The DCM Team

Buying a home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! My biggest priority is to ensure everyone I work with is cared for and that the experience is as enjoyable and exciting as possible. I do my best to fully explain the process, show you exactly how mortgages work, and leave you with confidence that you are in the best position for your needs and goals. The closing table should be a celebration, and I am giddy seeing those smiles knowing I played a part in the journey getting there. As a Tri-Cities native, I am honored to help others build a home here and continue my family’s legacy as a second-generation owner.

Second-Generation Owner & Loan Officer
(509) 460-1502
NMLS# 1598284

MAX POGUE​

The best part of my job is the frequent reminders that what I do makes an impact and helps the clients I serve. We do things at Desert Canyon Mortgage in a way that demystifies the mortgage process and removes the doubt and frustration many buyers face. It is a blessing to be able to come alongside my clients as a trusted advisor and show them the ins and outs of one of the most significant financial decisions they will ever make, and save them a lot of money while doing it!

Loan Officer
(509) 528-6088
NMLS# 1776608

Silvia M. Pedraza

Our company has decades in the business of home loan lending. Let me show you how we continue to lead the way as the mortgage rate leader.

Loan Officer
(509) 302-0556
NMLS# 134048

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Frank Katon

I’ve been in the industry for a couple of years now and there have been many exciting and enjoyable moments. The loan process can and should be easy and fun! Through this career I’ve been able to meet very wonderful people and create a great connection through assisting them on their journey to purchase a home.  My favorite part by far is those connections I’ve made; I am beyond excited for the new connections that will continue to be made!

Loan Officer
(509) 627-8029
NMLS# 1715466

Michelle Cooper

I moved to Tri Cities with my husband after graduating from Ohio University; coming from the Midwest I was sold on the 300 days of sunshine. I worked as a realtor prior to transitioning to the mortgage industry, starting as a loan officer assistant, then joining DCM as a loan processor in 2018.

In my role I work behind the scenes with the loan officers, title and escrow, insurance agents, and underwriters to take the loan from application to closing. I love that my job allows me to learn new things everyday and have the opportunity to make the homebuying process as seamless as possible for everyone.

Loan Processor
(509) 491-3200

Taylor Dietrich

I genuinely enjoy coming to work every day at Desert Canyon Mortgage. I’ve met so many wonderful clients, and love that I can use my skills to make the home loan process simple for our borrowers. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping someone purchase the home of their dreams. Getting to do it all with a team that feels like family is the icing on the cake!

Loan Processor
(509) 491-3200
NMLS# 2262075

Kaylee Nelson

As a native born and raised Tri-Citian, I am proud to be a part of our team that is so dedicated to helping the people that live in our community that I love so much. Being able to purchase a home is one of life’s biggest goals; I know it was the biggest moment in my life other than marrying my best friend and welcoming our five children into the world. I am thrilled to work alongside you and our team to help you achieve your homeownership dreams.

Office Administrator
(509) 491-3200

Jim Pogue

I’d love to help you understand how mortgage pricing works. I can simplify the home loan pricing process for you in under 10 minutes, enabling you to make an informed decision and choose the loan structure best suited for your individual scenario. Our transparent pricing model peels back the curtain and allows you to see where every dollar goes.

Owner / Managing Broker
(509) 440-1513
NMLS #114044