VanDyk Mortgage Corporation

Inspiring Homeownership for Over 30 Years!


We strive to be the best lender in the business. We aim to provide our clients and partners superior services and quality resources so they can grow along with us. We understand the importance of each individual loan and recognize that an elated customer is the heartbeat of our business.

Tom VanDyk, President & Founder

Tom VanDyk

President & Founder

In 1987 Tom started the company in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan and has led it into a national Mortgage Banking firm licensed in 44 states with over 500 employees. VanDyk Mortgage is a direct lender and services over $2.5 Billion. Tom began his mortgage banking career as a Loan Originator, he’s a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Finance and Economics. He still says his favorite part of the business is “finding the right mortgage loan to fit the borrower”.

Jeanie Nivison, Chief Operating Officer

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.

Justin McDowell, Chief Financial Officer

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.

Jon Barnes, Chief Secondary Officer

Jon Barnes

Chief Secondary Officer

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.

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.

Shannon Schmidt, Chief Marketing Officer

Shannon Schmidt

Chief Marketing Officer

Shannon Schmidt has over twenty years of marketing experience, with most of those years in the mortgage industry. She leads the marketing effort for joint ventures, expanding relationships with real estate agents, builders, and correspondent clients to drive profitable loan volume through direct-to-consumer initiatives. Shannon believes in growing business by leveraging current and past customer relationships and data to increase market share.

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.

Ryan VanDyk, Vice President of Origination Compliance

Ryan VanDyk

Vice President of Origination Compliance

Ryan started in the mortgage industry in 2012 and oversees the Origination Compliance and Closing departments. In his role, Ryan strives to make the disclosure and closing processes as seamless as possible, while adhering to state and federal regulations.

Brad Chatel, Vice President of Secondary and Capital Markets

Brad Chatel

Vice President of Secondary and Capital Markets

Brad Chatel started his career with VanDyk Mortgage in 2012. Daily he is responsible for maintaining VanDyk’s hedge positions and strategies. He manages best executions, loan sales, and overall delivery strategies to agencies, aggregators, and other investors. He oversees daily secondary operations which includes setting daily pricing and setting pricing strategies. Brad also handles all current and future investor relationships.

Pamela Groosbeck, VP of Servicing

Pamela Groosbeck

VP of Servicing

Pam joined VanDyk Mortgage in 2022 bringing more than 30 years of mortgage servicing experience. Pam currently oversees all aspects of servicing including boarding, cash processing, investor accounting and the customer experience for the company. She has a close partnership with her management team to ensure that the goals and objectives are met providing our clients exceptional service from start to finish.

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.

Bryan Lovell, National Director of Business Growth

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.

Lindsey Kuhnle, Lending Operations Manager

Lindsey Kuhnle

Lending Operations Manager

Lindsey started in the mortgage industry in 2008 at VanDyk Mortgage and truly found a home. Though she started as the Receptionist, she quickly grew through roles in Compliance, Processing, and Underwriting. In 2022, Lindsey became the Lending Operations Manager where she now oversees Underwriting and the Condo Team. What she loves about the Mortgage world is that no day is the same, no file is the same, and no story is the same. Lindsey thrives on working as a team with our Sales Partners and other departments to make loans work and finds reward in the problems solving and outside of the box thinking.

Megan Crowley, Production Operations Manager

Megan Crowley

Production Operations Manager

Megan Crowley has been in the mortgage industry since 2001 and has been deeply involved in all aspects and departments of mortgage lending from origination, processing and underwriting through secondary, purchasing, and post-closing/servicing. She is well versed in warehousing, guidelines, training, systems and marketing in addition to understanding real estate and appraisal requirements and law. Residing in Salt Lake Valley, Megan enjoys cooking, eating, reading, and creating music for her YouTube channel. She is active in her church and community.

Caitlin VanDyk, Executive Vice President

Caitlin VanDyk

Executive Vice President

Caitlin started in 2011 and has spent 11 years with VanDyk. She started as Scanner then worked in Compliance for 2 years, then a Jr Underwriter 2 years. She started in sales in 2015 as a Loan Originator and now Branch Manager of a Sarasota Branch coupled with her Regional Managers duties. She is a graduate of Calvin University in Grand Rapids and will lend her overall experience, insights and expertise to the Company’s goals and growth.

Margarita Yates, Director of Human Resources

Margarita Yates

Director of Human Resources

Dawn Anderson, Sales Operation Manager

Dawn Anderson

Sales Operation Manager


Joe Dishinger,

Joe Dishinger

Joe brings 20+ years of Mortgage Lending and Leadership experience to his role as Midwest Regional Manager for Van Dyk Mortgage Corporation. Over the course of his 17 years with Van Dyk Mortgage he has successfully recruited 100+ locations and 1000+ originators. Currently managing 20+ locations closing $500+ million annual loan volume his focus is to provide Leadership and Mentorship to his Sales Team to help them achieve their personal AND professional goals for growth.

Anthony Mosley,

Anthony Mosley

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 a Regional Manager.

John Jones,

John Jones

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

Chris Lalena,

Chris Lalena

Chris started his career in 2003 at the young age of 18. Shortly thereafter he became a top producing Mortgage originator recognized by a variety of national publications. As his career progressed, Chris has served in senior management and executive roles. Chris came to VanDyk in October of 2019 serving as executive sales director. Chris plays a key role in management and expansion of the rapidly growing VanDyk Mortgage Corp. Some of Chris’s hobbies include spending time with family, competitive drag racing and motocross riding.

Sherri Russett,

Sherri Russett

Joe Vegas,

Joe Vegas

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