top of page
Abstract Paint

Annandale, MN 55302


NMLS# 1758083

980 Elm St. E., Suite 2

Jodi Donovan

Licensed in:






(612) 581-1874




“And sometimes you meet yourself back where you started, but stronger”
-Ysra Daley-Ward

I discovered my love for lending when I began my career at a local state bank where my primary responsibilities were Consumer and Real Estate Lending. I quickly learned crunching numbers was only a small part of this new-found love. Rather, it was building personal relationships with each person I came in contact with, listening to them share their personal and financial goals, and ultimately helping them achieve their goals. 

In 2002, my husband and I were blessed with our first daughter. It was then I decided to resign at the bank and become a full-time Mom. My daily routine changed from reviewing credit reports and appraisals, to nurturing our child. Although I missed my old routine, my new routine was bar none. In 2010, as my youngest daughter started kindergarten, I accepted a position as a Teacher Assistant at a private school where I would later transition as the Administrative Assistant. I thoroughly enjoyed my interactions and providing support to the students, parents, and staff, on a daily basis.

In 2018, I was presented with an offer as Loan Processor and Loan Officer Assistant with Essex Mortgage. I didn’t realize how much I missed the world of lending until I was back in it again. Although much had changed over the past 15 years with rules and regulations, the most important part had not; helping the borrowers understand the process of buying a home, building a personal relationship with each borrower, and helping them reach their goals of homeownership. 

In the Spring of 2023, I obtained my Mortgage Loan Originator license. And now, 20 years later, I am meeting myself back where I started, but stronger! I am grateful for each and every step in my path the past 20 years; especially for the friendships I made and the knowledge I gained. I am excited to be back in the role of Loan Officer; building personal relationships with my clients and providing them with the education they deserve to make sound decisions to achieve their financial goals. Contact me today, let’s take the next step in achieving your financial goals! 

Loan Officer/Processor

bottom of page