Eric Hogan – President/CEO

Eric J. Hogan began serving as President/CEO in January of 2003. Prior Eric served as President of West Coast Capital Group Inc., a residential retail mortgage broker/lender since founding it in 1991. Eric has over 16 years experience in the mortgage industry.

Jon Covert – Vice President

Jon Covert has been with Westar since 1999 and has been developing our wholesale business relationships as well as investor relations. Jon has a strong background in private money lending and has over 20 years of mortgage experience.

Marque Burbatt – Account Executive

Marque Burbatt has been in the investments and real estate business for over 15 years. He successfully manages a portfolio of local and international properties. Marque also has experience starting, developing and selling several businesses during those 15 years. The majority of his startup experience is in the health care, hospitality, restaurant and consulting fields. His broad experience in business and investments allows him to identify value and opportunity in all types of market conditions.

Penny Helms – Investor Coordinator

Penny has nearly 8 years experience working with Westar. Her job is to ensure adequate and timely private money placement. Prior, Penny has 15 years experience in management.

Sandy Witter – Director of Operations

Sandy has been with Westar since December 2005. She now is the Director of Operations and Supervisor of the Loan Servicing Department which consists of Investor Disbursements, Borrower payments and inputting of our Mortgage Office Software. She deals with both Investors and Borrowers on a daily basis. Sandy has a background in sales and customer service. She is a wife and mother of three children with strong family ties. She enjoys family time, camping and spending time outdoors in our beautiful state of Washington. Sandy has a positive attitude towards life, a strong work ethic and is a valued member of our team!

Yma Lopez

Yma is the newest addition to the Westar Family, with her experience as a Realtor in the Seattle area, her local knowledge and capabilities are an asset to our clients. She is responsible for preparing files, drawing loan documents, providing borrower payments, loan extensions and modifications. After working many functions in the mortgage and real estate industry, Yma’s attention to detail and ability to maintain multiple files and projects with precision, brings an added level of quality to our service.