About Our Team



Ian Brannon
VP/Branch Manager

About Ian Brannon

With over 13 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Ian has become a seasoned veteran as well as one of the top producing loan officers at NOVA® Home Loans. With a firm belief in communication, explanation, and availability, Ian has seen his customer base grow tremendously; built in part on his solid reputation of exemplary customer service.

Overcoming objections and solving problems is a true passion and being able to tell a client “yes”, when they thought they were going to be hearing “no”, is something that never gets old for Ian.

Before becoming a loan officer, Ian put his minor in Wine and Viticulture from Cal Poly State University to use as the Production Manager for Cottonwood Canyon Winery. Ian and his wife Breann have two young sons and coaching his kid’s soccer teams clears his mind of daily stress. A lifelong soccer enthusiast, Ian is thrilled to be sharing his love of the sport with his family.


Patrick Prested
Loan Officer

About Patrick Prested

“Go above and beyond.” This short phrase encompasses Patrick Prested’s approach to interacting with his clients and getting loans approved. Every day, Patrick strives to put himself in his clients’ situations, allowing him to better understand individual needs and concerns. With over a decade of mortgage industry experience, Patrick has made his primary goal to help borrowers save money with lower payments and to create first time home buyers. He is well qualified for his position, as he has worked in several areas of the loan origination process, giving him a well-rounded and informed approach to getting loans approved. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys martial arts, where he learned the disciplines of respect, honor and focus, and he hopes someday soon to receive his black belt. Other interests include travel, spending time with family and reading both fiction and non-fiction literature.

Luis Lopez
Loan Officer

About Luis Lopez

When Luis purchased his first home, he was awed and elated with the experience. He distinctly remembers thinking, "How great would it be to be able to help others feel the same way?" This is when he began the switch from his Property and Casualty Insurance career into producing home loans. His background with insuring homes helped him ease into his new role as a Loan Officer. This experience, coupled with his fun and outgoing personality, makes him an excellent fit for families and individuals looking for a knowledgeable and personable loan officer. Luis is passionate about his job and dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Some of his various hobbies include off-roading in his customized Jeep and working in his yard. Forefront in his priorities, however, is spending time with his high school sweetheart, whom he married, and their two young children.

Kyleen Baldwin
Loan Officer

About Kyleen Baldwin