Daniel Arias

Daniel Arias

Team Leader NMLS #461805

Daniel calls Pasadena home and has been an active member of the community for many years. With over 16 years of experience as a Senior Mortgage Banker along with being featured as top producer of the month in the Mortgage Banker Association Magazine, Daniel now leads the We Fund LA team. He constantly strives to provide a product and service which exceeds his client's expectations.

  • Favorite local eatery: The taco truck on Fair Oaks & Palmetto
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A pilot
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Barcelona
  • Currently binge-watching: Anthony Bordain - Parts Unknown
  • What I do for fun: Go flying
  • Go-to cocktail: Anything with Vodka
Ron Sequeira

Ron Sequeira

Team Leader NMLS #40105

Ron Sequeira has had the pleasure and privilege of helping clients realize the dream of homeownership since the start of his career in 1999. His talents and dedication in the mortgage industry have been recognized time and again with several awards for being in the top 1% of his industry. Ron's genuine and personal approach, along with an unwavering commitment to trust and accountability, has helped him forge the deep and strong relationships that have allowed for a long, successful mortgage career. With a deep passion and advocacy for mental health, Ron has sat on the Board of Directors for Rose City Counseling Center since 1999. He's received awards and recognition for his success and steadfast dedication to mental health services by the City of Pasadena. In his spare time, he loves to dedicate himself to his family, Olympic Weightlifting, and the performing arts.

  • Favorite local eatery: Craft by Smoke and Fire
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A filmmaker
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: San Gabriel Valley
  • Currently binge-watching: Ancient Apocalypse
  • What I do for fun: Olympic Weightlifting
  • Go-to cocktail: Old Fashioned
Linda Mejia

Linda Mejia

Sr. Mortgage Advisor NMLS #472092

Linda was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has always been an active member of the community and enjoys volunteering and supporting local small businesses. Linda brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to our team as she has been in the industry for almost 30 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and has a passion for rehabbing homes.

  • Favorite local eatery: Canoe House
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Airline Stewardess
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Bali
  • Currently binge-watching: The Spectrum
  • What I do for fun: Camping, Boating, rehab homes
  • Go-to cocktail: Pomegranate Martini
Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez

Sr. Mortgage Advisor NMLS #1476215

Sergio Perez has an extensive understanding and solid knowledge base of the mortgage industry. He thrives on delivering exceptional service for both his Realtor partners, and clients alike. When not working, Sergio's favorite pastime is enjoying outdoor activities with his wife and kids, especially off roading in the family jeep with friends!

  • Favorite local eatery: My backyard
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A Chef
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Hawaii
  • Currently binge-watching: Whatever when the kids do not takeover
  • What I do for fun: Outdoor activities or watch sports
  • Go-to cocktail: Old 43
Elvin Estela

Elvin Estela

Sr. Mortgage Advisor NMLS #1752169

Elvin was born and raised in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Prior to mortgage lending, he worked full time as a professional DJ and musician as part of the Low End Theory collective. Now going on his fifth year in the mortgage industry, Elvin has experience with a variety of loan products and focuses on first time home buyers as well as non-QM options for creatives. For him, helping others achieve their dream of home ownership is the best part of his job. He enjoys DJ'ing for fun and is an avid collector of vinyl, sneakers and collectible toys.

  • Favorite local eatery: My Taco
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A Record Store Owner
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Tokyo
  • Currently binge-watching: Yo! MTV Raps
  • What I do for fun: Collect records, sneakers and Masters of the Universe figures
  • Go-to cocktail: Jameson and Gingerale
Matthew Girard

Matthew Girard

Sr. Mortgage Advisor NMLS #2111143

Matthew Girard, born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area, discovered his passion for connecting with people and assisting them in the journey of homeownership in 2021. Possessing an inquisitive mind, he uses his drive and creativity to ensure he provides the best solutions for his clients. He recognizes the challenges and works to alleviate the emotional stress of the home buying process by ensuring the transaction is as smooth as possible. In his free time, he can be found going for runs, playing with his French Bulldog, exploring new restaurants & enjoying the surreal scenery Southern California has to offer.

  • Favorite local eatery: Bestia DTLA
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: a coffee shop owner
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Maui, Hawaii
  • Currently binge-watching: Lincoln Lawyer
  • What I do for fun: Running, Hiking, Cooking, Photography
  • Go-to cocktail: Old-Fashioned
Ricardo Ontiveros

Ricardo Ontiveros

Mortgage Advisor NMLS #1758296

Ricky Ontiveros has been in customer service for over 10+ years and has achieved a reputation of honesty, transparent, professional, and diligent. With his knowledge and experience he looks to offer mortgage solutions and options which align with his clients short and long term financial goals. His innate ability to communicate effectively has helped him create a smooth process and help guide many to a successful close. Ricky enjoys trying different restaurants, exploring nature and having fun life experiences.

  • Favorite local eatery: Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A Film Director
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Currently binge-watching: 20/20
  • What I do for fun: Explore Nature & Try New Restaurants
  • Go-to cocktail: Paloma
Jesse Perez

Jesse Perez

Sr. Mortgage Advisor | Production Manager

Jesse Perez is a 15 + year banking and mortgage veteran who joined the We Fund LA team in April of 2021. Jesse's attention to detail and highly effective communication is a true testament to his commitment to service excellence. Jesse has held a wide variety of positions though out the years and has lead large scale implementation teams. Jesse enjoys the outdoors and enjoys camping with his daughter Emily.

  • Favorite local eatery: Houston's
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Law Enforcement
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: As close as possible to my family
  • Currently binge-watching: Street Outlaws
  • What I do for fun: Camping & Outdoor Motorsports
  • Go-to cocktail: Vodka Soda 2 Limes
Holly Gibson

Holly Gibson

Pipeline Manager

You can find Holly up in Agoura Hills working diligently with our clients and team. She has enjoyed a career in the mortgage industry for over 30 years beginning in 1989.

Purchasing a home is typically the single largest investment a person makes and the importance of long-term financial security of refinancing a home. Holly knows that every client's situation is different, and she works strenuously to make sure everything goes smoothly while always putting her client's needs first.

  • Favorite local eatery: Nishi Sushi or Health Nut
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: An event planner or private chef
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Australia
  • Currently binge-watching: Raising Dion
  • What I do for fun: Hang with my kiddos and friends and plan next projects for my home
  • Go-to cocktail: Wine
Diego Arias

Diego Arias

Sr. Mortgage Advisor

The We Fund LA team is excited to welcome Diego Arias. Diego graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance and a minor in Philosophy. After two years as a financial analyst with PepsiCo, he decided to use his financial acumen in the mortgage industry. With his inquisitive spirit, Diego aims to make the loan process as seamless as possible through excellent communication with all parties involved. When out of the office, you are likely to find Diego surfing our LA beaches or running the trails of the San Gabriel Mountains.

  • Favorite local eatery:
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Starting a philosophy podcast interviewing today's greatest minds
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Switzerland
  • Currently binge-watching: Squid Game
  • What I do for fun: Boxing
  • Go-to cocktail: Mezcal Margarita
Mike Osborn

Mike Osborn

Mortgage Advisor

Mike Osborn has proudly developed and executed strategies to help thousands of clients achieve their homeownership dreams for nearly three decades. His performance, dedication and implementation of strategic planning have allowed him to remain laser-focused on his customers and business partners, landing him at the top of the industry. He understands the significance of buying a home, so he cherishes the opportunity to empower home buyers to make life's biggest purchase confidently. With a simple, efficient process, he aims to deliver superior customer service to his clients and referral partners through every step of the mortgage journey. "I take a consultative approach," says Osborn. "There is no one-size-fits-all solution. I give clients the best mortgage plan to fit their financial goals." Mike has built a skilled team of professionals to create an unmatched winning culture for his clients. Building long-term, trusting relationships with his clients and business partners is one of his greatest. His clients range from first-time homebuyers to high-net-worth individuals, investors, and corporate clients.

  • Favorite local eatery: Shellbacks For Laughter/ Ryla for Cuisine
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Architect
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Biarritz
  • Currently binge-watching: National Geographic
  • What I do for fun: Surfing/Snowboarding
  • Go-to cocktail: Beach- Tequilla/Mountain-Whiskey
Bhey Olivar

Bhey Olivar

Loan Officer Assistant

Bhey loves to travel with family and immerses herself in different cultures especially through their food.

  • Favorite local eatery: Dino's Famous Chicken
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Lawyer
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Singapore
  • Currently binge-watching: Mayday, Air Disasters
  • What I do for fun: Travelling with my husband and daughter
  • Go-to cocktail: Margarita
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