We have seen the dream of owning a home slip further and further out of reach. The heart of our community no longer has a clear path to homeownership. The WayLend vision is a future where everyone in our community can afford to own a home big or small. Where no one has to choose between owning a home and living well. We all deserve the feeling of safety, ownership, and pride.

At WayLend, we work towards this vision every day, one home at a time, with every client.

Your home should be a place that fits your life. It represents safety and provides financial security. Whether you are buying a home or refinancing, our mission is to make sure your homeownership is everything it should be. We at WayLend believe that the only way to ensure success is to put our relationship first. Our team is dedicated to understanding what you need so that you can live in the home you are excited about.

The WayLend team works hard to provide an opportunity for you and your family to own a home. We support and guide you through the process so you make the best decision for the future. Our team is available and accessible every step of the way. Together, we will find the tools you need so you can feel at home.

John Paul LeCave

MLO #1461299 | O: 707-921-2422 | C: 707-280-5236

Branch Manager & Trusted Mortgage Advisor

A strong community is built by good leadership. John has been a leader in the mortgage industry for 25 years. His extensive experience in money management provides a uniquely helpful perspective. But his connection to the work goes deeper than that. It starts with family. You can see it in the way he treats his team and in his willingness to help others.


"If you can give, you just give." This simple belief is the core of WayLend's Philosophy. When you need help with the big decisions, they are on your team. That is they work to create - a feeling of opportunity, ownership and connection - real community.

Cameron LeCave

MLO #1461299 | C: 707-583-2335

Trusted Mortgage Advisor

I help people achieve their dream of experiencing home ownership. My focus is guiding my clients with communication, caring and understanding. I look to create a relationship that goes beyond just helping with your current home financing needs but a partner to help you find your way Home.

John Scherf

MLO #238826 | O: 707-921-1586 | C: 707-365-0013

Trusted Mortgage Advisor

John has been helping people realize their dream of home ownership for over 30 years. His goal is to provide the highest level of service in the lending industry.

Sherry Negrete

MLO #11467775 | C: 707-478-0720

Trusted Reverse Mortgage Advisor

Sherry was born and raised in Sonoma County. Throughout her career of 39 years as a mortgage professional, she has held positions in sales and management. If you want to know more about reverse mortgage talk to Sherry.

Joe Azevedo

MLO #397540 | O: (707) 836-8200

Trusted Mortgage Advisor

Joe Azevedo has been in the lending industry since 1980.  Joe landed his first job after College with a local mortgage banker and fell in love with the business of assisting people with the most important purchase they make in their lifetimes, the dream of homeownership. He especially enjoys the rewarding task of helping First Time Home Buyers. Serving clients with a myriad of lending needs has always been Joe’s priority. Licensed to conduct business in the State of California, his primary focus has been to serve the clients in the areas he has lived and worked in for several decades, Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and Mendocino Counties.

Nicole Conners

MLO #237637 | O: 707-615-7261 |  C: 707-332-1669

Trusted Mortgage Advisor

Nicole has been in the Real Estate industry since 2001. She prides herself on her excellent customer service and communication skills with her clients. She enjoy being a part of her clients' home buying experience as well as saving her clients money on their monthly mortgage payment when refinancing them into a lower interest rate.

Dan Gould

MLO #230229 | O: 707-921-1292 | C: 707-291-2353

Trusted Mortgage Advisor

Homeownership is a dream which Dan can help you achieve. From first time homeownership to retirement, he enjoys educating people on how to build and use their assets to utilize real estate as a tool for independence.

Debbie Katt

MLO #319219 C: 707-385-1644

Trusted Loan Originator

I have been a loan originator for 30 years so I must love what I do. Helping people achieve their goal of home ownership is so gratifying and that is what drives me to always provide my clients with excellent service and integrity. I feel strongly about educating my borrowers throughout the loan process be it a purchase or refinance. 

Providing opportunity for everyone to own a home.