ABOUT US

Penny Lane Financial was founded in 2014 by Jeff Pickering with the goal to have all client financial needs met in one place. Located in Tacoma, Washington, we provide sound and innovative investment, retirement, and lending solutions.

 

Jeff noticed that many people would need to go to 4-5 different professionals for financial planning, mortgage lending, and insurance. Hoping to simplify their client’s lives, Jeff and his team have the knowledge, licensure, and experience needed to create a financial plan that covers all bases. Many financial service providers claim to look at the full picture, but very few have the professional staff to support that vision in the way Penny Lane Financial does.

 

We are a company where people feel captivated by their work and are able to foster relationships with customers and partners, bringing value and comradery to the work environment. As a family business, Penny Lane Financial honors the importance of legacy in planning a future and imparting small joys in the everyday.

Get to know our exceptional team of experienced, educated specialists who will provide you with the best possible advice and service.

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JEFF PICKERING / President

 

Wealthy and Wise© Advisor

WA Insurance Licensed Life, Property, Casualty

WA Designated Broker/Owner MLS #294795

Jeff envisioned a company where he could better serve his clients by offering more than one type of financial service; where people could openly discuss and learn about complex issues with regards to retirement, wealth preservation, insurance and lending. After working 20 years in sales, finance and management, he decided to go into business for himself and quickly moved up the ranks in the financial services industry. 

 

As President and owner of Penny Lane Financial, Jeff takes a fiduciary interest in recommending what is best for each client, including referrals to other professionals if needed. Jeff’s friendly demeanor, along with extensive knowledge, has allowed him to help people with their finances while creating lasting relationships.

 

His educational background includes a Washington State University Bachelor's degree, trained as a Wealthy and Wise© advisor, WA Designated Broker (Mortgage) and has obtained multiple State licenses in life, property, casualty and lending. He is a current board member of Bates Technical College, a past participant on the Pierce County Goodwill Board of Directors and has active memberships at the City Club of Tacoma and The Fircrest Golf Club.

 

Jeff lives in Tacoma with his wife Christine, where they have raised two accomplished daughters. He enjoys fishing, barbequing, golf, wood-working and walking with his dog Baxter.

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KATIE PARKER / Operations Manager

WA Insurance Licensed Life, Disability, Property, Casualty

Katie has over 35 years of knowledge and experience in the financial services industry. She has held numerous positions in banking, real estate and insurance with a focus on customer service and education.

 

Her guiding light has always been serving those she works with to help them to a better understanding of their goals and assets. Through years of learning, working and networking Katie has become an expert in how to make your experience with us a positive and valuable one.

 

Her education includes licenses in Life, Disability, Property and Casualty Insurance and past Real Estate and Lending Professional licenses.

 

Katie has grown up and raised a family in Pierce County. In her off-time you will find her working on a creative project, spending time with her family or enjoying our beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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TERRY RUTLAND / Senior Loan Officer

NMLS #406290

Terry has been in the mortgage business for over 20 years and is a Certified Mortgage Advisor. He enjoys helping clients and their families find the right mortgage through education, guidance and customer care.

His expertise lies in a thorough knowledge of current loan products and the extensive guidelines. With his intuitive understanding of the underwriting and processing ins and outs he helps his clients get the best loan possible in the most efficient way.

Terry is a long-time resident of Pierce County and lives with his wife Laurie. They raised 4 children in his hometown of Gig Harbor and he loves to golf, boat and spend time with his family.

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ROSEMARY GODWIN Senior Loan Officer

NMLS #272677

Rosemary has served in the financial industry for over 30 years.  Though her primary role has been as a mortgage lender, she has been fortunate to have held a wide variety of positions over the years including credit analyst, bank manager, grants and contracts manager and paralegal.  She has developed a keen ability to navigate ever-changing regulations and lending programs while making customer care her highest priority.  She takes great pride in having received multiple awards for delivering outstanding customer service. 

 

A lifelong Pierce County resident, Rosemary lives in Puyallup with her husband Marion.  They are classic car enthusiasts and enjoy all manner of outdoor adventures including snowshoeing, camping, hiking and water sports.

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ABBIE PICKERING / Personal Insurance Agent

WA Insurance Licensed Life, Disability, Property, Casualty

Born and raised in Tacoma and now living on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Abbie comes to Penny Lane excited to provide top-tier service and customer education as our home and auto insurance specialist. She prioritizes timeliness and organization while also building strong connections with clients.

 

Abbie received a Materials Science and Engineering Degree from the University of Washington and has unique experience in adult learning principles. She loves baking of all types and sharing her treats with family and friends.

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SADIE PICKERING / Mortgage Loan Processor

Certified Master Loan Processor

Sadie grew up in Tacoma, Washington but made her way down to Southern California to play lacrosse at the University of Redlands, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Business and a minor in Business Administration. She now lives in Costa Mesa, California and spends time riding her bike, cooking vegan meals, going to the beach, and taking her goldendoodle Clover for long walks.

 

Sadie is passionate about helping people and the planet. Her time spent as a loan processor has brought her great experiences while helping people close their loans in a timely manner and making connections along the way.

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CHRIS BROWNING / Sales Representative

Chris Browning graduated in from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. Since then, he has worked in a sales capacity in several industries including the mortgage, education and IT. He is very passionate about working hard to help people solve problems.

 

In his free time, Chris enjoys doing yard work, rooting for all of the local sports teams, spending time with family and friends and enjoying all kinds of food from around the world.

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MICHAEL RYBAK / Mortgage Loan Officer

Michael has been working in the mortgage industry for a number of years. During the last economic recession, he left the mortgage industry to work in the social services field where he gained valuable skills, knowledge, and experience working with people from diverse backgrounds to help his customers overcome challenges and become self-sufficient. About a year ago, Michael returned to the mortgage industry where he enjoys helping customers with their mortgage financing needs.

 

Michael’s educational background includes a Law Degree, multiple leadership training courses, as well as Washington Mortgage Loan Originator license. Additionally, Michael serves as a minister at the local church in Tacoma.

 

Michael and his wife Liliya are raising a beautiful family of three sons and one daughter. In his free time Michael enjoys spending time with his family and serving people in the local community.

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KEITH ROBINSON / Executive Assistant

Keith grew up in Anchorage, AK and made his way to Tacoma, WA in 2014.

 

He has been in the Banking/Financial Industry for the past 13 years. Keith is a highly motivated and dedicated leader with focus on cultivating internal and external client relationships.

 

His core values are Respect, Loyalty, Community, Compassion, Diversity, and Inclusion. Despite his busy career demands, Keith serves as the Secretary Board Member for SKCAC Industries and Employment Services for the past 5 years.

 

Keith spends his free time enjoying all types sports and traveling with family and friends.