Customer Testimonials

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

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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Becky Brager

Sales Manager - NMLS ID: 291832 ·
Mobile: (425)-387-4844 · Office: (360) 668-3600 · Fax: (360) 668-2048

Being a lifelong resident of the great State of Washington, and a 15 year veteran of the mortgage business, there are very few loan professionals that possess the vast level experience of Becky Brager.  From working as a loan officer assistant, to becoming a master marketer, to a top producing loan officer, Becky has done it all when it comes to mortgage origination.

Becky is a certified first time buyer class instructor which enables her to impart her years of experience to her audience assisting them to make smart financial decisions in their home purchasing endeavors.

Becky goes beyond the norm of loan officers in that regardless of whether someone is thinking about purchasing a home today or far into the future, Becky will take all the time necessary to make sure whomever she is speaking to gets all of their questions answered.  Becky is all about helping people. Her beliefs guide her to educate and serve others first. Because of her commitment to this belief Becky has become a top mortgage professional at Crane Financial.


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.


Angie Strassburg

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

Angie wears a number of hats at Crane Loan. Angie is both a Loan Assistant and a Marketing Assistant. She provides creative support to the marketing team and brings both valuable marketing knowledge and developed skill sets necessary for the creation and development of well thought out marketing pieces designed to effectively brand our organization. Angie also provides liaison support between Kris and her ever expanding client database ensuring that every client receives exceptional concierge service.

Angie and her husband Gary enjoy the outdoors spending their free time both hunting and fishing. She is excited to be a part of the Crane Team and passionate about helping serve our community.


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

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Nina Hart

Ashley Pepper

Pamela Llanos

Nicole Gonzalez