Elevations Credit Union | Barka Atsemet

Barka Atsemet has worked in the financial industry since 2004 and at Elevations since 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a minor in business management from Colorado State University. Inspired by the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” Barka’s goal is to help you navigate through the mortgage financing process from application to closing. Barka will be your personal advocate and help you find a loan that best fits your needs, whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a homeowner thinking of refinancing your existing mortgage or a seasoned homeowner looking to upgrade, downsize or purchase a vacation home or investment property.

Barka and his family came to the United States as refugees in 1990 and quickly felt at home due to compassionate, caring people like his family’s sponsors, who helped them assimilate into the U.S. and made them feel welcome. After this experience, Barka knew he wanted to serve his community and pay it forward. In his free time, Barka coaches his son’s basketball team, watches all their sports games and enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and dog.

Elevations Credit Union is one of the largest and most successful credit unions serving all of Colorado. Started in 1952 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus with less than $100 in assets, we have grown to over $3.41 billion in assets and serve over 175,000 members. We are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative that is dedicated to the communities we serve. Our Mortgage Team is the best in the state. We’ve been recognized as:  

  • The #1 Credit Union Mortgage Lender in Colorado
  • The #1 Mortgage Lender in Boulder County
  • A Top Mortgage Lender in Broomfield County
  • In 2020, we became Colorado's only two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a U.S. presidential honor for performance excellence
  • The only Colorado mortgage lender ranked nationally in the 2022 Top Mortgage Lenders by Scotsman Guide

NMLS # 898862