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We have years of experience handling both commercial and residential mortgage loans. We provide a customized approach offering an array of home loan programs for all clients. We are a full service mortgage company that is committed to offering loan programs that are custom fit to your own unique needs.

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MISSION STATEMENT

To provide superior service, product and price while maintaining the highest level of honesty and integrity for all clients of Texas Loan Star, Inc

TEXAS LOAN STARS

Laith Daik /President of Texas Loan Star

After graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a BBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Houston, Laith Daik went on to employ his degree in residential and commercial finance. Finding an immediate calling in real estate finance, he now maintains an active real estate license and is a spirited member of many professional associations throughout Texas, including the Texas Mortgage Banker’s Association, National Association of Mortgage Professionals, Houston Apartment Association, National Association of Realtors, Houston Heights Association, Better Business Bureau and the Heights Chamber of Commerce. Laith manages all aspects of operation and business development for both the commercial and residential mortgage banking loan departments of Texas Loan Star, Inc. as President amid successfully upholding client, investor, and bank relations. In addition to his presidential duties Laith is an active real estate investor managing an income property portfolio consisting primarily of multi-family properties. Laith upholds a productive and effective work environment while managing to create and foster a family-like camaraderie among his employees. Happily married to Jodie Daik for 14 years and counting, Laith’s efficacy and dedication extends beyond the family here at Texas Loan Star, Inc. and into his loving home where he and Jodie raise and nurture their three beautiful daughters Josephine, Cameron and Channing.

NMLS#293038

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:laith@texasloanstar.com

Ben Robichaux / Sr. Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Ben Robichaux was a Loan Officer with Texas Loan Star from November 2006 thru March of 2010. He rejoined Texas Loan Star as VP of Operations in November 2010 and has relocated permanently to Houston. Ben now serves as Sr. Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. With over 10 years business ownership experience, Ben is very detail oriented, focused and makes every effort to ensure a smooth operation. Originally from New Orleans, Ben returned to Louisiana after selling his business in Nashville, Tennessee where he attended Belmont University and met his wife of over 10 years while she was obtaining her Masters from Vanderbilt University. He is a recent tennis enthusiast and enjoys traveling with his wife, including skiing, snowboarding, the beach and visiting small out of the way places.

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:ben@texasloanstar.com

Amanda Garrett /VP Accounting, HR & Closing

Amanda L. Garrett, began her career in the mortgage industry in 2002 and joined Texas Loan Star in 2007. Her skills evident, Amanda was quickly promoted to Closing Coordinator and now VP of Accounting and Human Resources. In addition to outstanding customer service skills, Amanda’s attention to detail and organizational skills have enabled Amanda to provide Texas Loan Star and our customers’ excellent processes that have resulted in efficient and hassle free closings. Amanda oversees the mortgage banking operation including pre-closing, closing, funding and post-funding responsibilities as well as the company Human Resource department. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Amanda now considers herself a Texan. She relocated to Houston in 2007 with her husband Frank Garrett. Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors with Frank, their American Bull Dog JellyBean and their Boxer Danger.

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:amanda@texasloanstar.com

Lisa Stoever/ VP Operations

Lisa Stoever joined Texas Loan Star as a processor in May of 2008; after serving as our Sr. Processor she now heads our operations department. Lisa graduated from Texas A & M University and has been in the mortgage industry since 1994. She has held several positions during her career such as loan officer, processor, underwriter and regional credit officer. With Lisa's knowledge and experience she’s the perfect person to head our Operations Department.  Lisa’s strengths enable our Texas Loan Star to thrive in an industry of constant change.

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:lisa@texasloanstar.com

Jack Vaughan / Sr. Loan Originator

Jack Vaughan is a Commercial and Residential Mortgage Loan Originator and has been with Texas Loan Star since 2003. He has been to top loan producer for the past six years and has extensive knowledge in primary residence financing as well as investment financing. Jack graduated from the University of Houston in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and worked in the financial side of the restaurant business prior to entering the mortgage industry. In his spare time he is an active cyclist, wake boarder, a Houston Astros fan, and a proud father.

NMLS#292981 

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:jack@texasloanstar.com

Halley Spencer/ Sr. Loan Originator

Halley Spencer is an accomplished Residential Mortgage Loan Originator with many years of experience since joining Texas Loan Star in 2002. He is a Houston Heights native that graduated from Waltrip High School prior to playing football for the University of Houston. Halley and his beautiful wife Jennifer are the proud parents of three amazing children. In his spare time, Halley enjoys time with his family, golf and college football.

NMLS#295474

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:halley@texasloanstar.com

Shantill Salas / Loan Originator

Shantill Salas is a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator who specializes in investor purchase money. As an investor herself she is very knowledgeable on the loan programs available and can help to expand your rental portfolio and build the nest egg you always wanted. As a mother of 5 she is very focused on your needs and can give the personal touch that you look for in a loan officer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children on the weekends and if there is any time left she is looking at property for new investment opportunities.

NMLS#294872

 

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:shantill@texasloanstar.com

Mike Pitassi /  Loan Originator

Mike "Mortgage Mike" Pitassi has been a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator for more than 13 years. He joined Texas Loan Star in August 2010. Mike's expertise as a Loan Officer has allowed him the opportunity to help many people successfully get the loan that fits their specific needs. Although originally from the northwest, Mike has lived in Texas for 10 years now and feels it is his home. When he isn't working, Mike enjoys spending time with his two wonderful children, playing basketball, swimming, and biking. A former music teacher, he also plays the saxophone and writes music.

NMLS#277781

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:mike@texasloanstar.com

Hayley Tekell/ Loan Originator

Hayley originally joined the Texas Loan Star team in 2009, as an intern while in high school. After high school, she attended Texas A&M University and currently attends the University of Houston. Hayley rejoined Texas Loan Star in 2012 as a Junior Processor, and began the role of a Loan Originator Apprentice in March 2013, eventually getting her Residential Mortgage Loan Originator license in October that same year. Hayley’s education and experience working with Texas Loan Star, Inc. loan applicants will continue to be an asset to our organization. In her spare time, Hayley enjoys exercising, spending time with her friends and reading.

NMLS#1082401

 

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:hayley@texasloanstar.com

Arwen Huckabay / Processor

Arwen Huckabay joined Texas Loan Star in 2008 as receptionist, and has since worked her way through the ranks to become a loan processor. In addition to her time in the mortgage industry she has 7 years of experience in customer service. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, baking, and hosting get-togethers for her friends.

 

 

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:arwen@texasloanstar.com

Katherine Melgar /  Closing Coordinator

Katherine Melgar joined Texas Loan Star in 2009 as a temporary receptionist but was quickly recognized for her initiative allowing her to become a permanent member of the team. With eagerness to learn more about the industry, Katherine has held multiple positions with her current role as Closing Coordinator. Her attention to detail and dedication to the each customer allows a smooth process while the file is in her hands. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:katherine@texasloanstar.com

Delia Korzen-McCoy /   Processor

Delia McCoy is a recent addition to the Texas Loan Star team in 2012.  She brings with her several years of experience in finance and accounting.   Having been born and raised in Chicago, she worked with several lending institutions there.  Her experience includes working as a loan processor, loan packager, assistant controller and SBA lending for over a decade.  Since 2005, she has taken residence in the Houston area and has worked with both banks and credit unions in the Houston metroplex.  Her forte’ is in SBA lending, having done that type of lending for over a decade.  In Delia’s spare time she enjoys keeping abreast of politics, being active in her church and taking long walks with her apricot poodle, Gandy Dancer.  She is excitedly awaiting the birth of her first grandchild from a son, who will soon become a Chiropractor.

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:delia@texasloanstar.com

Sylvia Gonzalez / Jr. Processor

Sylvia Gonzalez joined the Texas Loan Star Team as a Junior Processor in August 2010.  Although new to the mortgage industry, Sylvia has over ten years of customer service experience.  Her positive attitude and eagerness to learn more about the industry make her an integral part of our team. She attended the University of Houston through senior status and plans to return to complete her bachelor’s degree.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family/friends, especially her husband Mariano, and sons Rian and William.

 

 

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:sylvia@texasloanstar.com

Sarah Riemann / Jr. Processor

Sarah joined the Texas Loan Star team in August 2013 as a receptionist and was quickly promoted to Jr. Processor.  She is a quick learner with attention to detail and it has made her an asset to the Texas Loan Star team.  Sarah has experience in the car dealership industry working in customer service and accounting departments.  Outside of work Sarah spends her time with her three year old son Mason and husband, Danny.  They enjoy spending time outdoors whether it be a day at the park or the zoo.  She is an avid scrap booker and loves to cook.

 

 

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:sarah@texasloanstar.com

Spencer Robinson/ Loan Originator Apprentice

Spencer Robinson recently joined Texas Loan Star as a Loan Originator Apprentice in March of 2013 and received his Residential Mortgage Loan Originator license in December of the same year. New to the mortgage industry, Spencer brings an unparalleled eagerness to learn and grow within the industry. In addition to playing rugby at St. Edward’s University, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys playing music and spending time outdoors whether it be swimming, mountain biking, or fishing.

NMLS#1080026

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:spencer@texasloanstar.com

Katelynn Boretski /Closing Coordinator

Katelynn joined the TLS team in March of 2012. She started as receptionist, worked as a junior processor, and is now a part of the closing department. With several years of experience under her belt you can expect a professional level of customer service. She has already established herself as a valuable part of the team and intends to continue her growth within the Texas Loan Star family. Outside of the office Katelynn enjoys boating on lakes, riding dirt bikes and shopping. Above all, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son, Trenton.

 

 

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:katelynn@texasloanstar.com

Sydney Meyer / Receptionist

Sydney became part of the Texas Loan Star team in the Fall of 2013. She is the first face and voice of TLS and understands how important first impressions are. Due to Sydney’s customer service background, she knows how to make the customers feel right at home. She looks forward to growing within the company, and being a valuable part of the team. Outside of the office Sydney enjoys spending time with family, creating artwork, and shopping.

 

 

 

Direct:713.802.0606
Fax:713.802.0909
Email:Sydney@texasloanstar.com

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