Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Those who know Michael Knapp will describe him as creative, energetic, honest, authentic and above all humble. Michael, on all levels, is fully engaged in life. Be it in his innovative financing solutions, dedication to building solid personal and business relationships, playing ultimate Frisbee or fly fishing, you can bet he is giving 100 percent.
Michael continually seeks enhancement through education. He supports the empowerment of his employees and building a business that provides phenomenal service and consistent results. MK + A encompasses these ideals.
Raised and educated in Oregon, Michael obtained his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. He entered the finance business in 1996 and quickly earned distinction and respect among mortgage and finance professionals nationwide as a top producing broker. He is an exclusive member of the dynamic, global network, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, as well as the regional 80/20 Club of Mortgage Professionals. He also supports The National Board of Mortgage Brokers.
Michael serves on the Board of Directors for Bridge Meadows, an organization based in Portland, Oregon focused on developing and sustaining intergenerational neighborhoods for adoptive families of foster children. Additionally, he is a volunteer fish biologist for The Freshwater Trust and enjoys educating students of all ages about Oregon’s pristine freshwater ecosystem.
When Michael is not hard at work, you will often find him playing epicure while sampling fine culinary creations throughout his beloved city of Portland or “chasing Steelhead” on one of his favorite Pacific Northwest waterways.
Commercial Loan Manager
Nik Merrick came to the world of commercial lending because of his desire to collaborate with successful individuals, utilizing an ethical compass, to find creative financial solutions where clients achieve long-term financial wellness. Nik’s core mission is to provide the utmost level of dedication and service to his clients and stakeholders and inspire them with the confidence to pursue and achieve their greatest ambitions.
With a passion for entrepreneurial endeavors, Nik founded Portland area restaurants that continue to thrive and has worked as a restaurant startup consultant and a general contractor for both commercial and residential projects. Because of this background, he has experienced the importance of access to capital in the process of maintaining assets and growing businesses. A proud native Portlander, Nik was born and raised in SE Portland. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in history. He then attended Pepperdine University, earning an MA in education with honors. In addition, he’s earned several post-graduate licenses and endorsements from Pepperdine University and Portland State University.
Nik lives in the Woodstock neighborhood in SE Portland. He has been married for 15 years to his wonderful wife Saangpon, and is father to their two-year old son Quintin. He loves to travel and experience different cultures. He’s also passionate about spending quality time with his family, hiking, reading, meditation and practicing jiu jitsu.
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