Licensed Mortgage Broker

Lana Jern

Lana Jern - Owner / Licensed Mortgage Broker

As a loan originator with more than 18 years of experience, I have been helping buyers with their lending needs. I have owned my own mortgage brokerage firm for the last 15 years. I have extensive knowledge about programs for first time homebuyers, down payment assistance, tax credit programs, investment loan programs, rehab programs, and […]



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Jason Kauffman

Jason Kauffman - Owner / Licensed Mortgage Broker

I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, but moved to Colorado in 1995. I attended Colorado State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. I found my way into the mortgage industry and have been originating loans for over 15 years Having closed well over 1700 loans, I have a knowledge base […]



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Jason Henkel

Jason Henkel - Licensed Mortgage Broker

Jason has been a loan officer in the Denver market since 1999. Prior to joining the Uptown team 5 years ago, Jason worked for one of the nation’s largest home builders for over 10 years. Whether you’re buying your first or last home, Jason has the expertise you can count on to ensure a smooth […]



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Jason Berman

Jason Berman

Jason Berman began working in the mortgage industry in 1993. He founded Sierra Funding in 1995 and grew the company into one of the premier mortgage planning practices in Colorado. In 2004, Jason was elected to the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Mortgage Brokers (CAMB). He served as President of the association […]



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Barb Van Horn

Barb Van Horn - Loan Officer / Loan Specialist

For over 12 years, Barb has processed Conventional, FHA and VA mortgage transactions. She is also a proactive communicator and prides herself on friendly personal customer service. Barb ensures that our customers and real estate partners receive pleasant and consistent home financing experiences. In 2009, Barbara obtained her Colorado Mortgage Brokers license. At the time, […]



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Christie Schwartz

Christie Schwartz - Assistant Loan Processor

A Colorado native with her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Christie is one of Uptown Mortgage’s newest loan officers. Prior to entering the mortgage industry she worked as an elementary school teacher for Jefferson County Schools. She has been working with Uptown since 2013. As a licensed mortgage broker Christie’s infectious personality […]



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