Staff

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James Edwards

CEO / Mortgage Banker / NMLS# 206740

I am the CEO here at Ocean Lending. I’ve dedicated over 20 years of my life to helping people make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Every process is different but every outcome should be the same. You should be happy, stress free, and leave feeling satisfied with your service. That is what I…

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Dan Bray

President / CFO / Mortgage Banker / NMLS# 222131

I am the President at Ocean Lending and have been in the mortgage business for over 20 years. I believe that offering the most competitive mortgage programs and rates is only one part of the equation. You also need a lender who picks up the phone when you need him, who honors commitments, and who works tirelessly…

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Carina Williams

Operations and Processing Manager

Carina is the Operations and Processing manager at Ocean Lending. With fifteen years in the business, she is highly knowledgeable of the industry and has helped thousands of people complete their financing process. Carina is a strong support professional, assisting all areas of processing, pre-underwriting, docs, and funding. She is a skilled, task driven individual…

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Alexis Bennet

Loan Processor

Alexis has been in the mortgage industry for over seven years. She is detail oriented and known for excellent customer service. She enjoys working with customers and helping them throughout the entire loan process.

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Richard Hillman

Loan Officer / NMLS# 198101

Richard has been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years. He is always interested in doing the best possible job for his clients while concentrating on their needs, making sure they understand what it is they would like to accomplish while following through with performance and of course complete satisfaction. He enjoys helping people…

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Ron Neria

Client Relations Manager / NMLS# 1572970

Ron's primary focus as a mortgage loan officer for over ten years has always been to help customers find the best program available to them. He prides himself on the ability to provide consumers with information and options available to help them qualify now or in the future. Ron's skills and expertise make him the…

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Shelly Basta

Loan Officer / NMLS# 332714

Shelly Basta is a professional mortgage banker with 30 years’ experience. She provides leadership and vision that continues to facilitate growth even in this challenging financial market. As a top producing licensed loan officer, Shelly is recognized as a top mortgage originator in Orange County, California. She is considered a specialist in the industry and…

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Benjamin Rollins

Branch Manager + Loan Officer / NMLS# 1022525

Benjamin James Rollins was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii till age 13 when his Mom relocated their Ohana to CA for work. Going to school in California and starting his mortgage career in the Irvine area helped sharpen his tools and allowed Ben to become a top producer at both companies he was at…

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Brandon Boyd

Loan Officer / NMLS# 1214702

Brandon Boyd enjoys helping deserving homeowners reach their goals. Everybody lives a UNIQUE life, why should your financing be any different? Offering some of the best rates and most unique products in the industry, he is able to qualify people who never thought they could OWN the AMERICAN DREAM. When Brandon is not funding loans,…

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Brian Brook

Loan Officer / NMLS# 1584545

Brian is our Senior Reverse Mortgage Specialist and has introduced the New Reverse Mortgage Program to hundreds of seniors. When he is not conducting seminars, he prides himself in providing the old fashioned approach of in-home visits with his clients. Brian is based out of Palm Springs and travels throughout Southern California. His passion is…

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Nicholas Jehle

Loan Officer / NMLS# 1017560

Nicholas Jehle, a professional mortgage banker; provides leadership and vision that continues to facilitate growth even in this challenging financial market. As a producer and member of executive management, Nicholas is recognized as a top mortgage originator in Orange County, California. He is considered a specialist in the industry and has extensive knowledge of financial…

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Mike Walsh

Loan Officer / NMLS# 290395

As a nationally registered Mortgage Professional, Mike Walsh has closed over $200,000,000 million in residential and commercial mortgages. Over the past decade, Mike has helped thousands of clients achieve their goal of homeownership. Mike's clientele range from first-time buyers to seasoned commercial investors. Mike Walsh offers pre-approvals for purchases with highly competitive rates through a…

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Don Tilly

Loan Officer / NMLS# 226436

Don is a seasoned loan officer with over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He has built his business on gaining the trust of his clients, by ensuring they are informed and showing compassion every step of the way. Don wants to make the loan process simple with straightforward information and professional service.…

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Rachel Rolapp

Marketing Consultant and Recruitment

Rachel manages social media accounts, creating and implementing campaigns to increase engagement through audience identification. She is skilled in marketing strategy and brand development. Rachel is also a part of the recruiting division and meets with recruits to showcase all Ocean Lending has to offer.

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Stuart MacMillan

Branch Manager + Loan Officer / NMLS# 142225

Stuart is a Seattle native and has been a reverse mortgage specialist since 2009 when he got his own reverse mortgage and decided to enter the business. Like many Boomers, after 40 years of working multiple jobs and experiencing numerous downturns in the economy that hit his savings, he found he was short on funds…

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Shaun Grass

Quality Assurance Department

Shaun is a U.S. Navy veteran. He loves his family and works to support them. He was born and raised in Ohio. Shaun has been a California resident for seven years now. He loves Ocean lending and the people he helps.

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Jim Granados

Loan Officer / NMLS# 1483411

Jim seeks to extend the American dream of homeownership to every qualified borrower. His years of experience with customer relations and problem-solving will help you become a homeowner. Whether you are a first time home buyer, refinancing, or investor, Jim would love to help with getting you approved for the right mortgage loan for your…

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Barry Diamond

Loan Officer / NMLS# 952076

Barry Diamond has over 18 years of experience in residential Real Estate financing. He has sold commercial property, originated large commercial loans for real estate developers, green energy projects, mining operations and funding for the film industry. Now specializing in home mortgages with Ocean Lending, Diamond is well versed in all of the latest programs…

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Rachel DeVera

Quality Assurance Department

Rachel was born and raised in Mission Viejo, California and later attended college at Concordia Irvine and UC Berkeley. Her path so far career-wise has been heavily oriented in customer service; she enjoys connecting with people. Additionally, Rachel has vast experience in sales. When she is not at work, she is swimming, golfing, or at…

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Adam Coston

Mortgage Loan Funder

Adam Coston is a professional mortgage funder with years of experience in the finance industry. He has previously worked at various financial institutions as a mortgage loan closer, funder, and post-closer and has now brought his talents to Ocean Lending Home Loans, Inc. where he handles all three areas. He loves what he does and…

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Sean Bose

Loan Officer / NMLS# 393182

Sean has been helping homeowners secure the best loan to suit their needs for over twenty years.

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Gabriel Beltran

Loan Officer / NMLS# 243257

Gabriel has 24 years of Lending experience. In his career, he has funded over $1.7B in mortgage loans and has been licensed in 22 states with zero defaults. His mother was a Real Estate Broker for 30 years, so he was introduced into the business early. His background spans various roles and industries from Lending,…