Loan Officers


Chris Popp


Cell: (608)385-9156


I am a native to central Wisconsin, born and raised. After graduating with my degree in finance my passion led me to the mortgage industry. After 15 years in the industry with six of those years as the owner of Imagine Home Lending, my passion continues. Excellent customer service is on the top of my priorities along with peace of mind while making my customers dreams come true. Finding the best needs to suit your lifestyle is important to me and that is why I offer a vast amount of loan products. Along with the vast amount of loan products to offer such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, USDA, FHA, VA, I also have an extensive understanding of these loan products. When I am not in the office and all your needs are met, my wife and I are spending time with our two young children. In addition to our family, we have recently adopted our new dog Ayla. Being active with my family in sports, biking, swimming and the outdoors is an essential factor during my family time. Being active in my family and clients life is essential to my passion as I serve our community with the best loan products.

Chris Claeys

Regional Manager

Cell: (715)803-3069


I have worked in the banking/lending industry since graduating from the University of Minnesota State Mankato with a degree in Accounting. I began my career as a mortgage lender in Wisconsin in 1998. I have always produced at a high level by maintaining solid relationships while also exceeding my client’s expectations, leading to repeat referral business. I work hard to make every client feel stress-free with thorough communication, guidance and advice. My goal is to ensure that my clients comprehend the loan programs available to them, ensuring them the perfect fit for their lifestyle. My utmost goal is providing my clients with the best rates and terms the market has to offer. With the vast amount of loan options I offer, not limited to; Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA, I can ensure I will find the right solution. When I am not working hard for my clients I am enjoying time with my wife and five children. We love everything this area has to offer and I am confident you will too.

Doug Milkowski

Senior Mortgage Consultant

Cell: (612)419-7008


I have been a Mortgage Consultant for over 20 years and am excited to be serving in the heart of Central Wisconsin in Stevens Point. I have many great programs to offer at Imagine Home Lending . We offer VA, FHA, USDA Rural and Conventional financing options. We can find a loan that will fit your needs. Take advantage today of the savings I can offer you through a personalized Home Loan to suit you and your family. Being a native of Stevens Point is a huge benefit to work together as we find your perfect fit in this amazing community! I look forward to giving back to a great community that shaped my life and continues to every day.

Linda Thompson

Senior Mortgage Consultant

Cell: (715)828-9660


With over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry I have the knowledge and expertise to find the mortgage that best suits your needs. Whether you are purchasing a home or refinancing your existing mortgage I am here to explore every lender we work with to find you the very best. I take great pride in my work and treat each client with respect and patience. Every client is very valuable to me and I want my clients to feel comfortable in the decision they make. We have several lenders which means several choices and I am available at all times to answer any questions that may arise. I have several past clients that I have worked with as well as many new clients and each one gets the very best treatment from Imagine Home Lending and myself!

Brady Pederson

Regional Manager

Cell: (701)793-1576


I was born and raised in Fargo/Moorhead and currently reside here with my wife, four daughters and our two fur babies. It has been my privilege to serve the Fargo/Moorhead area since graduating from MSUM with a Business Finance degree in 2003. I am blessed to have been invited into the lives of thousands of families lives to help direct them through the mortgage process with the end result being affordable home ownership. I have always produced at a very high level by forming and maintaining strong relationships and by consistently exceeding my clients expectations. With more than 13 years in the mortgage industry, I have a vast understanding of guidelines for all types of mortgage loans including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, , USDA, FHA, VA, Jumbo and portfolio loan products. My passion is coaching clients on credit and finances so they can make better overall financial decisions and realize their dreams of owning a home. When I'm not at the office I'm usually watching my girls compete in a vast array of sports or relaxing with my family at the lake.

Danny Sandbeck

Senior Mortgage Consultant

Cell: (701)261-9783


I was born and raised in Fargo, ND with a love for fitness, wake boarding and road racing. Being active within my community has been huge during my career in retail business management over the years. Besides being active in the local community I serve for the United States Navy. Much of my leadership and success has resulted from my career to my dedication to the Navy. My leadership skills allow for thorough communication ensuring my clients comprehend some of the biggest victories in their life, such as home ownership. I can ensure the perfect solution with the vast amount of loan options I offer, not limited to Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA. I have a lot of involvement through our local community in volunteering, to help fund the research of breast cancer as we support the women in our life. Through all these great victories I know I will be able to serve every one of my clients with the utmost honor. When I am not serving my clients come join me out on the lake, at the fitness club or out volunteering.

Jeff Fallgatter

Senior Mortgage Consultant

Cell: (701)200-2646


I was born and raised in North Dakota and love everything it has to offer. For the last 14 years I have resided in Fargo. My passion and drive has always been in sales and management. After many years in auto financing I have settled and found my greatest passion; home financing. The most rewarding aspect of home lending is the long term relationships I get to build along with showing others what an amazing community we live in. My goal is to ensure that my clients comprehend the loan programs by making the process fun and less intimidating. My utmost goal is to educate every client to ensure the right home loan fits their lifestyle and overall needs. With the vast amount of loan options I offer, not limited to Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA, I can ensure I will find the right solution every time. When I am not in the office you will find me out fishing, hunting and enjoying time with my wife and four children.

Jessica Carlson

Senior Mortgage Consultant

Cell: (909)800-3544


I am a California native who has been in the Fargo area for nearly 5 years. I got tired of all the sunshine and sand so I thought some snow and wind would be fun. Just kidding, I moved here to attend NDSU and will be graduating in Spring 2018. However, I have no intention of leaving since I have put down roots in the local community. I sit on the boards of several non-profits and enjoy helping people whenever I can and in whatever ways they need. I live with my Navy veteran husband and our son in West Fargo, and spend my spare time vacuuming up the hair from our two energetic dogs, Yuki and Yumi. I can help you with your Conventional, FHA, VA, or USDA loan needs. One of my favorite things about this career is that it gives me the freedom to help people wherever they are, whether that means coming to your home after you put the kids to bed, meeting you at work during your break, or opening up my office for you to meet me before you head in for the third shift.