Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals 
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WAMP President’s Message

It is my great honor to serve as 2019 President for the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals. 

WAMP remains dedicated to its core principles of advocacy, philanthropy and empowerment for its members.  Like all organizations, WAMP must continually survey the landscape, take stock of business realities, and make changes and adaptations to its organization in order to provide the best possible value to its stakeholders. It is with a vibrant future and more stakeholder value in mind that we've decided, as a Board of Directors, to operate WAMP on an all-volunteer basis in 2019.

Volunteers are always welcomed and sought out for our empowered and forward-thinking Association. Please reach out to us or come join us at our next WAMP Social Network event on February 21st at the Bellevue Black Bottle, from 4:00 – 6:00 and on March 22nd, all Industry peers are invited to get on the bus with us for our Annual Legislative Day trip down to our State Capitol.

We are an effective & fun professional group and are here to support our industry, feel free to reach out to myself or any one of our board members directly to see how you can get involved.


Nicole Christy
2019 WAMP President 

Nicole Christy| MLO #1713120
206-718-6425  |

Nicole Christy has been in the Banking/Mortgage Industry for over 25 years.  She became a Wholesale Account Executive in 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 President,

Michael Patterson | MLO - 69386
2020 President Elect | Education Chair
Michael.Patterson@LHFS.com | 

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.

Sharol Klise | MLO - 505331

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

An Edmonds native who recently returned to his hometown, Tom started in the mortgage industry part-time during college (at Central Washington University) as 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 27 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.

Jason M.S. Bloom | MLO - 92259
Board Member | Past President

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 Presidents Council. He is also a member of the Ballard Rotary Club in Seattle.

Kathy Colkitt | MLO - 73055
Board Member

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.

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.

Heath Pierce
Board Member

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.

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