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Robert Meyer

Robert Meyer

Branch Manager

NMLS #1295004

Branch Manager Robert Meyer is a retired Command Master Chief of the United States Navy. He served 30 years - 12 of those years overseas. Now in the mortgage industry, Robert is honored to help his fellow Veterans achieve the American Dream of homeownership. He believes in building lasting relationships with his borrowers and offers a true understanding of the various trials Veterans may go through. When he’s not at work, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, golfing and sharpening his history knowledge.

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Charles  McKee

Charles McKee

Loan Officer

NMLS #2053706

Loan Officer Charles McKee came to the mortgage industry after working in healthcare for 17 years. Born and raised in Southern California, he moved to Columbia, Missouri before moving back home in 2020. Charles loves being a resource for Veterans and enjoys assisting them in the process of building wealth through homeownership. Charles’ father served in the Army National Guard, and he’s always admired our service members for what they do for us. He’s honored to have the opportunity to give back to our Veterans! Outside of work, he loves spending time with family traveling, golfing, or just hanging out at the beach.

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Jake  Ferguson

Jake Ferguson

Loan Officer

NMLS #1993204

Loan Officer Jake Ferguson brings enthusiasm and excitement to his role here at the Veterans United San Diego. Jake prides himself in his attention to detail and the lengths he is willing to go to help his borrowers obtain homeownership. Jake is one of the in-house seminar hosts and specializes in all aspects of VA financing. Outside of work you will usually find Jake enjoying the San Diego weather with his fiance, Courtney, and their two dogs, Ollie (Italian Greyhound) and Finn (Sloughi). He also has a passion for weight lifting, traveling the world, golfing (he's not good) and spending time with his family.

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David Mendez

David Mendez

Loan Officer

NMLS #668234

Loan Officer David Mendez understands Veterans as his father is an Army Veteran. He also understands mortgages. It’s a good thing he works with us! His motto is, “Do what you say, and say what you’ll do,” and he is proud to provide accountability and transparency to his borrowers. David knows that purchasing a home is the biggest purchase of your life, so he’s here to help you navigate the process and let you know what to expect. Outside of work, David loves to spend time with his family and their two dogs hiking, trying new restaurants and traveling!

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Jeremy  Morgan

Jeremy Morgan

Loan Officer

NMLS #2187368

Loan Officer Jeremy Morgan joins us with an extensive military history. Throughout his 20 years in the Navy, he was deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan where he worked closely with personnel from almost every branch. Through that experience, Jeremy feels better equipped to help the military families we serve. He also developed skills that translate well to the sometimes complicated home loan process, such as critical thinking and problem solving. After being stationed in several states throughout his service, Jeremy understands the value of having somewhere more permanent to call home. Southern California is his home, and he returned to the area in 2012. In addition to his role as a Loan Officer, Jeremy fills the role of dad and loves supporting both his sons in their activities. When they’re not running to sports games and other events, the family takes advantage of all the area has to offer, from the beaches to the mountains. If you're ready to take on your next adventure, give him a call!

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Axel Maes

Axel Maes

Loan Officer

NMLS #1873594

Loan Officer Axel Maes grew up in the Midwest and encompasses a strong work ethic with honesty and integrity as a cornerstone of his business model. He counts himself lucky to have friends and family in the military and is a strong advocate for the power of the VA home loan. He is grateful for the opportunity to help our military community navigate their homebuying journeys and strives to keep his borrowers well-informed throughout the process. In April 2022, Axel and his wife Andrea welcomed their son, Bennett Adam Maes (aka Bam-Bam). They are excited to see where life takes their family!

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Mark Manos

Mark Manos

Loan Officer

NMLS #1232372

Loan Officer Mark Manos previously worked in sales with two Major League Baseball teams: the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics. He began helping homebuyers in 2014 after studying finance & economics at Missouri State University. Mark was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA and lived in the Bay Area before moving down to San Diego. With his knowledge of California and the San Diego community, he’s a valuable asset in the homebuying process. He believes the personal relationships he builds with his borrowers go beyond the home loan process. Mark resides in Santee with his wife & daughter and he enjoys watching baseball and spending time at the beach & lake.

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Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Loan Officer

NMLS #2278117

Adam Johnson served in the US Air Force for 8 years, most of which were at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE, before deciding to become a loan officer. In his work as a loan officer, Adam is excited by the sense of accomplishment knowing that he is able to help other veterans get into homes. Outside of work, Adam likes to watch sports and participate in many outdoor activities including: golfing, kayaking, downhill skiing, and going to the beach with his wife and dog!

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Shaun Diaz

Shaun Diaz

Loan Officer

NMLS #1688005

Loan Officer Shaun Diaz was born and raised here in San Diego, California and would like you to know he is a committed fan of the MLB San Diego Padres. With his grandfather having served in the military, Shaun takes pride in assisting Veterans with their homebuying process. For Shaun, nothing means more than being of service to others! In his spare time, Shaun enjoys running, golfing and attending concerts. He is also a big believer in spending quality time with loved ones, which is why he spends as much time as possible with his family. friends, and of course, his beloved beagle!

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Jessica Zulauf

Jessica Zulauf

Loan Officer

NMLS #1913651

Loan Officer Jessica Zulauf is a lifelong resident of San Diego. Being able to serve Veterans in her hometown is an incredible honor for her and something she takes great pride in! She is also grateful to have a brother-in-law in the Navy whom has given her great insight into military life. Besides helping homebuyers, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and hiking, camping or going out on the beach. Most weeknights you can find her playing volleyball or volunteering with a local dog rescue!

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Danny Davis

Danny Davis

Loan Officer

NMLS #1846211

Loan Officer Danny Davis is a Navy SEAL Veteran dedicated to helping those who served. He formerly served as a member of the Navy Special Warfare Group One with SEAL Team One where he learned great lessons of sacrifice and discipline. This is also where he learned what it meant to be depended on and how to lead by example; which he now uses to shape his work with Veterans United. Danny is incredibly honored to serve a community that has done so much for him, his family and his country and pushes himself to make sure that his fellow Veterans get the help they deserve. When he’s not at work, he likes to surf, watch football and lift weights. He and his wife also love to travel, watch movies and hang with their four-legged furry family members.

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Noah Webber

Noah Webber

Loan Officer

NMLS #2267329

Loan Officer Noah Webber relocated from St. Louis to San Diego, where he began his career with Veterans United Home Loans. He enjoys exploring San Diego and spending time outside with his dog Luna –a Shepherd-Terrier mix. Noah’s father served in the National Guard, and his grandfathers served in the Korean War and WWII, respectively. He loves working with Veterans and seeing the delight of his homebuyers when they close on their homes –especially if it’s their first time! He knows that buying a home is a big deal and strives to make the process simple & stress-free. If you’re ready to get started on your home loan journey, give him a call today!

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Jonathan Riddle

Jonathan Riddle

Loan Officer

NMLS #1326569

Loan Officer Jonathan Riddle has several family members that have served in the military: his grandfather in WWII, his brother in the Army and a brother-in-law that is currently in the Army Reserves. He understands Veterans and the unique homebuying journey each of them are on. Jonathan treasures the relationships he builds with his borrowers and loves to celebrate their homeownership accomplishments with them! When he’s not working, Jonathan enjoys hiking, camping, reading and songwriting (he used to be in a pop/punk band!)

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Britt Blaesing

Britt Blaesing

Loan Officer

NMLS #1770415

Loan Officer Britt Blaesing grew up in the Midwest and moved to San Diego in 2014 with an impressive resume in the customer service industry - from hospitality to transportation to real estate! Her grandfather and boyfriend are Army Veterans, so she understands the unique military needs and struggles during the homebuying process. Britt strives to see her borrowers in their dream home and ensures top-quality service to every Veteran and service member she helps. When she is not working, she enjoys relaxing by the pool with her boyfriend and their two German shepherds, cooking, working out, and spending time with family. Britt also makes sure to give back by volunteering with local dog rescues!

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Liz Pfeifer

Liz Pfeifer

Loan Officer

NMLS #2375287

Loan Officer Liz Pfiefer is a San Diego native with over six years of experience in real estate marketing. She brings her expertise of the housing market with her and is excited to help Veterans achieve their homeownership dreams. Married to her high school sweetheart, she is also a proud dog mom to Loki, a chiweenie. She is also an avid F1 fan (go Haas!).

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Melody Tice

Melody Tice

Transaction Coordinator

NMLS #1403509

Transaction Coordinator Melody Tice is a San Diego native and has more than 20 years of experience in corporate management and customer service. Her father is an Air Force Veteran and her grandfather is an Army Veteran. She is a firm believer in making everyone around her feel like family and strives to create a relaxed, positive setting for borrowers. Melody works meticulously to ensure a smooth process from start to homeownership. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, baking and relaxing at the beach

Kristine Santos

Kristine Santos

Transaction Coordinator

NMLS #1114919

Kristine is a Senior Transaction Coordinator with over 10 years of mortgage experience. Kristine’s father, father in law and brother all have proudly served in the U.S Navy, allowing her to understand and identify with Veterans needs when it comes to homeownership. She is honored to serve those who have served our country and their families. Outside of work, she enjoys her time with her husband and three children.

Nicole Sedelmeier

Nicole Sedelmeier

Transaction Coordinator

NMLS #1132879

Transaction Coordinator Nicole is a Kansas native and worked at our home office in Columbia as a member of the Veterans United Foundation committee before joining the San Diego Branch in 2015. She is passionate about using her skills and knowledge in her role to help active members and Veterans achieve their dream of homeownership. In her time away from the office, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, walking on the beach or relaxing with a good book.

Mary  Filippone

Mary Filippone

Loan Specialist

NMLS #2004168

Loan Specialist Mary Filippone relocated to San Diego from Michigan. The granddaughter of a WWII Navy Veteran, Mary knows the importance of compassion in the VA loan process and wants to make it as easy as possible for her homebuyers. Buying a home is a large financial decision, and she prioritizes updating borrowers every step of the way so they feel comfortable during their homeownership journey. Outside of work, Mary and her fiancé love to travel and enjoy the mountains and beaches nearby. They have one cat who traveled with Mary all the way from Michigan (!), and 3 barn cats.

Maggie  Vineyard

Maggie Vineyard

Loan Specialist

NMLS #2102879

Loan Specialist Maggie Vineyard made the move to San Diego from Michigan in 2018. Some of Maggie’s favorite guys — her husband and her grandfather — are Navy Veterans, so she has a special place in her heart for those who served our country. As she helps turn the American Dream into reality for Veterans, relationship building, integrity and timeliness are her priorities. When she’s not at the office, you can catch Maggie relaxing poolside with her husband and her dog, Noonie.

Lara Regala

Lara Regala

Office Manager

Office Manager Lara Regala was born and raised in San Diego. Her father served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, and her mother has been a nurse at the VA Hospital in La Jolla for 30 years. Lara transitioned into her role as office manager after working as a hair stylist for 9 years. Lara believes in enhancing lives everyday, not only for her coworkers, but for Veterans and their families, too. Outside of work, Lara enjoys spending time with her husband, volunteering at Church, reading, and watching HGTV shows.

Benji  Bockting

Benji Bockting

Loan Specialist

NMLS #2211611

Loan Specialist Benji Bockting is ready to help Veterans and their families live the American Dream. His grandfather served during WWII, so he understands the sacrifice our Veterans have made to defend this country. Prior to working as a loan specialist, Benji worked in the post-closing side of the mortgage industry, preparing files for the secondary market. He relocated to San Diego with his partner, Laura, from his home state of Missouri. While relocating halfway across the country is no small feat, Benji is diving into what San Diego has to offer. In his spare time, Benji enjoys hiking and cycling. His passion for cycling led him to winning the New Zealand 20in National Championship Bike Race!

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