Team

Justin Harris

Team Leader & Mortgage Consultant
I am a lifelong Alaskan…well almost. I was actually born on the big island of Hawaii, but moved to Alaska when I was four years old. (Don’t ask. I didn’t have much of a say at the time.)
I graduated from Steller High School and found my way into the mortgage business in 2001. I was blessed with success in this industry from the time I started and have been doing loans ever since.
When I’m not at work helping my clients achieve their goals related to home ownership and investing in real estate, I am usually doing something fun with family and friends. I am married to my beautiful bride, Shannon. And together we have three amazing girls. (There’s never a dull moment with a house full of women.) Nicholle is our oldest. She has already graduated high school and is currently working her way through college at UAA. Madison and Aaliyah are both in elementary school at Grace Christian. We have two dogs as well, Kiki & Kona. Yes, both girls. I can’t seem to catch a break.
I enjoy being outside in this great state that we live in. I grew up ski racing at Alyeska Ski Club and enjoy skiing and riding my fat tire bike during the winter months. I enjoy competing in triathlon & bicycle races, camping, hiking and remote rafting adventures in the summer. (It’s hard work trying to keep up with my little ladies.)
License No: 289494
Phone: (907) 222-5520

Kelsey Rodriguez

Loan Processor
Kelsey’s primary role is dealing with our lenders to get your loan approved. She will submit your loan for initial approval, order the appraisal when the time comes and re-submit your loan for our final approval. She will also take care of getting your closing documents to the title company and make sure that your loan funds the business day after closing so you can move into your new home.
Kelsey is married to Jonathon, a real estate agent here in Anchorage. She loves her dogs and enjoys taking them for walks. She also enjoys running, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Barclay Roeder

Mortgage Consultant
Barclay’s primary role is to get you fully pre-approved to purchase your first or next home.
Barclay moved to Anchorage from Texas in 2004 and has never looked back. He has a passion for the outdoors and when not in the office he can be found exploring the ridgelines above Anchorage with his daughter on his back or exploring the waterways by canoe. He is a volunteer for the Renewable Energy Alaska Project and Youth Employment in Parks program. He joins the team after a career in Higher Education Administration and is an experienced property manager and real estate investor.

Ruth Reuter

Mortgage Consultant
Ruth’s primary role is to get you fully pre-approved to purchase your first or next home.
She decided to pursue a career in the mortgage business after selling real estate for the past eight years in Florida & Alaska. Ruth’s background includes property management, sales & office management. Ruth is a world traveler and has a passion for music, fishing & volunteering. She is as committed to your future as you are and strives to make your home buying experience as smooth as possible.

Tiawna Bethka

Production Coordinator
Tiawna’s primary role is to help you get what we need to get your loan approved with our lenders. She will collect the initial documentation we need to get your loan submitted for underwriting. She will also call you when we receive loan approval to request any additional items we might need to get our final loan approval.
Tiawna is new to the mortgage business and has recently started investing in real estate. She understands that purchasing a home is exciting but at times can be stressful. Her goal is to make the loan process as easy as possible for you and everyone involved in the deal.
Tiawna is married to Connor, an Electrical Estimator here in Anchorage. They are both lifelong Alaskans and enjoy all the activities that come along with it. You can often find Tiawna back country skiing, hiking, fishing, and riding her horse across the state with her two dogs in tow.

Shannon Smail

Production Assistant
Shannon made her way into the mortgage business while searching for a home of her own. She is the newest member of the Pinnacle Mortgage Group team at First Rate and is excited to help other new home owner’s through the same process she just went through.
Shannon moved to Alaska from Pennsylvania in 2013 with her husband, Alex, whom is a Crew chief in the United States Air Force. They plan to make Alaska their forever home. Currently, Shannon is making her way through college to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and spending time with her husband and dog.

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