Meet Our Team

Our team of mortgage professionals are ready to help you navigate the increasingly-complex world of lending.  We recognize that you have a choice when it comes to working with a mortgage professional and we look forward to earning your trust and building a lasting relationship.


Ken Kondziela
Senior Loan Consultant / Manager >NMLS: 114998
After earning a finance degree from Oregon State University, Ken spent four years working as a stockbroker before deciding that getting out of bed at 4:30 am each day was not his cup of tea. The purchase of his first â€... Read More
Office: 503-972-4900
Cell: 503-803-1730
Resa Gutierrez-Tufts
Loan Coordinator / Manager
Resa graduated from the University of Arizona in Finance (Go Cats!) and began her 17-year career in residential lending. In 1998 she was drawn to Portland by the distant memory of a road trip to the Pacific Northwest in... Read More
Phone: 503-286-0287
Whitney Covington
Loan Officer >NMLS: 1198437
Whitney grew up in a rural area of southeast Arkansas until she decided to leave the (hobby) farm behind to attend the University of Arkansas, where she studied business administration & marketing management. Post co... Read More
Office: 503-972-4900
Cell: 479-841-2708
Gregg Nitta
Loan Officer >NMLS: 1038455
Gregg is one of the few but proud native Oregonians! He attended David Douglas High school (class of 1987), Oregon State University (class of 1991) and Portland State University (MBA in 1997). Along the way, Gregg has ... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900
Joe Calderon
Loan Officer >NMLS:91478
Joe grew up in inner Southeast Portland and now lives in Historic Irvington. He earned a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Florida International University in Miami, and is current... Read More
Office: 503-972-4900
Cell: 503-770-0606
Libbie Vecht
Loan Coordinator
Libbie has had a varied and interesting career. From her beginnings as a secretary for First Interstate Bank, to her current position as Loan Coordinator Manager with NW Premier…she’ll tell you it’s been a blast.... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900
Sara Knecht
Loan Coordinator
Sara is a former English major who stumbled into the world of lending when she moved to Portland in 1997. A native of Wisconsin, Sara spends her free time doing all the things that made her move to the northwest in the ... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900
Holly Kondziela
Office Administrator
Holly is a licensed landscape architect who unwittingly found herself immersed in her husband’s lively little mortgage company back in 2008. After jumping in with both feet, a crash course, and too many challenging lo... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900
Dirks Mathias
Processing Assistant
Dirks helps ensure that your loan is neat and clean at every point throughout the process. Born and raised in southern Oregon, he enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, and looking for the next best restaurant.... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900
JoAnne Johnson
Office Assistant
After retiring from educational administration, Jo was serving as a full-time nanny for her granddaughter, but found herself bored when her “charge” went off to pre-school part time. While talking with her neighbors... Read More
Phone: 503-972-4900

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NW Premier Mortgage, Inc.
Ph: (503) 972-4900Fax:(503) 296-2944
2154 NE Broadway St., Suite 120
Portland, OR 97232 US
License # 114934
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