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Mortgage Team

With interest rates low and so many homes to choose from, this is a great time to buy or refinance! Whether this is your first or your fifth home, our experienced mortgage originators are here to guide you through the process.



With over a decade of experience, Cory is well-known in the region as a highly respected figure in the mortgage industry. He leads the mortgage department with a progressive approach, focused on serving our members.


"At MCCU, I'm fortunate to be part of a well-respected credit union that prides itself on quality service to its members,” says Stenson.

In his spare time, Cory enjoys spending time with his family, and has invested many years volunteering in youth sports in the Duluth area as a coach and/or manager.


Give Cory a call today!

Cory Stenson (#582765)
Mortgage Lending Manager
(218) 625-8827*


A friendly face at MCCU since 1995, Miijalisa Viele is an experienced financial expert, and a valuable part of the Mortgage team.

“Working at MCCU for almost 20 years, I have formed a strong bond with my members by getting to know them,” says Viele, who enjoys the opportunity to build relationships and help members find solutions that work for them.

Miijalisa was born and raised in Northern Minnesota and has made Duluth her home for close to 30 years.

In her spare time, Viele loves spending time with her husband and son, touring the North Shore, relaxing at their cabin on Floodwood Lake, and watching their son’s softball, soccer, and hockey games and helping him earn his badges in Cub Scouts. She also enjoys a ride on her husband’s Harley!

Miijalisa C. Viele (#1294110)
Mortgage Loan Originator
(218) 625-8502*


A native of Cloquet, Molly specializes in working with homebuyers in her own hometown - and she's definitely an expert at it! Molly has worked at MCCU for almost 20 years, and boasts over a decade of experience in the mortgage department. Her favorite thing about her work is helping people achieve their dreams.


"It's fulfilling to work with members throughout the entire homebuying process, and watch their dreams become reality," says Molly.


Outside of the workplace, Molly and her husband have their hands full managing the sports and extracurricular activities of three teenage boys, including a set of twins.


Molly Hallfrisch (#472394)
Mortgage Loan Originator
Cloquet, Aitkin & McGregor
(218) 878-3636*


A familiar face in the Aitkin community, Travis was pleased to join the MCCU Mortgage team in 2014.


“As a member myself, I’ve always enjoyed the upbeat, positive atmosphere you find at MCCU when you walk through the door,” said Betley, who welcomes the challenge of helping his friends and neighbors in the Aitkin and McGregor areas forge a path to homeownership.


When he isn’t working, Travis enjoys summers on the lake or spending time in his garage cleaning and waxing vehicles. In the winter months, he hits the road to watch hockey games-- from youth to professional level.



Travis Betley (#1223027)
Mortgage Loan Originator
Aitkin & McGregor
(218) 625-8907*


A fourth-generation resident of Cloquet, Thomas Johnson has worked in the mortgage industry for 7 years.

“I'm very excited to be working with the mortgage team here at MCCU," says Johnson, "I take pride in being a positive financial influence in our members' lives, and in helping people realize their dreams of homeownership."

In his free time, Thomas enjoys spending time at his family cabin in Alborn, going mountain biking with friends, and hunting birds with his Brittany Spaniel.  



Thomas Johnson (#459346)
Mortgage Loan Originator
(218) 878-3643*

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