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Meet the Maple Tree Funding Team

Maple Tree Funding TeamGet to know the team of experienced mortgage professionals at Maple Tree Funding!

Nicole Bobarakis, Processor

As a Processor at Maple Tree Funding, Nicole works with customers throughout the mortgage process and facilitates communication with lenders and loan officers. From assisting with the underwriting process to helping with finalizing and closing loans, Nicole works closely with other members of the team at Maple Tree Funding to make clients’ dreams of homeownership a reality.

Nicole has been with Maple Tree Funding since 2013. She holds an associate’s degree from Hudson Valley Community College and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Empire State College.

Fun fact about Nicole: She coaches a competitive All-Star Dance Team!

Renee Davis, Mortgage Consultant

With more than a decade of experience in the mortgage industry, Renee is skilled at finding her clients the perfect home loan to fit their unique needs and budget. Providing her clients with personalized attention throughout the entire home loan process, Renee makes sure the individuals she works with are well informed and comfortable as they navigate their way to home ownership.

Renee joined the Maple Tree Funding team in 2010.

Fun fact about Renee: She enjoys outdoor activities, especially camping, fishing, and running. She also likes to vacation every year in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her family.

William V. Hoogkamp, Loan Originator

As a Mortgage Loan Originator, William works closely with all of his clients, guiding them through the mortgage process and addressing any questions or concerns they have along the way. From processing initial loan applications and prequalifying loan candidates to counseling candidates on credit repair to help them get on the right path to home financing, William is a valuable resource for Maple Tree Funding clients!

William holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and has more than two decades of experience in the real estate and home mortgage industries. He’s been a member of the Maple Tree Funding team since 2012.

Fun fact about William: His last name translates to “elevated” or “raised ground” in Dutch. He’s also an avid outdoorsman/fisherman who loves to cook on his meat smokers to feed his friends and family!

Shane D. Latza, President/Owner | Business/Financial Analyst

Shane’s desire to work for a company focused on providing top-notch customer service was one of the main reasons he joined Maple Tree Funding. His background in process improvement and finance helped Maple Tree Funding grow into the trusted mortgage company that it is today.  After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and spending 10 years in the Engineering and Business Development field, Shane joined Maple Tree Funding in 2006 as the Business/Financial Analyst and in 2021 became the President and CEO. Shane was featured on WGY & iHeartMedia’s CEO’s you should know. He assists clients by educating them about the home loan process, from the pre-qualification letter to the closing table. He loves getting to know clients and sharing the excitement with them as they become official homeowners.

Shane also manages the marketing, advertising, financials, payroll, and company reporting for Maple Tree Funding. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Fun Fact about Shane: He loves watching sports and enjoys researching new stocks and delving into the financials of the stock market!

Dave Loysen, Director of Credit

Dave’s love for all aspects of real estate and experience in financial services led him to join the Maple Tree Funding team in 2009. As the Director of Credit, Dave works with clients of all kinds, assisting with loan prequalification analysis, follow up and credit repair coaching. He loves helping people navigate the homebuying experience and is passionate about helping to take Maple Tree Funding, a small local business, to the next level of business success.

Dave holds a B.S. in Business Management.

Fun fact about Dave: He is a self-proclaimed “mortgage machine!”

In Memoriam: Martin Pfeiffenberger, President/Owner

Marty’s passion for helping people and his love of working with numbers led him to establish Maple Tree Funding back in 2003. Since then, the business has continued to grow, offering a wide array of mortgage programs and options to home buyers and individuals looking to refinance. Marty worked with clients every step of the way to help them achieve home ownership. He particularly loved watching clients get the clear to close on their homes and sharing in the excitement as they realized that owning a home is finally going to happen.

Marty held a BA in Economics from SUNY Albany. In addition to his role at Maple Tree Funding, he was an active member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) and a long-time Broker Member of the N.Y. Association of Mortgage Brokers (NYAMB).

Fun fact about Marty: He enjoyed golfing and liked to go swimming in the lake with his son.

Sadly, Marty passed away unexpectedly on November 13, 2020. You can learn more about his life and role at Maple Tree Funding here.

Scot Prehn, Manager of Compliance

Scot’s desire to work for a small company where he could make an impact led him to his position at Maple Tree Funding. As the Manager of Compliance, Scot helps to streamline procedures to make sure that the home loan process goes as smoothly as possible for all customers. He also works to ensure that Maple Tree Funding operates in compliance with all State and Federal Laws.

Scot joined the team at Maple Tree Funding in 2012 and holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Fun fact about Scot: He enjoys mowing the lawn and clearing snow from driveways!

James R. Teele,  Mortgage Loan Originator

As a Mortgage Loan Originator at Maple Tree Funding, James works closely with a network of realtors, assisting them in helping the home buyers they work with to realize the dream of home ownership. James holds a business degree and joined the Maple Tree Funding team in 2009 after spending 20 years working in franchise sales.

Fun fact about James: He is an avid outdoorsman who loves bacon!

Nikki Tefft, Senior Loan Originator

Nikki joined the Maple Tree Funding team in 2010. With more than a decade of mortgage experience and more than two decades of customer relations experience, Nikki is perfectly suited for her position as Senior Loan Originator. She works with clients on a daily basis, helping them to navigate the exciting and sometimes stressful homebuying process. Nikki also assists customers with understanding their home refinancing options. Alongside her coworkers, she provides fast, reliable and professional service while keeping her clients’ best interests in mind.

Nikki joined the Maple Tree Funding team in 2010.

Fun fact about Nikki: She’s a dog lover!

Matthew Tonkin, Licensed Mortgage Consultant

Since joining the Maple Tree Funding team in 2012, Matthew has become increasingly passionate about helping people to purchase homes. As a licensed mortgage consultant, Matthew helps borrowers of all kinds to navigate the home buying process, guiding them from the very first introductory call to the handing over of the keys to their new home. Working with all buyers, from those with great credit to those who have been denied home loans by other lenders, Matthew takes pride in using his knowledge of the mortgage industry to help people become homeowners.

Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from SUNY Oswego.

Fun fact about Matthew: In 2014, he completed his first triathlon, finishing third in his age group. He also enjoys sailing the Great Sacandaga Lake on the weekends.

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