Daniel Arias

Daniel Arias

Team Leader

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
Leslie Black

Leslie Black

Sr. Mortgage Advisor

Leslie was born and raised in Los Angeles and is an active member of the local non-profits in our community. She has utilized her deep understanding of the communities to be a true local advisor. Leslie has spent over 10 years in the finance world and uses her in depth knowledge to provide her clients with the mortgage options that best fit their specific needs.

  • Favorite local eatery: My mom's house
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A criminal defense attorney
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Argentina- amazing culture, yummy food, and endless beautiful scenery
  • Currently binge-watching: Narcos
  • What I do for fun: Travel to different countries and learn about their culture
  • Go-to cocktail: Spicy Margarita
Joanne Valverde

Joanne Valverde

Sr. Mortgage Advisor

Joanne was one of the few raised in Highland Park and continued her education with a Bachelors in Business from the USC Marshall School. She's a local that built up a life for herself in Eagle Rock with her husband and two children. A Northeast LA native, combined with her experience in Mortgage Banking for over 15 years, Joanne has created a full understanding of the importance of achieving the optimal finance solution for every client.

  • Favorite local eatery: Bestia
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: a travel blogger
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Costa Rica
  • Currently binge-watching: Versace
  • What I do for fun: Traveling and discovering new eateries
  • Go-to cocktail: "La Fuente" cocktail from Otoño
Evan Farley

Evan Farley

Sr. Mortgage Advisor

Evan was born and raised in Highland Park and grew up going to school in the Pasadena and La Canada communities. Evan graduated from the University of La Verne and incorporated his Business Administration and Management degree into his mortgage lending career. His presence in the communities has given him a full understanding of the local markets. Coming from a family with years of Real Estate experience has helped him adapt to the industry at a rapid pace. Evan uses his previous experience in Project Management and Finance so he can present his client's situation in the most strategic way.

  • Favorite local eatery: Nick's
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: The business side of a pro sports team
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Spain
  • Currently binge-watching: Ozark
  • What I do for fun: Attend sporting events
  • Go-to cocktail: Moscow Mule
Linda Mejia

Linda Mejia

Sr. Mortgage Advisor

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
Jesse Perez

Jesse Perez

Sales Support & Strategic Growth

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
Nicole Parseghian

Nicole Parseghian

Mortgage Advisor

Nicole was born and raised in Glendale. She graduated from Woodbury University with a Fashion Marketing degree and started off her professional career working for many high-end designers. After prolonged curiosity, she decided to step foot into the mortgage world and fell in love with the rapport of the business. With constant exposure from her father that has been in the mortgage industry for a few decades, it came natural for her. Nicole has utilized her creativity and quick problem-solving skills to become one of the key members of our team.

  • Favorite local eatery: Union
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A fashion designer
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Italy
  • Currently binge-watching: Nurse Jackie
  • What I do for fun: Baking
  • Go-to cocktail: Eastside
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
Joey Arreola

Joey Arreola

Jr. Mortgage Advisor

As a NELA native, Joey spent most of his life in Pasadena and has constantly been an active member of the community. Joey graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.S. in Business Management and applies his education toward his mortgage industry career everyday. He works closely with clients throughout the mortgage loan process ensuring their needs are met and provides them with a high level of personalized service. With over 10 years of experience in residential mortgage lending, Joey is dedicated to offering exceptional service coupled with integrity, experience, and reliability.

  • Favorite local eatery: Houston's
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Volunteering in a third world country
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Lake Como, Italy
  • Currently binge-watching: Breaking Bad
  • What I do for fun: Workout, Play Poker, Spend time with loved ones, meditate
  • Go-to cocktail: Rye Old Fashioned
Aaron Aragon

Aaron Aragon

Jr. Mortgage Advisor

Aaron grew up in Downey and graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Upon graduating, he worked his way over to Northeast LA to begin his career in the mortgage industry. He started off as an intern with We Fund LA and earned his stripes to become one of our Senior Production Partners. Aaron prides himself with his strong client communication and the genuine hunger to provide success for every client.

  • Favorite local eatery: Houston's
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A sheriff
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Seattle
  • Currently binge-watching: The Office, for the 15th time
  • What I do for fun: Movies
  • Go-to cocktail: Rye Old Fashioned
Daran Estrada

Daran Estrada

Sr. Production Partner

I was born in Orange County but grew up in the heart of California’s “South Bay”, Torrance and Redondo Beach. I am a mother of 3 Girls, Mary is 12, Ruby is 2 and Marti is 6 months old. My business background is in Escrow, where I started at 24 years old and have spent the last 10 years. These days I don’t have much free time, I spend my days with my girls at home in the backyard tending our “Salsa” garden or at the beach/park. I excel in multitasking and have strong communication skills with all parties.

  • Favorite local eatery: Bull BBQ, out of Gardena CA
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Escrow, I was in escrow for 10 year prior to coming to FAM
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Arizona, im a simple girl
  • Currently binge-watching: nothing lol, I don’t watch much TV
  • What I do for fun: a long ride with my husband on the Harley headed to a nice lunch in the hills
  • Go-to cocktail: whiskey or tequila straight
Shanelle Aldana

Shanelle Aldana

Sr. Production Partner

Shanelle is an SGV native, and like many on our team she was born and raised in LA. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and a Minor in Marketing Management, but don’t let that fool you, she is our boomerang in the mortgage industry back with us after working in Revenue for multiple LA hotels. She has a great deal of experience when it comes to adapting to the everchanging business needs of our industry and finding solutions to support our team’s goals and success. Her strong analytical skills and attention to detail allow our clients to easily and comfortably stroll their way through their mortgage journey from beginning to end.

  • Favorite local eatery: Grill ’Em All
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Wherever life takes me
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Here, in Los Angeles. There’s no place like it.
  • Currently binge-watching: Any and all comic book related shows
  • What I do for fun: Explore new places
  • Go-to cocktail: Whiskey Sour
Diana Djeredjian

Diana Djeredjian

Mortgage Advisor Associate

Diana graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Sociology, Applied Psychology, and Education. She knew she wanted to begin applying everything she had learned into a new industry. Her experience volunteering throughout the county and working in finance really helped her adapt quickly to her role here at We Fund LA. Diana’s heart will forever remain in the city of Los Angeles, she was born and raised in Glendale, CA. She loves the culture here and enjoys trying new foods and finding unique eateries around the city in her free time.

  • Favorite local eatery: Definitely Nicks in Pasadena!
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: A makeup artist
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: My heart will forever remain here in Los Angeles
  • Currently binge-watching: Black Mirror
  • What I do for fun: Shopping and catching up with friends/family
  • Go-to cocktail: Moscow Mule
Sonia Le

Sonia Le

Marketing Manager

Sonia was born in California but spent almost a decade living overseas. She has unique experience with people from various cultures which has proven to be helpful working in the diverse Greater Los Angeles area. She has a Bachelors in Business with a focus in Marketing and is currently working on an MBA. In her free time she enjoys baking and entertaining at home.

  • Favorite local eatery: All the food trucks
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Event planning
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Malaysia, where I lived for almost 10 years
  • Currently binge-watching: Childhood favs on Disney+
  • What I do for fun: Bake, cook, throw parties (pre-COVID)
  • Go-to cocktail: Penicillin
Megan Tchejeyan

Megan Tchejeyan

Marketing Assistant

Megan was born and raised in Southern California. Megan recently graduated from the University of San Diego where she majored in Marketing with a minor in Communication. She enjoys using marketing to find creative solutions to problems. She has a passion for graphic design, and focuses on utilizing social media in her marketing strategies. In her free time, she also designs and runs her own lifestyle and fashion blog.

  • Favorite local eatery: Katsuya
  • If I wasn't in mortgage, I would be: Fashion Designer
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd be in: Bali
  • Currently binge-watching: Survivor
  • What I do for fun: Travel
  • Go-to cocktail: Pinot Grigio
X
We Fund LA

We Fund LA

NMLS#461805 323.697.3240 Start Application

We truly appreciate the opportunity to work with you on such an important financial transaction in your life and look forward to exceeding your expectations!