Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

5038 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Suite C
Tacoma , WA   98409

About Me

I’ve worked as a Loan Officer for over 25 years with over 15 years of experience as a Branch Manager in the greater Seattle area, which is where I’ve spent most of my life. I am committed to providing exceptional service to my clients because I understand the importance of good value in times when the real estate market isn't always offering it. Hard work, honesty and always looking after the best interests of my clients have led me to the high degree of success I have today.

When I’m not helping my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking advantage of everything the beautiful Northwest has to offer: golfing, sports, the outdoors, and delicious food.

Whether you’re purchasing your first house, moving up or refinancing, I’m excited to be part of your home story.

— Michael Fornerette, Branch Manager, NMLS #121193

About My Team

At Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, my team is focused on providing a local, customized concierge experience for our clients rather than a hands-off, online-only approach popular with internet mortgage conglomerates. We don’t function like traditional big banks where our clients are loan file numbers and the actual work on your loan is outsourced to a processing center. Our customers are parents in the school drop-off line every morning, the owners of our favorite local coffee shop, teachers, veterans, and the families we see at the park. Our customers live in the same Pacific Northwestern communities that we do, and we love working together to bring them home.

We partner with you in a hybrid experience, combining convenient, cutting-edge technology with a personal loan consultant working to make your dreams happen. We know every situation is unique and are happy to help you select the right loan for your family, rather than just try to sell you something. In this rapidly changing and challenging market, there are three ingredients needed to ensure you competitive pricing and a great experience:

  • A true professional in the mortgage business
  • The stability of a solid, reputable mortgage lender/bank
  • A variety of mortgage programs that work for you

My team is available most normal business hours to give you the personal contact you deserve. We also understand that in your busy life, sometimes it’s necessary to transact business at odd hours of the day or night. We are here for you!

Branch Employees


Baillie Jenae Kitrick

Loan Officer
NMLS# 1576425

Dainin Trevino

Loan Officer
NMLS# 1952692

Jeremy Eastman

Loan Officer
NMLS# 2054283

Katrina Marie Given Cavalier

Loan Officer
NMLS# 1972217

Mellisa Hays

Loan Officer
NMLS# 763195
Michael Fornerette Photo

Michael Fornerette

Branch Manager
NMLS# 121193
Nate Scharnett

Nate Scharnett

Loan Officer
NMLS# 1422819