Waterstone Mortgage Loan Officers Recognized as Top Originators by Mortgage Women Magazine

April 21, 2022
Jasmine Krnjetin, Molly Nadeau-Peterson, Gwen Swain, and Christine Turpen-Patton were named on the magazine’s inaugural list, which includes the top female originators nationwide.  

It takes a great deal of persistence and determination to become a top producer in the mortgage industry. Fortunately, we have some of the hardest-working, most talented people in the biz!

Mortgage Women Magazine recently released their first-ever Top Originators list, which includes the best female loan officers (based on 2021 units and volume). A few of our talented loan originators made the list, and we are excited to celebrate their successes.

Together, Jasmine Krnjetin, Molly Nadeau-Peterson, Gwen Swain, and Christine Turpen-Patton helped more than 1,400 families and individuals achieve their homeownership dreams in 2021.

We are lucky to have these ladies on our team and – more importantly – our customers are fortunate to work with such talented and caring professionals who truly put their clients’ best interests first.

Let’s take a look at our four Top Originators, as recognized by Mortgage Women Magazine…

Jasmine Krnjetin, Sales Manager (Atlanta, GA)

Jasmine has been recognized as an elite mortgage professional and inspiring leader multiple times throughout her 20+ year career as a loan originator.  

In fact, Jasmine has been an inspiration for many women who seek to begin a career in the mortgage lending industry, where female leaders are typically in the minority.

“Don’t underestimate your ability to succeed in the workplace – even if you’re in an industry that is traditionally dominated by men,” Jasmine says. “There is a need for your expertise, skills, and individuality. As homebuyers become more diverse, they are looking for more diverse experts to help them with the financing process.”

Jasmine also has a passion for helping her clients build wealth through homeownership – allowing them to invest in their futures.

Molly Nadeau-Peterson, Branch Manager (Elk River, MN)

With more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Molly is extremely skilled in finding the best home loan solution for each client she meets. She is also well-respected and valued by her team members, who work closely with her to ensure that each customer’s loan closes on time.

Molly’s down-to-earth, positive demeanor serves as a source of motivation to those who are learning the art of loan origination.

Molly’s advice for her younger self (which is also helpful for any mortgage professional who is new to their profession) would be: “Get into coaching as soon as possible, as the accountability will amplify your success track. Also, be more playful in your daily grind and with your team. Make the big calls; you have more to offer than you give yourself credit for. Insecurity and fear are lies, so ignore them. You have chosen a career that gives a life beyond what you could have ever imagined for yourself. Take time to be grateful and in wonder every day.”

Gwen Swain, Branch Manager (Eagle, ID - serving the Boise community)

Fun fact: Gwen used to own her own fitness company, and she taught outdoor fitness classes for many years. The discipline required to run her own company translated well into a career in mortgage lending, which also takes drive and determination.

Gwen started in the mortgage industry in 2017, and she quickly became an exceptional loan originator. Her positive outlook and motivation helped her embrace the busy days that come with being a lender.  

“I love how fast paced the mortgage industry is. Every day comes with new challenges and new connections to be made,” she says. “We get to help our clients with such an important life event, and I never know what each day will hold. The days (and years) literally fly by! My team also helps me enjoy the journey.”

Christine Turpen-Patton, Loan Originator (Albuquerque, NM)

Christine has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry – which makes her an expert at finding the right loan for the right customer. She has lived in the Albuquerque area most of her life and attended the University of New Mexico. Christine loves her community and is very knowledgeable when it comes to the local housing market, events, businesses, and more. 

When working with customers, Christine loves the fact that she’s helping them invest in their futures. “I grew up in apartments and I dreamed of living in a house – so I love helping people purchase their first home,” she says. “I also love when they grow out of that house; I get to ‘grow’ with their family and help them with the next home.”

If Christine could give her younger self one piece of advice, it would be to start her career as a loan originator right after college graduation. “I had been out of college for about 16 years before I was called to be a mortgage loan officer,” she says. “I love it and only wish I would have started earlier.”


Are you interested in becoming a top loan originator and ranking with these ladies? Let us help. Our recruiting team is looking for loan originators all over the country. Visit our Careers page to learn more.