Meet The Kingston Team

Jennifer Paintner

Loan Transaction Manager

Jennifer Paintner - Loan Transaction Manager for The Kingston Team

As the team’s Loan Transaction Manager, my job is to walk you through the step-by-step process of closing your loan once you’ve received an accepted offer on a home.  From ordering your appraisal, through underwriting, and on to closing, I take you through each part of the transaction so that it is as simple and painless as possible.

When I’m not helping homebuyers I am spending time renovating my house, enjoying time with my family, or walking my two hound dogs, Oliver and Atlas.

Megan Schmidt

Pre-Approval Manager

Hi, my name is Megan and I am the Pre-Approval Manager for The Kingston Team.  I’m here to help you get the loan process started, by first assisting you through the pre-approval application.  Once you’ve submitted the application, I take over to review your income, asset & credit documentation.  I can then counsel you on which one of our special homebuyer programs would suit you best and provide you with the most value. Outside of the office, you’ll probably find me spending time with my growing family, my dogs, or…

Megan Schmidt - Pre-Approval Manager for The Kingston Team
Michelle Paintner - Customer Care Specialist for The Kingston Team

Michelle Paintner

Customer Care Specialist

As a constant point of contact for the team, I assist in the initial steps for the loan process. I help get the pre-approval process started by discussing your home buying goals and communicating them to the rest of the team.  I am here to answer any questions you may have along the way and to help make sure that you are in constant communication about what is happening with your pre-approval/loan, making sure you are feeling taken care of. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and pug, Betsy.

Vince Kingston

Senior Loan Officer

Vince Kingston began his career in commercial brewing.  To pursue his brewing career he moved west, from Nebraska out to Colorado and Oregon.  Eventually, he transitioned into the wine world. In 2004, he then discovered his passion for the mortgage industry and he has been there ever since. Vince truly loves to help people reach their goals. He specializes in first time home buyers, as well as financing investment real estate.  He loves to help clients pursue & also broaden their vision “to help them accomplish things that they weren’t even aware they could accomplish.” Vince received his degree in Finance and Economics from Colorado State University.

Vince lives in Northeast Portland with his lovely wife and two young children. He enjoys cooking, grilling, and the great outdoors of Oregon, especially fly-fishing. He’s an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, but you’ll also see him rooting for his hometown Nebraska Huskers.