Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals 
Higher Standards, Better Results


Michael Patterson | MLO #69386
2020 President | Education Chair
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Michael has been in the mortgage lending industry since 2001 with an entrepreneurial background for over 25 years. His experience and perspective in the mortgage industry is diverse, having a grass roots start as a loan originator, broker, net-branch operator, owner in an escrow company, commercial lending, and a small real estate office. Throughout, Michael has always kept the primary focus on residential lending and continuing to produce as a licensed mortgage loan originator. Michael was one of the first licensees in WA under the SAFE Act and has been an advocate for the mortgage industry for many years.

Michael now serves on the WAMP Board as President, and Chair of the Education Committee, teaching Continuing Education classes for licensed mortgage loan originators. Michael is also involved with Government Affairs Committee work and has worked closely with regulators and lawmakers to ensure legislation continues to provide an environment Nationally and in WA State where originators, lenders and consumers can thrive.

Michael is a true Washington Native, being born and raised in Eastern WA. Michael studied and worked in broadcast television, moving to the larger Seattle area market in 1989. Michael and his wife Kari were married in 2001 and have 4 children ranging in age from 13 to 2 years. (Three boys and the youngest being a girl.) They are very involved in their children's sports, their church, local outreach and family events.


Tom Mac Arthur | MLO #1206793
President Elect 2021 | Education Chair
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An Edmonds native who recently returned to his hometown, Tom started in the mortgage industry part-time during college (at Central Washington University) as a property inspector and notary public, before formally following his mother into the industry in 1991. Tom has worn almost every type of “hat” during his 30 years as a Mortgage professional, working in wholesale and retail, conforming and non-conforming, management and sales; recently becoming a certified Designated Mortgage Broker in the State of Washington. And, although active with the Association for many years, he is honored and privileged to finally be serving the mortgage industry in a Board position with the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals (WAMP). Additionally, Tom is a certified Continuing Education (CE) Instructor for WAMP, offering discounted CE classes for Licensed Originators throughout Western Washington.


Missy Lawson
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Kirkland Native, Missy Lawson started in the mortgage industry in 1986 as Loan Processor, promoted to LO within the first year and been on the Wholesale side since 1990. Missy has previously served on the board for WAMP and has worked on various committees, Education, Golf and Co-Chaired the Wholesale Lenders Conference from 1990 - 1996. Her diverse background from Processing to Sales Management will help provide in depth knowledge to the board. In Missy’s spare time she enjoys working out, boating and just about anything outside. Missy is excited to be serving on the WAMP Board


Sharol Klise | MLO #505331
Secretary | Events Chair
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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 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.


Nicole Christy| MLO #1713120
Past President 2018-2019
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Nicole Christy has been in the Banking/Mortgage Industry for over 25 years. She started her career in 1993 working for a Bank as a Mortgage assistant and then got into Wholesale as an Account Executive 1996 - 2017. Nicole decided in 2018 to get her MLO license and has since opened her own Mortgage Broker shop with her partner. Nicole has served on the WAMP Board since 2011, as Affiliate Director, Board Member, Co-Chair of Event Committee, Secretary, Treasurer and 2018 – 2019 President. She is serving as Past President in 2020.


Jason M.S. Bloom | MLO - 92259 
Past President | Director

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. In addition to serving on the Board, Jason sits on the Education committee, serving as a NMLS certified Continuing Education Instructor. Jason is a Past President (serving in 2016, 2009 and 2008) and Treasurer (2018). Jason also served on the Washington State Mortgage Broker Commission from 2008 to 2010, Chairing it in 2010 and 2009. Supporting the local community has always been important to Jason and his family. Currently Jason serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County and serves as Chair for the organization’s President's Council. He is also a member of the Ballard Rotary Club in Seattle.


Wendi Klein
Director | Membership Chair
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Wendi has served in the Mortgage Industry since 1989, in Sales and Management, to Processing Underwriting. Wendi is currently the Regional VP of Business Development & Onboarding for Directors Mortgage in the WA Region, as well as Sr. Wholesale Account Executive for USA Direct Funding, a division of Directors Mortgage.  She is part of the DM Leadership Team & enjoys helping her teams & clients grow their businesses.   Wendi currently serves on the boards of WAMP, WMBA and NAPMW and Hospitality/Events Committee for SMLA.  She has won numerous Service Excellence, President’s Club and Principle awards, including 2017 Nomination for the WAMP Female Mortgage Professional of the Year.


Christopher Holm
Director | Membership Chair
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Christopher Holm has been in the mortgage industry since 1999. After spending over 10 years as an Originator, in 2013 he saw an opportunity and re-invented himself by starting an appraisal management company and turned Advanced AMC into his fulltime passion in 2014. Outside of business hours, his life is centered around his 3 children ranging in age from 11 to 8. Rugby and golf consume what little free time is left. He currently serves on the WAMP Board and is President of the newly formed Montana Association for Mortgage Professionals (MAMP)


Heath Pierce
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Heath has experience years of experience as a Sales Executive. He has demonstrated a history of working in the financial 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.





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