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Branch Manager

Josh McKenzie

Josh McKenzie, Loan Officer at Desert Canyon Mortgage Company

Don't leave your home loan to chance!

Hi, I'm Josh McKenzie.

Heroic husband, diaper-changing daddy, master of the mortgages, charming cheesehead, and all-around reputable redhead. Fueled by cheese and wine, and never above having a good time. I love my family and what I do. I strive to maintain both in harmonious balance.

Don't leave your home loan to chance!

Josh McKenzie

Branch Manager
(509) 797-0001
NMLS# 1132885

Josh McKenzie was identified as the top 1 percent of loan officers with United Wholesale Mortgage in 2017

Personal Background

I grew up in Northern Wisconsin and moved to the Tri-Cities in 2015. I'm a proud husband, father of adorable twin boys, and avid sports fan. My wife and I built our current home in Kennewick, and love the area. We enjoy being close to wonderful restaurants, beautiful wineries, and amazing neighbors.

How long have you been in the mortgage business?

I have more than 11 years of finance experience. I have also had the distinct opportunity to originate mortgage loans in multiple states and lending environments. I began my career with an online mortgage lender near Sacramento, California, where I was a President’s Club level mortgage loan originator, before being recruited and moving to the Tri-Cities to originate home loans with a big box bank.

Finally, I was introduced to Desert Canyon Mortgage through Jim and Lisa Pogue. The ability to better serve my clients attracted me to the company instantly, which convinced me to make the transition at the end of 2015, and I couldn’t be happier! My years of diverse mortgage lending experience allow me to offer a unique perspective to my clients.  

What's the best thing about your job?

I became a mortgage loan originator to merge my passion for helping people with my analytical, data-focused, nature. It is always my goal to help clients determine the direction that will not only accomplish their short-term home purchase and refinance goals, but truly educate them about their options to set them up for long-term financial success. Succeeding in this endeavor is the most rewarding part of my job

Awards and Recognition

Top 1% of Loan Originators in the Country with United Wholesale Mortgage, 2017 

President’s Club Mortgage Loan Originator, 2015

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2014


Activities of Interest

Playing softball and golf

Playing and reading with my children

What piece are you when you play Monopoly?

The car – I grew up in a Ford Dealership as a child and fell in love with cars at an early age. I still dream of owning my very own Ford GT! Although, that might have to wait until my boys are grown and finish college. 😉

A Word From My Clients

"Joshua and his team are incredible to work with. My husband and I were approved and cleared to close in record breaking time. We saved a lot in closing costs as well. Joshua explained everything and always worked very hard to make sure we had the best outcome. He was accommodating to our schedule and needs. He made us feel so welcomed and comfortable through the whole process. If you are looking to purchase a home, I highly recommend Joshua. Best around. Thanks for all your hard work!"


"Josh McKenzie at Desert Canyon Mortgage Company was amazing to work with on our last home loan. He was very informative, he responded back in a timely fashion whenever we had a question and he made the whole loan process so much less stressful. We really appreciated his service and would recommend him to anyone looking for a home loan."

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