Meet our Mortgage Team

Please note: Thanks for coming to us for your mortgage loan! Like most financial institutions, we’re experiencing an extremely high volume of inquiries right now due to a very active mortgage marketplace. It may take a bit longer than usual for our mortgage team to answer your calls and emails. We appreciate your patience and look forward to helping you get into your new home!

Our friendly staff is here to help you with all your mortgage needs. We will use our expertise to find the right program for you!

Mortgage Loan Officer - Mark Becicka
Mark Becicka


Mark Becicka, Mortgage Loan Originator

Growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as a son of successful entrepreneurs, Mark Becicka has always understood the value of hard work and dedication. As a Mortgage Originator for Linn Area Credit Union, his own hard work certainly shows through his success in the industry. His ability to make his clients feel at ease, as well as his ability to think outside the box, has earned him a stellar reputation among his clientele. Mark is very adamant that none of this success would be possible without his team around him. He attributes his team’s success and growth to his strategic alliances with realtors, who appreciate his commitment to service and attention to detail. While he’s not busy helping his clients he enjoys hunting, woodworking, and spending time with his wife Paige and two young kids, Charleston and Sawyer. If you don’t quit, you will never fail!

Phone: (319) 892-7404   Email:   NMLS #: 1415054  Facebook Page

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Sharelle Baker


Sharelle Baker, Universal Mortgage Loan Originator

Sharelle Baker has worked in a variety of positions within the mortgage department (and throughout Linn Area) since 2015. She has had the opportunity to work in the processing/underwriting stages of mortgage loans, and that experience gives her a unique insight into helping prospective borrowers. Sharelle believes that helping you get a mortgage loan is more than a transaction; it’s about building relationships and guiding you through the steps you need to take to achieve your financial goals. Outside of the mortgage world, Sharelle is passionate about health and wellness. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, teaches group fitness classes a couple of times a week and is currently training to become a Yoga instructor. You can catch her going for a run with her Siberian Husky, Akira, spending time with friends either bowling or at a brewery, attending an event in the community, or at home reading a book.

Phone: (319) 892-7326   Email:   NMLS #: 1556326

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Jordan Leazer


Jordan Leazer, Universal Mortgage Loan Originator

Jordan joined Linn Area as a Financial Services Representative in February 2019. Shortly thereafter, he began assisting the mortgage team with home equity loans and post-closing processes. Prior to coming to the credit union, Jordan worked as a personal trainer and a real estate agent. Jordan had a wonderful experience when he purchased his first home at the age of 20, and it was this happy event that inspired him to become a mortgage originator. (He wants to create that same great experience for YOU!) He likes seeing the process through from start to finish, which provides you with a smooth and stress-free home-buying experience. In his spare time, Jordan likes to watch sports, exercise, and spend time with his wife, daughter, and dogs.

Phone: (319) 892-7354   Email:   NMLS #: 2052783

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