About Dominic Svornich
Dominic began his finance career 17 years ago, as a teller for American Marine Bank. He’s served in every role within a retail bank branch, including eight years as branch manager for Kitsap Bank in Port Townsend. While Dominic has spent most of his career working with local community banks, he became disenfranchised with the lending options available to him, specifically a lack of products and loan programs designed for lower income borrowers and first-time home buyers. As a loan officer with New American Funding, Dominic is able offer a full suite of competitive mortgage products to rival any other mortgage company or community bank in the region, including first time home buyer and low to moderate income programs offered through various state and federal agencies. It’s his goal to help younger families and those who are less fortunate, and to do what he can to help alleviate the crisis-level lack of affordable housing in our community through his work. New American Funding also services most of its loans in-house, meaning his clients can rely on him for assistance with their mortgage for years to come without worrying about their lender changing all the time as their loan is sold and re-sold on the secondary market. Dominic has spent a number of years as a volunteer and board member for myriad local non-profits, including serving as the 2013 board president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Other board directorships have been with the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Olympic Peninsula Steam, Jefferson Community School, and KPTZ Radio Port Townsend, where he currently serves as vice-president. Dominic takes a very community and customer-oriented approach to his job, which is reflected in his career accomplishments. He works with his customers' interests and experience at the forefront of his mind, and his partnership with his clients as a trusted adviser is paramount to everything he does. This level of dedication earned him the 2015 Young Professional of the Year Award from the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, and has helped solidify lasting relationships in the community, from seasoned business professionals of all ages to young, burgeoning entrepreneurs and future business leaders. Dominic opened Cellar Door, a live music venue and craft cocktail bar, with his wife Stephanie in 2012. It has hosted more than 1,500 live performances to date, spanning every genre imaginable. He’s also co-owner of The Customs House, a new recording studio and music production/post-production space in Port Townsend. Dominic enjoys his job in lending immensely, but more importantly, he enjoys helping build community and a sense of place. If you’re working on a new project, bringing something interesting to Port Townsend or doing otherwise cool stuff, he’d love to hear about it and help in any way he can. Don’t be a stranger.