Loan Officers

We have a unique business model utilizing individual loan officers and teams to serve our clients in the best possible way.

Jim Porter, Branch Manager
Cell phone: (707) 290-9531 Office: (707) 449-4777 

NMLS# 276412

Jim Porter is a thirty-five year veteran of the mortgage business and has been responsible for over 10,000 loans. As Branch Manager of Solano Mortgage, he has built the #1 mortgage branch in Solano County and earned the top home loan market share in all of Solano County.

Do you need help finding a great Realtor? Do you have questions about your existing Mortgage?  Interested in a Reverse mortgage for you or someone you know? Contact Jim Porter today!

Loli Martinez Lonso, Loan Officer
: (707) 359-2886
NMLS# 287454

Alix Nicole Pate, Loan Officer
Direct: (707) 359-2895

NMLS #1122043

Loli and Alix are The Dream Team! Known for their speed, friendliness and efficiency. The dynamic duo consistently rank in the top two for production and strive to make every client experience the very best! Both Solano County natives, their knowledge of the area and extensive experience in the lending industry allows them to guide clients through the loan process with ease. Whether advising clients in the credit repair process, assisting first time home buyers or helping veterans find a dream home, their determination to make dreams come true shines through in everything they do. Habla Español. Contact Loli and Alix today!

Tim Porter, Loan Officer
Direct: (707) 363-5207
NMLS# 291245

Annie Porter, Loan Officer
Direct: (707) 363-5207

NMLS# 1102680

As one of the top loan teams in Solano County, Tim and Annie are dedicated to teaching financial literacy and establishing prosperity for their valued clients. Upon creating a partnership in 2012, they have risen to the challenges of an uncertain real estate market earning Presidents Club honors for the past 3 years. Together they have over 16 years of experience and knowledge in the mortgage industry. Their unique focus on making each client a priority has helped thousands of clients achieve the dream of home ownership.

Jim Modar, Loan Officer
Cell: (707) 580-2881
NMLS# 232143

Jim is a loan officer and has held the title of top producer and President’s club member for several years. As part of this dynamic team, he employs his extensive knowledge and experience toward efficiently analyzing and explaining all facets of the real estate financing process. Raised in the city of Dixon, Jim holds a degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology and Chemistry from Humboldt State University.

Joey Evans, Loan Officer
Cell: (707) 761-6744
NMLS# 1418918

Joey graduated college with a business management degree in 2015 and right away jumped in the crazy mortgage business. With Solano Mortgage. With just over two years in the company, Joey earned himself as the 2016 Rookie of the year. In 2017 he earned himself a spot at Presidents Club alongside his partner, Jim Modar. Jim Porter and Jim Modar being his biggest mentors, Joey is learning at a rapid pace. Joey is a licensed Loan Officer and now an instructor with Military Mortgage Bootcamp with a goal of serving those who served us.

Stephen Otus, Loan Officer
Office: (707) 359-2849 Cell: (925) 360-7722

NMLS# 285515

Steve Otus is a mortgage consultant with over 11 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Raised in the East Bay town of Alamo, Steve specializes in securing home loans for clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Solano Mortgage in 2009, Steve ranked among the top producers at Diablo Funding Group in their Lafayette office. In addition to Diablo Funding Group, Steve also worked for World Savings/Wachovia, which provided him with a strong foundation of knowledge in the mortgage business. Steve attended De La Salle high school and graduated from San Francisco State University in 2003. An avid golfer, he lives in the Hiddenbrooke Country Club community, where he also assists clients from his home office. Steve takes great pride in always protecting his clients’ best interests and helping them achieve their financial goals.

Sara Blanton

Sara Blanton, Operations Manager, Loan Officer
Direct: (707) 359-2893

NMLS# 1468099

Sara Blanton grew up in Solano County, a graduate from Fairfield High School in 1994. She moved to Winters right after graduation where she has been a 22 year resident and raises her 9 beautiful children. Sara started in the mortgage industry as a Loan Processor in 2001 and joined the wonderful Solano Mortgage team in 2005 where she holds the role of the Processing Supervisor and Operations Manager. Sara recently became a Licensed Loan Originator and is excited for the new adventure. With all of her knowledge in the loan processing department, she is looking forward to passing those skills and customer service onto her clients to help close their loan with efficiency and precision.

Taryn Jones, Loan Officer, Loan Processor
Direct: (707) 359-2893

NMLS# 1506854

Taryn Jones is a life-long resident of Solano County and a Vacaville HS graduate. She completed her undergraduate work at Saint Mary’s College of Moraga and earned her teaching and administrative credential from University of San Francisco and Chapman University, respectively. Taryn was a licensed lending assistant for Jim Porter for several years and an original team member when Solano Mortgage opened it’s doors in 2003. In 2004, she left her job at Solano Mortgage to accept an administrative position in the local school district. In 2010, Taryn transitioned from the school site and served as a Director for a non-profit charter school statewide organization before moving to Incirlik AFB in Turkey. Upon returning to the states, Taryn co-founded a K-8 charter school in Vacaville and rejoined the terrific Solano Mortgage team as a loan processor and loan officer.

Brittany Lee, Loan Officer
Direct line: (707) 359-2842
NMLS #1534084

Brittany Lee is part of the Solano Mortgage team with over six years of experience in the lending business. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Intercultural Relations, she joined the mortgage industry. She is born and raised in Solano County and lives in downtown Vacaville. Brittany specializes in organization, communication, and providing the highest quality of customer service to help clients build a roadmap to their next home. Contact Brittany today!

Christopher Marusich, Loan Officer
NMLS #1607864

Christopher Marusich has been in the financial services sector for over a decade with experience in banking, financial advisory, estate planning, and now mortgage lending. He is motivated, resourceful, knowledgeable, dedicated and has a contagious positive attitude about life and helping people achieve their goals. Christopher originally came to Solano Mortgage as a client looking to purchase a home in the Vacaville area. He ended up becoming a Mortgage Banker proudly representing the Solano Mortgage team. A Southern California transplant, he and his wife moved up to Napa in 2012 and recently relocated to Vacaville in February of 2017. Prior to working in the mortgage industry he was a Financial Advisor and was focused on estate planning and retirement income solutions for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Since 2008, Christopher has been managing his extended family’s assets and actively trades stocks, options and futures. He is eager to help you with your mortgage planning and advise you on your home financing options. Christopher can often be found hiking, camping, day trading, wine tasting, beer brewing, antique hunting, and traveling the world in his spare time.

Geauston Smith, Loan Officer
NMLS #1751795

Raised in the city of Sacramento, Geauston is one of the newest members of the Solano mortgage family. Upon graduating from Oakmont High school in Roseville, CA. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and Became a Sonar Technician. After 10 years of service to our country, he moved back to California and founded a catering company with his two business partners called 3broamigos, LLC. While catering various events throughout Solano County, He was introduced to his future mentor Jim Porter and the team at Solano Mortgage. With a devotion to service and a commitment to excellence, Geauston Smith is determined to provide the best possible service to exceed our client’s needs achieve their overall goals.

Karen Seghetti, Loan Officer
NMLS #241412