Meet The Staff


Providing Mortgage Placement putting YOU First as our First Priority

You First Mortgage is a licensed mortgage broker based in Sonoma County, CA. When you partner with us, we put your interests above all other priorities. With versatile real estate industry experience in the local market, our advisors can provide reliable guidance when it comes to choosing home financing options. We are CalHFA Certified for Government Down Payment Assistance.

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Austin Canum - Broker

For almost 20 years, Austin has been engaged in various aspects of the wine country’s real estate industry. He is committed to building strong professional relationships and providing an exceptional level of service to meet his clients’ needs. Austin is ready to put his versatile knowledge to work for you to help you finance the home you want.

DRE 01452415  |   NMLS 829807  |   707-548-7659 Cell

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Victor Maldonado - Agent / Loan Officer

Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico; Victor Maldonado has lived in the North Bay area since 1989 and has been a Real Estate licensee since 2004. Victor also has many years of experience as a Loan Officer and over 20 years of marketing experience including social media. He is Fluent in English and Spanish. He enjoys working with families realize their Real Estate and Mortgage needs.

Mr. Maldonado takes pride on helping his clients personally and make the entire process easy, accurate and fast. So, if you are looking to Sell, Buy or Refinance a Real Estate property contact Victor Maldonado. Victor’s extensive experience, extensive knowledge and bilingual abilities will help you with all your Real Estate and Mortgage needs.

DRE 01423184  | NMLS 1952424 |  707-241-5660  and

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Brian Gellman - Agent / Loan Officer

Brian is a Bay Area native who grew up in the home of a mortgage broker. He has been surrounded by the industry for as long as he can remember. Brian has the unique ability to provide a full service experience for his clients, operating as both a Realtor and Loan Officer. Brian specializes in purchase loans, but can also help you with any and all of your refinancing needs. Brian is here to answer all of your questions and help you finance the property of your dreams.

DRE 02028207 | NMLS 1589140 | 707-620-0426 Office | 408-828-8727 Cell |
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Grant Baker - Agent / Loan Officer

After moving to Sonoma County in 2001 to attend SSU and choosing our beautiful and abundant part of the Bay Area as the place to raise his family in 2019, Grant discovered his passion for real estate and finance. He commits to providing top notch representation for meeting the various needs of both buyers and sellers, while providing exceptional negotiation for the best of his clients and the promise of integrity in every transaction. Grant has a passion for the small details and creatively solving the smallest to the most difficult of problems that can arise. With professionalism, honesty, and integrity, Grant can assist you with your property search or sale and financing needs with peace of mind.

DRE 02107528 | NMLS 2016414 | 707-620-0426 Office | 707-360-2679 Cell |
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Laura Manges - Agent / Loan Officer

Laura has been a licensed Real Estate professional for over 20 years, with her interest sparking at the age of 16 where she began her journey in the industry while working in her mother’s office. With a background in the Mortgage Industry, Laura offers a combined experience along with a passion for helping people in their journey of buying or selling or even refinancing their current home, ensuring that you are in capable and caring hands! Being able to offer both real estate and mortgage services for her clients allows Laura to provide a comprehensive experience for her clients with a single point of contact for their transactions ensuring a smooth and efficient close. The right home is the starting place of love, hopes and dreams and she hopes to have the opportunity to help you find yours!

DRE 00709185 | NMLS 2002357 | 707-620-0426 Office | 707-888-5086 Cell |
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Cecilia Heater - Agent / Loan Officer

Raised in both Marin and Sonoma Counties for the majority of her life, Cecilia chose to settle in Santa Rosa in 2016. She has worn many hats in the real estate field, starting as an office manager where she discovered her passion for real estate and finance, growing into a transaction coordinator and processor for loan originators before obtaining her real estate and loan origination licenses.

Cecilia’s passion for the real estate and financing fields extend into the care, service and commitment she provides every client. With her well rounded expertise in the field and knowledge of the ins and outs of real estate transaction and loan origination, you can feel comfortable that your home purchase, sale or financing needs are in the right hands.

DRE 02119404 | NMLS 2021830 | 707-620-0426 Office | 415-845-4194 Cell |
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