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Loan Officers who have helped the most homebuyers to use WSHFC Programs last year

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Stephanie Search 

Stephanie Search, Summit Funding, Inc., Kennewick
Stephanie has a unique experience and perspective which has helped hundreds of families successfully navigate the road to home ownership. Stephanie started in the real estate side of the business having great success while raising a family. She made a career move to the title and escrow side of the business gaining valuable knowledge that would translate into a higher level of service for her clients. She put all that experience in lending in 2014 and has become a valuable asset to any and all first-time home buyers. Stephanie is known for her get it done no quit attitude. The Washington State Housing Finance Commission programs are a great tool that Stephanie often uses to help her clients accomplish their dream of home ownership. If you are ready to take the first step towards home ownership, we believe there has never been a better time than now. Stephanie and her team can be reached at 509-783-4593, NMLS #1270734


Trevor Roberge 

Trevor Roberge, Capstone Home Loans, Lynnwood
There's nothing more rewarding than helping a first-time homebuyer accomplish their goal of home ownership when they thought it wasn't possible. Partnering with the Commission gives Trevor the ability to provide practical options to his clients, and the ability to empower them with knowledge and confidence through the purchase process. Not only do buyers get to purchase a home, they get to begin their journey of wealth-building for their future. With 17 years in the finance industry, Trevor provides expertise in many ways, from mortgage consulting to personal banking. Trevor provides solutions for first-time home buyers, military veterans, and anyone else looking to accomplish the dream of homeownership. Contact Trevor at 425-765-6605 or MLO #71646



Chad Crithfield 

Chad Crithfield, Prime Lending, Richland
I utilize the Commission programs for borrowers who need down payment or some assistance to help them get their families into a new home. It’s a very easy program to use and the clients really enjoy it as well. I have been providing residential mortgages for the past 30 years. I love the excitement at closing when the clients receive keys for the first time. Contact Chad at 509-539-8043 or email MLO #405719



Mark Carroll 

Mark Carroll
First-time homebuyers face an intimidating process when buying a new home. Mark specializes in working with first timers, as he truly enjoys explaining the process, educating, & counseling buyers to assure they have solid guidance & gain confidence that their purchase will help meet their financial and family goals. Commission programs give many buyers the opportunity to own a home by removing a main obstacle that most people face, which allows them to start creating wealth through homeownership. Mark has been in the lending industry for over 19 years. He started in the mortgage industry after a career in professional baseball where he played in the Seattle Mariners organization for over 7 years. Experience and integrity are critical to a successful lending relationship. Whether one is buying their first home or an experienced investor, Mark strives to provide options that will suit their situation best and believes everyone deserves to be a priority.



Laura Wells 

Laura Wells, Envoy Mortgage, Spokane
As a dedicated financing advisor, Laura feels the Commission’s programs including the Home Advantage, House Key, and HomeChoice programs, are among the most powerful and unique ways to meet borrower’s financial goals. Laura is passionate about improving lives through homeownership and one of the ways she assists borrowers is by instructing Commission-sponsored homebuyer education seminars in the Spokane area. Laura Wells has over 31 years of experience in mortgage lending and has helped more than 3,900 families in Washington on their path to homeownership. Laura works with her clients from pre-qualification to keys in their hands, and how to reach their long-term financial goals. If you’re looking to buy a home in the Spokane area, please contact Laura at 877-862-8362 (toll free) or 509-590-1438, or email MLO #330328



Angelina Rice 

Angelina Rice, Life Mortgage – Longview
Angelina has been in lending for over 18 years. She is very passionate about what she does and believes that home ownership builds pride, confidence, and self-esteem in a person. Angelina thinks the Commission loan programs are wonderful for the buyer needing 100% financing and can also be a tool for someone who needs assistance with closing costs. Contact Angelina at 360-414-4000 or email MLO #310329.



Christy King 

Christy King, Wheatland Bank, Spokane
When you’re faced with choosing a mortgage—one of the largest financial decisions you’ll make in your lifetime—Christy King has more than 21 years of experience helping clients achieve their real estate dreams. Employing her broad knowledge of loan processing and originating, she will help educate you about the wide selection of products, helping you make an informed and confident decision. Proud of her reputation for listening to each client’s individual situation and needs, Christy will work hard to lower your stress and avoid surprises by keeping you informed through every step of the loan process. Christy feels that the Commission’s home loans provide a great way for homebuyers to achieve their goals with flexible terms unique financing options, whether you are a first-time buyer or have owned many homes. If you are looking to buy a home in Spokane, we invite you to contact Christy at 509-599-5911 or MLO #487478



Jason Gosser 

Jason Gosser, Guild Mortgage, Everett
I use the commission programs to help first time homebuyers buy homes with little or no money out of pocket money which in turn helps create and support healthy, growing, and thriving communities. A western Washington native, I have been a mortgage loan officer in the Seattle metro area for over twenty-five years. Though this experience has given me a wealth of knowledge in home loans, my ability to listen to my borrowers gives me the best insight to meet their needs. Contact Jason at or 425-615-6303. MLO #120413



Kerwin Lyon 

Kerwin Lyon
The Commission’s down payment assistance programs are a great tool to maximize financing options for first time home buyers. One of the recurring questions my clients ask is "How much money for a down payment and closing costs do I need to have saved up?" Knowing that there are ways to overcome a large down payment that some loan programs require, I can assist home buyers achieve their goals of home ownership earlier than they would have expected. I have been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years and have enjoyed giving people the opportunity to check off "Washington Home Owner" from their bucket list every year. I am fortunate to have a diverse, down-to-earth team and together, we not only strive for but are committed to providing a smooth home buying experience. Feel free to contact me at 425-652-3333 or



Linda Orozco 

Linda Orozco
I believe home ownership is essential to building strong communities. With the Commission’s downpayment assistance programs, we can create homeownership for approximately 25% more families in our area. Being able to offer this financing is essential for Central Washington. I've lived in Yakima my entire life and I enjoy all it has to offer. I've been in real estate lending for over 30 years - my career was launched with helping first time buyers and I've been grateful to serve so many families. Your biggest investment will be handled with care, right here in Central WA. We enjoy the greatest of technology, while being able to assist you personally as well. As a team, we are HERE FOR YOU, every step of the journey!



Gordon Drane 

Gordon Drane, Umpqua Bank, Kennewick
Gordon Drane, a lifelong Washington native, has been in the mortgage business for 43 years. These 43 years include experience in underwriting, processing, and originating loans. Gordon specializes in helping first-time homebuyers. Last year Gordon helped 43 first time homebuyers obtain their first home with the help of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission programs. He takes great pride in helping homebuyers achieve their dreams and goals. Gordon strives to communicate openly and honestly to create a positive and lasting experience. He has great knowledge of the Commission’s programs, as well as FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional programs. Please call Gordon Drane at 509-491-6826 or email him at to achieve your goal of homeownership! MLO #420506




Listed are the top five in each region with a minimum of two WSHFC loans in the last quarter, April - June 2022*.

County: Benton | Chelan | Clallam | Clark | Cowlitz | Grant | Grays Harbor | King | Kitsap | Lewis | Pierce | Snohomish | Spokane | Thurston | Walla Walla | Whatcom | Yakima 

Benton County

Mark Carroll, Homebridge Financial Services, Kennewick, 8 loans*, 509-420-0236,

Carmel Perez, Summit Funding, Kennewick, 6 loans*, 509-783-4596,

Jonas Rosenberg, , Summit Funding, Kennewick, 6 loans*, 509-783-4593, 

Michele Villarreal, Summit Funding, Prosser, 6 loans*, 509-820-4173,

Kendal Becker, Homebridge Financial Services, Kennewick, 5 loans*, 509-396-2389,

Miguel Velasquez, Envoy Mortgage, Kennewick, 5 loans*, 509-528-1201,

Chelan County

Cathy Rixey, Guild Mortgage, Wenatchee, 3 loans*, 509-293-9248,

Kami Allen, Evergreen Home Loans, Wenatchee, 2 loans*, 509-664-3436,

Nikki Anderson, Cardinal Financial, Wenatchee, 2 loans*, 509-470-2053,

Clallam County

Debbie Rutherford, Evergreen Home Loans, Port Angeles, 2 loans*, 360-477-5863,

Clark County

Angie Petersen, Guild Mortgage, Vancouver, 4 loans*, 360-609-3022,

Niki Cantrell, First Centennial Mortgage, Camas, 4 loans*, 360-601-4054,

Devon Rowe, Cardinal Financial, Vancouver, 3 loans*, 360-991-3530,

Josh Walters, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Vancouver, 3 loans*, 360-949-1511,

Justin Zakariassen, Evergreen Home Loans, Vancouver, 3 loans*, 360-953-4561,

Keri Flores, Primary Residential Mortgage, Vancouver, 3 loans*, 360-521-5959,

Leslie Girard, Evergreen Home Loans, Vancouver, 3 loans*, 360-553-7049,

Sandi Milohov, Guild Mortgage, Vancouver, 3 loans*, 360-270-9192,

Simon Gaskill, Finance of America, Vancouver, 3 loans*, 360-798-9290,

Cowlitz County

Angelina Rice, Life Mortgage, Longview, 5 loans*, 360-575-9946,

Michael Bettineski, Guild Mortgage, Longview, 4 loans*, 360-957-0132,

Akeyla Thill, Guild Mortgage, Longview, 3 loans*, 360-560-3043,

Jodi Krause, Life Mortgage, Longview, 2 loans*, 360-414-4000,

Jon Trussell, Synergy One Lending, Longview, 2 loans*, 360-925-3970,

Grant County

Kelly Price, Guild Mortgage, Moses Lake, 2 loans*, 509-766-7788,

Grays Harbor County

Jacqueline Hudlow, Primary Residential Mortgage, Aberdeen, 2 loans*, 360-591-7272,

King County

Brooke Gibson, HomeSight, Seattle, 25 loans*, 206-305-2672,

Kerwin Lyon, Guild Mortgage, Seattle, 7 loans*, 425-652-3333,

April Reichert, Guild Mortgage, Federal Way, 5 loans*, 253-830-2319,

Cameron Lee, Evergreen Home Loans, Seattle, 4 loans*, 425-999-4008,

Crystal Smith ,Premier Mortgage Resources, Federal Way, 4 loans*, 206-853-8778,

Kenton Becker, American Pacific Mortgage, Bellevue, 4 loans*, 206-423-2552,

Lorne Ricord, Movement Mortgage, Bellevue, 4 loans*, 206-650-9379,

Kitsap County

Cameron Salley, Caliber Home Loans, Silverdale, 4 loans*, 360-979-4008,

Mary Richards-Twardkowski, Loan Depot, Silverdale, 3 loans*, 206-851-0955,

Ariel Zufelt, Cornerstone Home Lending, Poulsbo, 2 loans*, 360-649-1815,

Ashlee Cameron, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Silverdale, 2 loans*, 360-949-1592,

Lewis County

Jacek Gillispie, Summit Funding, Chehalis, 4 loans*, 360-330-4037,

Travis Wentworth, Academy Mortgage, Centralia, 2 loans*, 360-508-1360,

Pierce County

William Dunger,Finance of America, University Place, 7 loans*, 253-232-5843,

Geoffrey Kaylor, On QQ Financial, Gig Harbor, 5 loans*, 253-238-0028,

Ricky Gilbert, Movement Mortgage, Tacoma, 5 loans*, 206-247-4746,

Bryan LaFlamme, Bay Equity, Puyallup, 3 loans*, 206-841-7825,

Matt Courtright, Bay Equity, Puyallup, 3 loans*, 253-256-5618,

Matt Person, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Gig Harbor, 3 loans*, 206-501-6101,

Scott Jacobs, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Fife, 3 loans*, 509-552-6822,

Snohomish County

Jason Gosser, Guild Mortgage, Everett, 7 loans*, 425-615-6303,

Trevor Roberge, Capstone Home Loans, Lynnwood, 6 loans*, 425-765-6605,

Rosa Briggs, American Pacific Mortgage, Everett, 3 loans*, 425-268-0245,

Amy Trim, Evergreen Home Loans, Everett, 2 loans*, 425-501-9436,

Joel Cambern, Mutual of Omaha, Lynnwood, 2 loans*, 206-953-1166,

Mason Buckles, CrossCountry Mortgage, Edmonds, 2 loans*, 425-508-2066,

Spokane County

David Sizemore, Movement Mortgage, Spokane, 6 loans*, 509-822-8029,

Christy King, Wheatland Bank, Spokane, 5 loans*, 509-458-5965,

Michelle Fort, Movement Mortgage, Spokane, 5 loans*, 509-389-6088,

Jeff Lawrence, Umpqua Bank, Spokane, 3 loans*, 509-599-8549,

Adam Noone, Summit Funding, Liberty Lake, 2 loans*, 509-822-1709,

Cristine Zacherle, Penrith Home Loans, Spokane, 2 loans*, 5009-991-0368,

James Kashork, Heritage Home Loans, Spokane, 2 loans*, 509-954-6992,

Jared Walsh, Wheatland Bank, Spokane, 2 loans*, 509-237-3567,

Keith Webber, Guardian Mortgage, Spokane, 2 loans*, 509-999-1103,

Laura Wells, Envoy Mortgage, Spokane, 2 loans*, 877-862-8362,

Luke Baker, Guardian Mortgage, Spokane, 2 loans*, 509-710-4631,

Matt Riener, Premier Mortgage Resources, Spokane Valley, 2 loans*, 509-362-1453,

Miranda Moen, Numerica Credit Union, Spokane, 2 loans*, 509-343-8152,

Nicole Shea, Mountain West Bank, Spokane Valley, 2 loans*, 509-944-4083,

Shilo King, LoanDepot, Spokane, 2 loans*, 509-994-0999,

Tanya Apuyan, Celebrity Home Loans, Spokane, 2 loans*, 509-842-6564,

Tara Wall, Homebridge Financial Services, Spokane Valley, 2 loans*, 509-954-0048,

Theodore Urlacher, Movement Mortgage, Spokane, 2 loans*, 509-961-3645,

Thurston County

Wendy DeBorde, Guild Mortgage, Olympia, 6 loans*, 360-491-3282,

Malcolm Miller, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Lacey, 4 loans*, 360-556-3322,

Stephanie Thomasson, Academy Mortgage, Tumwater, 4 loans*, 360-236-9777,

Chris Lambert, Guild Mortgage, Olympia, 3 loans*, 360-507-9759,

Brandy Nelms, Caliber Home Loans, Olympia, 2 loans*, 360-280-1467,

Heather Hahn, Guild Mortgage, Olympia, 2 loans*, 360-402-9055,

Melanie Boyajian, Academy Mortgage, Lacey, 2 loans*, 360-880-5237,

Walla Walla County

Tera Davis, Academy Mortgage, Walla Walla, 4 loans*, 509-527-3375,

Whatcom County

John Block, Guild Mortgage, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-746-8328,

Yakima County

Angie Giussi, Evergreen Home Loans, Yakima, 4 loans*, 509-969-9900,

Katie Gaumer, Homeside Financial, Yakima, 4 loans*, 509-554-2611,

Jonathan Barragan, Academy Mortgage, Yakima, 3 loans*, 509-901-0749,

Linda Orozco, Academy Mortgage, Yakima, 3 loans*, 509-907-6200,

Edwin Esquivel, Homebridge Financial Services, Yakima, 2 loans*, 509-480-9654,

Tony Andrews, Homeside Financial, Yakima, 2 loans*, 509-424-0459,

* number of WSHFC Loans closed in the last quarter


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