MMCD Employees in the Community: Rachel Hanna

At Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, we are proud to say that our employees are not only good at their jobs, but they are also good people who give back to their communities. This week we would like to take a moment to highlight Rachel Hanna and her awesome work with the German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.


Rachel has been a volunteer with GSRNC for the last year. In that year, she has provided a foster home for 5 dogs, volunteered at their many adoption event,s and assisted with the dog evaluation programs.

Volunteering with German Shepherds is a family activity for Rachel. Her parents became involved with GSRNC after adopting a German Shepherd through the rescue when she was in high school. Both of her parents became evaluators for the organization. As evaluators, they help build the profile of these adoptable dogs so that they can find the right forever home.

Rachel feels that GSRNC stands out from other organizations of its kind. Not only do they take animals with medical issues, but they also have a special program, the Thulani Program, dedicated to seniors dogs who need special care. Additionally, GSRNC allocates resources specifically to work with potential adopters to make sure that each dog is getting the right home.

How can YOU help GSRNC?

Become a Volunteer: GSRNC has regional offices in Woodland, San Jose, and Redwood City, and hold volunteer-run activities all over Northern California.

Foster: Much like many other animal rescues, GSRNC could use more foster homes. Every time a dog goes to a foster home, more space opens German Shepherds to be saved from shelters.

Donate: Monetary donations are always welcome. However, GSRNC could also benefit from the donations of beds (especially orthopedic), leashes and collars.

Attend a Fundraiser! GSRNC’s Wags to Riches Event is coming up on October 3rd at the Shrine Event Center in Livermore! To learn more, please click here.

German Shepherd who needs a forever home!

Adopt! Tera is a 1-year-old German Shepherd who has been with the rescue for over 250 days! To learn more about Tera or other German Shepherds from GSRNC, please click here.

Once again, we are proud to have Rachel Hanna in the MMCD family.

Tim Hurlbut joins Mason-McDuffie Mortgage

SAN RAMON (CA) —Tim Hurlbut, an experienced Loan Originator, has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to anchor their new Newport Beach Branch. “It was my goal to find a company that I truly believed in the products they offer, the service they deliver, the culture, and the core values of the employees.  It’s my firm belief after meeting with many other mortgage lenders that MMCD offers all these components. My team and I are fully committed to providing our clients a high level of service they’ve come to deserve and expect, which is why we’ve ultimately decided to align ourselves with Mason-McDuffie Mortgage,” he said. “We are excited to have Tim join our family here at Mason-McDuffie Mortgage.  He definitely our type of Loan Originator who we feel will be a successful addition to our Southern California expansion,” said Marilyn J. Richardson, President and CEO of Mason-McDuffie Mortgage.  Prior to joining Mason-McDuffie, Tim worked at Pacific Mercantile Bank. You can contact Tim at or (949) 231-0142.

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Meet Jim Black! – Mason-McDuffie Welcomes Jim Black to the Team!

The Jim Black Team is fortunate to have teamed up with Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to continue to enhance the knowledge, programs and service they offer to the community for residential lending needs. Jim will manage our Oakland and Lafayette Branches.

Jim’s Bay Area clients, business associates, and co-workers respect his financial business background and drive for excellence, as he delivers the best customized short and long term construction and residential lending solutions with exceptional customer service.

In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Team Jim Black was recognized as the “Best Mortgage Broker/Banker” by Danville Weekly Readers. This is a local publication that reaches over 70,000 households a month with many affiliates and competitors in the market. The team was very excited to be one of 3 back to back winners in any of
the 80 categories.

Jim and his Team are focused on helping make a difference in their community and look forward to having the opportunity to show you what Team Jim Black can do for you!

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