Our Team

The Apeland Team –

a Household Name in Home Financing for 35 Years


Chris Apeland

NMLS #135128

Leading the Apeland Team with Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group is my great privilege as I’m able to provide the American Dream of homeownership to more people than ever before. For more than 30 years I have been passionate about delivering exceptional service to my valued family of customers, many of whom I’m proud to say are second-generation. Owning one’s own home remains the cornerstone of financial security, and I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the unique pride and benefits of homeownership. Very simply, I leave no customer behind. Those who aren’t quite ready for financing know that I will work tirelessly until they are in position. My commitment to going the extra mile at all times is what sets me apart from the rest. I am continually honing my skills in all programs, including Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA. From application through closing and throughout a lifetime of changing needs, I will be by your side, continuously available and ensuring your borrowing experience and the advice you receive are second to none. I am a graduate of Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, holding a BBA in Finance, Real Estate, and Accounting.

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Ryan Bardusch

NMLS #1499957

I’m very proud to be a seasoned Loan Officer and key member of the Apeland Team with Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group. I never forget our customers are making one of the most important purchases of their lifetime, and while very exciting, it can also be a very intimidating process – especially for First Time Homebuyers. My overriding goal is to make the home financing process as easy, transparent and enjoyable as possible. I am known for my heartfelt customer service and positive, friendly attitude – as well as for treating every customer with respect. My extreme attention to detail is a great skill to have in what can be an extremely complicated process with a lot of moving parts. While I specialize in FHA financing and USDA Rural Development Loans, I am quite experienced in Conventional financing as well. My clients never have to worry about not receiving a response from me, as I work side-by-side with them through the entire process and work tirelessly to resolve any issues that may arise. My top priority is making sure my customers are absolutely thrilled with their experience at Gold Star!