The 5 central people our customers work closest with are Dustin, Emily, Rachel, Rob and Suzanne. Below is a little bit about each one and what their role is on our team.
Suzanne Luther – Loan Manager
Suzanne is the Loan Manager and is the head of our underwriting team for both borrower approval and property approval. She walks through each real estate deal pre-approved borrowers get under contract and values win-win situations.
Suzanne specializes in maintaining relationships with approved borrowers and makes sure their borrower experience is top-notch. She grew up in the St Louis real estate investing community and has years of real estate investing experience.
She knows her stuff and prides herself on providing borrowers with excellent customer service while protecting their interests. Our team will only commit to loans where we feel the borrower can be profitable and Suzanne is proud to be their second set of eyes for potential real estate projects.
Suzanne has seen it all and there is no house too scary or gross!
Dustin Hoog – Loan Officer
Dustin is our Loan Officer and focuses on growing and maintaining our tribe of repeat customers. Dustin loves to get out, meet new people and share how FasterFunds Lending has helped him grow his business and meet his personal vision. He also enjoys getting to know our borrowers and brainstorming on ways he can connect people to the right resources to help them meet their real estate investing goals.
When asking Dustin what his 2 passion areas are, it’s getting the next loan funded and helping people meet their real estate investing dreams. He’s able to accomplish both in this position by being a connector and growing our business with the right, local, St. Louis area investors.
Dustin’s background is in traditional real estate where he’s been an agent since 2013. He got into real estate investing in December of 2017 and since then has purchased over 30 rentals, rehabbed 30+ houses and done over 12 wholesale deals. He’s the borrower we’ve funded the most loans for and has drastically grown his investing business by fully committing to all things real estate investing related. He’s seen firsthand how it has changed him and his family’s life and he’s excited to see how hard money can help change other people’s lives as well!
Emily Herndon – Loan Processor
Emily is our Loan Processor and handles all loan documentation from new borrower applications, to contract, to closing. Emily makes sure that your loan experience is seamless and that our team is hitting your closing deadlines.
Her background includes 13 years of experience as a Realtor as well as being a Real Estate Appraiser Trainee. She and her husband, Mick, recently relocated to the St. Charles area from Jefferson City. They have several investment properties and profit from their own rental business.
Rachel Brown – Loan Servicer
Rachel Brown is a highly skilled loan servicer for all active loans at FasterFunds Lending. She pioneers all servicing in-house and is a customer service specialist. She ensures that customers have knowledgeable support when questions, issues, etc. come up.
Rachel went to Murray State University and has a paralegal and administrative background. Rachel joined the FasterFunds Lending team in May 2017. Rachel plays an essential role in the lending process and brings stability to our team and borrowers.
She loves making FasterFunds Lending customers laugh and she is great at managing the loan process so that everything runs smoothly for FasterFunds Lending borrowers. Rachel makes sure that your loan experience is seamless and that our team is hitting your closing deadlines. There is no administrative task she can’t handle.
Rachel went to Murray State University and has a paralegal and administrative background. Rachel joined the FasterFunds Lending team in May 2017. Rachel plays an essential role in the lending process and brings so much joy to our team and borrowers.
Rob Johnson – Inspector
Rob wears many hats but at least once or twice a month, Rob goes through and inspects all of our active loans that aren’t tenant occupied or listed. The reason he does this is to ensure borrowers are making good progress and to see if there is anything that borrowers are struggling with that they might need assistance on.
Outside of inspecting houses for us, Rob is also a full-time real estate agent with Magnolia Real Estate and he’s building up his own rental portfolio.