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Loan Officer

Max Pogue


Hi, I'm Max 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.
Max Pogue

Loan Officer
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(509) 528-6088
NMLS# 1776608

Personal Background

I was born in Prescott, Arizona as the youngest in a family of three. My dad owned and operated a small moving company. I grew up watching my parents work hard, grow a business, and create deep family and community connections. This left a significant impression on me that translated into a mind for business and an entrepreneurial spirit.

In 1998, my dad sold his moving company in Prescott and moved the family to his roots in Tri-Cities. He started another moving company here that I worked at from ages 12 to 23. Business is in my blood. I have been meeting clients since I was four years old and my idea of an introduction was showing my best Batman impersonation. I still do this, but usually it’s not how I break the ice.

I am blessed to have an incredible family and church foundation to build my life and business on, and a beautiful wife to share the journey with.

What's the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is the culture here at Desert Canyon Mortgage. Every person on our team is a hardworking, passionate individual. This isn’t just a job to us – it’s a major part of our life that we love.

I get to use the culmination of all of my talents, knowledge, and continual learning to better serve our community. I have the satisfaction of bringing value to our clients, business partners, and the causes that we sponsor in a major way.

Who is one of your heroes and why?

My dad, Russ Pogue.

He lived his life with an amazing amount of dedication, integrity, and compassion. He provided so much to his family, employees, and friends in ways that I am still learning about, years after his passing. Anyone who knew him can attest to his character and will have several unforgettable stories to match.

Integral parts of my personality and character are formed from a single sentence that he spoke to me a single time. That is the level of cutting communication and irreplaceable personality that he embodied.

Unique Skills

I have always had the ability to listen well to those I have a conversation with. I have been able to make unlikely friends, just by giving them an honest ear. I also have a passion for individual stories. I am able to remember small details of a circumstance or situation that can be invaluable in the mortgage process. Finding the best mortgage to suit an individual can sometimes be similar to a puzzle. It’s only possible to create the full picture when you have access to all of the pieces!

Activities of Interest

My wife and I absolutely love to travel. In our two short years of marriage, we have been to nine countries together. We also have two dogs that require a TON of exercise that keep us running at home now that we aren’t abroad.

I am a passionate missionary at heart with a love for less fortunate countries and people groups.

I love videography and graphic design - filming, editing, and motion graphics. The ability to produce video has been one of the best assets I’ve added to my business, and to partner businesses.

Favorite Monopoly Piece

The thimble. I find having an impenetrable index finger has an uncanny way of striking fear into the hearts of your Monopoly foes. 

A Word From My Clients

"As an Account Executive for the #1 wholesale lender in the country I get to work with brokers all across the nation and I would highly recommend Desert Canyon to anyone looking to purchase or refinance. I have been working with Desert Canyon Mortgage for over 3 years. Year after year, they consistently close loans in 21 days or less! They continuously provide transparency and reliability throughout the entire loan process to their clients making closing loans with them simple and easy. I would recommend them to my own family members and I look forward to our continued partnership."


"Our Realtor, Denise Swanson, referred us to Jim at Desert Canyon and he was so wonderful. We had a closing date that was very close and Jim and his team worked day and night to meet our closing date. Beyond that, he even saved us $5k in closing costs and dropped out interest rate over 2%. The team there is caring, honest, and hardworking! We couldn't have been happier that we switched to Desert Canyon. Thank you Jim and your team for getting us into our new home! We would recommend you to anyone shopping for a mortgage company! We'd give you 100 stars if we could! 5 just isn't enough!"

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