At First Liberty, we are always looking for ways to serve our community, including getting to know you better. We want to be the type of bank who knows your name. We also want you to get to know us better. Each month, we will be featuring one of our employees for all of us to learn more about each other. This month, we are featuring Bryan Pregler, Mortgage Loan Officer.
Bryan and Jennifer Pregler
Oldest daughter Rilee with Allie and Kenzie
Where did you work before FLB?
Before FLB I worked as a home mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage located in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Tell us a little bit about what you do here.
My job at FLB is to navigate clients into home ownership or refinance. I provide different financial options and help customers interested in obtaining a home loan make an informed decision on what product works best for their unique situation.
In today’s mortgage environment qualifying is not enough. There are many rules and regulations that we must follow to satisfy investors’ guidelines to make sure all I’s are dotted and T’s crossed.
Furthermore, I also spend a lot of time developing relationships with real estate professionals around the Oklahoma City area.
What is your favorite part of working here?
I enjoy the community bank environment. The bank has a family atmosphere that I feel is very unique in today’s work culture.
If you could pick anyone to have lunch with (real or fictional, dead or alive) who would it be and why?
With the passing of my grandfather several years back it got me very interested in my family history. All of my relatives on my father’s side are buried in Bixby Oklahoma. I would have lunch with my great great grandfather John Pregler. I would love to learn more about them, also about the circumstances that led them to leave Southern Germany to America and ultimately to Oklahoma.
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
I have a wife of almost 12 years and three daughters ages 14, 7, and 3 (nearly 4). Between orchestra, dance, and school functions I find little time to do much else aside from keeping up with a busy household.
My children also attend Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic church, and we are very active with all the functions at the school.
When time allows, I enjoy DIY projects around the house. I also hold season tickets to the University of Oklahoma football and make all home games as well as the big away games.
What’s your favorite vacation spot?
I would always take an annual ski trip around the first of the year to Pagosa Springs Colorado and Ski at wolf Creek lodge.
What might people be surprised to know about you?
Cooking is something that I have always loved to do. I will experiment with new recipes or refer back to my favorite Cajun dishes. But I often find myself in the kitchen or manning my smoker.