Our Team

Tom VanDyk, President & Founder

Tom VanDyk

President & Founder

Thomas L. VanDyk grew up in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Finance and a minor in Economics before working as a loan originator for various lenders in Grand Rapids.

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Jeanie Nivison

Jeanie Nivison

Chief Operating Officer

Jeanie Nivison leads VanDyk’s department heads in the coordination of day to day activities at the company. She has been in the mortgage banking business for over 20 years and started with VanDyk Mortgage in 1997.


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Loralynne Ball, Senior Vice President of National Sales

Loralynne Ball

Senior Vice President of National Sales

Loralynne Ball is the Senior Vice President of National Sales at VanDyk Mortgage Corporation. She offers over 20 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industries. She brings both integrity and an extreme amount of knowledge to assist in all areas of financing.

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Justin McDowell

Justin McDowell

Chief Financial Officer

Justin McDowell has been with VanDyk Mortgage since 2006 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Justin provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization. In addition, he oversees and directs the accounting, human resources, payroll and vendor relations units of the company.

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Sharon Ferguson

Sharon Ferguson

Lending Manager

Sharon Ferguson is a seasoned mortgage banker with over 20 years lending experience. She has a proven track record of accomplishments and is knowledgeable of the recent changes within the industry.

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Jon Barnes, Secondary Markets / Servicing Manage

Jon Barnes

Vice President of Secondary Marketing

Jon Barnes is responsible for maintaining VanDyk’s hedge position and manages best executions and deliveries to agencies, aggregators or other investors. He oversees VanDyk’s daily pricing, rate locks, extensions and investor relations in addition to the company’s servicing department and staff.

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James Beebe, Corporate General Legal Counsel

James Beebe

Corporate General Legal Counsel

James Beebe serves as Corporate General Counsel for VanDyk Mortgage. He is responsible for all legal, licensing and regulatory compliance. James started at VanDyk in 2006, is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School J.D. and received his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Grand Valley State University.

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Patty Lacey, Risk Resolution/Loss Mitigation Manager

Patty Lacey

Risk Resolution/Loss Mitigation Manager

Patty Lacey's responsibilities at VanDyk including loss mitigation and prevention, pre-funding and post close compliance, auditing and loan level review on an internal and external basis. Patty has been in the mortgage industry for over 15 years and is a full DE underwriter.


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Patrick VanderVeen, Chief Information Administrator

Patrick VanderVeen

Chief Information Administrator

Patrick VanderVeen has held several positions with VanDyk Mortgage since he started with the company in 2007. After working as a loan originator, corporate processor, FHA National Lending Division manager, secondary team member, compliance support and Encompass Systems Administrator.

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Justin Meade, Director of Information Technology

Justin Meade

Director of Information Technology

Justin Meade brought over 20 years of IT knowledge and experience to VanDyk when he joined the Senior Management Team as Director of IT in 2015. Currently, he oversees the IT Department and is responsible for the conceptualization, organization and implementation of all technology systems.

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Rich Passanante

Rich Passanante

Productions Operations Manager

Rich Passanante has extensive experience in the mortgage industry. As Production Operations Manager, he works interdepartmentally with the heads of Underwriting, Closing, Compliance and Secondary to make sure loans move through the system as expected and to resolve escalated issues as quickly as possible.

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Bryan Lovell

Bryan Lovell

National Director of Business Growth

Bryan Lovell joined VanDyk Mortgage in 2011 as National Sales Manager, bringing over a decade of experience in Sales Leadership positions. He currently serves as the National Director of Business Growth, where he focuses on growing our branches and sourcing new recruits and opportunities.

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Joe Dishinger

Joe Dishinger

East Coast Regional Manager

Joe Dishinger has been with VanDyk Mortgage since 2006. During his time with the company, he has successfully recruited and trained over 150 Branch Partner Offices nationwide. He currently serves as the East Coast Regional Manager.

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Anthony Mosley

Anthony Mosley

West Michigan Regional Manager

With more than 14 years' experience in the field of residential mortgage finance, Anthony Mosley continually evolves with market conditions and industry regulations to stay on top of the market. He currently serves as the West Michigan Regional Manager.

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Bill Vering

Bill Vering

Southwest Regional Manager

Bill Vering has worked in the Albuquerque mortgage industry since 1996, and has built a reputation of quality mortgage lending.

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Fred Dopman

Fred Dopman

Regional Manager of Florida and Washington D.C. Areas

Fred Dopman is the Regional Manager of Florida and Washington D.C. Areas. He is responsible for supporting and growing branches in his market areas. Fred brings over 20 years of solid business, sales, marketing and banking experience to VanDyk Mortgage.

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John Jones

John Jones

Florida Regional Manager

John Jones brings VanDyk Mortgage more than 15 years of mortgage origination experience. As the Florida Regional Manager, he supports current branch offices throughout the state and focuses on recruiting new team members.

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Sherri Russett

Sherri Russett

West Coast Regional Manager

Sherri Russett has worked in the mortgage industry for more than 30 years. As the West Coast Regional Manager, she supports current branch offices in the Western U.S. and focuses on recruiting new team members.

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