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BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA — Movement Mortgage, a national top 10 retail mortgage lender, has named Christa Martinez its newest Market Leader in Bakersfield, California.

Martinez comes to Movement from Residential Bancorp where she was a branch manager. In her new role, she’ll lead a team of loan officers in customer service, production, recruiting and community engagement. She’ll report to Regional Director Mack McConkey.

She brings more than a decade of mortgage experience to the job. In addition to being a top producer who has received numerous awards, Martinez is also a Certified Life Coach. She specializes in personal and business growth strategy.  

Martinez knew from her first conversation with McConkey that something special was going on at Movement. Martinez said, “The system at Movement impressed me, but the culture was my deciding factor.” She has big plans for the Bakersfield market. “We plan to put Movement on the map in Central Valley,” says Martinez. “I am looking forward to impacting the community with the Movement mission.”

Martinez has been married to her husband for 16 years and has three children. She most enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, writing and working with foster children.



About Movement Mortgage

Founded in 2008, Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Movement is best known for its innovative mortgage process and referable experience, which begins with Upfront Underwriting and a seven-day loan processing goal. The company employs more than 4,300 people, has more than 750 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 49 states. Its nonprofit organization, The Movement Foundation, has reinvested more than $30 million in communities to date. For more information, visit


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Lindsey Wagnon

Lindsey Wagnon is the Marketing Communications Manager at Movement, meaning she communicates and manages related to all the marketing things. While she's a decent writer, she excels at making ugly smoothies and killing her desk plants. In addition to editing freelance work and organizing content calendars, she runs marathons, sings and does a lot of church stuff alongside her pastor husband, Philip. And of course, her favorite role is as mommy to toddler Cora Lively.