OUR PROFESSIONALS

Jacie Casteel
Branch Manager
Senior Loan Officer
BRE #01215943/01830856
NMLS #1850/301543/232706


I believe in the American Dream of homeownership. Whether you’re searching for your first home, a place to retire, or a vacation property for your family – I am passionate about your dreams.

I do not take lightly the trust that my clients instill in me. Securing a mortgage for your dream home can be an emotional journey, and as your personal mortgage advisor I will always keep your best interests in mind. I never forget the big picture when your dreams are at stake. 


I pledge to handle every facet of your transaction with professionalism, dedication and personalized care. It’s my goal that you are 100% satisfied throughout the entire transaction.

I’ve lived in Lake County since 2001 and I am passionate about creating homeownership opportunities for those in our community.


American Pacific Mortgage is more than just a Top 10 Retail Mortgage Bank. I partnered with American Pacific Mortgage because of their long track record of giving back. I am proud to be affiliated with a company that is committed to caring for their employees, their clients and the communities where they live.

Let my passion make your homeownership dreams a reality. 

Rebecca Southwick

Loan Officer

NMLS#1850/301543/1600987

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Rebecca J. Southwick’s bewildering home loan experience piqued her interest in the world of mortgage finance.  With a decade-long career in high-end fundraising and six years of participation in local civic, service, and social organizations, Rebecca joins Sterling Mortgage with a passion for developing Lake County’s economy at its most personal level: home ownership.


Rebecca is a Board member for the Rotary Club of Clear Lake and for the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce.  She is a co-creator of the Lake Leadership Summit, and serves as a member of the Lake Local Advisory Committee of the Workforce Alliance the North Bay.  She sits on the Governing Council for the Friends of Lake County Friends of Mendocino College and is a member of the Lake County/City Area Planning Council’s Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC).  She is also a Certified Tourism Ambassador for Lake County.   Rebecca is working on her Master’s Degree at Southern New Hampshire University in Organizational Leadership.  


At Sterling Mortgage, Rebecca handles all types of residential mortgage loans, including Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and Jumbo.  She specializes in STaR loans, a program dedicated to teachers, law enforcement and correctional officers, and firefighters and first responders, as well as Jumbo loans.


Rebecca has been married to Jack, a teacher, for fourteen years.  They share five children and six grandchildren.  They own a home in Lake County and appreciate discovering local wines, watching badly-acted movies with the sound off so that they can create their own dialogue, and petting their rescue dog, Dwight Gregory.  

Greg Rodgers
Loan Officer
NMLS #1850/304543/1161651


In a world of online experts and push-button mortgages, I believe the human connection still matters. I believe there is never a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to making one of the biggest financial commitments of your life. As your mortgage advisor, I am constantly expanding my knowledge and staying current on the latest mortgage and real estate trends so that I can offer you smart loan options. My team and I will listen so we can provide you with individualized mortgage solutions, based on your unique circumstances and goals.


I pledge to handle every facet of your transaction with professionalism, dedication and personalized care. It’s my goal that you are 100% satisfied throughout the entire transaction.


At the heart of everything I do is my family. It is my goal to help you make the best mortgage decisions for you and your family. In this way, you can leverage these decisions to build a solid foundation of home ownership for you and your family for years to come.


I partnered with Sterling Mortgage and American Pacific Mortgage because I can rely on their 20 years of experience to make the difference for my clients. And with their game-changing loan programs, specialty products and award-winning tools at my disposal, I can make your dreams a reality.


Let me show you why the human connection still matters!

Michelle Brooks

Processing Assistant

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I was born and raised in Lake County. I graduated from Clear Lake High School in 2004.  After I graduated High School I moved to Colorado. I resided in Colorado for 11 years. I worked as a sales rep for a small business owner selling High End Appliances. After 11 years, I moved back to Lake County to be closer to my family. Lake County is a wonderful place to call home.


Chasing your dreams is one of the most satisfying pursuits of life. Whether you dream of moving into your first home, securing an investment property, or financing a vacation home – let me help turn your dreams into reality. As the Production Assistant, I’ll do my best to accurately gather and input all your information to make a smooth transaction.
I’ve been in the mortgage industry since Feb 1, 2016 and I love coming to work each day. I love that in my job, I don’t have the same repetitive kind of work, each loan is different. This also challenges me to learn and understand more, therefore I am learning every day.


At the heart of everything I do is my family. I have a 5-year-old daughter. We enjoy camping, fishing, playing at the beach and enjoy being outside where we, here in Lake County, have the cleanest air in California. It’s a great place to call home and raise a family.


Let me show you why the human connection still matters.

Christine Vandenbroek
Loan Processor

NMLS #1850/304543/1613898

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  We would be delighted to see you start your future of being a homeowner, with Sterling Mortgage!


Whether you dream of moving into your first home, obtaining an investment property, or refinancing– It is a privilege to help you turn your dreams into reality. As the loan processor for Sterling Mortgage, I’ll take the time to learn about your goals and make it my priority to get you where you want to be as a homeowner.  It is important to me, to be not just your mentor, but to be a friend to you during this process. So, I try to stay up on all guidelines to make this process as painless and efficient as possible.


I’ve been in the mortgage industry since September 2, 2014 and I still very much enjoy my job. I fell in love with this industry the moment I started it. I look forward to the years to come.


We become a team once we start the mortgage process, and what’s a team with no trust? My highest goal is to earn your trust so that you feel confident throughout our milestones of your home loan.


My family is the reason I strive to be the person I am today.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have beautiful little girl. It is important to me to set an example for my daughter, and being a loan processor does exactly that. It allows me to bring out my passion to help people in a way that I enjoy very much.


I am, and have been very blessed to be a part of Sterling Mortgage and American Pacific Mortgage Corporation. They are a very strong company who advocate to the highest levels for our borrowers. They are very dedicated to keep all of us employees updated with trainings/knowledge to ensure your experience with us is above & beyond!  

It would be my pleasure to help your dream of being a homeowner come true!

Contact Information

1002 11th Street, Lakeport, CA 95453
707-263-5142
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