LifetimeLender Team

Jim Vogt, Loan Officer

NMLS# 257588


Jim Vogt started in the mortgage business in 1986, a time when the world was entering a recession. One out of ten banks was failing – almost 1,500 in total (only 43 banks failed during the Great Depression!) –and foreclosures had hit an all-time high. Even during that challenging time, Jim provided exceptional service to his clients.

Jim has built his career by focusing on putting people into loans that meet their needs, with a commitment to service that will create solid and long-lasting relationships today and for generations to come. From those values, he has built a business that earned him the honor of being named one of the country's top loan officers by Mortgage Originator Magazine since 1999.


Michelle Wood

Production Partner

NMLS# 257664


Michelle Wood entered the mortgage industry right after high school. After graduating from Western State College, she joined the LifetimeLender Team as Jim's processor, and continued in that role even while performing the duties of a regional operations manager. The opportunity for Michelle to become Jim's production partner presented itself in 2012. Her strong operations background allowed her transition into production to be valuable to the overall strength of the team. Michelle and Jim work side by side, creating customers for life by providing service that goes above and beyond industry standards!