Kari has resided in Alaska since 1991 and has lived in Dutch Harbor, Ketchikan, and since 2001, in Wasilla.
She joined CILC with a heart for Alaska and its small businesses. Kari has a background as a small business owner and as a commercial credit analyst with Wells Fargo. She loves animals, especially dogs, with two of her own. In her spare time, Kari enjoys working on landscaping projects on her property and spending time with family.
Telephone: 1 (907) 793.1326
Kurt was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska spending his summers in Cohoe, AK commercial fishing with his family.
He left Alaska for two years to acquire a degree in professional welding in Ohio and underwater construction in Florida. In 2014 he started working for Wells Fargo as a loan officer. In early 2017 Kurt was very excited to join Cook Inlet Lending Center’s team to help people achieve their dreams of becoming home owners. Kurt enjoys spending his free time with his family, commercial fishing, golfing and creating metal sculptures/furniture.
Patricia Sanculi is a lifelong Alaskan resident from the small fishing village of Cordova, Alaska where she graduated in 2007.
She then moved to Anchorage where she began attending UAA and started full time work as an Administrative Clerk. She has worked in Admin for over 5 years and began at Cook Inlet Housing Authority as a Career Ready Intern in 2015. Patricia was promoted to a fulltime employee with Cook Inlet Lending Center in June of 2015. She has one 4 year old son, named Kaiden. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, photography and being outdoors during the summer months in Alaska.
Renate has called Alaska home since moving from Germany with her family in 1986.
Renate prides herself on her commitment to excellent customer service with her IDA participants and spends as much time as needed counseling them to successful homeownership. In her spare time Renate enjoys the arts, theater, music, travel, reading and most of all spending time with her family and friends.
Debbie has resided in Alaska since 1996 with her three children.
Debbie was born and raised in the northern part of Illinois, and although she studied dietetics in college, she found that mortgage banking was her calling. Debbie and her husband first arrived in Anchorage over two decades ago when he was stationed at Elmendorf AFB. Throughout her career, Debbie has held multiple positions: processor, originator, and underwriter. Before coming to Cook Inlet Lending Center, Debbie had worked with Wells Fargo as an underwriter who was responsible for underwriting Conventional, VA, FHA, HUD 184 loans for 23 years. She currently originates the Down Payment Assistance loans and enjoys the opportunity of helping people meet their home ownership dreams. Debbie loves dogs, is an avid walker and enjoys spending her free time with family.
Heather grew up in Alaska and graduated from college from Northern Arizona University.
After graduating Heather moved to Portland, Oregon where she fell in love with corgis and now has two. Upon leaving Oregon last year she traveled throughout the lower 48 in her 1981 VW bus for 5 months and ultimately ended up back in Alaska. Heather enjoys taking her furry companions on long hikes during the winter or summer months, but her favorite thing to do in Alaska is take the VW bus to craft shows and music festivals around the state where she sells sand carved art, and of course, her corgis go for the adventure too.
Aurora is a lifelong Alaskan, subsistence gatherer, and trail enthusiast. She can often be found on a trail, in the gym, working on a sewing project, or spending time with her daughter.
She has dedicated her career to working with Alaska Native populations to gain access to resources and opportunities. Before joining CILC, Aurora worked with another local Native CDFI and taught over 150 financial and business classes in rural Alaska. Aurora joined CILC in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic to focus on the small business lending and pandemic relief programs.
Ervin has lived in Alaska for 20+ years. Prior to joining CILC,
Ervin was in the banking industry for over 12 years. He has served in various roles in banking including: Commercial Lending, Business Development, Branch Management, and Relationship Management. Ervin has worked with many small to medium size businesses in the state of Alaska.
Telephone: 1 (907) 793.3058
Jeff Tickle arrived to Alaska in August of 1992 and landed in Sand Point, an Alaska Native Aleut Community on the edge of the Alaska Peninsula in the Shumigan Islands.
He graduated from Sand Point high school and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Anchorage before graduating with his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance in 2005. After working in the banking and mortgage industry for 8 years, Jeff was thrilled to join and lead the Cook Inlet Lending Center team when he learned the focus was in helping our State of Alaska communities and families towards the goal of homeownership. “The community of Sand Point, Alaska welcomed me with open arms upon my arrival years ago and it is with great honor to be able to give back to our Alaska Native communities in the pursuit of homeownership.”