Benjamin Reynolds is a born and raised Alaskan, growing up and attending high school in Anchorage.
After graduating from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA with a degree in Music Production, he returned home to Alaska and began a career in the banking and real estate lending industries.
With experience in Residential Lending, Mortgage Education and Training, and Quality Control, Benjamin joined CILC in 2023 with a passion for helping underserved communities in the State of Alaska to realize their dreams of homeownership in this fantastic community we call home. Along with his work at CILC, Benjamin is a husband and father, musician, and professional wedding and family photographer that enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Telephone: 1 (907) 793.3025
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.
Joe has 18 plus years of banking, consumer lending and mortgage lending experience, and previously worked at Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. and Alaska USA Mortgage Company.
Originally from San Antonio, TX, Joe has lived in Alaska since he was 13-years-old. He has two young adult children, a son and a daughter.
In his free time, Joe enjoys music. He's a blues guitarist and he is also an enthusiast for jazz and classical guitar. He's also a public speaker/entertainer and has performed as a stand-up comic. Joe also enjoys cooking, grilling, BBQs and entertaining friends and family.
Jennifer was born and raised in California and moved to Oklahoma in 2020 to pursue a career as a loan counselor for the Chickasaw Nation.
She has been in the home mortgage industry for about 30 years and was referred to CILC by our partner, Chickasaw Community Bank, to join the CILC team as a Mortgage Loan Processor. Jennifer has four children, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She enjoys trail riding and hiking with a passion for dogs and horses.
I am a lifelong Alaskan who grew up working in my family's catering business in Anchorage.
After earning my degree from Northern Arizona University, I moved back home to Alaska and eventually put down roots in the Mat-Su Valley. I have many years of experience providing technical assistance to small businesses throughout Alaska. I love being part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem which is one reason I am thrilled to join the extraordinary team at Cook Inlet Lending Center.
In my free time, I can usually be found boating or snow machining with my family on the Yentna River.
My family moved to Alaska from the Philippines when I was two years old. I spent a lot of my elementary school summers with my grandparents on Kodiak island.
I worked at FNBA as a commercial loan processor and an associate in Wells Fargo’s business banking division, where I got to work closely with non-profits and small businesses. I really enjoyed getting to learn more about how our local non-profits help our kids and our community and I had a lot of opportunities to volunteer for their programs. The passion to help people get closer to their financial goals is what brought me to CILC. I enjoy camping, fishing, and hiking with my family in the summer, but I do like to get out of the cold and travel somewhere warm in the winter..
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.
I grew up in Northwest Alaska and graduated with my BA from UAF.
I have three children and enjoy spending my time outside of work learning new crafts such as sewing and skin sewing, sports with the kids, and exploring new parts of Alaska. I have been with CILC since 2021, and came on board as the Homeowner Assistance Fund Program Manager.
Homeowner Assistance Fund Program Eligibility Program Specialist
Patrick Lawlor was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Patrick worked in Quality Control in Highway and Runway construction for 15 years throughout Alaska.
After graduating from UAA, with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology in 1998, Patrick has worked for the last 24 years in housing programs at RurAL CAP, CIHA and now with CILC. Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, reading, hikes and basketball.
Homeowner Assistance Fund Program Eligibility Specialist
Amanda was born in Nome, Alaska and raised in Stebbins, Alaska.
She graduated from High School in 1999, and then became a Heath Aide for eight years and worked for Norton Sound Health Corporation and North Slope Borough. Amanda then worked for Cook Inlet Housing Authority for six years and now is employed with Cook Inlet Lending Center. She loves spending her free time with her children, family, and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”