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Darel I. DaikChief 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 RobichauxVP 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 ClayburgVP 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 promoted into management in 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 BBQ and swimming are their go-to activities on the weekend!

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, Senior Loan Originator

Jesse (RMLO# 1800326) is a stellar loan originator here at Noble Mortgage. He joined the Noble team back in March of 2018 as a client relations specialist 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 uses 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.

Loan originator, Alessandro Coria.

Alessandro CoriaLoan Originator

Alessandro Coria from Houston, Texas. Alessandro is a mortgage loan originator who recently joined Noble Mortgage & Investments in August 2022. He is passionate about personal growth and strives to improve himself every day.

In his free time, Alessandro enjoys playing soccer, biking, running, and listening to podcasts. He is an avid soccer fan and cheers for Barcelona, as well as enjoys watching basketball and Formula One.

He values staying active and keeping an open mind to new ideas and perspectives. With his positive attitude and willingness to learn, Alessandro is sure to achieve great success in his career and personal life.

Loan processor, Mariel Frias.

Mariel Frias, Loan Processor

Mariel is a highly motivated loan processor with a passion for delivering exceptional customer service. A proud graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, she holds a BA in Marketing & Media Advertising, Go Miners!

Recently becoming a Houstonian, Mariel cherishes spending her free time with friends, family, and her adorable Goldendoodle, Polo. Her positive attitude and commitment to personal growth ensure that she is always eager to learn something new. A true team player, Mariel excels in organization and brings her strong customer service skills to every interaction.

In her leisure time, she enjoys learning to play golf and exploring new destinations, as she loves to travel and is always looking for new adventures! 

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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!

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