Zender the Lender
Don Zender is president of production 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 30 years of experience in the finance and mortgage industries, and as a Washington State native and graduate of Western Washington University, Don has served thousands of people looking to buy in one of the most competitive markets in the country. He’s successfully closed more than $3 billion in home loans. Whether it’s offering advice on how to help homebuyers secure a winning offer or providing education on how the home loan process works, he has the expertise to help guide his customers into making informed decisions.
An industry spokesperson and writer, Don earned the status as a Top 100 Lender and Super Star of the Month by Mortgage Originator Magazine, and he’s also been recognized as one of the top 10 FHA lenders in the country. Additionally, he’s been a member of the Evergreen President’s Club since its inception—a program honoring the highest performing originators in the company.
Understanding the importance of home and family is at the root of Don’s success. With his wife Linda, he raised two children, Monica and Luke, so he knows how personal and emotional the process of buying and financing a home is—that it’s likely to be one of the most important decisions his customers will make.