Carrie Bakunas

Carrie is a loan officer and company owner that brings decades of business experience to the team.  Carrie is a tenacious advocate that educates and coaches her clients to help them make the most informed decision.  Carrie believes that she can relieve the stress of buying or refinancing a home by explaining the process and setting expectations.  Closing early is her motto!  After 25 years in leadership positions in Corporate America, Carrie decided to join her husband Scott helping people achieve the dream of homeownership.  She quickly found her professional passion and has not looked back.  Carrie is a certified Military Mortgage Bootcamp instructor, allowing her to train Realtors and other industry professionals on how to best help Veterans use their earned VA benefit.  Carrie studied at the University of Oklahoma.

Scott Baade

Scott is Loan Officer first and a company owner second.  Scott helps home buyers and homeowners build wealth through owning real estate.  Scott believes that consumers that use mortgage brokers like Colorado Lending Team have the greatest amount of choices and can save the most money because we do the hard work of shopping for a mortgage for them.  With 19 years in the business, Scott has been able to help thousands of people with their home financing.  Oftentimes, Scott can get people financed even after other lenders tell them no.  Scott is a certified Military Mortgage Bootcamp instructor, allowing him to train Realtors and other industry professionals on how to best help Veterans use their earned VA benefit.

Meet Our Team

We are so grateful to only be working with the best in the industry! Click on our team’s images below to learn a little about them:

Kim Doberman

Business Development Manager

Kim Doberman has been our Business Development Manager since Colorado Lending Team first began. Kim is the glue behind the processing side of the business, tracking each transaction to closing. Building a team and helping home ownership become a reality for clients is what excites Kim most about her role. She thrives when she is building relationships with clients and team members. After 3 years in the recruiting industry, she decided to make the leap into the mortgage field. Kim studied at Arizona State University where she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

Dana Dziagwa

Senior Loan Partner

Dana joined Colorado Lending Team as our Senior Loan Partner, bringing 20 years of loan experience with her. Dana’s goal is to provide a memorable service experience every step of the way to homeownership. Dana’s warm personality and prompt communication alleviate the stress of the home buying or refinancing experience. Dana thrives on providing each client personal attention and education so that these important investment decisions can be made with confidence. Dana was born and raised in Indiana, moving to Colorado shortly after high school.

Christina Eastman

Senior Processor

Christina Eastman is our Senior Loan Processor who works with you from contract to closing. Christina believes that the home-buying experience shouldn’t be scary or frustrating. Partnering together with the buyers, she’s there to work through the process quickly and easily. Christina has over 18 years of banking experience before moving into the mortgage broker area to better help our customers find the best mortgage options for their financial goals.

Brandi Ruff

Marketing Specialist

Brandi is Colorado Lending Team’s Marketing Specialist, residing on the fun side of home mortgages. Her marketing experience stretches from nonprofits to country clubs, from the motorcycle industry to real estate. Brandi loves brightening someone’s day and building relationships through social media and event planning. Brandi has her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Marketing Dynamics from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.