Three Additional Loan Originators Join El Paso Team

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® has expanded its team of loan originators in an effort to meet the lending needs of more homebuyers in the busy El Paso market. Joining the team at the El Paso branch, located at 11331 James Watt F100, El Paso, TX 79936, are Mary Weaver, Monica Rascon and Fernando Ortiz, Jr. This development parallels Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s aggressive growth strategy for 2016, which includes expansion both internally and into new key markets.

Ernie Martinez Branch Manager, El Paso

Ernie Martinez
Branch Manager, El Paso

As Branch Manager, Ernie Martinez (NMLS #490427) supports a seasoned team of loan originators, whose collective production for 2015 reflects their expertise, dedication and professionalism. With the branch’s sales volume increase over the preceding year and its market presence in El Paso, Castle & Cooke Mortgage saw an opportunity to increase the capacity of the office.

The Company’s recruiting strategy is supported by its customer service philosophy, that building strong and lasting relationships is the foundation of positive growth. Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s reputation for providing extremely competitive sales and marketing support, along with a high level of autonomy and a robust benefits package, strengthened the branch’s recruiting efforts.

The skills and specialties that these new loan originators bring strengthen the versatility of this already well-rounded team, further positioning them as experts in all aspects of the mortgage market in El Paso. Mary Weaver is a specialist in VA loan products, Monica Rascon is well-versed in reverse mortgages and Fernando (Fernie) Ortiz has strong ties with the construction community and a network of trusted referral partners.

“I am continually pleased with the direction we are heading,” says Martinez. “With our knowledge, commitment to teamwork, and the extensive selection of loan products we offer, I am happy to say that home buyers in El Paso and the Odessa-Midland area that choose Castle & Cooke Mortgage will have an outstanding mortgage experience.”

“The fact that these three loan originators were eager to join Castle & Cooke Mortgage is a testament not only to the opportunities we provide for our team members, but to the reputation of the El Paso branch as a whole,” says Adam Thorpe, President and Chief Operating Officer of Castle & Cooke Mortgage. “Our El Paso team continues to prove its understanding of the El Paso market by ensuring that more homebuyers have access to the loan programs that meet their needs. We wholeheartedly welcome these great mortgage professionals to the team and look forward to celebrating their continued success.”

Ernie Martinez can be reached by email at or by phone at 915-633-9454.

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® (NMLS #1251) is a leading independent mortgage lender headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with locations across the United States.