Kristina PieperLoan Originator – NMLS # 2045847
I grew up between the Seattle area and central North Dakota with most of my years spent in central North Dakota on a farm outside of Maddock, ND. This is where I gained the strong work ethic and home town morals that I value with all that I do. At a very young age, I knew that if you wanted it, you worked hard and you earned it. This holds true today.
After living in Grand Forks, ND and meeting my husband who was just released from the Air Force, we moved to the Black Hills area in 2008 to be closer to my dad, raise our two children, and hope for a new beginning in an area that we love. This is where I attended Western Dakota Tech and graduated in 2010 with an Associates in Business Management & Marketing. This is truly where I got my passion for working with people and began my journey in business and sales.
Once I graduated, I got the opportunity to work in admissions for the University of South Dakota primarily with the Doctorate of Education, Nursing, and Criminal Justice programs. This gave me hands on experience working at the University Center in Rapid City and being a part of the new campus that opened in the spring of 2011.
In January of 2012, I moved on to a sales position with the Rapid City Journal. Shortly after receiving my job offer, I found out my husband and I were having a baby. At the time my son was 16 and my daughter was 13. So a baby was definitely going to be starting over. So I went into my first outside sales job with lots of excitement. I enjoyed working with businesses developing print and online campaigns. Online advertising was still in its infancy and I knew that’s where I needed to go with Rapid City businesses. During my time at the Journal, I also had the opportunity to manage several real estate advertising accounts both in print and online and where I met lots of really awesome people.
After 2 years, I chose to move on from print and online advertising and began a sales position at Camping World shortly after they opened in Summerset, SD in March 2015. This is where I got my wings and really loved helping people enjoy the outdoors. I had the opportunity to not only become one of their top sales people but move within the company and became a Finance Manager and Business Development Sales Manager. I have a strong background in finance, internet sales, working with people, and love to be pushed in new directions that challenge me daily. So that led me to becoming a Mortgage Loan Originator. I enjoy helping people accomplish their goals from owning their first home, taking that vacation they always wanted, saving them money with a refinance, and so much more!
Outside of work, I love to go camping, ride the hills in our side by side, spend time with my now 8-year-old daughter, 2-year-old granddaughter, my adult children and my best friend/husband! This all keeps me busy and I enjoy every minute.
I look forward to helping you with the exciting opportunity of buying your first home or refinancing your current home. I’m excited to be a part of the Affiliated Mortgage family and look forward to growing relationships with my clients, coworkers, the Black Hills community and beyond South Dakota!
Call, email or text me any time. I want to start a confidential loan application with you or answer any of your questions.
Cell: (605) 787-0467
Email: [email protected]
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