Mortgage Banking Team

Our Mortgage Banking Officers are your neighbors

We live and work in the communities we serve—that means our mortgage banking officers have a deep understanding of what matters to Vermonters. Things like living within your means and not overextending yourself, having solid information before making big financial decisions, and being respectful of people’s time. These principles inform all our lending relationships. Our team is accessible and ready to make the process fit with your busy schedule.

Online or in-person, applying is easy. To apply online, select a Mortgage Banking Officer in your area from the list below, click Apply Online, then get started by selecting a loan type and creating an account. To apply in-person, please visit your local branch.

Ava Whitcomb

Ava Whitcomb

Mortgage Banking Officer
East Central Vermont

Ava Whitcomb

Communities served: Barre and Berlin; Washington and Orange Counties

OFFICE: 802-476-2455
CELL: 802-793-7822
FAX: 802-479-1004
NMLS ID#: 1698605

Learn more about Ava Whitcomb

NSB employee since: 1999

Education and industry-specific associations: Northern New England School of Banking

Other community involvement: Restorative Justice Panel; Barre Auditorium Basketball committee

"The most rewarding part of my job is working with customers to help put them in their first home, or the home of their dreams. 

Roger Pinan

Roger Pinan

Mortgage Banking Officer
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Roger Pinan

Communities served: Greater Chittenden County

OFFICE: 802-878-5974
CELL: 802-355-4774
FAX: 802-878-0678
NMLS ID#: 262894

Learn more about Roger Pinan

Experience in mortgage lending: 15 years

NSB employee since: 2002

Education and industry-specific associations: Champlain Housing Trust; Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors; Vermont Housing Finance Agency; Vermont Mortgage Bankers; Homebuilders and Remodelers of Northern Vermont

Other community involvement: Camp Ta-Kum-Ta; Humane Society of Chittenden County

"I enjoy volunteering my time and giving to causes that are important to my moral compass. Northfield Savings Bank encourages this kind of community giving as part of the fabric of the organization."

Maryellen LaPerle

Maryellen LaPerle

Vice President, Mortgage Banking Officer
Northern Central Vermont

Maryellen LaPerle

Communities served: Berlin, Montpelier, Waterbury, Stowe, Morrisville, plus all of Washington and Orange counties.

OFFICE: 802-229-4635
CELL: 802-793-3700
FAX: 802-229-2165
NMLS ID#: 258844

Learn more about Maryellen LaPerle

Experience in mortgage lending: 28 years

NSB employee since: 2000

Education and industry-specific associations: Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association; Barre Housing Authority

Other community involvement: Barre Lions Club; Hospice volunteer

"I love that I can be there to see the smile on every customer’s face when they walk out with the keys to their new home."

Samantha Abare

Samantha Abare

Mortgage Banking Officer
Southern Central Vermont

Samantha Abare

Communities served: Waitsfield, Warren, Northfield, Randolph, Bethel, Woodstock, plus all of Washington and Orange counties

OFFICE: 802-485-5221
CELL: 802-595-1771
FAX: 802-485-6418
NMLS ID#: 1203652

Learn more about Samantha Abare

NSB employee since: 2012

Education and industry-specific associations: 2017 graduate of Northern New England School of Banking; Mortgage Lending Diploma from Center For Financial Training; prior Board Member of Home Share Now

Other community involvement: I regularly participate in volunteer events such as the Penguin Plunge, Dragonheart Vermont’s annual boat race, and United Way Day of Caring. In the past I have developed and implemented a Community Based Learning Program and have been a community member mentor for the local elementary schools. 

“The most satisfying aspect of my job is being able to share such an important and exciting milestone in someone’s life. It is extremely rewarding to watch a customer achieve their home-buying goal and be able to offer them help from start to finish.”