Our Team

Darel-DaikDarel Daik – President & CEO
Darel Daik founded Noble Mortgage & Investments, LLC in 2003 with a focus on providing innovative financing primarily to investors in the major Texas markets. Darel’s goal is to provide quick funding for opportunistic investors purchasing residential and commercial real estate that are distressed, in disrepair or have been mismanaged. Darel’s passion with customer service, integrity and providing solutions has been instrumental in establishing Noble Mortgage as a premier lender in Texas. This vision is apparent with Noble’s team of professionals who are firmly committed to the Noble way. Since 1995 Darel has been involved with over $500MM in both residential and commercial transactions. Darel believes in educating investors about all types of financing and speaks regularly at Noble hosted events as well as numerous real estate venues. Darel gives back to the community by consistently donating towards local charities and organizations.

In his free time Darel enjoys spending time with his family and hunting every chance he gets.

Chris-RobichauxChris 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. Chris 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 great ability to connect with the clients that have worked with him for over 10 years. Chris is always looking towards 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!

Chris-MooreChris 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 also is 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.


Travis-LemleyTravis Lemley – Loan Originator

Travis John Lemley is one of Noble’s newest team members. Travis has been involved in real estate since 2005. He worked in the commercial real estate sector in a number of different capacities from 2005 through his joining the Noble team in 2016. Travis specializes in Investment Loan products for the purchase of flips and cash flow generation properties. He is driven by being part of helping others achieve their investment goals. Travis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of North Florida and is working towards his CCIM designation.

Travis spends his weekends doing chores for his wife, Angel, hitting the golf course, or riding the trails on his mountain bike.

Erica-SobbaErica 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 making videos with her husband, Chris, her daughter, Ellie, and her two dogs, Kenny & Maizy.

Christine Chumley – Loan Originator

Christine joined the Noble Mortgage team in September 2016 as the Administrative Assistant. Christine hopes to brighten each and everyone’s day with her energetic smile. She is looking forward to learning more about the mortgage industry, taking on every task given to her. Christine has worked in an office setting since she was 16 years old; she enjoys administrative duties and helping others in any way to make Noble Mortgage as productive as possible.

Christine got married in June 2016 to her high school sweetheart: Trey with their two fur babies: Texas and Dallas. Christine enjoys the outdoors, particularly four-wheeling in the deep woods with her family.


Austyn Pedersen – Hard Money Specialist


Austyn joined the Noble Mortgage team in September 2017 as a Hard Money Specialist. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Economics. He has travelled the globe cultivating a desire for developing relationships. Austyn hopes to continue being a source of comfort and wonderment during networking possibilities. The New Orleans native believes in making everything simple and easily understood.

Austyn enjoys playing ultimate frisbee on the weekends, doing brain teasers, and cooking Cajun food. He often thinks he is funnier than perceived.