kennedy. Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, running and being a cheerleader at her daughter’s activities.

Laura has been with First Class Mortgage since 2013. Prior to First Class Mortgage she worked in the inside sales industry for 2 years.

Education: Associate Degree in Financial and Credit Services Administration from MSTCS, Moorhead.

Troy Hertz – Mortgage Processor

Troy is originally from Fargo, ND.  Troy and his wife Kelli live in West Fargo and have one daughter Katie.
Troy enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his grandson Jaden in hockey, bow hunting, golfing, and being outdoors.
 
Troy has been with First Class Mortgage since 2012. Prior to joining First Class Mortgage, he spent 20 years as a  Consumer Loan Officer.

Education: B.S. in Business Administration and Minor in Economics from North Dakota State University.

ElizaBeth McKay – Administrative Assistant

ElizaBeth is originally from Wyndmere, ND. She currently resides in Wahpeton, ND, with her boyfriend and their five dogs. She enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew, crafting and enjoying the outdoors riding motorcycle and gardening.

 

ElizaBeth has been with First Class Mortgage since 2015. Prior to joining the First Class Mortgage team, she spent four years as an administrative assistant at a zoo, where she managed accounts, events and guest services.


Education: Associates degree in Arts with an emphasis in Business Banking & Finance from NDSCS, Wahpeton, ND. 

Greg Dean - Mortgage Consultant