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Crane Financial Group (a division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation) is the leading privately-held mortgage company in the Western United States. We have lived, experienced, and proved our commitment to our customers and employees for more than fifty years, through all kinds of markets, by creating partnerships for lasting success. We pair the resources of large companies with the accessibility and soul of a small company, to serve our customers' needs. Our vision for Crane Financial Group is to build on our decades of success by seeking new opportunities for growth while keeping true to our history and values.

Meet Our Team


Kris Crane

Branch Manager - NMLS ID: 38143
Phone: (425) 327-2000 · Fax: (360) 668-2048
Licensed to do business in WA

After being a top originator in the country, Kris Crane created Crane Financial Group to assist clients in home ownership. "Too often big business forgets what it's like to be on the other side of the table". She attributes her success to never forgetting how that feels. She has placed thousands of clients in home ownership, taking the time to understand everyone’s distinct financial needs. Whether you are a nervous first time borrower or a savvy investor Kris has the expertise, product and personality to assist you in completion of your mortgage.

"Over 30 years of helping customers finance homes has made me realize just how lucky I am to have chosen this profession! I pride myself in being able to customize loan programs to meet the needs of each individual client". From the first day we meet through the day of closing your transaction and for many years to come.... I want to earn the title 'Your Mortgage Banker for Life'."

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Brandon August

Loan Officer - NMLS ID: 1637715
Phone: (360) 668-3600 · Fax: (360) 668-2048
Licensed to do business in WA

The value of trust cannot be underestimated. It must be earned through honest communication, consistent follow-through, transparency and respect. And when it comes to making one of the biggest financial commitments of your life, it’s important that you have complete confidence in your mortgage advisor. With your interests in mind, I can help guide you through what can be a complicated process and provide you with mortgage solutions you will feel confident in.

I’ve been in the mortgage industry for years and I still love coming to work each day. It's that passion that is reflected in each and every interaction with my clients. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

My philosophy is simple. I will never recommend a mortgage solution to my clients that I would not feel comfortable offering to my mother or best friend. My utmost goal is to earn your trust so that you feel confident throughout the entire loan process.

I'm fortunate enough to be able to work alongside my wife and her parents. Three people that I love dearly. Family is at the heart of everything I do. It's that level of support and dedication that makes each and every client of mine walk away satisfied, knowing they got the absolute best deal possible.

I believe trust is something you earn and it's not given out lightly. But I know that if given the opportunity, I will earn your trust and we’ll build a partnership for life.


Kristen Bradford

Loan Officer Assistant
Phone: (360) 668-3600 · Fax: (360) 668-2048

Kristen is a western Washingtonian born and raised, graduated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Almost her entire career has been in the coffee business from management to ownership, where she learned and embraced the importance of ‘above and beyond’ customer service. Although she is new to the industry, she brings an excitement for knowledge and an enthusiastic dedication to our clients. Kristen loves being a part of a team so inspiring, motivated and supportive! Just before coming to Crane, she ran her own custom cookie and baked goods business from home while caring for her son, Bryant, who just started pre-K this year. Kristen loves spending time with family and friends, movies, music, throwing parties and entertaining. She is an avid Seattle sports fan and a die-hard Seattle Seahawks Season Ticket Holder!


Leslie Bedford

Loan Processor
Phone: (360) 668-3600 · Fax: (360) 668-2048

Leslie has been in the mortgage industry for 13 years. Both her parents are in the industry and got her started at a young age. Leslie loves the puzzle of finding the loan for each of our client’s unique situation and always has their interest at heart.

Leslie has lived in Western Washington most of her life and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Social Science. She loves spending time with her husband, friends, family and dog, Finn.