About Us

Karen Saunders


For the one hour I spent with Karen, I was blown away by how wonderful the service was going to be. She was honest, transparent, and willing to tinker with different options that fit my idea of what I wanted to accomplish.

– Steven

Karen J. Saunders

President & Loan Originator

The Mortgage Source, Inc. has been a successful residential mortgage brokerage company since Karen Saunders, President and Loan Originator, opened the doors in 1996. Karen has worked in the financial and banking industry for 40 years and leads her employees by example with her passion for helping homebuyers throughout the entire state of Wyoming. Much of the company’s success is due to Karen’s active involvement in various groups and boards within the Laramie community. With an experienced and committed staff, The Mortgage Source, Inc. provides financing at nationally competitive interest rates and terms while retaining the local presence and service.


University of Wyoming—B.A., Economics
University of Wyoming—M.A., French

Professional Associations:

Member, National Association of Mortgage Brokers, Present
Board of Directors & Founding Member for Laramie Region, Better Business Bureau Laramie, Present

Civic and Community Involvement:

Co-Chair, Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Emergency Services Facilities Expansion & Renovation, Present
Advisory Council Chair, Laramie Chamber Business Alliance
Board of Governance Chair, Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation
President and Board of Directors, Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation
Board Chair, Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce
Board Chairman, Laramie Economic Development Corporation
Chairman of the Board, United Way, Campaign Chair
Campaign Chair, United Way
Public Relations Committee Chair, Laramie Board of Realtors

Business Awards:

Top Mortgage Broker, nationally, Scotsman Guide (#124-2022, #130-2021)
Best Mortgage Company, Locals Choice Awards (2022, 2021)
Best Boss, Locals Choice Awards (2022)
Top Originator—State Champion, Scotsman Guide (2021)
Business Person of the Year, Laramie Board of Realtors (2019, 2002)
Lender of the Year, WCDA (2016)
Top Producer, Mortgage Credit Certificate (2015)
Top Lender, Mortgage Credit Certificate (2014)
Wyoming Women of Influence, Finance & Banking (2014)
Business Person of the Year, Laramie Economic Development Corporation (2012, 2006)
Business of the Year, Laramie Economic Development Corporation (2012)
Business Person of the Year, Chamber of Commerce (2007, 1998)
Business Person of the Year, Laramie Economic Development Corporation (2006)