Max Pogue

Loan Officer
(509) 528-6088
NMLS# 1776608

A little bit about me.

I was born the son of a small business owner, with multiple uncles who also owned small businesses. This exposure shaped how I thought about vocation from an early age. Rather than watching my parents dread Monday mornings when they had to return to work, I watched them bring work into our life as an integrated, enjoyable passion that anchored many great memories and formed many lessons. These experiences built the attitude that I embody with my work today.  

My wife, Elisabeth, and I have three incredible children. Emery, Jude, and Adelaine. They keep our lives full and busy, but we can’t imagine it any other way. As a family, we are very involved in our church in Kennewick. The foundation of our family is our faith in Jesus and the strong bonds that we have been blessed with in our community through friends and family.  

Although my go-to mode is sweatpants on a couch, I have an adventurous wife who has pulled me out of my sweatpants shell and created a love for travel in me. My kids can keep themselves busy with a box of band-aids and an empty water bottle for hours, but they also come alive with the adventure of travel. Even if it’s just a mini adventure at the park down the street. These mini adventures have given new meaning to my life and a great perspective on what is truly important. 

I am blessed to have a sense of adventure in my work and home life daily.  It is humbling and profound to be in a profession that can have such a large-scale impact on the families I help, and I am proud to share my enthusiasm for work and business with my children. 

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
I have three children under the age of four. Check back in a few years. 

But seriously, I enjoy traveling with my wife. In our first year of marriage, we traveled to nine different countries. I look forward to taking our kids along for the ride once they’re a little bit older. 

What core values drive you? 
“This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:12-13 NLT 

Very few people ever need to lay their life down for another physically, but each day we have an opportunity to lay down our selfish desires and prefer the needs of someone else above our own. My core value is to lay down what I may be selfishly envisioning for myself, and see how I can serve and put the needs of others above my own. 

What makes you excel in your position? 
I believe that genuine curiosity and care for my clients allow me to hear helpful details that enable me to tailor-fit a home loan that will be best for that individual or family.

What is your favorite thing about living in Tri-Cities?
My favorite thing about Tri-Cities is the small-town feel, with most of the amenities of a larger city.  Except for Chick-fil-A and Cheesecake Factory. We need those ASAP.