Matt Powell

Sr. Mortgage Banker

NMLS# 517124

Getting To Know Matt

Matt Powell is a Mortgage Banker in Lafayette, CO but helps clients all over Colorado.

In business, Matt is known for three things; one, in uncanny ability to find a solution, two, his relentless work ethic and honesty, and three, an exhausting commitment to somehow make his clients laugh and enjoy the home buying process.

Running the annual family garage sale like a boss at a young age and convincing his Mom that the all the profits belonged to him to support his mild baseball card collecting obsession and his R/C car driving pursuit of a national sponsor, may have been in first job, but the mortgage business became his career where he could truly impact someone’s livelihood and help them.

Not garnering any high-profile degrees or accolades from an Ivy League law school or even the local community college, he went on to work odd jobs; delivering giant TV’s, installing windows, and running a bar and restaurant. Matt’s lovely wife Jamie soon made him realize, by announcing their first son was on the way, that he needed to find a career. It just so happened that his long-time buddy, Greg Selters (current Branch Manager), was hiring in the mortgage business and welcomed him with open arms in early 2007. It was a great match for Matt but most would call his timing awful, being that it was right in the beginning stages of the recession.

Matt quickly realized that this business provided him a couple of invaluable opportunities. He could learn the business from the best by getting in at the ground level and surviving lean times, and he could help people realize the dream of home ownership! Whether assisting folks with their first home, buying their retirement home, financing a vacation home or securing financing for a home that will become an investment property, Matt and his team will always provide a world class experience, and honest advice. Many thanks to his past clients that appreciate his service and have continued to refer their colleagues, friends and family, making Matt a top producer.

When Matt is not at the office, he is probably watching his sons’ sporting events (Cole and Logan), pretending that he “rough’s it” when camping with his family, digging up excuses on why he needs to take his wife on a long weekend getaway, putting divots on the local golf courses’ tee box, or maybe pretending to make championship BBQ, but nonetheless he’s probably got his phone in his hand, so you should consider giving him a call with any mortgage related question.

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Meet The Matt Powell Team

Patty Fenske | Your Co-Pilot/ Production Manager

Patty joined our team about 2 years ago but is an industry veteran and a valuable asset. She enjoys making the experience excellent for all that are involved. Patty is originally from Colombia and has traveled the world, living in Hawaii, and settling in Colorado. Patty enjoys the precious time she spends with her husband and their daughter.

Shelley Waschkowsky | Air Traffic Controller/Loan Processor

Shelley is a seasoned processor with many years of experience in the mortgage industry. Shelley is on the front lines with underwriting, compliance and title companies to make sure we get from A to Z on time and with all of our luggage. She makes sure we avoid any potential turbulence and have a safe landing. When Shelley is not at the office you will find her camping and enjoying the great Colorado outdoors with her husband and family.

Katie LaCasse | Travel Agent/Loan Partner

Katie joined the team in late 2020 as a fresh restart to her already decorated career. She will work with clients upfront during pre-approval process to allow them to properly plan their home mortgage journey and will make certain they have all the necessary tools to have a great trip. Katie is a Colorado native with a deep love for her horses and her family. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and her husband.

Our Mission Is A Better Mortgage Experience

LeaderOne’s mission and commitment to you is dedicated to facilitating the dream of homeownership by providing you with Five-Star Service.

We believe in earning your trust by communicating to you the information you need to know, when you need to know it and by offering the right mortgage for your unique financial picture at a competitive and fair price.

Who Is LeaderOne Financial?

LeaderOne Financial Corporation is a revolution in mortgage banking. We are committed to our values of Service, Empowerment, and Accountability.

Our ownership model combines the best of both worlds; a commitment to individual empowerment with the backing of a solid, experienced, and committed team. Our customer experience is a function of our employee experience. Together, we truly can achieve more. Our belief in employee engagement doesn’t have a finish line.

A Culture Of Service, Accountability And Empowerment

We treat our customers with the same courtesy, professionalism and support with which we treat each other.


  • Service begins with how we interact internally
  • We seek out ways to make each other look good
  • We give each other the benefit of the doubt
  • We show our appreciation


  • We are all leaders
  • Everyone on the team is a ‘decision-maker’
  • We are not afraid of failure, we are concerned about inaction
  • We are proactive – we Fail Forward
  • We seek out feedback and ideas
  • We ask what we can do to help
  • We are committed to employee development
  • At the end of the day, we all have the same job description


  • We hold each other accountable for positivity
  • We look for ways to do more with less
  • We own our mistakes, and learn from them
  • It’s nobody’s fault, and it’s everyone’s responsibility

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Matt Powell

Sr. Mortgage Banker

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