MEET OUR MORTGAGE TEAM
Our knowledgeable mortgage team is here to help you with whatever life throws at you.
Marie Bjornson, BA, CPA, CMPS
Certified Mortgage Planner & Branch Manager, NMLS#111765
Marie is a Bellingham “native”. She holds a degree in International Business, with a minor in Latin American Studies. She is a licensed CPA, having worked in the financial field for 20 years, and speaks conversational Spanish. She has been active in real estate investing and financing for over 15 years, beginning in her early 20’s. Marie cleverly utilizes her combined real estate and financial experience to the benefit of borrowers for all types of real estate financing. Marie enjoys cross country skiing, salsa dancing, and spending time hiking with her husband, Jerry and dogs – Australian Shepherd, “Lola”, and Terrier, “Tanner”. She is the core of our mortgage team.
Petra Amark, BA
Operations Manager, Loan Officer NMLS#1404498
Petra has a business degree from University of Washington, and has been passionate about real estate since she was a teenager. She has purchased, renovated and sold properties for 13 years. Petra was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and has also lived in France, Seattle, BC Canada, Maui, and now beautiful Bellingham where she is raising her amazing daughters. She loves traveling, language, skiing, dancing, and spending time with her daughters. She has been valuable to our mortgage team.
Mike Mitchell, BSBA
Loan Administrator, Loan Officer NMLS#1179477
Mike has been involved in mortgages, financing, financial services, and computer software for 37 years. He has held numerous positions including loan officer, underwriter, compliance officer, sales manager, loan administrator, account executive, branch manager, Sr. Vice President, principal lending manager, general securities principal, and general securities representative. He also has been licensed as a continuing education instructor for the real estate industry. Mike graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He enjoys hiking, traveling, photography, and astrophysics.
Dawn performs administrative and office support to multiple team members, helping route calls and direct clients in order to ensure excellent customer service. Her role is an integral part of daily operations as she ensures efficient workflow within the office. Her wonderful customer service, organization and willingness to be a team player makes her an amazing asset to our company and clients.
Louise Bjornson, BA
Louise served as the At-Large member of the Bellingham City Council for 22 years and brings her expertise in government, zoning, community and business to Fairway Mortgage. She received her BA degree from WWU, graduating magna cum laude. Presently she is also on the Board for Council on Aging to raise awareness of Senior issues. Since joining the Bjornson Team, her compassion for our clients really sets her apart. She understands the loan process can be challenging and helps our clients through the process, making them feel at ease.
Loan Officer, NMLS#57808
Gene is a lifelong resident of Bellingham and Whatcom County who has worked as a loan officer for 20 years. Gene’s strengths are communicating with the realtors and their clients, plus his local knowledge of the people and the mortgage market in Whatcom County prove to be invaluable. He has demonstrated over the years that his number one priority is excellent communications with those involved in the mortgage process which leads to a positive experience for all. He adds value to our mortgage team.