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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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Rhonda Marinkovic

Production Manager - NMLS ID: 70286
Mobile: (425)-466-7011 · Office: (360) 668-3600 · Fax: (360) 668-2048
Licensed to do business in WA

I have worked for 25 years in the mortgage industry with all kinds of borrowers in all kinds of situations. I still enjoy the process of working with them to find the mortgage to fit their financial goals. From the very experienced investor to the first time home buyer, each borrower gets five star customer service from start to finish. Please give me a call when you need a ‘mortgage company near me’ and we can discuss your home financing goals and make a plan together.

Rhonda grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is a daughter to parents who were each in the mortgage industry (she teases them about having damaged DNA), and while they did not introduce her to the industry directly, she found that it quickly became such a wonderful fit to her personality, that it was almost providential. 

The love of travel is also a passion and Rhonda took some time off to travel and live in Europe for about 4 years, volunteering for Teen Challenge, an organization who helps young people with life controlling problems.  She could tell you lots of stories, but her favorite one is that during one of these times living in Croatia, she met her husband who is also passionate about helping people.


Christy Clarkson

Loan Processor
Phone: (360) 217-1001 · Fax: (360) 668-2048

Christy, an 8 year veteran of the banking and mortgage industry, began her career as bank teller with Horizon Bank in Snohomish, WA. Working in the banking arena Christy was exposed to the area of mortgage finance and immediately fell in love with it. Realizing that her calling was mortgage finance, Christy was hired by a national bank as mortgage loan processor without experience. Although jumping into the position of mortgage loan processor without experience is virtually unheard of, Christy’s demonstrated her ability to grasp the complex concepts of loan processing and excelled from her first day.

Proof of Christy’s special abilities in understanding mortgage financing, she obtained a job as a loan underwriter after just processing loans for 2 years and 3 months. Typically it takes a processor more than 5 years to advance to the underwriting position. For four years Christy underwrote and assisted in the structuring of loans to assist home buyers to fulfill their dreams of home ownership while working at Flagstar Bank.

After taking a break to start a family, Christy returned to the mortgage industry where she is a lead loan coordinator for Crane Financial Group in Snohomish Washington.


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!

Processing Team

Dawn Bingham

Nicole Gonzalez

Ashley Pepper

Pamela Llanos