Meet Vern Burress
Senior Loan Officer
license#: NMLS # 14234
I was born in raised in a small town in northern Minnesota. After graduating high school I attended the University of Minnesota at Moorhead. After visiting Rapid City during the winter months of 1993, I decided that the 60 degree weather of Rapid City was a bit better than the negative 20 of Fargo/Moorhead. I moved to Rapid City in 1993 and never looked back.I am very fortunate to have a great family. Our first child, Allie, was born in 1997. She is a tremendous student athlete. She is currently playing on Rushmore Thunder Girls Varsity Hockey Team. She is the center and returning 3 year captain. When not on the ice, you can find her striking out batters as a pitcher for the Mizuno Elite Fastpitch Softball team. Our second child, Mitch, was born in 2000. He is turning in to a mini me. School comes very easy for him. He currently plays hockey and golf. His specialty is in hockey as a goalie – they always say that there is something missing upstairs to stand in front of flying pucks!!
I started in the mortgage industry in 2000. I came to Affiliated Mortgage in 2002 and have never looked back. I have always said I would never have a “job.” When you love your work it is not a job. Life is too short not to love what you do for a career. Even with all the recent changes in the banking industry it is still great being in the mortgage industry. It is so fulfilling to assist home buyers in purchasing a new home or assisting current home owners in improving their financial situation during a refinance.
I am active in my children’s activities. I have coached the girls varsity hockey team since the 2007-2008 season, my son’s hockey teams since 2005, along with his football team. I also am the head coach for the Mizuno Elite Fastpitch team and have coached fastpitch softball since 2003. I have also coached fastpitch for RC Central, Harney Little League, and tried to help with youth soccer. Soccer – not my thing nor my kids. I love helping teach young athlete not only the game but how to cope with life lessons along with winning and how to handle losing.
I am also a member of RC Chamber of Commerce, Black Hills Home Builders Association, past voting member on the Board of Directors for Rushmore Thunder Hockey Association and a past Board of Directors for ASA Softball Association.
I am here to help and serve anyone who is looking for any assistance with a mortgage loan.
Email: [email protected]
Leverage the technology offered by Affiliated Mortgage to obtain the best mortgage loan results and move intro your dream home before you know it.
Purchase Or Refinance Your Home
Complete your safe and secure credit application in just a few moments. It's the easiest and quickest way to get approved.APPLY NOW