Gesa, a community-focused credit union, announces the strategic hiring of five new team members to its growing Vancouver Home Loan market. Adam Railing, Peter Wease, AJ Crawford, Christina Merritt, and Tracy Woods bring multiple decades of experience in the mortgage industry to their new roles, along with a strong familiarity with the market as proud natives of the Northwest.
“As we continue to grow in the Vancouver market, we're excited to welcome these passionate professionals to our team,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “Their expertise and dedication strengthens our team and provides invaluable resources to our current and future members as they approach major life milestones.”
In Wease’s new position as Production Manager/Team Leader, he will oversee Gesa's Home Loan Officers and manage the loan organization process. He will provide his team with mentorship and coaching and leverage tools to enhance efficiency and workflow, enabling them to reach their personal and professional objectives. Additionally, Wease will monitor key performance indicators, implement strategies to improve productivity, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.
As External Home Loan Officers, Railing, Crawford, Merritt and Woods will assist Gesa’s members in identifying the most suitable loan program to meet their needs. They will also cultivate new business relationships, contributing to the credit union's growing market share.
Railing, a Camas, Washington native, has been in the business for more than a decade. His extensive knowledge spans a range of loan products, including conventional, FHA, and VA options. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the loan application process, he is committed to assisting clients at every stage and helping them achieve their home mortgage goals.
Crawford, a Portland resident, has dedicated over 40 years to the mortgage industry, helping her clients secure the financing they need to achieve their goals. Her commitment extends to educating customers about loan programs that align with their goals while contributing to Gesa's membership expansion.
Merritt, a Medford, Oregon native, is a seasoned financial industry professional, bringing her expertise as a loan originator. With a passion for helping clients achieve their financial goals, she deeply understands various loan products. Merritt's proactive approach and extensive knowledge make her a trusted partner in securing a loan. Merritt's extensive knowledge and proactive approach make her a trusted partner in the loan-securing process.
Woods, who is from Camas, Washington, has more than a decade of experience in the mortgage industry and is committed to providing high-quality services to her clients. She also actively engages with various community organizations in Southwest Washington, reflecting her passion for positively impacting both in and outside the workplace.
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