Owner / Managing Broker
Nolan@oceanvale.ca l 250.585.1390
Nolan has been in the mortgage finance industry since 2007. His career started at a finance company that dealt with a complex demographic of borrowers. Nolan excelled as an advisor, then senior advisor, then Branch Manager and was a top-performer in the company nation-wide. While the reward of obtaining approvals for seemingly un-approvable clients was there, the limited product and rate selection deterred his desire to stay in the position for long. In 2009, Nolan joined Peet & Cowan Financial as an independent mortgage broker and found a good fit at a great company. There, he paired his knowledge of how to get tough approvals done with an array of mortgage products priced at best-market levels.
While there, Nolan learned how to think and manage his business prudently, foster and maintain key relationships all while growing his network. In January of 2016, Nolan set out to open the doors of Oceanvale Mortgage & Finance – a brokerage partnered with the Dreyer Group inside of the VERICO network. Harbouring everything bestowed upon him by the people that surrounded him on his journey through the mortgage business, the vision he crafted for his own business took flight.
Leading the company, Nolan believes in the power of an unforgettable customer experience. His network of Realtor partners, lawyers, appraiser, insurance agents and wealth managers all culminate to a well thought out and established process that is bar none.
Lead Mortgage Advisor
Jose@oceanvale.ca l 250.585.1391
José is Oceanvale Mortgage & Finance’s Lead Broker. He brings to the role a high level of intelligence that expressively serves our client base.
Previously, he studied at Vancouver Island University and graduated with his Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance. Being passionate about soccer and a team member for most of his life, José has learned to consider perspectives other than only his own, and to create and achieve common goals. His care for others translates into honest relationships and a sense of responsibility and commitment. Working at Oceanvale Mortgage & Finance as an advisor has been a natural fit for him. José dedicates himself to providing his clients with the utmost care and service.
Mortgage Advisor - Commercial & Residential
Balraj@oceanvale.ca l 250.626.7934
Prior to joining Oceanvale Mortgage & Finance, Balraj lived and worked in Honolulu, Hawaii as a hospitality, tourism, and real estate consultant advising on a variety of projects including hotel development, sales, and acquisitions. Upon moving to Canada to be with his wife, Balraj knew that he wanted to continue in a field where he could focus on his passion for real estate, market data research, and financial analysis. Balraj brings a very unique outlook to the mortgage industry and he understands how challenging it can be to navigate the purchase process. His sharp analytical skills, keen attention to detail, and exceptional customer service are his biggest assets while helping his clients achieve their mortgage goals.
Originally from Singapore, Balraj spends most of his spare time cooking exotic dishes from home to enjoy while taking in whatever soccer, rugby, or mixed martial arts event the weekend might bring.
Lynn@oceanvale.ca l 250.618.1280
Lynn has been working in the financial industry for over 30 years. She has been in a multitude of roles that have given her the perfect blend of expertise to lead Oceanvale's Insurance Division. She has experience with personal banking and assisting with mortgages and other lending products, independent mortgage brokering, and insurance & investment advising. Lynn’s vast experience has prepared her well for her role as Oceanvale’s lead Insurance Advisor. Lynn finds great satisfaction in assisting her clients gain tools to prevent future financial setbacks that may come via life’s unexpected obstacles. Lynn takes pride in providing solutions without the need of high pressure sales. Having so many years of experience in the customer service industry has created a passion for her to ensure her clients receive timely, pertinent, and effective advice.
Lynn relocated to Vancouver Island from Alberta in 2018 to be closer to her family and to enjoy everything the island has to offer. She loves to golf and most enjoys our lengthy west coast golf seasons.
Mortgage Administrator / Licensed Mortgage Advisor
Nikki@oceanvale.ca l 250.585.1392
Nikki has been with Oceanvale Mortgage & Finance since its inception. She brings over 15 years of administrative and customer service experience and prides herself on being an efficient and hard worker. Every successful mortgage operation has a strong and dependable administrator and Nikki is exactly that. She provides the vital support required to ensure that every file passing through Oceanvale receives the care, attention, and urgency it needs.
Along with handling file logistics and client support, Nikki is also a licensed Mortgage Advisor and is therefore able to advise on mortgage products. Her overall knowledge around company operations and mortgage financing makes her a valuable asset to the team. Outside of the office, Nikki is the mother of 2 beautiful little girls and loves to spend time with family and friends.