Back in 1994, along with some co-workers from the former St. Louis Bank for Savings (St. Looie), Joe started North Shore Mortgage and has had the pleasure to watch it grow to be the area’s largest local residential lender. Along with being a UMD graduate and a US Navy veteran, Joe has nearly 35 years of mortgage lending experience, a wall full of awards from various community housing associations, and the honor to sit on numerous local and state lending and non-lending boards of directors. First rate service, local decision making, and doing everything right the first time are standards that Joe intends never to compromise.
Chana has been in the mortgage business for over 30 years, the last 24 years with North Shore Bank where she has held positions of underwriter and loan originator. She has extensive experience originating conventional, FHA/VA and construction loans. She especially enjoys working with first-time Homebuyers and un-complicating the loan process for her clients. Chana is involved in the community of Duluth and volunteers at various organizations in the area including Life House, Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and LOON. Chana belongs to Rotary-Club 25, Hermantown Chamber of Commerce and the Duluth Chamber of Commerce.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth and the 2008 Leadership Duluth program. An employee of North Shore since 1990, Elizabeth has served in a variety of capacities including Retail Banker and Office Supervisor before transitioning to her current Mortgage Originator position in 2004. Elizabeth says she is most proud of the fact that she has successfully worked for the same employer for 30 years and still finds the work challenging, rewarding and exciting.
Rhonda has been in the finance, banking and mortgage industry for nearly 30 years. She brings a wealth of experience supporting customers through all stages of life, whether it is a first-time home-buyer, or an individual looking to purchase additional investment property. Rhonda grew up in Proctor, MN, graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and has lived in Superior, WI since 1990. With her knowledge of the region, she is able to assist with purchases on both sides of the bridge.
Kathryn has been in the mortgage business for 20 years and finds the most rewarding part of the job is the long term relationships that are built with clients. Making the process easy and stress-free for customers is her goal and providing excellent service and a seamless process, keeps them coming back as their needs change. The best referral is from a past client that had a great experience and shares that with family and friends! Active in the community, Kathryn has been an Ambassador in the Duluth Chamber, member of the Hermantown Chamber, graduate of Leadership Superior/Douglas County and past member of Duluth Eco Rotary.
Janice has been in the mortgage and real estate industry for over 25 years. She prides herself on providing the best customer experience possible. As her client - you can expect to be educated on mortgage options and choices that will best fit you. She is highly professional, extremely knowledgeable about the mortgage business and is well respected by her peers and the local real estate community. Janice performs her job at the highest standards of excellence, building long term relationships through loyalty and trust.
Mary brings almost 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry to her role as a Loan Originator. She is extremely focused on the customer experience to ensure that everything goes smoothly for her clients. She loves what she does and prides herself on building long term relationships with her customers. Mary has extensive experience in residential lending, whether it be a new construction or renovation project, a new home purchase, or refinance of an existing home. Mary is actively involved with the Arrowhead Builders Association and the Lake Superior Area REALTORS Association. She grew up in Hibbing and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree. Mary currently lives in Duluth with her family.