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 also currently resides with her family. Dawn and her husband, Tony, were married in June of 2004 and have 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 volley ball, 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.

Scott Philbrick - Mortgage Consultant

Scott is originally from Fargo, ND, where he also currently resides with his family. Scott and his wife, Candace, were married in October of 1996 and have 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 14 years in the mortgage industry.

 

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

 

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.

 

Jessica Weigel - Mortgage Processor

Jessica is originally from West Fargo, ND, where she also currently resides. Jessica enjoys spending time with her horses, watching NDSU Bison Football and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

Jessica has been with First Class Mortgage since 2012. Prior to joining First Class Mortgage, she spent eight years in the consumer loan industry.

 

Education: B.S. in Agricultural Economics along with minors in Accounting and Business Administration from North Dakota State University.

 

 

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.

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.

Megan Graten – Assistant Processor

Megan is originally from Neche, ND. Megan and her husband, Tom, and their son Charlie, currently reside in Moorhead, MN. Megan enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, volunteering with local dog rescue groups and being outdoors.

Megan has been with First Class Mortgage since 2014. Prior to First Class Mortgage she worked as a receptionist at a car dealership.

Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Paraprofessional from Northland Community College in East Grand Forks, MN.

Greg Dean - Mortgage Consultant