Darel I. Daik, Chief Executive Officer
Darel I. Daik (Residential Mortgage Loan Originator, NMLS ID#316081) is the founder and CEO for Noble Mortgage & Investments, LLC. Noble Mortgage is a direct private lender that lends primarily to investors in the major Texas markets. An expert in real estate finance, Daik spends his time leading the company by maintaining the fun Noble culture with his team and providing the vision for the company. He enjoys educating investors and is a regular speaker in several real estate groups, radio shows, and podcasts. Daik has always maintained the highest standards of ethics and diligence with his investors/borrowers which has played a huge part in making Noble the most respected lender in Texas.
Daik has been in real estate lending since 1995 and has closed over $500MM in both commercial and residential transactions. These closings involved residential, multi-family, office, retail, industrial, hotels, self-storage and residential land development. He has provided construction, renovation, and long-term permanent financing specializing in private hard money as well as conventional.
A native of Houston, Daik holds a bachelors degrees in finance and marketing from The University of Houston. He began his professional career in the mortgage industry as an originator. Daik quickly established himself as a natural in real estate and within one year was running his own branch office before starting Noble in 2003.
Daik also maintains a successful rental portfolio in the Houston area. He has also bought, renovated, and resold numerous properties since 1995 using his own capital and various lines of credit with bank institutions. Daik prides himself on being very active in all aspects of Noble Mortgage and enjoys his career in real estate lending.
In his spare time you can find Daik at the gym, spending time with his two teenage boys, or at his deer lease hunting.
Chris Robichaux, VP Sales/Operations
Chris joined Noble Mortgage & Investments in 2004, and he knows that the most important aspect to be successful in this industry is knowledge of the products and customer service. He assists other team members and works with clients to make sure that the loan process is fluid and smooth.
Chris has the ability, knowledge, and fortitude to make even the newest investor understand the loan process. He has a great ability to connect with the clients that have worked with him for over 10 years. Chris is always looking forward to strengthening the relationships that have been forged throughout his tenure at Noble Mortgage.
On weekends, Chris spends his time cooking New Orleans style cuisines. He also celebrates his hometown and state by rooting for the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers!
Lindsey Clayburg, VP Service Operations
Lindsey started as an Administrative Assistant at Noble Mortgage in 2018 and transitioned into her Loan Processor role in June 2019. After succeeding in both roles & taking on other responsibilities, she was promotoed into management January 2021 as our VP of Service Operations.
Lindsey’s role consists of handling Noble accounting, managing client accounts from loan closing to payoff, and making sure the daily operations at Noble Mortgage run smoothly!
As a mom of 2 children, Eden & Owen, she is a busy gal, but she thoroughly enjoys spending any of her free time with family. Eating barbecue and swimming are their go-to activities on the weekend!
Courtney Hayek, VP Marketing & People Operations
Courtney is our Marketing Director and started with Noble Mortgage in February of 2020. She has held marketing roles for other successful small businesses and is excited to bring her background and knowledge to Noble Mortgage.
She is eager to learn all about the mortgage industry and educate the consumer on our unique products. She is very passionate about marketing which is why her #1 goal is to bring everyone within the industry together through educational workshops, events, and social media!
Courtney’s hobbies include working out at CrossFit, baking & decorating fancy sugar cookies, and spending time with her family!
Chris Moore, Senior Loan Originator
Chris Moore (RMLO# 1115759) has been in the industry as a loan officer since 1998. He joined the Noble Mortgage team as a senior loan officer in 2013. He specializes in conventional financing, but like all of our loan officers, he is also a hard money specialist.
Chris has also used Noble Mortgage to finance all of his personal investor flip transactions in the past. Although not a current flip investor, he has had the opportunity to see the transactions from both sides and can easily walk you through what you can expect as an investor with Noble Mortgage. On the conventional lending side, Chris is a FNMA and FHLMC product guideline specialist. His years of experience with all types of conventional lending and his understanding of the industry, have made him our go to guy for loan scenarios and guideline questions.
On the weekends, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and close friends at the farm, at the lake, or at the ballpark watching his son play baseball. He is an avid outdoors man and also enjoys hunting and fishing with his two boys whenever he can.
Jesse Coria, Loan Originator
Jesse (RMLO# 1800326) is the client relations specialist at Noble Mortgage. He joined the Noble team in March of 2018 and has been involved in customer service since the beginning of his work career as soon as he could sign up. Coming from retail banking, Jesse plans on using his past experience to make sure everyone gets the five star treatment they deserve and desire.
He is eager to learn all of the ins and outs of the mortgage industry so that he may fulfill his goal of making everyone achieve their financial goals and dreams in the best way possible.
In his spare time, Jesse enjoys to watch the Houston Rockets crush it. He also enjoys jogging and being in the outdoors.
Ryan Hobbs, Loan Originator
Ryan (RMLO# 1396155) began his career in the world of finance over 10 years ago after obtaining his BBA at Oregon State University. He became a part of the Noble team as a loan officer in 2015 and has grown with the industry ever since.
While his past positions have focused on auto finance, since moving over to the mortgage industry he has found that he thoroughly enjoys providing home ownership opportunity to people that never thought it was possible.
Ryan enjoys watching all Houston sports teams including the Rockets, Texans, and Astros! He is also a family man and loves spending his spare time with his wife and their precious baby girl.
Josh Perez, Loan Originator
Josh (RMLO# 1905039) joined our Houston team in May 2020. He purposely sought out a position at Noble Mortgage as he was a fan of the culture and leadership. As a true expert in the conventional lending realm, he uses the same attention to detail to structure the best possible loan products for his clients.
Though he started his career working with QM loan products, Josh learned this side of the industry in a remarkably short time and continues to educate himself on the various Non-QM mortgage products available. This allows him to work deals that other lenders may be hesitant to touch.
On his spare time Josh is an avid runner, donates his time to the Houston Food Bank, and he enjoys playing pick-up basketball.
Jonathan Allen, Loan Originator (Dallas)
As a Dallas, Texas native, Jonathan (RMLO# 1867633) takes pride in everything this city and state has to offer. This includes the people, the shops, restaurants, and attractions, but most of all the real estate. He attended college in Arkansas and graduated with a bachelor’s in business management and finance which set the stage for his interest in the real estate finance industry.
Real estate investing has always been one of his passions as well as helping people achieve their financial goals! Joining the Noble Mortgage Family has allowed him to take his two passions and merge them into one mission.
Jonathan thoroughly enjoys running, working out & spending time with friends and family. As an athlete in both high school & college, he also enjoys rooting on his hometown teams like the Dallas Mavericks & Cowboys in him free time!
James Foringer, Loan Originator
James (RMLO# 1910127) joined our Dallas team and began his career at Noble in July 2021. His biggest draw to Noble was the company culture and the exceptional customer service provided. James has an unmatched drive to make an impact on his community and city, both of which he loves and supports. His past experience has been through QM products, and he is determined to master hard money and non QM products.
Real estate has always been a passion of his and his family’s, as well as helping guide people to potentially their biggest purchase and asset of their lives.
He enjoys exercising and socializing all the same! In his spare time he loves to be around his siblings, going on runs with his dog, or socializing.
Amanda Gonzales, Loan Processor
Amanda is a Loan Processor at Noble Mortgage. She began her career at Noble in June 2019 as the Administrative Assistant and recently transitioned into her new role as Loan Processor. She has worked in customer service for almost 10 years and loves getting to know the customers she takes care of on a day to day basis.
Although her time in the mortgage industry has not been very long, she has taken a big interest in wanting to become a Loan Officer. She has shown much hard work and dedication to moving closer to this goal, and we look forward to watching her continue to work down this path.
A fun fact about Amanda is that she has an artistic side! In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and spending quality time with her 2 kids, Jaylen & Mia.
Bachelor Daik, Mascot
Bachelor joined the Noble family in December 2019. He attended Happy Paws University where he obtained his training in obedience and fun! He is great with all humans, animals and other species.
Bachelor begins each day by greeting all members of our team one by one in their office. He is people-oriented and tends to stay close to where we gather.
Bachelor is a lover of car rides, naps, play time, and going to the deer lease with his dad. While he plays well alone, he loves to partake in group activity. One thing you can always count on from Bachelor is he will always leave you smiling!