Who We Are
The Nowik Team working for You
Lead Mortgage Planner
On a personal side, I believe in community service whether it be monetary or volunteering. In 2016 I had an idea, and with our team we formed our “Bikes for Kids” program. This non-profit program has grown rapidly. With the assistance of the RCMP, DBL Disposal , the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society, and those who give their time to volunteer we are able to service donated bike and have them road ready to be delivered to children in our community who can really use them. To date we have provided over 2500 bikes to families in our community.
The for over 29 years I have been on both sides of the fence. First as a lender, now as a mortgage planner. I have always prided myself on looking after my clients first. I have the means and the knowledge to provide you with the service you deserve. My services are available when you are.
Purchasing, renewing, refinancing, home equity lines of credit, construction, land purchase and now offering very competitive commercial mortgage money. Call for a free consultation on how I can save you money with all of your mortgage needs and show you how to set up a financial strategy for the long term, and don’t forget the have fun fund.
My name is Trish Cusson and I am happy to be part of the Nowik Team. I retired October 1/18 after an amazing 32 year career with CIBC in Port Alberni. During my career I worked several roles from Customer Service Representative to Branch Manager. I only had one focus which was to provide exemplary customer service and trusted financial advice from Mortgages, Loans, Investments to Basic Banking. The clients and my peers were always an extension of my family, and I treated each person with the utmost respect. It warms my heart when past clients tell me how much I am missed. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I missed the connection with my clients. I have been doing mortgage financing for over 28 years. Whether you are buying your first home or looking to refinance your existing home, I can help. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Licensed Mortgage Underwriter and Fulfillment Specialist
I have been part of the Nowik Mortgage Team since 2020. I was born and raised in Nanaimo but spent over nine years living and working as a teacher in Asia. I missed this beautiful island and returned for good in 2011 to raise my two sons here close to family. I have been working in the mortgage industry since 2012 and got my mortgage license in 2017. As a licensed assistant to the team I am involved in the process of underwriting mortgages and communicating with our clients to collect supporting documentation for their mortgage. I also assist with client follow up and support post funding. Working with people in this fast paced industry is a great fit for my personality and teaching background.
I am excited to be a part of the Nowik mortgage team. I am a Vancouver island girl and have lived in the Nanaimo area for most of my adult life.
I graduated from Vancouver Island University with a bachelors degree. I have two wonderful kids and you can usually find me cheering them on at our local sports field for both soccer and football. I am a board member of Football Nanaimo, I love being apart of our communities young athletes lives. My husband and I are usually exploring the many trails and beaches with our very loved Great Dane, Raider.
Here at Nowik mortgage, I am the customer service agent that follows up to make sure your mortgage needs are being met. I will get you in touch with the right member of our team to get your specific questions answered. I will be checking in from time to time for renewal appointments, customer follow up and google reviews.
I have worked in our business since we formed Universal Financial Corp in 1994. I am a licensed mortgage broker and over the years my role has varied from mortgage underwriter to office manager. This is an industry I love! I love conversing with our clients and lenders, organizing documentation for deals and learning on a daily basis as regulations and guidelines change. I currently work part time and enjoy my spare time and my grandchildren.I am proud of the everything our team has accomplished within our industry. I am also very proud of our “Bikes for Kids” program supporting those in need in our community. We truly work as a team!
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