Kirkland Office

Bob Rankin


MLO-112345, Licensed in: CA, WA

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Bob Rankin is a local who knows what matters most – people. That’s why he doesn’t just process and close loans. Bob listens to your wants and needs. He gets to know you and your priorities, and then handles your loan as though it were his own. With more than 25 years of financial experience and nearly 10 years in the lending world, Bob is meticulous. As a former business owner, he understands the importance of building a strong team. His role as a loan officer and branch manager here at Fairway has allowed him to do just that. This ensures that your loan is always handled with expertise.  Whether building a youth baseball organization for 150+ kids, which he’s done for over a decade, or being a part of his local church for the past 30 years, Bob’s goal is always to serve each relationship he has and pursue excellence in building organizations.

Peter Zevenbergen


MLO-114571, Licensed in: OR, WA

Peter Zevenbergen is dedicated. He’s dedicated to his family, his clients, and your success. His close consideration of each loan has earned him a distinguished reputation in the mortgage industry. Both clients and real estate agents recommend Peter to their friends and associates. They know he leaves no stone unturned. His attention to detail ensures your loan’s immediate and long-term success.

Dean Ono


MLO-109539, Licensed in: WA

As a mortgage professional for over two decades, Dean Ono has seen the industry change drastically over the years. What hasn’t changed is his philosophy – always put the client’s interest first. To Dean, this means more than just financing a home. It’s about foresight, ongoing care even after the loan has closed, and crafting solutions that will allow his clients to spend time enjoying the life they have worked so hard to achieve. Dean enjoys helping clients purchase a home in Washington, where he grew up, and where he is proud to raise his daughter today.

Desiree Yuzawa


MLO-85375, Licensed in: CA, OR, WA

Desiree Yuzawa is driven to serve her clients. Her communication and knowledge of the mortgage industry allow her to listen to the client’s mortgage goals and to put a plan in place to achieve them. Clients, Real Estate Agents and other financial professionals recommend friends, family, and associates to her because they know she goes the extra mile each and every time.

Tyson Walker


MLO-1677143, Licensed in: WA

After graduating from the University of Washington, Tyson spent several years as a manager at the Nordstrom corporate office. He loved being a part of the customer focused atmosphere and seeing how far putting others first can take you. With this famous Nordstrom value instilled, he struck out to serve a client with a slightly bigger purchase in mind. He finds great joy in looking out for home buyers and helping them find the right fit in a mortgage.

Kevin Winter


MLO-108844, Licensed in: WA

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kevin has a unique understanding of this region’s market.  With over fifteen years in the mortgage business, he is well versed in all the various loan programs and options.  Whether a first time homebuyer or a family looking to refinance, Kevin has your best interest and goals in mind.  He is here to answer any question you may have with a straightforward approach and will make sure he and his team take care of you at every step along the way.

Dan Chapman


MLO-70767, Licensed in: CA, CO, WA

With more than 15 years of lending experience, Dan knows the ins and outs of the business. He listens to your wants and needs. He answers your questions and he and his team work together closely to ensure your loan is closed smoothly and on time. Dan’s job doesn’t end when the home loan is closed. He would like to be the mortgage professional you always choose, the one you recommend to your family and friends.

Barry Friedman


MLO-110348, Licensed in: WA

Helping you achieve your goals – that’s my number one priority. It has been since I entered the mortgage and loan industry in 2008. It’s why my clear-cut, straightforward process always begins with a discussion. I listen to your wants and needs. I explain your options. Then my team and I handle the details to ensure your success.

Bryan Gorder


MLO-107906, Licensed in: AZ, CA, ID, MT, OR, WA

Helping others, that is what gets me excited. Every day I work closely with moms and dads, first time homeowners, businesses, and retirees. With 20 years of experience in the lending world, I know the ins and outs. I  believe people come first. My process is clear-cut. It’s straightforward. I listen to your wants and needs. I handle the details. And no matter how long the loan process takes, I’m with you until the end.

Brian Doherty


MLO-754389, Licensed in: WA

Brian began his lending career in 1986 when interest rates had dipped below double digits for the first time in years. Since then, Brian has helped borrowers navigate the many ups and downs of interest rates and the ever-changing challenges of Federal regulations and oversights. He’s proud to be a part of the Fairway team, where the lending process is made easy and “understandable” once again.

Natives of the Northwest, Brian and his wife enjoy spending time with their three grown children and find nothing better than clear skies for golf or flying.

John Nuebel


MLO-1098845, Licensed in: WA

Taking care of people, that’s what I believe in. Whether fielding questions or researching creative solutions, I make it a priority to be there for you through the entire loan process. Together, we’ll define your goals. I’ll explain your options. Then, my team and I manage every detail of your loan to ensure it closes on time. Your loan experience matters to me and my team, and we work very hard to make sure it’s a good one.

Pierce Rankin


MLO-1480352, Licensed in: WA, OR, CA, CO, AZ

Pierce’s business is built on integrity, intelligence and hard work.  After graduating from the University of Washington in 2010, he pursued a career in professional baseball for 5 years. This experience taught Pierce that trusting the process and being consistent in the small things produces results. He brings these same resolutions into the mortgage industry. By diligently preparing and taking the time to ask the right questions, Pierce provides excellent service and experience to his clients.  Referral partners and borrowers have come to expect an exceptional loan process while gaining a valuable business partner moving forward.

Gene Shin


MLO-118825, Licensed in: WA, CA, ID

Gene has been in the Mortgage Industry for over 20 years having graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Finance and Information Technology from the Foster School of Business.  He also holds a degree in Financial Planning and takes the Financial Advisory approach to mortgages when consulting with his clients, covering all aspects of their finances.  His mortgage career includes working for banks, brokers, and correspondents with a concentration in New Construction Financing working with Custom Builders to multi-unit Condo Developers.  He has 2 boys in high school that compete at a high level nationally and internationally in Tae Kwon Do and also perform musically in piano, saxophone, and bass.  Gene’s interests include golf, yoga, cycling, and design.  In his spare time, Gene truly enjoys spending time with his friends and traveling to bucket list destinations with his golf clubs.

Rob Beckner


MLO-112383, Licensed in: CA, OR, WA

Rob Beckner gets to know you and your needs. By establishing expectations from moment one, he helps you see and understand each step of the loan process. His hands-on, proactive approach to lending ensures he deals with all the different nuances and people to keep your loan moving forward smoothly. Rob always has a smile on his face and he’s acutely aware of each step it takes to reach success.

Troy Chambers


MLO-116342, Licensed in: WA

Starting in 2001, Troy has built an extremely effective mortgage producing team through a high level of communication, customer service and ethical lending practices. In today’s purchase market, Troy and his team honor their commitments, meet all closing dates, and provide helpful guidance to every individual they work with. Using a thorough mix of product knowledge and a streamlined mortgage process, Troy strives to meet each client’s specific financial goals. His team is driven by positivity and enthusiasm. They are primarily focused on serving their clients in a manner that fosters trust, and future referrals. Every person on the team understands their vital role in the loan process and plays it with great energy and interest, while keeping a spirit of service as the cornerstone of their work. Troy and his team’s core convictions are expressed in the way they conduct their business.

Amit Baruch


MLO-505319, Licensed in: WA

This is going to be one of the largest and most complicated financial transactions of your life – why would you leave anything to chance? As a senior loan officer with nearly two decades of experience, Amit (pronounced ah-MEET) has seen every situation a client can have, and he’s found successful solutions for each of them. Amit uses his knowledge, his communication expertise and his negotiation skills to turn the financial intricacies and business jargon into a process that feels simple and streamlined to his clients. When he’s not working as a senior loan officer at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation or instructing a class, you can probably find him skiing, surfing, traveling or touring a local winery with his wife, Anita.

Additional language spoken: Hebrew

Bill Sammer


MLO-15546, Licensed in: WA

Bill started working in the mortgage industry in 1993 after graduating from Central Washington University, and never looked back. He enjoys working with the awesome people that make up the team at Fairway, and being able to offer Fairway’s wide array of pricing and products to best serve his client’s needs. When Bill isn’t working on lending solutions for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kathy and his two boys, Kyle and Drew. Bill is also an avid fly fisherman and golfer.

Bill Steward


NMLS # 754408, Licensed in: WA

Bill’s team is dedicated to helping you select the best loan to suit your needs and finding you the best available rates. They know turn times can often mean the difference between losing and closing on a new home, which is why Fairway offers some of the fastest turn times in the industry.

Bill understands purchases of this magnitude are some of the biggest you’ll make. They partner with you to help you succeed and are there to answer questions for you and guide you through every step of the loan process.

Ted Klarich


MLO-1893717, Licensed in: WA

Ted has whole-heartedly lived several lives, from living off the land as a child in Idaho, to receiving his bachelors in Business Management  at the University of Puget Sound and becoming known as “Toyota Ted” by friends and family for decades. He is appreciated by all for his energy, optimism and commitment. No matter through business or mutual friends, Ted loves meeting new people and he’s been known to DJ a party or ten for friends, even earning himself “Disco Ted”.

They say some of the biggest purchases of your life are cars and houses; Ted has already been established as a trusted advisor during his years with Toyota, so why not serve his  clients with their next home purchase too. In the list of “Teds” he’s adding “Mortgage Ted.”

When not in Disneyworld with his wife of twenty years, Sheryl and their two sons, Andrew and Ryan, Ted might be golfing, playing basketball, making movies or DJing a party for friends. He is excited for the beginning of one more whole-hearted endeavor, again serving and advising people.

Mark Williams


MLO-205465, Licensed in: WA

With over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Mark has acquired an extensive product knowledge and a service oriented communication expertise that differentiates him from the majority of industry professionals. His encyclopedic understanding of loan options and commitment to keeping borrowers informed every step of the way has given him an outstanding record of success with first-time home buyers. Mark’s regard for the importance of home and family, and his conviction that buying a home is one of the most important decisions someone can make, is the driving force behind his success. Whether online, in person, or over the phone, Mark is ready to meet the demands of your schedule to get you started on a home loan solution that is affordable and allows you to achieve your goals.

Edmonds Office

Rob Berg


MLO-111432, Licensed in: WA

Rob has lived in Seattle for the last 20 years.  After graduating from Seattle Pacific University in 2001 with both finance and accounting degrees, he joined KPMG LLP where he specialized in tax and audit. Since entering the mortgage industry in 2004, Rob has consistently been in the top 1% of mortgage originators in the nation.  In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Rob was ranked in the top 500 mortgage industry in the US.

Rob worked at Columbia Funding before starting Cascade Mortgage Corporation in May of 2006 and later joining RPM Mortgage in January 2014. He joined Fairway Independent Mortgage Company in April 2018, bringing with him an expansive resume and a very loyal client base – a group that knows expertise like Rob’s is hard to find.

Rob is still a licensed CPA today and has an extensive financial consulting background and a detailed understanding of tax consequences that separates him from others in the mortgage industry. He is a member of the Washington

Lance Morgan


MLO-742281, Licensed in: WA

If you got to know Lance you’d agree he was reliable, trustworthy and confident. He’s not a sales person, but he does speak his mind. When Lance advises people his instincts, values and goals align and he’ll tell you this is when the magic happens. He likes to solve problems. And at his core, he is a giving person who embraces personal betterment and enjoys empowering others through his knowledge and experience.

With over 4 decades of crafting certain traits and combined with over 17 years experience and helping thousands of families finance homes Lance is proud to say he has mastered the mortgage career.  The mortgage process should be simple & transparent. Lance’s mortgage services comes with a speed to respond, a reliable system delivered with confidence. Best of all, he loves what he does and is happy with the person he’s become through helping others.

Seattle Office

Jason Ramos


MLO-112983, Licensed in: WA

Steven Fujita


MLO-113611, Licensed in: WA

Keith Akada


MLO-112443, Licensed in: WA

Jim Hoge


MLO-116391, Licensed in: WA

Tacoma Office

Tiffney Hoober


MLO-207213, Licensed in: WA

Tiffney Hoober is honored to be helping others realize their dream of homeownership.

Each of Tiffney’s clients hold a special place in her heart. She is committed to setting up the best program for their situation and educating them so that they truly understand the process.

Tiffney’s honesty and integrity set the proper expectations and minimize surprises as one moves through the home financing journey. Tiffney will be your lender for life and she looks forward to working with you!

Karen Orr


MLO-40351, Licensed in: WA

Karen Orr is a mortgage planner with more than 25 years of experience. Her mission and passion is to help you and your family achieve the dream of homeownership or grow personal wealth by owning real estate. As a former educator, Karen is committed to giving you the information you need to make confident choices for your family concerning program options and financing strategies. In her mortgage practice, she provides you with a personalized mortgage analysis to aid in decision-making.

Karen enjoys opportunities that allow her to make a difference in her community. She is the president of Sunset Rotary of Tacoma and has worked on many industry and community boards. She is certified to do financial education for homebuyers, attorneys, CPA’s and Realtors. A Montana native, Karen now makes her home in Tacoma, Washington with her husband, Jack.

Trish Reiter


MLO-140594, Licensed in: WA

Trish Reiter has just over 17 years of experience in the mortgage industry. With her extensive knowledge of the industry, she has helped thousands of families obtain financing for their new home purchase, or refinancing for their current mortgage in the South Sound area. One of Trish’s top priorities is helping her customers navigate the lending landscape on their way to homeownership. Communication is a big deal, and Trish connects with you on a regular basis so you are always aware of the status of your loan. Being open and honest, and keeping clients, business partners and associates in the loop, ensures a seamless transaction for all parties involved.

Gary Hawkinson


MLO-359641, Licensed in: WA

Growing up on the South Puget Sound has been a wonderful life for Gary Hawkinson. He considers living and working here a privilege. The water has been and is a big part of Gary’s life, as boating, scuba diving and fishing (some catching) are all activities that Gary enjoys. Having his kids and grandkids in the area is also a great plus.

Helping people finance their homes is a very rewarding career for Gary. He has been in the mortgage lending industry for more than 20 years, and he has had the pleasure of working with thousands of homebuyers and homeowners. Gary’s approach to helping people find the right financing is this: listen first, speak less. Gary has found that by listening to needs and goals, he can then educate clients on their options and help them make informed decisions about a loan they may live with for a long time. In both business and family, Gary believes you always lead with hard work and honesty.

Yakima Office

Kathy Link Weber


MLO-112371, Licensed in: WA

Kathy Link Weber just opened our first office in the Yakima area, however she is no newcomer to the community or the industry. On August 3, 1998 (it’s just like her to be able to name the exact date 21 years later) she leveraged her experience in real estate and the credit bureau to begin serving clients as a loan officer.  Since then she has been working with clients all over the state, advising and educating first time homebuyers, move up buyers, landlords and investors on purchases or a refinance. With this incredibly holistic understanding of the process of buying a home, Kathy especially enjoys helping new clients get their finances in order and move beyond any obstacles to buy their first home.  She is approved with the Washington State Housing and Finance Commission (wshfc.org) and often teaches First Time Home Buyer classes.

You can stop by the new Fairway Yakima office to see Kathy at Glenwood Square, she assures us she’ll be there or at the Pilates studio next door. Kathy has two grown children and a granddaughter, born and raised in Yakima Valley like Kathy, and her father.