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Four experienced local loan consultants banded together last spring to form the Santa Cruz Lending Group
Victor D. Romero, Andrea Schenk, Jessie Brumbaugh and Tai Boutell will celebrate the grand opening of their new office at 2425 Porter St. suite 13, Soquel on Sept. 14 from 5-7 p.m. They lead an office with 11 mortgage professionals, many  of whom have worked together for most of their careers. They have served Santa Cruz County for more than 20 years.
The Santa Cruz Lending Group has partnered with Mason-McDuffie Mortgage so its clients will have access to the full suite of online tools offered by Mason-McDuffie as well as an interactive online application portal that is available 24/7.
The partnership will enhance services to the Santa Cruz group’s clients. The group provides a full range of mortgage products to serve everyone from the first-time homebuyer to a family moving up to a new home or a couple seeking to refinance and an investment purchaser.
Boutell has been serving mortgage clients in the Santa Cruz area since 1999. He is a graduate of Cal State Chico with a bachelor’s of arts degree. He has been a top-producing mortgage originator since he started his career here.
Brumbaugh is a 5th generation native of Santa Cruz County and hails from a long line of real estate entrepreneurs dating back to her great-great grandmother, Paddy Smith, who worked for the M.C. Hall Real Estate Firm in the 1940s. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business finance from California State University Chico. She earned her real estate license while still in college. She began her mortgage career in Santa Cruz in 2010.
Romero has been serving homebuyers in Santa Cruz County for 10 years. He holds a managerial economics degree from UC Davis as well as professional mortgage certifications.
Schenk has worked in the mortgage industry since 1986, including many years as an underwriter. Through her experience, she deeply understands what it takes to serve a client efficiently. She obtained her real estate license in 1990 and earned her broker’s license in 2006. Schenk has served the Santa Cruz real estate community for more than 20 years. 
The four experienced loan officers are complemented by an excellent and experienced in-house support team focused on customer service.
You can contact them by calling (831) 257-0111 or connecting through the website,