About Nationwide Mortgage

Nationwide Mortgage is a private money lender, and broker.  We offer short-term financing for real estate investors, and property owners in California that require a business purpose loan.  Real estate owners seeking fast funding to purchase a property, get cash out, refinance to a lower rate or new term, rehab or construction have turned to Nationwide Mortgage since 1998, with over $3 billion funded to date.  We are an experienced team of mortgage professionals who are dedicated to providing exceptional service.  Working hard and efficiently helps us find the best financing options for you.   


The Nationwide Private Lending Division

Noelle Wheeler, President

B. Tech Arch. Sc.
Certified Fund Manager, AAPL

A Canadian native, Noelle Wheeler, came to the U.S. in 1990.  After completing her bachelor’s degree in Architectural Science, she then majored in Management.    

Noelle started off processing loans at DiTech for a few years and then quickly moved on to underwriting.  She knew that one day she would want to set up her own mortgage company, so she set out to get as much experience in the field as possible. 

Noelle attained her Mortgage Broker License in 1994 and opened up Nationwide Mortgage in 1998.  Since 1998 Nationwide has grown in leaps and bounds and even started banking loans in 2010. Over the years Nationwide funded over $3 Billion in loans while serving thousands of veterans and FHA borrowers.  After years of working in the industry she realized there was a need to serve borrowers that are outside of the standard guidelines and therefore started funding private money loans over the last few years.

She is also an accomplished pianist who enjoys yoga and snowboarding.

Kathleen Kurrle, Quality Control Officer

Kathleen Kurrle grew up in Southern Orange County California.  She had worked for nine years in the mortgage industry doing everything from drawing loan documents to funding.   She has been working at Nationwide Mortgage since February 2003.  Kathleen is responsible for quality control procedures and guidelines, which consists of reviewing initial loan disclosures, loan submissions, prior to doc QC and all closed loan files.   She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education and a Masters of Art in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. 

In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, competitive running, spending time with her two young horses and husband, while taking care of their home. 

Ryan Lee, Sr. Loan Processor

In a world of high speed communication Ryan is a team player that takes his time getting to know his clients, and their needs.  With an eye for details and a passion for perfection, he has helped his clients meet their needs on a daily and on-going basis.  Being skilled at a number of web and computer based technologies, he has learned to harness this energy to bring high efficiency’s and precision to his daily objectives.   

When he's not at work, you'll typically find him working on something else. However, the things he's most proud of weren't produced in Photoshop or code. He loves spending time with his daughter and his wife.

Jennifer James, Operations Manager

Jennifer James grew up in the Orange County area and completed her Bachelors of Science from the University California Irvine, majoring in Psychology and Social Behavior.

Immediately after graduating Jennifer started working at Nationwide and has continued her work for over 8 years, slowly taking on more and more responsibility.  She is now Nationwide’s Operations Manager and helps to oversee all mortgage activity and to ensure compliance on a daily basis.

When Jennifer is not at work is enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, little girl and two dogs.

Cristina Balla, Administrative Support

Cristina Balla was born and raised in Southern California and completed her Bachelors of Arts from Cal State University, Long Beach, majoring in Human Development.

She started working at Nationwide while still in school and has helped the company to expand over the past seven years.  Cristina is responsible for keeping positive client relations and helping Nationwide run smoothly each and every day.  In her spare time Cristina enjoys cooking, relaxing, and spending time we her friends and family.

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