Our Team
Get to know us

Chad Hansen

Broker, Owner - President


Chad has worked for the big box retail mortgage companies. He saw inconsistency in service with lack of care or connection with borrowers at every company. Loan agents passing along the minimum, usually scripted information to clients leaving them uninformed and powerless from manipulative tactics. Processing and turn times were cumbersome with loans stuck and slow moving in heavy pipelines.


 With his vast accumulated consumer lending product knowledge Chad stepped out on his own to become an independent mortgage broker. He sees the gap in the market for a low cost, competitive lender that can be straight and honest. His professionalism, integrity and fair business practices are refreshing to both borrowers and agents he’s had the pleasure of working with.

Chad prides himself on taking the time to explain the most complicated situations and really connecting with his clients. The business of finance doesn't have to be so complicated! Building and keeping a strong referral base is his forte.

Chris Swartz

Licensed Loan Officer

Chris has been living in Lake Havasu City since 2015. He and his wife Lori along with their kids Katelyn and Aiden have been vacationing in Lake Havasu for many years. Together they decided to make this amazing desert oasis their permanent home. He loves spending time with family boating, fishing, golfing and the sunny outdoor lifestyle.

Early on in his career he became a realtor and ventured into mortgage lending as alicensed loan officer here in Arizona. He will always take the time to answer questions for his clients and future clients and is looking forward to your call to help with your mortgage needs in any way that he can.

Jamie Blanchard

Licensed Loan Officer

Jamie grew up in Lake Havasu and has lived here for 34 wonderful years. Her and her 11 year old son spend their time traveling and adventuring all over the world together. They enjoy camping, snowboarding, snorkeling, off-roading, boating, sporting events and anything having to do with the great outdoors.

Her career in real estate began in escrow and loan closing services. While learning more about the intricacies of the industry, she fell in love with the mortgage lending side of the business and decided to transition into becoming a licensed loan officer. Jamie’s goal is to help families find their dream homes!

Amanda Castro

Licensed Loan Officer

Amanda moved to beautiful Lake Havasu City in 2016 from Southern Illinois where she was born and raised. She and her husband Louie have a beautiful blended family with seven children including identical twin girls and three adorable grandchildren.

Her previous career has been in banking and financial advice with a passion for customer service and she truly loves to assist people in accomplishing their wants, needs and goals. Amanda can’t wait to be involved in helping you find the best loan for your forever home!!

Tracy Patterson

Processing Manager

Tracy has an incredible amount of mortgage experience she brings to Mohave Mortgage, facilitating every phase in the loan process. Being a multi-tasker extraordinaire she ensures constant clear, concise communication between clients, agents and all strategic business partnerships involved along the way.

Denise Blackwell


Denise’s role is to support clients through all phases of the entire loan process. She is available to answer any questions, keeps clients up to date, communicates with lenders, title and escrow services. Impeccable service, timeline management and accuracy are her strong suits.

Dawn Hansen

VP of Marketing

Dawn is responsible for ongoing brand recognition, social media activity and ad campaigns, public relations and direct marketing.

She’s an active member of local organizations, committees and community outreach including the Chamber of Commerce, Lake Havasu Association of Realtors, Women's Network Exchange of Arizona and Women’s Council of Realtors.

About Us
It's a lake love story!

Chad and Dawn have had a dreamy relationship with the Colorado river and desert since they were kids. Chad’s family vacationed at Black Meadow Landing where he learned how to ski and Dawn went to her first enduro race at two months old.

Together, they started exploring all Lake Havasu has to offer year around. Summer heat, fishing days, destination trips, channel cruises and barbeques. Winter events, concerts, races, hikes and off-roading treks into the wild.

Living in Huntington Beach they were the weekend warriors. Stealing away on Friday’s and heading back before the sun came up on Monday. There came a time when they asked themselves…..how can we live in this vacation oasis full time?

They finally took the plunge and left the city life along with corporate America in the dust. Seeing more friends and family now than they ever did. Their home is more like a retreat with a pool and enjoy watching those gorgeous Arizona sunsets. They couldn't be happier taking the big leap!

Call us today and let us help you at (928) 288-2691
Let's make it happen together.