Meet the Denver Lending Team

  • Matt Nockels Branch Manager

    Matt Nockels is the Branch Manager of Denver Lending. He started Denver Lending in 2009 and has been in the mortgage business since 2003. Matt’s passion and purpose is to help coach people to financial freedom by using real estate as a wealth building vehicle. He was a financial…

  • Ryan Johnson SALES MANAGER
    “Loan Expert”

    Ryan Johnson joined Denver Lending in January of 2013 as a mortgage advisor where his primary responsibilities include modeling and coaching, loan and credit analysis, portfolio review and client service management.   Through his previous experience, Ryan brings…

  • Courtney O’Donnell Processor
    OPERATIONS MANAGER

    Courtney was born and raised in Texas, and always knew that she wanted to live somewhere either close to the mountains  or the ocean. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in…

  • Kevin Reese Co-Branch Manager
    Senior Mortgage Originator

    Buying or refinancing your home is an exciting time, and Kevin wants to make it an enjoyable experience for you. Providing exceptional service to every client is his guarantee! If you want to work with a professional who truly cares about your loan and your experience, then Kevin’s the…

  • Derrick Nelson Processor

    Derrick Nelson joined the Denver Lending Team in June 2017 with over 12 years of mortgage retail processing experience. Derrick started as a Junior Processor for a broker in Las Vegas NV where he learned how stressful the Home Loan process could be for potential home owners…

  • Suella Hughes Mortgage Originator

    Born in Colorado, but raised in Montana, Suella always had a drive to get back to our beautiful state. After living in Salt Lake City, UT and Providence, RI she is glad to be back. She originated loans in Montana while living there but has been back in Castle Rock since 2015. Suella has worked…

  • Kara Bernal MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR
    "LOAN EXPERT"

    Kara joined Denver Lending in June of 2016 as a Loan Expert. Kara graduated from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business in May of 2013 with a degree in Finance and Marketing. Since graduating college she has worked in the Mortgage Industry. Kara enjoys meeting new people and helping…

  • Justin Kubicek Mortgage Originator

    Justin, a Denver Native, joined Denver Lending in October 2015. He has always had a deep Justin Kubicek crop 2interest in real estate and is an advocate for individuals to become owners themselves. He got started early and purchased his first home at the age of 23 in the…

  • Salvador DeLeon MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR

    Sal is a Denver Native that joined the Denver Lending team in 2016. Sal developed an interest in real estate very young while watching his father purchase investment properties, Sal understands the value that home ownership and investment has on his clients lives and thrives on his ability…

  • Taylor Vaughn Mortgage Originator

    Taylor is a Colorado native who joined the Denver Lending team in April 2015. He graduate of Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science. Taylor has a passion for helping others achieve their dreams and enjoys educating…

  • Mili Proia Recruiter

    Mili, short for Maria de los Milagros is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She, along with her family moved to the states when Mili was 5 years old. She considers herself a Colorado native, and enjoys everything that the wonderful state has to offer…

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