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 of Operations/Sales
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!
Erica Sobba, Executive Vice President
Erica joined the Noble Mortgage team in July 2013. Her goal is to spread the love of Noble Mortgage via social media, online marketing, and local networking events.
With an education degree from Texas A&M University, her passion for teaching is fulfilled through planning monthly events that bring free education for real estate professionals willing and ready to learn. She enjoys meeting new real estate professionals and building upon Noble’s current business relationships.
In Erica’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Chris Moore, Senior Loan Originator
Chris Moore 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.
Christine Chumley, Loan Originator
Christine joined the Noble Mortgage team in September 2016 as the administrative assistant, and became a licensed loan originator in May 2017. Christine naturally gravitates towards mathematics and processes, which makes her job here at Noble Mortgage more like a hobby.
Christine is constantly bettering herself and her processes, to help her client’s needs. She has taken it upon herself to work closely with each and every one of Noble Mortgage’s team to help better their processes and ultimately improve our client’s overall experience with Noble Mortgage. Her goal is to predict what our client’s needs are and to have no questions unanswered.
Christine treasures her time with family more than anything else. She got Married in June 2016 to her high school sweetheart Trey. They have two fur babies: Texas and Tinker Belle.
Johnny Hines, Branch Manager, Dallas, TX
Johnny moved over to mortgage from retail banking in 2007 and has worked within the industry since that time; holding positions such as mortgage loan processor, loan review analyst in the secondary market, and corporate mortgage trainer.
He works by the motto that service comes first, and he enjoys assisting people in choosing products that best fit the goals they are striving towards whether it be purchasing a first home, or investing in real estate.
Johnny enjoys spending his down time exploring new restaurants, traveling, and he is a fan of documentary films as well as everything HGTV.
Jesse Coria, Loan Originator
Jesse 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.