Leadership Team

Mark Hanna

Chairman/CEO

Mark Hanna founded Directors Mortgage in 1998 with a passion for serving people and love for numbers. Through decades of building a strong company focused on clients’ mortgage needs and the client experience, he has expanded the company to more than 25 locations across the Pacific Northwest.

Sherry Grubb

Executive Assistant to Mark J. Hanna

Sherry has served as CEO Mark Hanna’s assistant since 2000.

David Wiles

Executive Vice President/General Counsel

David is an experienced executive with an accomplished history specializing in law, mortgage, real estate and business operations. Skilled in construction law, insurance law, business and commercial litigation.

Morgan Smith

President, Direct Portfolio Lending

Morgan Smith is the President of Direct Portfolio Lending, a division of Directors Mortgage. Direct Portfolio Lending is an investor-focused private lender offering financing for bridge loans, fix-and-flip projects and ground-up construction. Direct also offers traditional agency and government mortgage products for investors and homeowners. Smith is also the Fund Manager for the Morgan Collier Smith Debt Fund, a mortgage investment fund that is the primary source of capital for all business purpose lending.

Mike Baldwin

Sr. Vice President

Mike is a mortgage industry entrepreneur and a veteran of four successful mortgage company start-ups. He has originated billions in mortgages under his watch, created mortgage products, authored operational guidelines and developed strategic relationships with banks, Wall Street firms and hedge funds.

Mike Burns

Regional Vice President - Washington

Brett Burns

Regional Vice President
Sr. Mortgage Specialist

Brett began his mortgage career in 2005. He now has over 15 years of experience in the industry and has recently expanded his national and state licenses to include WA, OR, CA, ID and AZ. Brett has been a top producer and Chairman’s Circle member since 2010, funding thousands of loans totaling over $1,000,000,000 to date. Over the past few years, he has been named as one of the top loan officers in the country. Outside of work, Brett and his family have a passion for the outdoors. They enjoy backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and countless watersports.

Chris Kotka

CTO

Chris has over 18+ years of IT experience with a primary focus in security. Experience with a wide variety of technologies from onsite or Cloud-based solutions, budgetary planning, technical integration, systems oversight, and deploying technology required for Compliance (PCI and HIPAA).

Anthony Levrets

VP of Strategic Development
Sr. Mortgage Specialist

What do basketball and mortgage lending have in common? As it turns out, there are a lot of striking similarities. After 18 years of coaching basketball, Anthony Levrets has learned that successfully coaching clients through the homebuying process requires just as much care and dedication as working with athletes.

Larry Melton

VP of Reverse Mortgage

After 12 years in the mortgage industry Larry shifted his focus exclusively to seniors and the reverse mortgage product in 2011. Larry says working with seniors and the reverse mortgage product has been the most rewarding time in his 18 year mortgage career.

Michael Draper

VP Secondary/Capital Markets

Though he’s been in the mortgage industry since 2002, Michael’s time at Directors Mortgage began in 2009 thanks to a chance encounter with a friend at a University of Oregon football game. Michael is a strong problem solver with great people skills that help him foster interdepartmental unity and negotiate better rates for our clients.

Janell Shrock

VP Compliance

Janell began her career at Directors Mortgage in 2012, when she joined the team as Compliance Manager after having spent more than a decade working in compliance at local Oregon banks. This experience, combined with her ability to be both detail-oriented and creative, allows Janell to approach compliance-related issues in a thorough and innovative manner.

Nicole Oakes

Financial Controller

After earning bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business, Nicole went to work in the banking industry, gaining experience in mortgages and operations while in that space. She joined Directors Mortgage in 2019, bringing both industry experience and great interpersonal skills to the table.

Brad Dollar

AVP of Production

A multi-decade veteran of the finance industry, Brad joined the Directors Mortgage team in 2019. Brad has worn many hats in and around the mortgage industry, giving him unique insight into underwriting and ops. In his free time, Brad enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife and two sons, and their Swiss mountain dog.

Alexandra Landeros

AVP Processing

Alexandra has spent her entire career in the mortgage industry, working her way up from executive assistant to her current position as AVP of Processing. This firsthand experience at various levels of the organizational ladder means that Alexandra has unique training abilities that help processors work smarter, not harder.

Stace Schiefelbein

AVP Marketing & Business Development

Stace has an extensive background in providing the vision, quality and leadership in business operations, staff development and administrative support. She is skilled at strengthening compliance to improve operational efficiency and elevate output, quality, customer satisfaction and team building. Stace has achieved success leading sales strategy, prospecting, forecasting, client engagement, business visibility, and team management and development.

Francis Ram

AVP Loan Systems

As AVP of Loan Systems, Francis leverages his mortgage industry background and technical expertise to create an efficient, enjoyable loan process for Directors Mortgage staff and clients alike. Francis graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics in 2001, and he’s been in the mortgage industry ever since. A Directors Mortgage employee since 2010, Francis is focused on enhancing the client experience and getting loans closed on time.

  • Amazing experience on the purchase of our first home Jeff is very knowledgeable. If you have any questions, he will give you the best answer based on his experience and his knowledge.

    He will only offer you what is more convenient for you depending on your particular situation. In addition, he will watch the market very close to try to...
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    Erick Bustos
    4/20/2020

    Kimberly was AWESOME!! I was replacing a manufactured home with a new one, which sounds simple, but turned out to be way more complicated than I could have imagined. Thankfully Kimberly was up to the challenge! She found a lender with a lower rate than I had found elsewhere, and... read more

    barkinb
    3/19/2020

    Fast, knowledgeable and respectful! Kim was great to work with! Always quick to respond, helpful with giving direction, knowledgeable, listened to the questions I had and was respectful of my desire to get as much information as possible about interest rates, and taught me about points. She was an awesome part of the team... read more

    Jared A.
    3/03/2020
  • They make dreams come true ... This is my second loan thru Directors Mortgage & my experience was just as wonderful this time around. Nick & his team went above & beyond to make my Christmas miracle happen - 10 business days from contract to close, same day funding and all this over the holidays.
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    toneemo
    1/14/2020