About Santa Fe Mortgage

Santa Fe Mortgage is based in Lompoc, California. We are licensed mortgage brokers who live in this community and have been proudly serving the residents of Santa Barbara County since 1995.

When you work with us to obtain a home loan, we become your advocate, searching for the lowest mortgage rates on the market and negotiating the best terms to fit your unique financial situation.

Whether you’re looking to purchase a home or refinance an existing mortgage, we can help you explore all your lending options. Meet our team below of experienced professionals ready to offer you friendly, efficient and personalized service.

Fred Bittle
President / Mortgage Broker

Frederick Bittle founded Santa Fe Mortgage in 1995 after a successful 10-year career in the microelectronics industry. With a quarter-century of mortgage-origination experience, he has helped thousands of homeowners living in and around Lompoc and consistently receives referrals from the majority of real estate agents on the central coast of Santa Barbara County.

Fred is proficient in all types of mortgage products — from VA loans for military personal stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, to FHA and first-time homebuyer programs. Fred is bilingual and enjoys working with the local Spanish-speaking community.

He is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and a proud husband, father and grandfather. Fred is engaged in the local community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Lompoc Rotary Club and the local La Purisima Concepcion School and Parish.

Adam Drake
Mortgage Loan Officer

Born and raised in Lompoc, CA, Adam’s family has deep roots in the area, having been Lompoc residents since the early 1960s. Over 50 of his family members have graduated from either Cabrillo High School or Lompoc High School. Adam himself, graduated Cabrillo where he was an accomplished scholar-athlete playing on the school’s football and basketball teams.

Adam joined Santa Fe Mortgage in 2013 and is both a licensed real estate agent and mortgage loan officer in California. Previously he was the youngest general manager of a Safeway grocery store in Southern California for seven years and served in the U.S. Air Force for two years, living in Okinawa, Japan.

Adam is proud to call Lompoc his home where he lives with his wife and their three children.

Ryan Davis
Loan Processor

Ryan joined Santa Fe Mortgage in 2019. Although the newest member of the team, Ryan has extensive business experience, including a successful 15-year career resolving personal injury claims and litigation. In the last 10 years, Ryan worked in the legal department of KONE, one of the world’s largest elevator and escalator companies.

Ryan’s entrepreneurial spirit combined with his personal interest in real estate and his desire to provide value and assistance to customers, has made him a perfect fit for his responsibilities in residential lending with Santa Fe Mortgage.

Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa. He resides in Lompoc with his wife and is grateful to live near family and amid the breathtaking beauty of central coast California.

Alicia Medina
Executive Assistant

Alicia came to Santa Fe Mortgage in 2020 after many years as the owner and operator of a local daycare/preschool. Previously she had worked as Secretary of the Captain for The Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex.

A long-time resident of Lompoc, Alicia graduated from Cabrillo High School in 2003 and continued her education at Allan Hancock College, earning three Associate Degrees along the way.

Alicia is a loving mother to seven children and is actively involved in her community. As a past Flower Festival Queen candidate, she understands the importance of local action and unity. She is proud to be a part of the Santa Fe Mortgage team, helping Lompoc residents achieve their goals of home ownership.

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