Our Team

MEET THE TEAM

 Dean Rathbun
Dean Rathbun
Dean Rathbun
dean@deanrathbun.com

Biography

Closing loans since 1988. Dean has personally closed mortgages for more than 4,000 homeowners. He has also trained and assisted over 100 loan officers to help achieve their goals. He is a certified military housing specialist and is experienced in investment properties, first time buyers, family estate financing, VA loans, short-sales, and foreclosures. He’s been a guest speaker for many real estate offices and a member of the National Association of Mortgage Bankers for over two decades
 Sandee Mata
Sandee Mata
Sandee Mata
smata@uamco.com

Biography

Sandee has been working with Dean for 27 years as his personal assistant. Sandee is the “Captain of Coordination” watching timelines and making sure the deal keeps moving. When not in the office, Sandee and her husband love to be active; hiking, biking, kayaking or just taking the neighborhood children to the park. Anything to be in the great outdoors!!
 Veronica Garcia
Veronica Garcia
Veronica Garcia
vgarcia@uamco.com

Biography

Veronica is the newest team member and has been working with Dean since 2015. Veronica is the “Queen of Paperwork”. We actually don’t have any paper documents these days. Veronica is the master of tracking needs and digitally coordinating information for our underwriters to review. This allows a streamlined approval process for borrowers. Veronica and her husband own one of the greatest Italian restaurants in Southern California. When she is not working, they are in the kitchen working on great new recipes.
 Alfred Thai
Alfred Thai
Alfred Thai
athai@uamco.com

Biography

Alfred is the brain of the group. Since 1998 he has led the team as our Senior Processor, working daily with underwriters approving loans. His knowledge of mortgage guidelines dates back to 1994 when he started in lending. Trust us…if Alfred says the deal qualifies, it qualifies. Alfred loves spending quality time with his wife and daughters. You may not have guessed, but, he is a master outdoorsman.
 Tanya Rakow
Tanya Rakow
Tanya Rakow
trakow@uamco.com

Biography

Tanya has been working with Dean since 1996. As our compliance and closing coordinator, she is responsible for tracking all DocuSign, compliance forms, closing packages and HR/accounting. Tanya’s personal time is filled by her three active children. Football, dance, Karate…you name it…her kids do it.