Meet The Team

The Planet Home Lending Boulder Team’s mission is to provide homeowners and future homeowners throughout Boulder County and greater Colorado with comprehensive home financing options at very competitive rates. We’re committed to serving you with integrity, flexibility, and the level of time-sensitive urgency often required in the ever-evolving Boulder, Denver Metro and Northern Colorado mortgage landscape.

Insightful and creative home-financing consultation. Local real estate and community expertise. And customer service that’s unrivaled in the industry. 

This is the Planet Home Lending Boulder experienced; the cornerstone of our never-ending commitment to exceed your expectations and fulfill the dream of homeownership.

BLUE HESSNER

BRANCH MANAGER / SENIOR LOAN CONSULTANT

NMLS #297439
Cell:  (303) 748-0565
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Full disclosure: I am not your typical suit-wearing mortgage broker. In fact, I like to think of myself as down-to-earth and approachable, a real person with real solutions to every mortgage problem. Prior to starting my career in mortgage loan origination, I was one of the world’s...
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BRIAN WEINBERG

BRANCH MANAGER / SENIOR LOAN CONSULTANT

NMLS #502102
Cell:  (303) 916-6982
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I have been providing top quality residential mortgage services in the Boulder county and surrounding areas for more than eight years. My mortgage experience rests on a strong foundation in the banking industry, having worked with US Bank for eight years, where my roles included serving as Branch Manager...
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DIRK WALKER

BRANCH MANAGER/SENIOR LOAN CONSULTANT

NMLS #276166
Cell:  (720) 205-8847
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At the age of 14, I asked my mom to teach me how stocks and the stock market worked. She showed me what my college savings were invested in and from that point on I looked up Texaco, US Gypsum, Tesoro, and few others in the Boulder Daily Camera every day (yes, I’m a Boulder native and... 
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TODD ADELMAN

BRANCH MANAGER/SENIOR LOAN CONSULTANT

NMLS #300605
Cell:  (303) 931-1188
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I am a 17-year veteran of the mortgage business.  My distinct personalized approach stems from my diverse background and interests as a recording musician (with six records to my credit), as an environmental and social activist, as the founder… 
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Alicia Alpenfels Senior Mortgage Consultant at Planet Home Lending in Boulder

ALICIA ALPENFELS

SENIOR LOAN CONSULTANT

NMLS #296651
Cell:  (303) 710-5992
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Born and raised in Boulder (go Panthers!), I have a zest for traveling the world, studying cultures, and understanding how people live. Eighteen years ago, I entered the mortgage industry with the desire to help home buyers easily navigate the complex lending system. I had been a homeowner for a few years…
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JOHN KURTZ

SENIOR LOAN CONSULTANT

NMLS #275592
Cell: (303) 594-9695
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I have more than 20 years of experience in mortgage banking providing trusted professional solutions to my clients. My honesty and integrity combined with a calm, steady approach have helped me navigate clients through the mortgage process with confidence, at the same time… 
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MEGAN LAMERATO

SENIOR MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR

NMLS #743350
Cell: 586-604-8883
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Being one of five sisters, I learned early how to stand out. So when I jumped from teaching to banking 12 years ago, I became a top 20% producer in my first year. My wealth management experience working with high-net-worth individuals familiarized me with real estate investments and customized... Read More on Megan 

MATT HENDERSON

SENIOR MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR

NMLS #1966980
Cell: 303-748-8400
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I love what I do. Formerly a Physical Therapist, I naturally put my client’s health first. But as a Senior Loan Officer, I now concentrate on my client’s financial health and long-term goals. It’s a neat dichotomy and I can confidently say I'm the only PT/Loan Officer on the Front Range...
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JESSICA SHANAHAN

SENIOR MORTAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR

NMLS #1127723
Cell:  (970) 270-2479
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A Colorado native, Jessica entered the mortgage business in her teens. Her unique understanding of the many complexities that arise during the home loan process makes her stand out. She has an innate ability to craft successful loan packages, based on her former role as a Loan Processor. When clients....
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SCOTT RITTINGER

MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER

NMLS #2232782
Cell:  (303) 641-0466
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An explorer by nature, my travels always lead me to in-depth research of real estate markets. Are there investment opportunities? Can I uncover new information and apply it closer to home? Will I frustrate my travel companion with this obsession? Often I do, but they…
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KAREN RIZZO

MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR

NMLS #1959074
Cell: 845-625-8235
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A few years ago, my husband and I were able to realize our dream of building a Florida home. The stress of managing the building process while still residing in New York was at times overwhelming. We found our mortgage consultant to be the most helpful in guiding us through the process. After we finally moved into our new home, I decided…
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ADAM LEEGER

PRODUCTION TEAM LEAD

NMLS #1296702
Cell:  (303) 619-8671
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I believe in putting homeowners first, making the home loan experience personal and transparent, and doing the right thing for my customers. My focus at Planet Home Lending is helping Front Range folks build wealth through homeownership and real estate investment. While I grew up in Michigan, Nederland is where I’m most at home…
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Alicia Alpenfels Senior Mortgage Consultant at Planet Home Lending in Boulder

JULIE DALE

PRODUCTION TEAM LEAD

NMLS #2027997
Cell:  (720) 320-3382
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Fulfilling dreams of home ownership has been at the center of my career. I started 25 years ago working for my Dad’s mortgage business and then specialized in loans helping people avoid foreclosures. Upon venturing into real estate investing, I was able to fix-and-flip homes with affordable price tags, while educating…
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CRISTI HUNTER

Senior Processor

P: 720-543-8585
F: 443-927-7567
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REBECCA TIARKS

Junior Processor

NMLS ID# 1178646
P: 720-543-8598
F: 443-927-9547
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TOM HESSNER

Loan Officer Assistant

P: 720-543-8582
F: 443-443-8582
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