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About Us

Carrie Lynn Guarrero, MMS

Producing Branch Manager

NMLS# 209015
Email: cghomeloan@fairwaymc.com

Carrie Guarrero has had the honor of helping thousands of families reach their dreams, build worth, and advance their goals through homeownership in the decades she has served the public and real estate professionals as a mortgage loan officer. Carrie started young in the industry, and is now a team and industry leader. There is a lot of excitement when buying a first or a new home, but Carrie’s work and relationships with people extend far beyond closing because home financing is a large, central part of an individual’s and family’s financial picture. A home is one of the most basic needs that every person has whether they own or rent, and Carrie and her team are committed to helping people in all phases to make the most of their housing dollars and opportunities. Carrie and her team work with everyone from first-time homebuyers to folks moving up, downsizing, remodeling or reorganizing, helping them to make informed decisions and keeping their long-term plans in mind. CG Home Loan Partners understands that homeownership builds stronger, healthier finances, neighborhoods, and communities.

Parents of seven children, Carrie and her husband, Dan, are also directors of The Village in Waterville, a non-profit, faith-based food shelf, community, event and retreat center.

Industry and volunteer efforts include:

• 2015 MN Mortgage Association Loan Officer of the Year
• Vice President and Founding Board Member of Lenders Who Care
• Minnesota Mortgage Association (MMA) Executive Board Member
• Education Committee Chair for the Minnesota Mortgage Association (MMA)
• Author & Educator for Governor’s Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative (EMHI)
• Top-Producing Lending Partner for Minnesota Housing
• 2012 Dakota County Exceptional Businesswomen Award Recipient
• Inspiring & Devoted Coach

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Randy Cullen, MMS

Producing Branch Manager

NMLS# 326128
Email: randyc@fairwaymc.com

Decades in the lending industry have Randy Cullen focusing on legacy. Randy began his career in the wholesale aspect of the business in the 1990s. Through his passion for helping people finance their goals and dreams, Randy has worked with scores of borrowers, as well as mentored and led others to provide excellent service and a great customer experience. Randy’s experience has been built through many different market phases and he now leads CG Home Loan Partners with Carrie Guarrero to help borrowers and lending professionals benefit and excel in this new housing and regulatory era. Outside of work, Randy enjoys time with his three children and five grandchildren.

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Elizabeth Vaughan, Loan Officer

NMLS# 209021
Email: liz.vaughan@fairwaymc.com

Elizabeth Vaughan has been helping people finance their homes for over two decades. Liz began her professional life as a chef, but moved to the mortgage industry when she started her family and needed to lessen the physical demands of her work and switch to more conventional hours. She noticed a parallel between the rules, attention to detail, and precision required in creating high-level cuisine to the attributes it takes to serve the borrowing public with excellence.

Liz has worked in every aspect of mortgage, which brought her to her current position of Production Manager where she says timing is a key ingredient in the recipe of a successful mortgage. When she’s not working to exceed customer expectations, Liz enjoys cooking, painting and gardening.

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Barb Crea, Senior Loan Officer

NMLS# 310389
Email: barbarac@fairwaymc.com

With Over 30 Years of Experience at Your Service, you can count on Barb Crea to guide you and your family through one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your life.  As a Senior Loan Officer and Mortgage Planner, you can trust Barb to listen to your needs and really hear what you have to say. She is there to answer all of your questions and present you the best possible home financing programs for your goals and budget. Barb wants you to feel comfortable in your mortgage payment and be able to live well and have the funds you need each month to enjoy life.

Licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, one of the things that differentiates Barb from most lenders is that she uses a Mortgage Coach Total Cost Analysis to provide clear advice, simple charts, and detailed options.  With consistent honest communication, Barb is 100% committed to serving and helping families make confident mortgage decisions, and has your very best interests at heart.

With some of the fastest turn times in the industry, Fairway offers mortgage loan products from first-time homebuyers to Reverse Mortgages – and everything in between. Whether you’re buying, refinancing, remodeling or building, Barb’s attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the loan process, along with her proven ability to navigate the complexities of strict underwriting guidelines and government regulations, will guide you smoothly to a successful on-time closing.

When Barb is not working hard to help families make their dream home a reality, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as cooking, reading, quilting, knitting and needlepoint.

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Karissa Tonn, Mortgage Loan Officer

NMLS# 1581729
Email: karissa.tonn@fairwaymc.com

After getting an accounting degree from South Central College, Karissa Tonn spent over a dozen years in banking before joining the Cullen Guarrero Home Partners to process loans.  Nicknamed “budget queen,” Karissa admits fascination with numbers, ratios, calculations and balancing. Karissa breaks the accountant stereotype with an affinity for people and an outgoing, positive approach to making the loan process as efficient and pleasant as possible.  Outside of work, Karissa is a married mother of two boys and she’s always working on a project.  A self-described “weekend homesteader,” Karissa gardens, cans and keeps bees. 

 

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Andrea Rodriguz, Branch Liasison/Mortgage Loan Officer

NMLS# 1079327
Email: andrear@fairwaymc.com

A series of invitations has guided Andrea Rodriguez’s career.  Recruited to become a Realtor back in 2008, Andrea was invited to join Fairway where she discovered an affinity for the operations side and financing aspect of real estate transactions.  Named Operations Professional of the Year for 2015 by the Minnesota Mortgage Association, Andrea loves her role as Branch Liasison for the Cullen Guarrero Home Partners, making sure that everything flows and that borrowers are taken care of every step of the way.  Andrea serves on the Latino commission for her church and is very active with charitable and other programs that assist and help integrate the Spanish-speaking ministry.  Outside of work, Andrea is an active volunteer and enjoys time with her husband and two children.  

 

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Rebecca Buchholz, Loan Officer

NMLS# 1728384
Email: rebeccag@fairwaymc.com

 

 

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The opinions expressed here are not necessarily the opinions of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation but those of Carrie Guarrero, NMLS 209015 & Randy Cullen, NMLS 326128.  The CG Home Loan Partners are a team of licensed mortgage loan originators operating licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin, employed by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. © 2018 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation | All Rights Reserved. This information is not intended to be an indication of loan qualification, loan approval or commitment to lend.  Other limitations may apply. © 2018 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS ID#2289. EQUAL HOUSING LENDER.