Meet the Veteran Lending Council
Alex Jimenez is a VA home loan specialist Branch Manager, and trainer with the Veteran Lending Council. (VLC) The VLC is a nationwide group of professionals dedicated to training the industry and ensuring they are prepared to serve those who served. Alex has an impeccable reputation built through years of helping those around him. In addition, Alex has a private consulting company which trains teams on elite-level communication.
Eric Ensley is a VA Loan Advisor with a Ross Mortgage. He is a Veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has a heart for helping his fellow service members. When he is not teaching classes or writing loans, Eric can be found spending time with his wife and two young daughters.
As a founding member of the Veteran Lending Council, Matthew Stevens specializes in guerrilla marketing and social influence. Hailing from a rural community instead of an urban area emphasizes this effectiveness across multiple states. Matthew has a proven track record of molding average loan officers into stronger producers.
Steve Brand is a grizzled "mortgage veteran" who cut his teeth in the MN and Western WI mortgage markets in 2001. He’s been a loan officer, sales manager & mortgage company owner. Few loan officers can bring as broad of a perspective to a transaction as Steve can.
Steve started his mission and passion to serve Veterans in 2011. He continues to train Realtors and Loan Originators locally and around the country to better serve our Veterans needs and realize the American dream of Home-Ownership.
Brad Stinson- The Mortgage Marine
Brad is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, VA Home Loan Specialist and Certified Senior Instructor at Veteran Lending Council
Brad enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2004 and stationed at Camp Pendleton, California and made multiple deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Currently, Brad lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and 2 daughters (Ava and Claire). He is a Officer with 92 for22, a Non-Profit Organization raising awareness for PTSD & Veteran Suicide. He is also the Chapter Leader with VETSports West Michigan, dedicated to helping Veterans achieve better physical, mental, and emotional health through sports
On his free time, you can find Brad the gun range, playing sports and raising his daughters to be the next generation of “princess” warriors
Michael Fischer is Passionate and Dedicated to and Empowering the Veteran community through advocating for the VA home loan benefit
Through efforts in originating, teaching, training, and collaborating, Michael Helped create the Veteran Lending Council. The Veteran Lending Council is a High Level training, mentoring and support oriented group that is dedicated to serving veterans by training the Loan Officer, Real Estate Agent and Veteran communities to help Veterans Manage Debt, Get their offers Accepted and Build Wealth. Michael is also a co Founder of MLO Network, The VLC and a Branch Manager.
For almost 2 decades Jason has dedicated his mortgage career to educating and advocating for the VA home loan benefit. He has built a reputation as a subject matter expert in the VA home loan arena and traveled the country speaking to Realtors and Loan Officers. His family’s service goes back to WWII where both of his grandfathers served. His Father is a Vietnam Veteran and older brother a Veteran of the Gulf War. In his spare time he love to spend time with his family, at the golf course or gun range.
Jennifer Miller has faced countless battles in her life; financially, physically, emotionally, professionally. As a firm believer of “dreams don’t work unless you do,” she has turned every pain in to purpose. As the Veteran Mortgage Warrior, she works hand in hand with clients to help them overcome the same challenges she faced, paving a smooth path to homeownership. Jennifer entered the mortgage world by chance in 2006, but has stayed all these years by choice. She has helped thousands of families on their Home Ownership journey. National Mortgage Professional Magazine recognized her as one of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women.
As a Blue Star Mother Jennifer finds extra joy in helping Veterans and Active Duty Service Men/Women achieve their dream of homeownership. To combat the ongoing myths about the VA loan she educates real estate agents and other loan officers on the TRUTHS of VA Loan benefits. As the Veteran Mortgage Warrior she also guides agents in business planning, time management, expanding their social media presence, and how to get involved in their local community to best serve their clients.
Her son Dylan is in the United States Navy and her daughter Kaitlyn began attending college in 2022. Jennifer and her husband reside in Simpsonville SC. They share their recently empty nest with their French Bulldogs Tori, Cooper, and Poppy.