Lending Specialists

Corporate Center

Phone : (219) 853-7500

Brian Gill

Brian Gill

Senior Vice President,
Retail Lending Manager

NMLS: 508171
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Phone : (219) 853-7500

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Mike Sowards

Assistant Vice President,
Residential Mortgage Sales Supervisor

NMLS: 577776
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Whether you’re a first time home buyer, or a veteran to the process, Mike is confident that his 23 years of mortgage lending experience, coupled with Peoples’ wide array of mortgage products and superior loan fulfillment, will make the mortgage process smooth and simple. He prides himself on getting to know each and every customer to ensure he gives the best advice possible.

Phone : (219) 853-7500

Austin P. Logue

Austin P. Logue

Vice President,
Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 655234
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Austin has been a mortgage loan originator at Peoples Bank for more than 10 years. Along the way, he has helped thousands of customers with their residential lending needs. He is detail oriented and with you every step of the way—from the start of the application through closing.

Austin can assist you with financing a new or existing home, new construction, lot loans or refinancing. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA financing and jumbo loan products, and looks forward to working with first-time home buyers. Preapprovals are available at any time at no cost.

For all your residential lending needs, call Austin—your 24/7 Lender!

Broadway Banking Center

Phone : (219) 685-8600

Mary Hines

Mary Hines

Assistant Vice President,
Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 638047
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With more than 30 years of experience, Mary Modjeski is a highly personable loan officer in the mortgage industry with the experience and knowledge needed to get the job done. Mary demonstrates the high ethical standards and personal integrity need to build the credibility and trust required to enhance relationships with her customers. She is extremely skilled at consulting with customers, analyzing their financial positions and developing strategic solutions which allow them to further their financial goals. She believes in a personal approach - meeting the customer face to face, analyzing their individual situations, reviewing mortgage options, explaining the loan process, keeping in touch during the transaction, and attending the closing to make sure that they are fully comfortable and secure with the experience. In today's fast paced society, Mary is eager to meet the needs of homebuyers through the delivery of high quality, efficient mortgage services.

Mary has experience in all types of mortgage financing, including purchase, new construction, refinance, FHA, VA, and Conventional loans. Call her anytime to discuss how she can put her experience to work for you.

Crown Point Banking Center

Phone : (219) 662-0220

Marc Zubeck

Marc Zubeck

Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 514748
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Marc Zubeck began his banking career in Northwest Indiana over 25 years ago and has specialized in residential lending since 2001. With his vast experience in all facets of the lending process, Marc has the broad base of knowledge related to mortgage guidelines, financial review and analysis, and development of customized plans to help customers achieve their housing dream.

Marc believes that understanding the needs of the customer is the most important step to helping them achieve their financial goals. As your Mortgage Loan Originator, he can assist you in financing a new or existing home, new construction, lot loans or refinancing. He especially enjoys working with first-time homebuyers.

Marc is committed to providing exceptional and responsive customer service and partnering with customers through the entire lending process, assuring that their expectations are exceeded.

Call or email Marc today to discuss your home lending needs!

Gary Banking Center

Phone : (219) 944-0005

Aaron Stokes

Aaron Stokes

Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 435746
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With more than 11 years of lending experience, Aaron Stokes knows that integrity is the cornerstone of his business. He believes the mortgage process should be about building relationships and helping customers achieve their goals, not just transactions. As a Peoples Bank Mortgage Loan Originator, Aaron takes a consultative approach to the home buying process by customizing each lending solution to help ensure his customers have the loan that’s the best fit for them.

Aaron specializes in helping all types of buyers and has experience with Conventional and Jumbo Loans, as well as FHA, USDA and VA loans. Call him today to get started on achieving your home buying goals.

Hammond Banking Center

Phone : (219) 932-0052

Rosio L. Zavala

Rosio L. Zavala

CRA/Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 1139234
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With over 20 years experience, Rosio provides expertise in all aspects of the home buying process. Whether you are looking to refinance an existing mortgage or looking to make a new purchase, Rosio will help you find the best lending solution to meet your needs.

Highland Banking Center

Phone : (219) 838-9101

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Eric Marcotte

Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 462310
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With over 16 years of mortgage origination experience, there’s few loan scenarios that Eric hasn’t seen. He takes pride in going the extra mile for his customers, whether they are first time homebuyers or seasoned in real estate acquisition. Eric’s goal is to take the stress out of the mortgage process, and he manages that by providing excellent customer service and product knowledge. Nothing compares to the satisfaction he feels when he helps his customers comfortably achieve and maintain the American Dream!

Hobart Banking Center

Phone : (219) 945-1305

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Valerie Anderson

Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 136992
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Valerie has over 25 years of mortgage lending experience. She brings with her a zest for first time homebuyers and great knowledge of all products and aspects of lending. Specializing in FHA, VA and conforming products, Valerie tries to find the best products for her customers. Valerie is committed to providing exceptional customer service, and her knowledge and passion for her customers will help you achieve your goals.

St. John Banking Center

Phone : (219) 365-5400

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Marcia Ballas

Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 461041
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Marcia is no stranger to the “region” real estate market. Starting her career as an Indiana Real Estate agent in 1989, becoming a Broker in 1996 and continuing in that path until 2007. In 2007, Marcia began her career as a mortgage loan originator.

With more than 9 years of lending experience, Marcia realizes the importance of open communication when it comes to your financial dreams and goals. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, moving up, building, downsizing or need information on refinancing, she will keep you informed. Her passion for her customers to achieve home ownership is what drives her to ensure the best customer experience from start to finish.

Knowledgeable in all types of financing, Marcia will work to put you in the best product for “You”. There are no two loans or situations alike. Her commitment to you will not stop at the closing table. She aspires to be your “Loan Officer for life." Contact Marcia today for all of your lending needs.

Schererville Banking Center

Phone : (219) 865-4300

Jeremy Gorelick

Jeremy Gorelick

Vice President,
Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 655170
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Jeremy Gorelick has more than 10 years of experience in the residential lending industry, and he is determined that his customers will know as much as he does about the mortgage process. According to Jeremy, he covers everything from A to Z, making sure that they understand every document they sign, and that they are comfortable with the decisions they are making. Jeremy is also very experienced in the new construction market.

A graduate of Purdue University and also the Indiana Bankers Association Mortgage Lending School, Jeremy’s goal is to match the customer’s needs to the appropriate lending solution such as conventional, FHA, VA, USDA or new construction financing.

Jeremy has long been active in the community, and currently holds leadership roles in several local civic organizations.

Valparaiso Banking Center

Phone : (219) 462-4100

Dawn Blackman

Dawn Blackman

Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 130476
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With over 12 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Dawn is known for her outstanding cusotmer service and 24/7 availability. She believes in representing her customers to the best of her ability, as well as educating them so that they have all the information required to make the best decision possible.

Whether you're buying your first home, building your dream home, or investing in a great rental property, Dawn will work with you to ensure you have the right product and the best customer expereince Call her today for your lending needs.

Winfield Banking Center

Phone : (219) 662-5800

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Shannon Kelley

Mortgage Loan Originator

NMLS: 583974
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Shannon has been working in the mortgage industry since 1996 and is familiar with a variety of loan programs and products. Whether you are a first time homebuyer looking for a low down payment program, or you are building a new home and are in need of a new construction loan, she can offer mortgage options to meet your specific situation. Shannon is committed to helping her customers achieve their homeownership goals. She can assist with Conventional, Jumbo, VA, FHA, USDA, Construction and Lot loans.

In order to understand the specific needs of the customer, Shannon feels that earning and retaining her customers trust is an important step to help them achieve their financial goals. As your Mortgage Loan Originator, Shannon will review available mortgage options to help select the best loan program for each individual customer based on their specific financial needs.

Shannon’s 20 years of mortgage lending experience, coupled with Peoples’ wide array of mortgage products and superior loan fulfillment, will make the mortgage experience for any customer an enjoyable experience. Call her today or complete your application online for a fast pre-approval!