Meet Vern Burress
Senior Loan Officer
license#: NMLS # 14234
I was born and 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.
I am very fortunate to have an amazing family. My oldest daughter, Allie, graduated from NDSU December 2019, lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and works for C.H. Robinson as a computer engineer. My oldest son, Mitch, graduated from Wyotech in Laramie March of 2020, lives in Rapid City, and is employed by Revision Rods and Rides building custom street rods. Sons number 3 and 4 are my step son’s Breyden and Kade. Both attend Piedmont schools.
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 was very active in my children’s activities. I have coached a team at Rushmore Thunder Hockey since 2003. I have coached all levels from the mini-mites to my last several years at the boy’s varsity/JV level. Growing up in northern Minnesota hockey was a way of live and I still enjoy being on the ice working with the players. I was also head coach for the Mizuno Elite Fastpitch team for 12 years. 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. My newest sports endeavor is an owner of the Badlands Sabres Hockey School.
I am also a member of RC Chamber of Commerce, Black Hills Home Builders Association, 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.
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