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Denya has 20 years of real estate and financial experience and enjoys the constant evolution of the financial industry. She serves on the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors, the State Board for the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, and the Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Women's Council of REALTORS.
Denya received her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from MSU and her MBA in Management from Northwood University in 2010. Outside of the Credit Union, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and is an avid MSU and Spartan Athletics supporter.
Paula joined MSUFCU in 1990 and has worked in the Mortgages Department in different roles since 1994. Paula was a Mortgage Loan Officer for 15 years before she moved to a management position in 2011. She also serves on the board for the Lansing area Home Builders Association.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and watching movies.
Michelle joined MSUFCU in March 2001 and has worked in the credit union industry for over 25 years. She joined the Credit Union's Mortgages team in 2013 and has 18 years of lending experience. She strives to exceed member expectations by making the mortgage process easy and convenient.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys volunteering in the community, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends
Lichiu comes to the Mortgages Department with over a decade of lending experience. She joined MSUFCU in 2001, initially serving members by helping them with personal, auto, and home equity loans. She also worked as an Assistant Branch Manager and has been involved in all areas of branch operations. Throughout her career at the Credit Union, Lichiu has dedicated her expertise and passion to helping members fulfill their financial goals. Her experience and enthusiasm for helping people allow Lichiu to provide a full range of loan services and assist members with all of their lending needs.
Lichiu graduated from Michigan State University with a Master's degree in Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages.
Abbie has been a part of MSUFCU's Mortgages team since 2014 but joined the Credit Union in 2004. Working in a variety of roles, Abbie has been a Member Services Representative, Financial Services Officer, Assistant Manager, and Department Trainer. She has a passion for educating and helping members save money when they find the homes of their dreams.
A Michigan State University alumna, she is a proud member of the East Lansing community and enjoys spending time with her family, bowling, playing basketball, and volunteering with the Lansing area March of Dimes.
Suzanne joined MSUFCU as a Mortgage Loan Officer in 2012 but has been working with mortgages for over 11 years. She values helping members throughout the mortgage process and assisting them in achieving their financial goals.
Suzanne received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and she was the 2012 Past President of the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys running and has been a member of the Playmakers running group for over 13 years.
M'Lisa has worked for MSUFCU for sixteen years: fifteen overall in lending and the last seven with the Mortgages Department. M'Lisa is a very positive, knowledgeable, passionate, and enthusiastic woman, helping drive her in assisting members in their life goals of purchasing homes.
Beyond her work with the Credit Union, M'Lisa is also a member of the Women's Council of Realtors-Lansing Charter.
Abby has worked at MSUFCU since 2013 but has over 12 years of lending experience in both the residential and business arenas. Bringing a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to her position, she enjoys helping members achieve their goals of owning homes and saving them money.
Abby received her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She enjoys spending time with her children, volunteering with 4-H, and quilting.
With over eight years of mortgage experience, Scott brings extensive knowledge and valued expertise to his position. His success as a Mortgage Loan Officer is supported by his commitment to provide superior service and willingness to help members achieve their financial dreams.
Scott is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing.
Erin joined MSUFCU in 2003, working alongside the Mortgages Department through home equity lending and training for 11 years and finally joining the team full-time in 2017. Erin was certified as a financial counselor in 2011 and volunteers with Junior Achievement to help enhance youth financial security and literacy in the Lansing Public Schools.
Erin graduated from Michigan State University in 2000. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, costuming and table top gaming, teaching Sunday School, serving as a Cub Scout Den Leader, and volunteering with Girl Scouts.
Gina M. James
Gina joined Oakland University Credit Union as a Loan Officer in 2014. She has been in real estate and mortgages for 25 years. She began as a Real Estate Agent and continued on, as a State Licensed Appraiser. Gina's years in the real estate and mortgage industries have given her an extensive knowledge of how complicated this process can be.
Gina is here to help anyone who has questions about the mortgage process. She is patient and prepared to help our members feel empowered with useful information and knowledge. Gina wants all of our members to feel comfortable and at ease with the process. Her past experience allows her to help members understand multiple aspects of the process and give them a clear understanding of what to expect from pre-approval - to finding their home - to understanding the purchase agreement and how the appraisal process works - to the closing on their mortgage loan. Knowing that mortgages are not an everyday occurrence, she is here to help with your mortgage experience whether you are purchasing a home or refinancing a current mortgage.
Gina is grateful for the opportunity to use her years of experience to assist our members through this process.
Kelly has worked for MSUFCU for over 12 years and was welcomed into the Mortgages team in 2017. With her expansive experience in lending, Kelly is committed to serving members and assisting them throughout the home loan process. She always looks for opportunities to save members money and provide them with a full range of products and loan services that meet their needs.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys serving her community, spending time with her husband, daughter, and Great Dane, Atlas, camping, and exploring Michigan.
James has been with MSUFCU since June 2016. Prior to MSUFCU James held many customer service oriented positions in banking, consumer lending, mortgages and financial advising. James enjoys helping members save money with all of our lending products as well as the challenge of assisting members to reach their financial goals. His goal is to help each member to fully understand the variety of mortgage options in order to choose the best loan for their needs.
James is a graduate of Central Michigan University. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys activities that will take him outdoors in his free time.
Samip joined MSUFCU in 2015 but has worked in the credit union industry for over 14 years. Samip joined the Mortgages team in 2017, bringing 13 years of consumer and mortgage lending experience to the position. His goal is to exceed members' expectations, making the home financing process easy and convenient.
Outside of the Credit Union, Samip likes to watch and play tennis with his son and travel with his family.
Al began working in the mortgage industry in 1999 and has 18 years of experience as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Al values the relationships he builds with members and the community.
Outside of work, Al enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, golfing, swimming, and coaching baseball and basketball.
Doug has been with MSUFCU since 2016 and brings almost seven years of experience in the mortgage industry. He enjoys educating and assisting members with some of the largest financial decisions of their lives. He is committed to member service and will go above and beyond to make members feel comfortable with the home loan process. He is patient, easygoing, and always willing to listen to any questions that members have.
With over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Jamie brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise to her position. She joined MSUFCU in 2010 and is an employee who strives to always go above and beyond in assisting members. Her passion for helping members, extensive mortgage experience, and long-time commitment to Mid-Michigan help her provide friendly and comprehensive service in brandPlural Mortgages Department.
Jamie is a member of the Women's Council of REALTORS, Lansing Chapter and was their Community Service Award Winner in 2014.