Sr. Loan Officer
Senior Loan Officer Ali has been in the mortgage industry since 2001. She has mastered the homebuying process and is proud to offer extensive knowledge of the VA, FHA, conventional and jumbo home loan guidelines. She enjoys the challenge of finding the best loan for a family's individual needs. She especially loves educating and guiding first-time homebuyers throughout the entire loan process as she knows it can seem daunting. Ali comes from a family with strong military ties: both of her grandfathers served - one in the Army and one in the Air Force - with her uncle and nephew also serving in the Marines. She is dedicated to helping Veterans utilize their VA loan benefit! In her spare time, she spends time with her husband and three daughters and goes on runs with her black lab. In her spare time, she spends time with her husband and three daughters and goes on runs with her black lab. They love being outside and staying busy with their daughters' athletic pursuits in soccer, volleyball and basketball!View profile »
Sr. Loan Officer
Senior Loan Officer Wendy Pulliam is licensed in Virginia, NC, Maryland, California, Nevada and Oregon offering VA, Conventional, FHA, VHDA and USDA loan products. Wendy earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Utah. With decades of financial, lending and banking experience, she is knowledgeable and devoted to her homebuyers. Wendy provides borrowers with the highest level of service and cares about each of their unique situations and schedules. Wendy understands the military lifestyle and strives to relate and communicate from an empathetic perspective. When she’s not at work, she’s spending time with her three sons and four dogs.View profile »
Office Coordinator Melissa “Missy” Draper has worn many hats. As a military spouse, she’s been a barista, deckhand, chiropractic assistant and more. Her years of clerical support and customer service experience have made her feel at home in her role here at Veterans United Home Loans! Missy moved to Auburn from Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and son, and they definitely do not miss the alligators! Their family has been through many moves, and she truly understands the military lifestyle, making her a great asset to the Auburn team. “We help Veterans buy houses!” she says, “I mean, how cool is that?” In addition to her passion for VA loans, Missy loves to hike, kayak and bike ride with her family and their two dogs. Sometimes, they even pan for gold!
Loan Specialist Julie Sutherland joins the Auburn team from Utah, bringing with her an enthusiasm to help Veterans navigate their own homebuying adventure. Familiar with the highs and lows of a military lifestyle, she is well-equipped to serve those who served our country. Julie lives by a personal philosophy that there is joy in the journey, and she works hard to alleviate stress and ensure her borrowers enjoy their experience. This adventurous spirit follows Julie home, too, where she loves to tackle DIY projects, spend time in the mountains or road trip to the Oregon coast with her husband, their three kids and two dogs.
Loan Specialist Stephanie Hoffman transitioned into her role with Veterans United Home Loans from a career in real estate with a wealth of industry knowledge. After living in the Auburn area for over 25 years, Stephanie also offers borrowers local expertise. She loves her position as it allows her to share in the joy her borrowers feel when they achieve their homeownership goals. Working with military families is especially fulfilling for Stephanie, since she is a military spouse and witnesses firsthand how much service members do for us. When Stephanie and her husband have free time, they enjoy being outdoors with their three kids skiing, hiking and camping. At home, you can catch her caring for her plants or starting up a new DIY project.