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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


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



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



Cameron Lillibridge 

Cameron Lillibridge, Premier Mortgage Resources, Everett
The Commission offers competitive mortgage programs that provide options to clients for down payment assistance and closing costs. Thanks to the Commission’s down payment assistance programs my borrowers can use their cash for other items. In my career, since I was 18 years old, I have been in every role from Loan Officer Assistant, Loan Processor, Branch Operations Manager & Loan Officer. I was born and raised in Snohomish County and I am married with three beautiful children. After spending years of experiencing & educating myself through the operations side of home lending, I decided I wanted to start educating & helping homebuyers upfront because purchasing a home should always be a non-stressful and exciting experiencing. Contact Cameron at 425-296-6361 or MLO #132195



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



April Reichert 

April Reichert, Guild Mortgage, Federal Way
I love the Commission programs! We've been blessed to help so many families become homeowners through these programs. It could take years for people to save up money for a down payment and in our current market home prices keeps increasing. When we help people become homeowners it changes their life and helps our communities. I'm just going into my 20th year in mortgage lending. I'm passionate about helping people and love this industry. I've been married to my husband for almost 15 years and together we have 5 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Contact April at 206-550-7793 or MLO #166364



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



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



William Dunger   

William Dunger, Absolute Mortgage, University Place
Utilizing Commission programs affords Bill the opportunity to fulfill his clients dreams of home ownership. Helping someone purchase their first home with limited funds is essential to the growth of the local economy here in WA. Bill resides in the Gig Harbor/Tacoma area and serve clients all across the Puget Sound. His drive and motivation to help is second to none. His past clients would tell you his work ethic is unmatched, and he is available 24/7! Contact William at 253-232-5843 or email MLO #58033



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 46 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 also teaches Commission-sponsored homebuyer education seminars in the Tri-Cities area. 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 2021*.

County: Benton | Chelan | Clallam | Clark | Cowlitz | Franklin | Grant | Grays Harbor | Island | King | Kitsap | Kittitas | Lewis | Mason | Pierce | Skagit | Snohomish | Spokane | Thurston | Walla Walla | Whatcom | Whitman | Yakima 

Benton County

Stephanie Search, Summit Funding, Kennewick, 42 loans*, 509-783-4593, 

Mark Carroll, Homebridge Financial Services, Kennewick, 18 loans*, 509-420-0236,

Chad Crithfield, Prime Lending, Richland, 15 loans*, 509-539-8043,

Gordon Drane, Umpqua Bank, Kennewick, 13 loans*, 509-491-6826,

James Atwood, Churchill Mortgage, Richland, 6 loans*, 509-301-6106,

Chelan County

Clay Schoengarth, Caliber Home Loan, Wenatchee, 3 loans*, 509-264-7102,

Kami Allen, Evergreen Home Loans, Wenatchee, 3 loans*, 509-664-3436,

Janie Shrader, Guild Mortgage, Wenatchee, 2 loans*, 206-670-4125,

William Berman, Gulf, Wenatchee, 2 loans*, 509-670-2946,

Clallam County

Debbie Rutherford, Evergreen Home Loans, Port Angeles, 3 loans*, 360-477-5863,

Gerard Nucci, Caliber Home Loans, Sequim, 3 loans*, 360-582-6488,

Clark County

Paula Nirchsl-Robb, Guild Mortgage, Vancouver, 10 loans*, 503-784-3458,

Sandi Milohov, Guild Mortgage, Vancouver, 10 loans*, 360-270-9192,

Azure Calder, Evergreen Home Loans, Vancouver, 9 loans*, 360-314-0350,

Joel Coonrod, Academy Mortgage, Battle Ground, 9 loans*, 360-619-2599,

Brian Peterson, Summit Mortgage, Vancouver, 7 loans*, 360-957-3243,

Daniel Salgado, Willamette Valley bank, Vancouver, 7 loans*, 360-773-4410,

Cowlitz County

Jon Trussell, Guild Mortgage, Longview, 12 loans*, 360-200-6607,

Angelina Rice, Life Mortgage, Longview, 8 loans*, 360-575-9946,

Michael Bettineski, Guild Mortgage, Longview, 8 loans*, 360-957-0132,

Karla Martin, Academy Mortgage, Kelso, 4 loans*, 360-749-7475,

Brittany Howells, Life Mortgage, Longview, 3 loans*, 971-777-3321,

Kari-Ann Botero, Academy Mortgage, Kelso, 3 loans*, 360-430-6073,

Kristi Barber, Academy Mortgage, Longview, 3 loans*, 360-957-1757,

Rene Mandrones, Movement Mortgage, Longview, 3 loans*, 360-749-1858,

Franklin County

Brian Spiller, Directors Mortgage, Pasco, 2 loans*, 509-940-7070,

Grant County

Barry Sterner, Movement Mortgage, Moses lake, 3 loans*, 509-770-5251,

Callie Cunningham, Guild Mortgage, Moses lake, 3 loans*, 509-766-7788,

Angela Knutson, Movement Mortgage, Moses lake, 2 loans*, 509-989-5510,

Jaime Vela, Evergreen Home Loans, Moses Lake, 2 loans*, 509-855-1258,

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

Melanie Strevy, Movement Mortgage, Moses Lake, 2 loans*, 509-855-2345,

Sarah Bullinger, Movement Mortgage, Moses Lake, 2 loans*, 509-855-3805,

Grays Harbor County

Jen Condon, Primary Residential Mortgage, Aberdeen, 2 loans*, 360-870-0522,

Island County

Anthony Peplinski, Guild Mortgage, Oak Harbor, 2 loans*, 360-672-1079,

Nora Aladieff, Envoy Mortgage, Oak Harbor, 2 loans*, 253-359-2377,

Ozell Jackson, HomeBridge Financial, Oak Harbor, 2 loans*, 425-533-2472,

King County

Kerwin Lyon, Guild Mortgage, Seattle, 13 loans*, 425-652-3333,

Brooke Gibson, HomeSight, Seattle, 9 loans*, 206-305-2672,

April Reichert, Guild Mortgage, Federal Way, 8 loans*, 206-550-7793,

Greg Ocken, Movement Mortgage, Federal Way, 8 loans*, 253-426-0016,

Laurel Knight-Keane, Wallick & Volk, Bellevue, 8 loans*, 206-877-9260,

Kitsap County

Walt Hannawacker, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Silverdale, 10 loans*, 360-731-3458,

Becky Johnson, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Silverdale, 6 loans*, 360-949-1582,

Amber Page, Evergreen Home Loans, Silverdale, 5 loans*, 360-698-6495,

Ashlee Cameron, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Siverdale, 3 loans*, 360-900-9590,

Chris Garcia, Movement Mortgage, Silverdale, 3 loans*, 360-558-3117,

Donna Miller, Movement Mortgage, Port Orchard, 3 loans*, 360-874-0451,


Patricia Reynolds, Umpqua Bank, Ellensburg, 2 loans*, 509-260-0143,

Lewis County

Travis Wentworth, Academy Mortgage, Centralia, 5 loans*, 360-508-1360,

Jacek Gillispie, Summit Funding, Chehalis, 3 loans*, 360-330-4037,

Kevin Romines, Geneva Financial, Winlock, 2 loans*, 360-269-7359,

McKenzie Kelly, Prime Lending, Chehalis, 2 loans*, 360-701-8502,

Mason County

Vickie Nunez, Academy Mortgage, Shelton, 6 loans*, 360-349-4219,

Pierce County

William Dunger, Absolute Mortgage, University Place, 12 loans*, 253-232-5843,

Ricky Gilbert, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Fife, 10 loans*, 253-318-1400,

Jonathon Hanes, Evergreen Home Loans, Gig Harbor, 8 loans*, 253-222-5646,

Ben Larson, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Puyallup, 6 loans*, 253-200-3255 x 25,

Ryan Dorman, Evergreen Home Loans, Puyallup, 6 loans*, 253-355-7852,

Skagit County

Emily Griffin, Guild Mortgage, Mount Vernon, 5 loans*, 360-420-6175,

Brandon Boyce Williams, Homebridge Financial, Burlington, 2 loans*, 360-391-5577,

Snohomish County

Trevor Roberge, Capstone Home Loans, Lynnwood, 23 loans*, 425-765-6605,

Cameron Lillibridge, Premier Mortgage Resources, Everett, 14 loans*, 425-220-9730,

Jason Gosser, Guild Mortgage, Everett, 10 loans*, 425-615-6303,

Isabel Palacios, Academy Mortgage, Everett, 5 loans*, 206-265-2212,

Mikhail Burdeen, Cornerstone Home Lending, Lynnwood, 5 loans*, 425-712-4143,

Spokane County

Laura Wells, Envoy Mortgage, Spokane, 12 loans*, 877-862-8362,

Tara Wall, HomeBridge Financial, Spokane Valley, 12 loans*, 509-954-0048,

Michelle Fort, Movement Mortgage, Spokane, 10 loans*, 509-389-6088,

Theodore Urlacher, Movement Mortgage, Spokane, 9 loans*, 509-961-3645,

Adam Noone, Summit Funding, Liberty Lake, 7 loans*, 509-822-1709,

Christy King, Wheatland Bank, Spokane, 7 loans*, 509-458-5965,

Diedre Arnold, Banner Bank, Spokane, 7 loans*, 509-990-3070,

Skip Leasure, Wheatland Bank, Spokane, 7 loans*, 509-730-5324,

Thurston County

James Nesbit, Academy Mortgage, Tumwater, 6 loans*, 360-236-9777,

Stephanie Thomasson, Academy Mortgage, Tumwater, 6 loans*, 206-799-4129,

Brandy Nelms, Caliber Home Loans, Olympia, 4 loans*, 360-280-1467,

Brenda Thornbrue, Academy Mortgage, Lacey, 4 loans*, 360-791-8919,

Becky Carver, Prime Lending, Centralia, 3 loans*, 360-402-8033,

Brian Brock, Academy Mortgage, Lacey, 3 loans*, 360-791-6701,

Jeff Devlin, Academy Mortgage, Lacey, 3 loans*, 360-259-5555,

Kirk Davison, Movement Mortgage, Lacey, 3 loans*, 360-790-1630,

Malcolm Miller, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Lacey, 3 loans*, 360-556-3322,

Melanie Boyajian, Academy Mortgage, Lacey, 3 loans*, 360-880-5237,

Michelle Wickett, Axia Financial, Lacey, 3 loans*, 360-791-0513,

Walla Walla County

Tera Davis, Academy Mortgage, Walla Walla, 6 loans*, 509-527-3375,

Angela Torres, Premier Mortgage Resources, Walla Walla, 3 loans*, 509-301-2713,

Shawn Brown, Evergreen Home Loans, Walla Walla, 2 loans*, 509-420-0686,

Whatcom County

Shannon Palmer, Caliber Home Loans, Bellingham, 4 loans*, 360-383-6604,

Jeff Dowrey, Caliber Home Loans, Bellingham, 3 loans*, 360-661-2161,

Stefani Young, Movement Mortgage, Bellingham, 3 loans*, 360-739-3084,

Annette Bonnickson, Caliber Home Loans, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-510-7717,

Becky Farrar, Umpqua Bank, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-220-2328,

Casey Porter, Caliber Home Loans, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-510-2840,

Dustin Brumley, Caliber Home Loans, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-389-6605,

Heidi Kenerson, Peoples Bank, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-201-2958,

Ian Mullen, Caliber Home Loans, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-318-3660,

Krista Jones, Caliber Home Loans, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-770-4366,

Melanie Pysden, Caliber Home Loans, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-303-8359,

Nick Borg, Umpqua Bank, Bellingham, 2 loans*, 360-319-3499,

Whitman County

Raymond Wallace, HomeBridge Financial, Pullman, 2 loans*, 208-310-1786,

Yakima County

Linda Orozco, Academy Mortgage, Yakima, 9 loans*, 509-907-6200,

Jose Ramos, Caliber Home Loans, Yakima, 5 loans*, 509-833-0140,

Katie Gaumer, Homeside Financial, Yakima, 5 loans*, 509-554-2611,

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

Blanca Pulido, Willamette Valley Bank, Yakima, 4 loans*, 509-240-8282,

Chrissy Andreas, Evergreen Home Loans, Yakima, 4 loans*, 509-594-4671,

Pedro Garcia,Homeside Financial, Yakima, 4 loans*, 509-961-5797,

Summer Pineda, Homeside Financial, Yakima, 4 loans*, 509-594-6828,

Tony Andrews, Homeside Financial, Yakima, 4 loans*, 509-424-0459,

* number of WSHFC Loans closed in the last quarter


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