MLT-based 1st Security Bank expands its team of home lending experts

Four of the Puget Sound area’s top mortgage loan officers have recently joined Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank’s expanding home lending team,  Senior Vice President Donn Costa announced.

The loan officers — Chris Anderson, Jill Scavotto, Angela Guyot and Lisa Pim — are all former employees of Golf Savings Bank, which merged in 2006 with Sterling Savings Bank. Costa, along with Senior Vice President Debbie Steck, were executives with that company until joining 1st Security late last year.

“We are strategically building the best home lending team in the Northwest, with people we know, people who are at the top of the industry and people who believe in the bank’s mission and core values,” Costa said.

Chris Anderson has been in home lending for nearly three decades, working first at Peoples Bank in 1986. She moved to Phoenix Mortgage and served as a loan processor, processing manager and then as a loan officer. She joined Lynnwood Mortgage in 1994 and stayed with that company through 2011 as it became Golf Savings Bank and then Sterling Savings Bank.

Jill Scavotto joined Lynnwood Mortgage in 1995 and remained through the Golf/Sterling changes until earlier this year when she came to 1st Security. She began her home lending career over 25 years ago with Mortgage Careers, assisting in the startup of the business. Along with her fellow alumni from Golf, she has consistently been among the top loan producers in the area.

Angela Guyot started her career with Lynnwood Mortgage. Throughout her 20-plus years in the business, she too has annually ranked among the top producers in loan production. She has taught mortgage lending at Bellevue Community College and donated time as a Washington State Housing First-time Homebuyer instructor.

Lisa Pim, who will serve as manager of the bank’s new Bellevue Home Lending Office when it opens later this year, is a 1987 University of Washington graduate. She began her career with Emerald Mortgage and later moved to Lynnwood Mortgage, staying with the company through its transitions to Golf and Sterling.

1st Security offers home lending services at each of its six existing Puget Sound bank branch locations and has plans to open stand-alone home lending centers in the future.

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