Meet Our Team

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Daniel Arias

Branch Manager

I have been a Sr. Mortgage Banker for 12 years and recently became Branch Manager of Skyline’s Pasadena branch. As a leader in the mortgage industry, I constantly strive to provide a product and service which exceeds my client’s expectations. My team has a combined 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry. I was recently interviewed in the November issue of Mortgage Banker Association Magazine as their featured top producer of the month. We are committed to service excellence as we provide a wide array of products and services to our clients and realtor partners.

I understand firsthand how overwhelming obtaining a mortgage in today’s highly regulatory environment can be. Our goal is to streamline the process and compartmentalize it so that we walk you through each step one at a time. We provide you with support each and every step of the way through constant communication via email, phone, and text.

I am an active member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Departments Reserve Forces Bureau and an active member and resident of the Pasadena community. I am an aviation enthusiast and an active helicopter pilot. I enjoy the outdoors and traveling every opportunity I get.
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Leslie Valencia

Mortgage Banker Associate

Leslie Valencia is a Mortgage Banker Associate,contributing to some of the most important roles on the team, Loan Analyst and Pipeline Manager. She communicates and works directly with clients as she is their initial contact throughout the loan process, while guiding and educating borrowers on the loan process. Leslie does a thorough analysis and evaluation of each individual loan application and loan structure that is in her pipeline to make sure sufficient and all applicable documentation is in the loan file before submitting to processing and underwriting. Leslie has been in the Mortgage industry since March of 2015, but her motivation and commitment to the lending business has been solidified and has earned her a vital role on the team.

She has been in the finance industry since 2011 at JPMorgan Chase where she was offered the opportunity to get her Series 6 License and is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, class of 2013.

Leslie’s impregnable problem solving skills have helped her be successful in her Loan Analyst role for the team. Leslie has always had a strong desire to help other people find solutions to their problems and being in the lending industry definitely holds her accountable to that.

Leslie is recently engaged. She enjoys staying active with cross fit and hikes. She also loves giving back and has done charity work for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
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Holly Gibson

Mortgage Banker Assistant

Holly Gibson is a Mortgage Banker Assistant and Closing Partner at Skyline Home Loans/Madison Lending Group, with responsibility for client communication, assisting in loan structure, operations support, closing coordination and pipeline management. Holly began her career in the mortgage industry in 1989. Prior to joining Skyline over 5 years ago, she worked in processing, underwriting, docs and funding as well as the secondary market at several companies. Notable is her 10 years at Metrocities Mortgage (now Prospect Mortgage), as First Vice President of Mortgage Banking, leading a team of 7 in strategic business development and supporting loan originators across the nation on products and guidelines.

Holly’s greatest strengths are her communication, knowledge of the loan process and her personal touch with each client. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the client’s expectation. Holly places high value on listening to our clients and understanding their needs.

Holly has done volunteer work for the Coalition for Family Harmony in Ventura county as well as The Lighthouse Women’s & Children’s Mission. She holds a yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do and tries to compete in local 5k races as often as possible.

Holly lives in Agoura Hills, CA with her husband, their three boys and two crazy cats. In her free time, Holly likes to workout, hike, cook and travel.
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Shanelle Aldana

Mortgage Banker Assistant

Shanelle Aldana is a great addition to our team. She plays a vital role in overall operation management and the pre-approval process. Her keen attention to detail is highly useful when it comes to analyzing our client’s applications. Her reporting and time management skills have helped our team better serve our clients and industry partners by providing clear communication across all channels and tracking our goals in order to meet deadlines. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies and spending time with her family and friends.

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