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Chad proudly served four years in the Marine Corps infantry before graduating with honors from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a VA Loan Specialist since 2004 and opened the Austin branch of Veterans United Home Loans in January 2014. He is passionate about working with fellow veterans and teaching VA classes to spread the good news about VA home loans. Chad’s role on our team is promoting the VA loan benefit, being a VA loan resource for Realtors and veterans, and leading our team to higher and higher levels of service to our Texas veteran community.
Senior Loan Officer
Ryan graduated from Missouri Western State University in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration. He has proudly served military veterans since joining Veterans United in 2007 where he has years of experience and expertise as a VA Loan Specialist working with credit-challenged loan applicants. In September 2014 Ryan and his wife moved to Austin with their son and daughter to help grow our Austin branch -- funding VA and Texas Vet loans in every county in Texas. Ryan’s role on our team is to facilitate all loans from contract to closing, including timely loan status updates to all parties throughout the loan process.
Marcella started in the mortgage industry over 15 years ago in her native Southern California. Her family relocated to Austin in 2012 and she joined our Veterans United team in April 2015. She is married to a Marine Veteran who is actively involved with Honor Flight Austin. As a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator, Marcella is making a positive impact and friendly experience for veterans utilizing their VA benefits. She brings years of mortgage experience and positivity to our Austin team. Marcella’s role on our team is verifying client documentation, ensuring the accuracy of pre-approvals, and submitting new loans into processing.
Kelly and her family have lived in the Austin area since 2006 and they love everything Central Texas has to offer. She comes from a long line of veterans and has proudly provided assistance to veterans and the disabled community for over 10 years. Since becoming a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator and Loan Specialist at Veterans United, she has enjoyed providing a positive and efficient loan process to our military clients. Kelly’s role on our team is to support both our Pre-Approval Team and our Contract Processing Team to ensure we have what we need to get our military clients approved and funded.
Neko was born and raised in Utah, then relocated to Huntington Beach, California for school, before entering the mortgage industry in 2013. He comes from a family of military veterans and is proud to provide VA expertise to our military clients as a licensed Loan Specialist here at Veterans United. Neko’s role on our team is to set up new loan applications, support all steps of the pre-approval process, and follow-up with loan applicants to ensure they have what they need to make an offer on a property. He also coordinates our social media posts and is our in-house Millennial Generation Expert.
Dustin attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was a Realtor in Colorado before relocating to Austin in 2013 with his wife and two daughters. In a new city and with a new outlook, Dustin became a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. He has been licensed since 2016 and is honored to be able to offer his skills to assist veterans in making the home buying process smooth and comfortable. Dustin’s role on our team is processing new loan applications, issuing accurate pre-approvals, and following-up with clients to ensure they have what they need to make an offer when they are ready.