Linn-Welch Team


Hi, I’m Susan! I’m married to Ryan and both grew up in Eugene, graduating from Sheldon High School. We were married in 2001, just after college. I  graduated from Oregon State (but I’m a Duck fan!) and Ryan from Linfield.

We enjoy all that Oregon and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We love camping, paddle boarding, Duck games and watching our high school kids play sports.

On the side, I enjoy arranging flowers and working with kids in the area who need a little extra help. Ryan is a producer for American Warrior Initiative (the non-profit of Fairway) and owns AO Films, a film company he started 15+ years ago and has recently completed a couple of documentaries.

Chris Linn is our teammate in Portland. He played baseball in college and roots for the Oregon Ducks.

We’re all passionate about relationships and taking care of people. We look forward to getting to know you!




We work as a team, using a personable approach and clear communication to distill the details down to simple terms for our borrowers.

Our goal is to make you feel secure and comfortable throughout the process. 

American Warrior Initiative

One of the best things about Fairway is their heart for veterans. They even started their own non-profit, American Warrior Initative, backed by Fairway whose mission is to educate, encourage and inspire Americans to give back to our military.

A key part of the AWI initiative is the education platform for real estate agents and mortgage professionals. Over the years, AWI has donated thousands of dollars, numerous service dogs and provided support for those in need.


Learn More about AWI

Why Fairway

At Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, customer service is a way of life. We are dedicated to finding great rates and loan options for our customers while offering some of the fastest turn times in the industry. Our goal is to act as a trusted advisor, providing highly personalized service and helping you through every step of the loan process — from application to closing and beyond. It’s all designed to exceed expectations, provide satisfaction and earn trust.

Since opening our doors 25 years ago, our team has helped thousands of Americans achieve their dream of homeownership. We have not only been dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service, but also to growing continuously. Fairway has over 10,000 team members with more than 3,000 producers in more than 690 branch and satellite locations nationwide. With a strong focus on purchase business, we continue to grow each year, funding over $65.8 billion in 2020.


Meet the Team

Susan Welch

Loan Advisor - NMLS 2087911 541.357.7343

Ryan Welch

Loan Advisor - NMLS 2087906 541.357.7343