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Kari Bortnem

632 Main St . Rapid City, SD  57701
Phone: 605-399-0990

kari.bortnem@firstnationalbanks.com  

NMLS 178836

Hello, my name is Kari Bortnem and I am a Residential Mortgage Underwriter and Loan Originator at First National Bank in Rapid City South Dakota. I was born and raised in Brookings SD and after I graduated from SDSU with a B.S. in Commercial Economics, I started my career in finance at First National Bank of Southeast Denver.  I expanded my background and education in residential mortgage lending at Universal Lending, Norwest/Wells Fargo, and North American Mortgage Company in Denver until relocating to the beautiful Black Hills in 2001.  My husband, Kip Harrington, and my dogs, Darby and Roo-bee, and I are happy to call Rapid City and the West Boulevard Neighborhood our home.  I love to mountain bike and I belong to the Drty Grlz mountain biking club.  I am a member of the Black Hills Mountain Bike Association and The Zonta Club of the Black Hills as well as an active Rapid City Rush and Rushmore Thunder fan.  I also support the Humane Society of the Black Hills by volunteering with their fundraising committee and enjoy being a Pet Therapy Partner with my dog Darby.   "My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am."  ~Author Unknown  

I would love to assist you with you next home loan experience.  Give me a call today.

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