The Howard Team

1833 Auburn Way North, Suite C
Auburn, WA 98002

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Walter Howard

Branch Sales Manager, NMLS #85438

Walter Howard from Fairway Independent Mortgage in Auburn, WA, is highly devoted to his clients, Realtor partners, and colleagues. He has been helping community members buy or refinance their homes in the Washington mortgage industry since 1999. Walter has been with Fairway since 2015, and loves the company because their speed and customer service are second to none. Fairway’s response time to any inquiry, client or employee, is faster than any other company he has worked for.

Walter lives in Maple Valley with his wife, Emily. He has two sons, William and Kingston, and a Yorkshire terrier named Frank.

  • Phone: 206-920-9258

Emily Howard

Loan Officer, NMLS #1633389

Emily Howard is committed to taking great care of all clients, making them feel listened to and understood. She takes great pride in being fully available to her clients and responding to questions quickly. After graduating from City University and Lesley University, Emily was a National Board Certified special education teacher for 14 years before coming to Fairway. She also worked on the Microsoft campus for four years prior to becoming a teacher. She has great skills in marketing and technology and loves working for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.

Emily loves to read, garden, play golf, and teach. She lives in Maple Valley with her husband, Walter, and their Yorkshire terrier.

  • Phone: 206-999-7262

Ryan Rude

Loan Officer Assistant- Licensed, NMLS #1864416

Ryan Rude has a strong background in customer service and has a reputation of always putting his clients first. He stops at nothing to make sure his clients have a 5-star experience. He believes getting a mortgage should be not only stress free but also fun. After graduating from The University of Washington with a degree in Accounting, Ryan utilized his experience to lead a team in a multi-million dollar department at Nordstrom. Ryan’s pledge to his clients at Fairway is to always show integrity, communicate, follow-up, and ensure a great experience.

Ryan lives in Tacoma where he enjoys short walks along the waterfront, being a die-hard Seahawks fan, and spending time with family.

  • Phone: 253-329-2400