Don Zender is Vice President and Senior Lending Manager at the Evergreen Bellevue branch. Don has a strong financial services background having worked as a CPA for 10 years prior to working in the mortgage industry.
With nearly thirty years in the industry, a Washington state native and a graduate of Western Washington University, Don has counseled thousands of people looking to buy in one of the most competitive markets in the country. Over the years, he closed over $2 billion in home loans. Whether it’s offering advice on how to help homebuyers secure a winning offer or educating a client on how the home loan process works, he has the expertise to help guide homebuyers into making informed decisions.
Don is a consistent top performer and a member of the Evergreen President’s Club since its inception. The President’s Club is a program honoring the highest performing originators in the company. He has been recognized as one of the top 100 lenders and the Super Star of the Month by Mortgage Originator Magazine. In addition, Don was identified as one of the top 10 FHA lenders in the nation. Serving as an industry spokesperson, Don writes articles on home financing and provides insight through television and print interviews. Understanding the importance of home and family is at the root of Don’s success. With his wife Linda, he has raised two children, Monica and Luke so he knows how personal and emotional the process of buying and financing a home is, and that it’s likely to be one of the most important decisions his customers will make.