Meet Our Team

Our team of mortgage professionals are ready to help you navigate the increasingly-complex world of lending.  We recognize that you have a choice when it comes to working with a mortgage professional and we look forward to earning your trust and building a lasting relationship.



Ken Kondziela
Senior Loan Consultant / Manager
NMLS: 114998
After earning a finance degree from Oregon State University, Ken spent four years working as a stockbroker before deciding that getting out of bed at 4:30 am each day was not his cup of tea. The purchase of his first â€... Read More
Office: 503-972-4900503-972-4900
Cell: 503-803-1730503-803-1730
Resa Gutierrez-Tufts
Loan Coordinator / Manager
Resa graduated from the University of Arizona in Finance (Go Cats!) and began her 17-year career in residential lending. In 1998 she was drawn to Portland by the distant memory of a road trip to the Pacific Northwest in... Read More
Phone: 503-286-0287503-286-0287
Whitney Covington
Loan Officer
NMLS: 1198437
Whitney grew up in a rural area of Southeast Arkansas and attended The University of Arkansas, where she studied business administration & marketing management. She has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2011... Read More
Office: 503-972-4900503-972-4900
Cell: 479-841-2708479-841-2708
Dereik Mason
Senior Loan Consultant
NMLS: 335550
Dereik is a fourth-generation Portlander who started mortgage lending in early 2005. Being knowledgeable, accessible and a having a genuine concern for his clients’ well-being sets him apart in the crazy world of real... Read More
Office: 503-972-4900503-972-4900
Cell: 503-998-7258503-998-7258
Gregg Nitta
Loan Officer
NMLS: 1038455
Gregg is one of the few but proud native Oregonians! He attended David Douglas High school (class of 1987), Oregon State University (class of 1991) and Portland State University (MBA in 1997). Along the way, Gregg has ... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900503-972-4900
Libbie Vecht
Loan Coordinator
Libbie has had a varied and interesting career. From her beginnings as a secretary for First Interstate Bank, to her current position as Loan Coordinator Manager with NW Premier…she’ll tell you it’s been a blast.... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900503-972-4900
Sara Knecht
Loan Coordinator
Sara is a former English major who stumbled into the world of lending when she moved to Portland in 1997. A native of Wisconsin, Sara spends her free time doing all the things that made her move to the northwest in the ... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900503-972-4900
Holly Kondziela
Office Administrator
Holly is a licensed landscape architect who unwittingly found herself immersed in her husband’s lively little mortgage company back in 2008. After jumping in with both feet, a crash course, and too many challenging lo... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900503-972-4900

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