Wanda French

Senior Loan Officer
NMLS # 101185
State Lic VT #VT101185


164 S Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Mobile: (802) 224-6151
Direct: (802) 622-8103
Branch: (802) 479-1154
Fax number: (866) 442-0856

It’s all about service at Academy Mortgage, and our company has been meeting the needs of home-buyers across the United States since 1988. I joined Academy because of its strong reputation for integrity-based mortgage lending, its unwavering commitment to responsible lending practices, and for its broad portfolio of mortgage solutions and tools.

Since joining Academy, I have helped many individuals and families attain the dream of home-ownership. Whether you want to buy a new home or refinance an existing mortgage, I will provide a customized solution for you at competitive rates. No brokering, no middleman, no hassle, no surprises.

Academy is a direct lender, which means that my Branch and Regional Offices are equipped to complete the entire loan process in-house—all loan processing, underwriting, closings, and funding are handled locally. As a result, we have a proven track record of closing loans as quickly and efficiently as possible.

I will be in control of your loan file from start to finish, and I will be up-to-date on the status of your loan at all times. I understand the importance of maintaining continuous communication throughout the loan process and commit to providing you accurate, timely, and honest mortgage advice.

I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.

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Welcome to Academy Mortgage

Great contact, follow up with both the buyer and keeping me informed of progress. Great loan officer!

—Tonya Cher - Local Realtor

We would have loved to have a checklist that we could refer to as we went through the process. It would have made things easier and more efficient.

—George Babcock

Very happy with my experience. Wanda French was right on top of things and very quick at responding. Very easy to work with.

—Joshua Kilburn

Wanda was incredibly helpful throughout every phase of the process

—Christian Lacey

Everything was great, Wanda did an amazing job after the previous lender had "dropped the ball." Academy Mortgage will be my first choice if the need ever arises for another loan.

—Robert Loehmann

My loan experience was a great one it was a pleasure to work with Wanda French she kept me updated on all the steps it took to buy my home I would recommend Academy Mortgage to anyone.

—Daniel F.

Wanda made this process so easy from start to finish for me! She was ALWAYS available to answer my many questions. She kept me well informed with my loan status the entire time. Such a pleasure to work with a well educated no BS lady!

—Katie Parker

They are very good!

—James Decarsky

Wanda is amazing! She was helpful throughout the whole process and even when she was not working, she was able to reach out to someone else that could assist me. It was important to me to trust who I was working with and Wanda was someone that I could trust.

—Jason Mosel

I was very nervous and within 10 min Wanda French eased my fears and anxieties . I was amazed! Thank you

—Michael O'neill

Wanda French has a great personality and went above and beyond to get us in our own home along with others company wide I would highly recommend Academy Morgage

—Michael Palin

I absolutely loved working with Wanda. She has an amazing sense of humor and she even knew how to help me with my specific needs.

—Cielo P.

Wanda was wonderful and we recommend her to everyone who is looking to purchase a home. We even stayed in contact with her after buying our home. A great person and knows what she is doing!

—Amanda Barberi

Went very smooth

—Brenda Battin

Having a better handle on cash-to-close would have helped - we had a 10% increase

—Matthew Romei

Wanda was wonderful and supportive throughout the process and fantastic on closing day! Laurie was great at keeping me up to date with the status of various tasks that needed to be complete. They were so on top of things that we were completed the financing agreements early enough to have the option to close early.

—Megan G.

I really enjoyed working with such friendly people.

—Jennifer Doyon

I was very pleased with the overall experience, for a transaction that could have been very difficult but wasn't because everyone worked closely and communicated well constantly. Kudos to the team!!


Your loan process was very fast and simple. Wanda French all was there for me and when I had questions she got right back to me with the answers.

—Penny A Brown

Wanda was always available no matter what time of day!

—Nicole Hovell

I had a great first time home buying experience- being in the loop and having great communication helped me feel more comfortable to know what was going on with the purchase-- Thank you all SO much for all your help!!!

—Brittany Routhier

Wanda French was great to work with, very friendly and responsive to all my questions.

—Adam Meyer

Wanda French was amazing as our loan officer! She took care of our questions, concerns, and assisted my spouse and I in closing on time. I am forever thankful for the fantastic service and Wanda French, you have been an absolute blessing to us! Thank you from our hearts!

—Dru Earll

Wanda French is the best. She works hard for people.

—Sharon Mantha

Wanda helped me from start to finish. She was there for me every time I had questions or concerns. I was very lucky to have her as my loan officer. I honestly don't believe I would be in the home I am in today without her help and advice. She was great.

—Christopher Cox

Wanda really was great this was a process that started over 18 months ago when I was pre-approved. Wanda was patient, knowledgeable, and professional through the whole process. Because of Wanda, my wife and I were able to find our forever home the fist time around.

—Morgan Adams

Wanda was excellent and saved our house for us!

—Coralie Collins

Wanda is fantastic, highly recommend her services.

—Adam Lane

Wanda French was very helpful throughout the whole process. She was very friendly and made us feel very comfortable.

—Gregory Hance

Wanda was great to work with and always had quick responses with any questions. Great company to buy a first home through.

—Ryan F.

Wanda is great. She was very helpful and always available when I had questions or concerns. She treated us like people should be treated when making such a large venture. With respect. This is my first home purchase and I couldn’t be happier with the way Wanda and the Academy team helped to put it all together. Thank you so much! Russell Wall

—Russell Wall

Everyone was on top of final paperwork

—Ryan Rand

I had a great first time home buying experience- being in the loop and having great communication helped me feel more comfortable to know what was going on with the purchase-- Thank you all SO much for all your help!!!

—Brittany Routhier

Wanda French was a pleasure to work with. She has the experience and know how to make the home buying process as stress free as possible.

—Danny Frost

Was a pleasure working with Wanda French on setting up the loan for my first home. She was very professional and completed things when she said she would. Went very smoothly. I would recommend academy to anyone looking to get a home loan.

—Jeremy Kilian

Everyone was fantastic and made this process so smooth and effortless. I love Wanda and team!

—Justin Rouleau

Wanda was amazing , and was soooo helpful from beginning to end with anything I needed or had questions about.

—Stephani Larocque

Wanda French was amazing. I know buying a home is a stressful thing but the whole process was wonderful. I feel this was directly related to the people we worked with. They were patient, informative and knowledgeable. I could contact Wanda with any questions I had (As a first time buyer I had plenty). She got back to me quickly with the answers. It was a great experience all around. I would definitely recommend Academy Mortgage to anyone thinking about buying a home.

—Jessica Premont

Went very smooth

—Brenda Battin

Wanda French is an incredible business woman, who knows how to manage the process of home lending thoroughly. I valued her expertise, and her guidance as well as insights were on target for me. Thank you!

—Emily Wrigley

Wanda makes it look easy! We work with her for VA, RD, FHA, and conventional, and she gets the job done.

—Ray Mikus - Loan Realtor

Moving forward was very quick and only took 2 months. It was a little confusing towards the end when other agents we hadn't met started emailing us and started asking for information we had already given out. Perhaps slightly better communication on all ends next time. Over all they were all wicked helpful.

—Emily Laston

Wanda French is awesome. She made this process as stress-free as possible.

—Maryellen Apelquist

Wanda was a pleasure to work with! She was available for questions from both myself and our clients.

—Lindsay Ericson

I appreciated the calm .... professional and personal attention I received . I hope Academy Mortgage realizes the prize asset they have with Wanda managing their loans.

—Anita Morel

I had previously had a horrible experience with another bank who constantly wanted me to jump through hoops and string me along with no communication for 7 weeks only to deny it 2 days before closing. Wanda and Academy made the process easy and enjoyable. The process with Academy start to finish was only 3 weeks. I would highly recommend and if I ever decide to do it again, Academy would be my first choice.

—Thomas Ferranti

Wanda made the loan process so easy and always kept me informed every step of the way.


Wanda responded quickly to our requests for information. Overall, a good experience for our first time purchasing a home.

—April Hallock

Everyone involved we're so helpful in making this happen for me! I've worked with Wanda French twice, love her!

—Roxane Boliver

Wanda was great. She had everything we needed.

—Damartin Quadros

The entire experience was awesome! Wanda did most of the work and was very fun and friendly to deal with. I enjoyed every bit of the process.

—Brenton Johnson

Wanda was helpful every time I called. She puts up with a lot of nonsense emails from clients...and does it with grace.

—Heather Slayton

Wanda and kirston were amazing. I had such a great experience. Being a first time homeowner I had lots of questions, probably silly questions but they both always had an answer. Thank you!

—Stephanie Morris

My loan experience was a great one it was a pleasure to work with Wanda French she kept me updated on all the steps it took to buy my home I would recommend Academy Mortgage to anyone.

—Daniel F.

Very pleasant to work with met all my needs

—Mumin Cajic

I was initially considering getting my mortgage through my credit union. I was looking for a loan with as little down up front as possible, but I saw that my credit union had limited options. Knowing her reputation for working hard for her clients to find many options for financing, I called Wanda French. As expected, she did not disappoint and walked me through the entire loan process. Now I have a new home and an affordable mortgage at a great rate, and couldn't be happier!

—Richard W.

Everyone was helpful. And Wanda was a pleasure to work with!

—Devyn Woodworth

Being a first time home buyer we did not know where to start but with the help from Academy Mortgage made buying our first home easy. The knowledge and experience they provided made it that much easier.

—Moulton, Christine

Wanda helped to explain all the complexities of buying my first home. She showed and encouraged me how to meet the needs of what was required.

—Helen Goodrich

Wanda and Mechelle were great! They responded to all my questions quickly and made it easy to complete the mortgage application process.

—Adam LaCombe

Working with Wanda made the home buying process easy on us. She helped us figure out a way to get our credit up and become able to get a mortgage within only a few months. She has always been helpful and made this experience a great one. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy a house.

—Devan D.

Very efficient. A real team player.

—Bonnie Chandler - Local Realtor

Your team made buying a house real easy.

—Thomas Kennison