Bakersfield Branch


Our Bakersfield Team

NMLS # 2457296
Whether you are refinancing your house or a first-time home buyer, we will put you in the right loan with the best possible rate. Come visit our Bakersfield team today to see how we can help you get the home of your dreams.

Diego Gallardo

Jeffrey Aguilera

Branch Manager
Loan Officer | NMLS #843663

Jeffrey Aguilera was born and raised on Bakersfield’s Westside. He studied Advertising and Marketing in College. His wife, Lynnette, is a stay-at-home mother with their daughter and three sons. Jeffrey has been practicing in the Mortgage Industry since 2010 and has a vast range of knowledge and experience which includes Processing, Originating Mortgage Loans, up to Area Manager. He understands each one of his clients has specific and unique needs and uses his experience to identify the loan product that best suits their situation. His number one goal is to deliver excellent customer service and be sure that each client leaves with 100% customer happiness. Jeffrey believes that excellent communication is the foundation of every productive relationship and provides this with each transaction.

Shea McGowan

Darren Glatt

Loan Officer | NMLS #519219

I have been in the mortgage business for over 5 years and I love what I do. My main goal with every client is to make the mortgage process as smooth and efficient as possible. I understand that buying a home is one of the biggest decisions they will make and I am grateful that I’m able to make that dream become a reality.

When I’m not doing mortgages, I enjoy spending time with my wife of 15 years and our 3 awesome boys. I’m also an avid golfer and love the outdoors.

Diego Gallardo

Bethany Leavelle

Loan Officer | NMLS #2055238

As your mortgage professional, it’s my responsibility to help you understand the process of getting your loan approved and to keep you fully informed so you know what to expect. Whether you are a first time home buyer, looking for an investment property, or needing to refinance, I will work hard to deliver the perfect loan product to meet your needs.

I’m a firm believer in the saying “there are no stupid questions”, and I will gladly assist you in taking away the question marks so you can make decisions about your home loan with confidence.

From pre-qualification to closing day, I will be here to support and celebrate you while you see your goal of being a homeowner become a reality!

When I’m not working I love spending quality time with my daughter, Emery, and with family and friends. Some of my favorite things to do are take trips to the beach, enjoy Bakersfield’s many bike paths and walking trails, or stay home, curl up on the couch and watch a movie.

I look forward to working with you.

Samantha Whaley

Brian De Jesse

Loan Officer | NMLS #2250790

I am from Yorba Linda, CA originally. After high school I went on to attend California State University, Fullerton for my bachelor’s and master’s degree while being a part of the baseball team as well. After Fullerton I went on to coach college baseball in Fullerton, Rochester, Minnesota, and Bakersfield. Now, I take pride in helping people on their homebuying journey. From start to finish, no detail is too small and no question is unanswered.

Samantha Whaley

Alondra Santiago

Loan Officer | NMLS #2336303

Alondra is very dedicated to her clients and their goals. She brings knowledge of loan products and finds them the best home loan program that suits their needs. With her exceptional customer service skills and follow-through, she cares for people and always looks to build long-term relationships with her clients.

Alondra lives in Bakersfield, CA with her family and has the knowledge and resources to aid her clients in making their financial plans a reality. Alondra is active in her community and loves to help people.

Samantha Whaley

Carol Ruiz

Loan Officer | NMLS #1374354
Se habla español​

As a Loan Officer, I’m committed to assisting my clients in discovering the ideal loan that aligns with their distinctive financial requirements. I’m a mother of three wonderful children, each actively engaged in sports. Furthermore, I play an active role in various local boards and chambers.

Whether you’re in the process of acquiring your dream home, exploring refinancing options, or consolidating debt, I possess the expertise to guide you in selecting the appropriate loan program with a competitive interest rate. Se habla español.

Samantha Whaley

Abby Sandoval

Loan Officer – Hablo Español |
NMLS #1815785

My name is Abby Sandoval, I have more than 8 years in the mortgage business. I am bilingual speaking fluently in Spanish and English. I see things that other industry professionals may overlook, allowing me to help many homeowners purchase and refinance their homes. I am passionate about finding creative financing solutions for all my clients, no matter how complex. When I am not in the office you may find me out and about with my family spending time together.

Diego Gallardo

Hayden Howard

Loan Officer | NMLS #1747577

I am a family-owned and operated business. This means that I have a personal stake in every transaction and am committed to providing the best possible experience for my clients. Secondly, I have a full-service team. This means that we can help our clients with every aspect of their mortgage needs. Finally, The team and I are experienced professionals who are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We are here to help our clients every step of the way, and we are always available to answer any questions they may have.

Samantha Whaley

Danielle Clayton

Loan Officer | NMLS #2239369

I am dedicated to providing you with a trustworthy mortgage experience that we will enjoy together. I am a wife, and a mother to three beautiful children who are my motivation to work hard in life. When I am not working I am usually running my kids to sporting events, tending to my garden, and enjoying family time. I will strive to make your dream home dreams come true. I look forward to meeting you!

Samantha Whaley

Alexzander Acevedo

Loan Officer | NMLS #1943264

Welcome, I’m Alexzander Acevedo, Mortgage Loan Officer at Gold Standard Mortgage. With over five years of experience in the lending and real estate industry, I have gained a comprehensive understanding of both fields. Holding both my real estate and MLO licenses, I am committed to providing clients with reliable and trustworthy financial guidance. I earned my Finance degree from California State University of Bakersfield and continued my education at National University, where I received my MBA in Financial Management. As a financial professional, I have developed a passion for helping clients achieve their financial goals. At Gold Standard Mortgage, I strive to provide exceptional service and tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Thank you for considering me and Gold Standard Mortgage as your Mortgage Lender.

Samantha Whaley

Julian Olvera

Loan Officer | NMLS #2508488

Hi there! I’m Julian Olvera and I’m passionate about helping people make one of the most significant decisions of their lives – becoming homeowners. With a deep commitment to ensuring my clients receive the utmost care, I strive to match their needs and wants with the perfect mortgage solution. Outside of work, I’m an avid traveler and constantly seek new experiences, which helps me bring a fresh perspective to my work in the mortgage industry. Let’s embark on this exciting journey to homeownership together!

Samantha Whaley

David Young

Loan Officer | NMLS #

As a lender, it’s my top priority to ensure that my clients have a comprehensive understanding of the entire home-buying process. I’m committed to being there for them from the initial stages right through to the closing. I recognize that buying a home can be a daunting experience, especially for those who are new to it. Drawing from my own experiences, I understand the potential stress that can come with it. My primary objective is to alleviate this stress and secure a mortgage solution that aligns perfectly with their unique requirements.

Samantha Whaley

Mida White

Loan Officer | NMLS #301930

A successful mortgage journey begins with a personal touch and a one-on-one meeting. It’s essential to understand your financial goals and what’s comfortably affordable for you before you start house-hunting.

As an experienced mortgage originator, I’m here to guide you through this process. I’ll ensure that you gain a solid understanding of how mortgages work, empowering you to make the smartest choices for you and your family.

My team offers a comprehensive selection of mortgage options, including fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages, conventional loans, jumbo mortgages, as well as government-backed and state bond loan programs.

What sets us apart is our commitment to providing you with timely, helpful communication and friendly, skilled service. At Gold Standard Mortgage, we leverage cutting-edge technology, which enables you to conveniently submit, view, and sign many of the necessary loan documents electronically. This not only saves you time but also streamlines the home loan process, making it more efficient.

Your financial goals are my top priority, whether you’re buying your first home, renovating an older property, or unlocking cash for your next adventure. Matching your short-term and long-term financial needs with an excellent mortgage is what I’m dedicated to.
Are you ready to begin this exciting journey? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me today!

Samantha Whaley

Shelly Rivera

Loan Officer | NMLS #287135

Greetings! I’m Shelly, your local loan originator based in Bakersfield, California. I’m eager to leverage my expertise and mortgage services to assist you. Whether you’re on the path to homeownership or considering refinancing, rest assured, we provide a diverse range of loan programs and the latest rates. Trust in Gold Standard Mortgage, where your financial goals are in capable hands. Reach out to me, and let’s begin this journey together.

Samantha Whaley

Irwin Goldberg

Loan Officer | NMLS #276634

Just since June of 2017, I have personally helped over 800 families leverage almost a billion dollars to finance homes. That puts me in the top 1% of loan officers in the country-actually the top .5% of loan officers in the country.

More importantly, I earned that business by serving as a surgeon to save deals that would have been lost, working as a backup lender for almost every builder in Southern California. Problem solving is where I excel. On top of this I have over 25 years experience in the industry.

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Seth Thomas

Loan Officer | NMLS #402707

Seth is a full time loan officer here to serve your needs. Seth has been in the industry since 2004. He has a wide array of programs to offer and is fully committed to giving you the attention you deserve to make the home buying process an enjoyable experience. Feel free to contact him at 661-330-8305. Aqui estoy para servirle! Llamame a 661-330-8305 para una consulta gratis y veremos como lo podemos calificar para un prestamo hoy! Additional languages spoken: Spanish