MLS Funding | Our TEAM

Serving Lacey and the South Sound with Integrity.

The American Dream of Home ownership strengthens families, schools and public services; thus making a positive impact in our local communities. We want to create awareness and educate individuals on the importance of credit, and help current homeowners leverage their asset to create wealth through real estate. Our philosophy is that it’s not just a “house”, it’s your HOME, your livelihood, and for most people, the single biggest investment that they’ll make. We understand the importance and want to be your trusted professionals for life.Olympia Washington

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MLS Funding
8640 Martin Way East Ste. D
Lacey, WA 98516
Phone: 360-570-2066
Fax: 360-956-1454

Lacey Branch
robertmclaughlinApply Now Rob McLaughlin, President

My name is Rob, President of MLS Funding. I am married to my beautiful wife Shawnee, and we have two amazing daughters, Madison and Macy. I have lived and worked in South Sound Washington area most of my life. I entered college at the age of 16 and graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelors Degree at the age of 20. I’ve worked in the mortgage industry for nearly 15 yrs with extensive experience in Management and Business Development.

Let my dedication, product knowledge and commitment to outstanding customer service work for you.

Phone: 360-870-0702
Fax: 360-956-1454

MLO# 112665

shawnmclaughlin Shawnee McLaughlin, Director of Public Relations

With more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry, I am here to assist our team members with their marketing needs as well as coordinate local events that MLS supports both professionally and personally.  As a coordinator for Capital Christian Centers’ Angel Tree Program as well as a Camp Director for Solid Rock Ranch, I feel it is not just an obligation, but a true honor to assist with the positive growth of our communities.  I am grateful to be working with a company that shares these same core values.Let the personal experience and commitment help you to buy with confidence.

Phone: 360-870-0701
Fax: 360-956-1454

Brianna HeadshotApply Now Brianna Newkirk, Senior Lending Advisor and Corporate Manager

Hello, my name is Brianna Newkirk and I’m a life long resident of Thurston County. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Russ Newkirk, and we have two beautiful children Caleb and Elijah. In 2012 my husband and I planted The Roots Community Church in Lacey, WA and it has been such an amazing journey. I earned my Bachelors Degree in business and organizational development, and as Corporate Manager I have the privilege of working with the best team members a person could ask for. I value each and every client that I partner with and work diligently to provide a seamless home lending transaction. Open, clear, and timely communication is my personal guarantee to you throughout your loan process. I cherish the community we live in and am eager to help serve the needs of those looking to move forward in their real estate endeavors. Thank you and make it a great day!

Office: 360-570-2066
Cell: 360-280-9686
Fax: 360-956-1454


Kyle Johnson MLS FundingApply Now Kyle Johnson, Senior Lending Advisor

Hello, my name is Kyle Johnson. I have lived in Thurston County for the past 10 years, and was born in Portland, Oregon. I have been with MLS Funding since 2012, and enjoy being part of such an incredible team. I am highly involved with my church and love the community I am a part of. I graduated from The University of Washington with my Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, emphasis in Finance, and a Minor in Economics.

Working with me, you can expect an authentic experience defined by honesty, integrity, and clear communication. Whether you’re buying a home for the first time, or refinancing an existing mortgage, you deserve a smooth, respectful and personable transaction.

I am eager and motivated to work with you in your lending and real estate needs.

Check me out on zillow and facebook!

Office: 360-570-2066
Cell: 360-556-6437
Fax: 360-956-1454


Apply Now Daniel Nutu, Senior Lending Advisor

My name is Daniel Nutu and I have been residing in Olympia for almost 22yrs.  I graduated from the University of Washington in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a major in Financial Services.  I am also fluent in Romanian.They say if you find a job you like, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.  After almost 11 yrs in the mortgage industry I feel I am one of those fortunate people who have found their professional calling.  I started my career as a loan originator and truly enjoyed helping hundreds of people qualify for the best loan options available on the market.  While originating loans remains close to my heart, my new priority is to make sure that as a company, we offer not only the best loan programs, but also the most competitive interest rates possible to all of our clients.

Phone: 360-280-7482
Fax: 360-956-1454

MLO# 113074


Tom - AutosigApply Now Tom Lee, Senior Lending Advisor

Hello, my name is Tom Lee and my family and I have made Olympia our home for the past 10 years. I’m proud to say that over the past 13 years I’ve had the opportunity to serve hundreds of people with their home loan needs. I believe this was achieved based on my extensive experience as well as my attitude toward customer service excellence.I’m also fluent in Korean and enjoy serving our community.

Phone: 360-561-1667
Fax: 360-956-1454

MLO# 114254
Jami DowningApply Now Jami Downing, Lending Advisor

Whether you are buying, selling or relocating, I am available to help you every step of the way and devoted to making your move as easy as possible. I pride myself in being a full service agent. I am a Loan Officer and a Realtor. I grew up in Olympia, was Future Business Leaders of America State President and State Secretary, I graduated from Olympia High School with a 4.0 GPA, and was 1996 Lakefair Queen. I attended the University of Washington, was accepted into the business school my freshman year, and graduated from the UW in 2000 with a degree in business Administration.I married and returned to my hometown because of the love I have for this community. I am proud to live and work here. I have built my business around client satisfaction. Through honesty, integrity and constant communication, I treat each customer as I would my family. My promise is to provide the finest quality Loan and Real Estate Services with uncompromising principles. I listen to your needs, goals and objectives and then actively earn your trust by following through with the high quality service you deserve.

Thank you and I look forward to assisting you with your loan and real estate goals.

Phone: 360-485-5511
Fax: 360-956-1454

MLO# 146555