Hi! I'm Saopon and if you choose to work with CHA Mortgage Company, you'll be working with me. I'm the founder and President of CHA Mortgage Company and I'll be your Mortgage Consultant and main point of contact throughout the entire loan process.
A lot of people are intimidated by my name but the pronunciation is a lot easier than you think. My first name is two syllables: sao-pon. The first syllable, sao, rhymes with Lao, Tao, how...I think you get the idea. The second part, pon, is just as it sounds: "pawn." People get my name wrong all the time but I'm used to it so don't feel bad if you mess up.
Even though I was born in Thailand, I was raised in Portland, Oregon from an early age and it's all I know and remember. I love Portland and couldn't fathom living anywhere else. I was raised in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland and I'm currently raising my family in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland. I received my high school diploma from Madison High School, Associates Degree from Portland Community College and Bachelors Degree from Portland State University.
I've been in the financial services industry for over 18 years and in the mortgage industry for 13. I've sold checking accounts, mortgage loans, life insurance and real estate. I've worked for small mom-and-pop mortgage shops and large mortgage corporations where I originated, processed and underwrote mortgage loans. You'd be hard-pressed to find another Mortgage Consultant with my level of knowledge and expertise.