Meet the Summiteers!

Get to Know the Agile and Awesome Summit Mortgage Staff! From our seasoned mortgage experts to our vibrant support staff, we’ve got the dynamic dream team to help you secure a stress-free mortgage experience.

Michael Brewbaker

Branch Manager NMLS 376521

Meet Michael Brewbaker, otherwise known as the DIY Mortgage Mastermind! As the Branch
Manager of Summit Mortgage, Michael is all about helping people achieve their dream of owning a
home. But don't let his professional demeanor fool you – Michael is also a proud father of two, an avid
hockey player, and a car enthusiast.

Call/Text
612-226-3559
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
michaelb@summitmortgage.com

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7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Brandon Miller

Loan Officer NMLS 1392774

Born and raised in the Badger State, Brandon Miller is more than just a loan officer extraordinaire at Summit Mortgage – he’s a board game enthusiast, tv/movie buff, and a sports fanatic with a soft spot for the Miami Dolphins. He’s passionate about educating homebuyers and ensuring they have all the tools they need to make informed decisions. Contact him today and see why he’s a go-to loan officer at Summit Mortgage.

Call/Text
715-307-8876
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
bmiller@summit-mortgage.com

Summit Mortgage
7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Chris Leerar

Loan Officer NMLS 480181

Hey there, mortgage hunters! My name is Chris Leerar, and I’m a loan officer here at Summit Mortgage. When I’m not crunching numbers and helping folks finance their dream homes, you can find me cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, or hanging out with my amazing family. Navigating the mortgage landscape can be stressful and overwhelming. But trust me, you’re in good hands with Summit Mortgage and yours truly.

Call/Text
507-271-9285
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
cleerar@summit-mortgage.com

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7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Jesse Bronson

Loan Officer NMLS 1453379

Meet Jesse Bronson, the artsy loan officer who serves up more than just mortgages here at Summit Mortgage. Jesse is a Minneapolis native who calls White Bear Lake home, and when he’s not busy helping clients achieve their homeownership dreams, you can find him dabbling in the culinary arts or planning his next globe-trotting adventure. So, whether you’re in need of a traditional loan or something a bit more creative, Jesse Bronson is your man. Give him a call, and you’ll quickly discover why he’s the most flavorful loan officer around.

Call/Text
612-270-4158
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
jbronson@summit-mortgage.com

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7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Katy Asher

Processor & Loan Officer NMLS 2048736

Meet Katy Asher, the dynamic loan officer, support assistant, and processor at Summit Mortgage. From Shoreview, Minnesota, and currently residing in Andover, Katy is a proud mother of her son Ryder and loves bargain hunting in her free time. Fun fact alert! Katy was in gymnastics for 12 years. So, in addition to helping you secure a mortgage, she can do a mean cartwheel. But wait, there’s more! Katy bought her first home when she was only 18 years old. Yes, you read that right – she’s practically a home-buying prodigy. She knows her stuff and is the go-to person for anyone looking to buy a home.

Call/Text
651-341-9727
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
kasher@summit-mortgage.com

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7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Melissa Christenson

Loan Officer NMLS 372294

Melissa Christenson, the superstar loan officer at Summit Mortgage, is living proof that you can have it all! Not only is she an expert in helping people get into their dream homes, but she’s also a proud mother to her son, Levi. Her roots in Andover, combined with her stunning lakeside home in East Bethal, make it clear that she’s a Minnesota girl at heart. Melissa’s love for the outdoors is as strong as her passion for mortgage lending. Whether she’s out on the lake boating, casting her line for some fish, or tearing up the snowy trails on her snowmobile, Melissa is always up for a good adventure. With nearly 20 years in the industry, she’s seen it all, but still finds new things to love about helping people achieve their homeownership goals.

Call/Text
612-247-7053
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
mchristenson@summit-mortgage.com

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7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Jacob Derauf

Loan Officer NMLS 1199748

Meet Jacob Derauf, the multi-talented loan officer at Summit Mortgage. Hailing from Maple Grove, this proud father of three is more than just a pretty face. When he’s not helping his clients navigate the world of mortgage financing, Jacob can be found cheering on his beloved MN Vikings, spending quality time with his family, or escaping to his cabin for a little R&R. So, if you’re looking for a loan officer who knows his stuff, look no further than Jacob Derauf. He’ll guide you through the mortgage process with ease.

Call/Text
763-439-9058
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
jderauf@summit-mortgage.com

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7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Brook Manore

Loan Officer NMLS 1725691

Meet Brook Manore, the one-of-a-kind loan officer at Summit Mortgage! Originally hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Brook has migrated to the lush landscapes of Red Wing, MN where he spends his free time hunting for vintage records and catching live music performances. But don’t be fooled by her laid-back hobbies, Brook’s expertise in loan origination is second to none. With years of experience Brook has specialized in helping new home buyers find their dream properties.

Call/Text
612-804-9299
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
bmanore@summit-mortgage.com

Summit Mortgage
7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

My Website

Jeff Hawes

Loan Officer NMLS 691120

Meet Jeff Hawes, born and bred in Maple Grove, Jeff recently moved to Wisconsin where he built his dream home with his wife and newborn son, Cameron. When Jeff isn’t helping people with their mortgages, you can usually find him enjoying the great outdoors: fishing, hunting, or spending quality time at his cabin. Despite being a busy husband and father, Jeff always goes the extra mile to assist his clients. With Jeff on your team, you’ll have a reliable ally who is dedicated to helping you secure the best possible loan.

Call/Text
763-464-9747
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
jhawes@summit-mortgage.com

Summit Mortgage
7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

My Website

Charlie Dufour

Loan Officer NMLS 2459401

Hey there, I’m Charlie Dufour – husband, father of 5 and newly dubbed “Grandpa Charlie.” I make Forest Lake, MN my home. When I’m not busy being a family man, you can often find me lost in my love for music. In fact, I moonlight as a DJ. I have a ton of experience in sales across multiple industries. But my true passion lies in helping people through the mortgage process. I firmly believe that understanding a client’s needs is the cornerstone of any successful mortgage journey. So whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to refinance, I’m your guy. Let’s make dream homes a reality together!

Call/Text
651-677-0688
Fax
763-951-3176
Email me
cdufour@summit-mortgage.com

Summit Mortgage
7077 Northland Circle #100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

My Website

Buy or Refinance

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Local Roots – Why Summit

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First-Time Buyer Programs and DPA

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Get to Know Us

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Buydowns – Temporary vs Permanent

Ready to Buy(down)? Let us help you decide between temporary buydowns and permanent buydowns! Start your pre-approval today and feel confident in your mortgage options.

Be a Powerful Buyer

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What We Do

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Home Digest – HomeBot – Owner

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Mortgage Coach Presentation

Are you a visual person? We can prepare a full presentation breaking down all the details of a loan in a beautiful presentation that you can access anytime. We can compare multiple loan scenarios, give you rent vs own breakdowns, rate of return on your investment, and much more!

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