Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals 
Higher Standards, Better Results

WAMP President’s Message

It is my great honor to serve as 2018 President for the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals. 

I have proudly served on the WAMP board for 8 years, as Board Treasurer (2017), Board Secretary (2015-2016), Events Committee co-Chair & Emeritus (2011 thru Present) & Alumni co-Chair (2017 thru Present).  

I have been involved in our Association since my early stages in the Mortgage Industry,  dating all the way back to 1996. 

Over the last few years WAMP has  been blessed to have a very supportive Executive Director, Frank E. Percival,  & an exceptional group of industry Volunteers who work tirelessly to bring quality events and education opportunities to our members & Industry. 

We are currently preparing for our Annual Board & Staff Retreat,  which will take place over an upcoming weekend in Seattle. Our goal at this two day retreat is for the Board  &  staff to collaborate on goals to continue to grow our organization and influence in Washington State & make 2018 a success for all Mortgage Professionals.

I am very excited to report back to you on the outcomes from this retreat.

As an organization, WAMP is dedicated to the representation and education Of licensed Mortgage Professionals; Creating a more competitive and informed market place.  

Our motto:  Higher Standards.  Better Results. 

I believe as an Industry we strive for this daily.

We are an effective &  fun professional group and are here to support the Washington Mortgage Professional & all industry related professionals & businesses!

Please remember –
This is YOUR Association and we are stronger and have a larger voice with YOUR engagement.  Please feel free to reach out to me to see how you can become more involved.

Greetings to all of you,

Nicole Christy
2018 WAMP President 

Nicole Christy Bio

Nicole Christy has been in the Banking/Mortgage Industry for over 25 years.  She became a Wholesale Account Executive in 1996 working with both Broker’s and Correspondent’s.  Nicole has served on the WAMP Board since 2011, as Affiliate Director, Board Member, Co-Chair of Event Committee, Secretary and Treasurer.  She is very excited this year to be serving as President and is looking forward to helping people get involved in WAMP.  

Michael Patterson | MLO - 69386
2019 President Elect | Education Chair

Michael Patterson serves on the WAMP Board as 2018 President-Elect, as well as being involved in Government Affairs and Events Committees. Michael also serves as the WAMP Education Committee Chair and is a certified NMLS Continuing Education Instructor. On a personal note, Michael is a Washington Native, having been born and raised in Eastern WA and later moving to the West side of the State in 1989. Michael and his wife, Kari celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary this year, and have 4 children ranging in age from 11 to 6 months. They are very involved in their children's sports, their church, local outreach and family events. Michael has a sincere passion for marketing, investment strategies educating clients and realtor partners. Being engaged with WAMP provides a great opportunity for Michael to give back and serve our industry's professionals and consumers.


Jason M.S. Bloom | MLO - 92259
Treasurer Communication Technology Co-Chair | Past President

Jason Bloom is the Regional Sales Manager for Primary Residential Mortgage in WA State. Jason has been in the mortgage lending industry for 26 years. His background, experience, and knowledge base is both diverse and deep having served in roles and positions in multiple areas of mortgage lending. Jason has been an advocate for many years. Currently, he serves as Treasurer for WAMP. He served as its President in 2016, 2009 and 2008. Jason also served on the Washington State Mortgage Broker Commission from 2008 to 2010, Chairing it in 2009 and 2010. Supporting the local community has always been important to Jason and his family. Currently Jason serves as President of the Ballard Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Ballard Rotary Club in Seattle.


Kathy Colkitt | MLO - 73055

Kathy Colkitt is a 20+-year experienced veteran in the Residential Lending Field.  Kathy runs her own dba Mortgage Lending Branch in Eastern Washington servicing WA and ID. Kathy is an Advocate at heart and has a passion to Teach which she accomplishes with WAMP and for 6 years with the Washington Housing Home Buyers Seminar Classes.  Active in her community Kathy Has been President of the Kiwanis Club, Founder of Adopt a Family in Spokane, and C0-Founder of Thanksgiving Day Feed.  Kathy runs her HOPE REI, Real Estate Investment Company, while maintaining a portfolio of rental properties.  Kathy serves her communities she is involved with respect, grace, and gratitude.


George Charles | MLO - 71696
Governance Chair | Government Affairs Chair | Past President

George Charles is the Executive Vice President for TILA Mortgage, a local Northwest mortgage company serving the Northwest for over 20 years. He has an extensive background and knowledge in the mortgage industry, real estate and captive lending environments for the past 34 years. He is a results oriented professional with 30 years of achievement in growing, developing and directing real estate and mortgage companies and has fun while doing it! George is the Founder & Director of the Annual Eastside Agent Panel fundraising event to raise funds for community and Habitat for Humanity. He is the Director of Pacific NW Real Estate Institute; a Senior Consultant for Home Services Consulting LLC is Past President of the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals and currently serves as a board member.

Scott St. John
Immediate Past President | 916-712-7330

Scott is a passionate mortgage professional with a wealth of knowledge and a teaching spirit. With more than 30 years of mortgage experience, Scott is recognized nationwide as an expert.   He is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB).  And as a Franklin Covey and National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) instructor, he teaches “Mortgage Essentials” and “Ethics and Agency” to loan officers, realtors and other entrepreneurs across the country.  Scott graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Art in Marketing and minors in Psychology and Speech Communication. The ultra-marathoner now serves on multiple advisory boards.

Wendi Klein
Board Member 
wklein@directorsmortgage.net | wklein@usadirectfunding.com

Wendi has served in the Mortgage Industry since 1989, in Sales and Management, to Processing Underwriting. Wendi is responsible for Business Development, Recruiting, Events & Onboarding for Directors Mortgage in the WA Region. She also takes care of her own Clients as Sr. Wholesale Account Executive for USA Direct Funding, a division of Directors Mortgage, and is part of the DM Leadership Team.   Wendi currently serves on the boards of WAMP, WMBA and NAPMW. She has won numerous Service Excellence, President’s Club and Principle awards, including 2017 Nomination for the WAMP.



Teresa Parco
Board Member

Teresa has worked in the Mortgage Industry since 2001, She began her industry career as an Appraiser and since then have had many different roles: Wholesale AE, Loan Originator, Production Manager, VP of Business Development, National Trainer, and now her favorite Job as an Account Manager for a MI company. She has enjoyed serving on the Board of WAMP since 2012 and looks forward to serving in 2018.


Heath Pierce
Communication Technology  Co-Chair 

Heath has experience years of experience as a Sales Executive.  He has demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry.  Heath is skilled in Real Estate Finance, Negotiation, Sales, Team Building, Management, and Account Management.  He is excited to be involved in the Association.



Sharol Klise | MLO - 505331
Board Member

Dedicated to helping consumers realize their home ownership objectives.  Sharol has spent her career as an entrepreneur assisting people in attaining their goals and dreams. With a background in finance transitioning to the mortgage industry in 2009 allowed Sharol to help clients navigate the home ownership opportunities in difficult economic times.  Working to find the solution that best fits your situation and dedication to serving you, the customer, is the driving force in Sharol’s business. Providing honest and prompt communication during the loan process from application to closing is a cornerstone of customer service.  In addition to the WAMP board Sharol serves on 3 additional nonprofit community based boards.


Tom Mac Arthur | MLO - 1206793
Communication Technology Co-Chair

Having followed his mother into the Mortgage industry in 1991, Tom has worn almost every type of "hat"​ during his 27 years as a Mortgage professional.  And, although active with WAMP for many years, he is honored and privileged to finally be serving our industry in a Board position with the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals.


Mar 22

WAMP 2018 Legislative Day

Each year, WAMP Members and constituents make our way to Olympia, WA to meet with lawmakers.   YOUR PARTICIPATION is crucial toward reminding lawmakers that ANY and ALL legislation that affects housing, real estate, mortgage banking and loan originating i

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