One of the things I love about this industry is that it teaches you skills, potentially at a young age, you can take and then apply to other businesses. Mark did just that and went from landscaping to running a mortgage business.
If you could go into another industry in the future, what would it be?
Directing his dreams - In high school Hanna mowed lawns in his neighborhood for money. A friend drove Hanna in a pickup truck until he’d saved up enough to buy his own. Hanna then created the MACKS Landscaping company, which he eventually changed the name to First Light. Even as a teenager Hanna was working hard to improve his business, taking irrigation classes to learn more about installation.
President and CEO of Lake Oswego’s Directors Mortgage, Hanna has worked hard his entire professional life to become one of the leaders in the mortgage industry and the number one loan officer in Oregon, according to Mortgage Originator magazine.