Meet the Team at Kuno Advisors



David Armstrong, CEO/Co-Founder/Sr. Loan Advisor/Reverse Mortgage Specialist

David is an accomplished Mortgage Executive with extensive experience in Mortgage Banking, Real Estate Sales and Property Management spanning 32 years. In 2002, he participated as a founding Principal in First California Mortgage Company. He assisted with the development of First Cal from inception in California to multi-state operations, obtaining Seller Servicer Designations with FNMA, FHLMC, and GNMA. He has held positions as EVP of Production, Director of Corporate Accounts /Community Bank Affiliate Relationships, and Executive Director of Client Services in addition to serving on the Board of Directors and various executive committees. He continued to originate loans throughout his career to maintain an understanding of best practices and opportunities for efficiency that would improve loan officer and corporate performance metrics. Prior to First Cal (1985-2002), he was a successful Mortgage Broker, Real Estate Broker and Property Manager working with various Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. David is passionate about serving his community and providing education in Real Estate Financing. He has two children attending Marin Catholic High School and volunteers as the Varsity Secondary Football Coach. Today, as Co-founder of Kuno Advisors, David is excited to partner with Ed Diaz in building an exceptional Mortgage Brokerage that offers more product depth, flexible guidelines, superior interest rates, customer service to exceed expectations and sound trustworthy advice to all customers.
Cell: (415)569-7000; David@KunoAdvisors.com
NMLS #135897
DRE #0984785


                          Ed Diaz – President/Co-Founder/ Sr. Loan Advisor:
Ed has been a top producing loan advisor for over 20 years, covering both residential and commercial financing. His background and specialty spans careers as a securities licensed financial advisor, credit expert and commercial banker. His extensive financial background allows his to provide excellent advice when structuring the best mortgage program to fit your needs, wants and capacity. He is also an accomplished speaker on financial, empowerment and personal growth topics. His focus in on providing his clients education, guidance, and advice all wrapped up in a relationship driven approach with world class concierge service. He has excelled as a loan advisor within small mortgage brokerages to large national mortgage banks. He is a proud husband of Donna and father of Devon with a voracious appetite for learning, growing, paying it forward and living out loud.
Cell: (415)368-1149; Ed@KunoAdvisors.com
NMLS #249808


               Carol Weber – Sr. Loan Officer/Reverse Mortgage Specialist
Carol is a 25+ year seasoned mortgage pro who has worked with all the major mortgage banks, including Bank of America and Washington Mutual, in the nation. Her territories have included Palo Alto and the entire San Francisco Peninsula. Although she has extensive knowledge of conventional, FHA, VA and jumbo loans, her focus is in reverse mortgages as a financial resource for clients who are 62 years of age or greater.
Cell: (650)248-0095; Carol@KunoAdvisors.com
NMLS #282840


                                           April Piehoff: Sr. Loan Processor
April started her career in the Banking World in 1991 and transferred into the Mortgage Industry in 2000. She has worked for a handful of Large Mortgage Banks, such as, Greenpoint Mortgage (2000-2005), First California Mortgage Company (2011-2017) and Amerifirst Financial (2018) as well as a couple of Broker Office’s (Viva Financial 2005-2008) and HP Investments (2009-2011). April has carried a pipeline as large as 150+ loans monthly. She held the position of Processing Manager for a large portion of her time at First Cal for all 3 divisions that they had (Retail, Wholesale and Consumer Direct). She helped structure policies and procedures to improve the efficiency of the workflow process for both the loan agents and the processors. When April isn’t at work with her fabulous team at Kuno Advisors, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets. April has 4 children, 3 adult and her youngest,17, is a Senior in High School this year. She also has two dogs, Oscar and Dottie.
Office: (415) 451-4888 Ext #255; Apiehoff@calmtg.com



Carrie Holley - Senior Loan Partner

In 1982, Carrie started her career in Mortgage Banking. She worked for a handful of

Large Corporations, including but not limited to; Sunbelt National Mortgage (1990-

1997), Washington Mutual/North American Mortgage (1997-2003), First Priority

Financial (Acquired by Caliber) (2009-2016), and Social Finance - SoFi (2016-2019).

Carrie primarily focused on Underwriting and during her tenure with SoFi has managed

a team of 40 Underwriters. Carrie has expertise in product guidelines with VA, FHA,

Conventional, Jumbo and NonQM. In addition, she worked as a Senior Loan Officer.

Carrie is currently a Loan Partner for Kuno Mortgage Advisors assisting Clients with

analyzing their loan criteria and structuring loan product options that best fit their

needs.  Her process is working the loan inquiry from Lead through Closing and

providing frequent status communication to all parties involved with the loan. Her

expertise allows Kuno’s Origination team to focus on developing relationships and bring

in new business versus being caught up in the minutiae of a transaction. When Carrie

isn’t at work with her fabulous team at Kuno Advisors, she enjoys spending time with
her family, friends and cat.  Phone: (510) 358-8860; Carrie@kunoadvisors.com





Justine Suslow-Loan Partner Assistant

Justine started her career in the Mortgage Industry in 2011 with MetLife Home Loans as

a Loan Officer Assistant. She has worked for both Banking and Brokerage firms,

includingbut not limited to; EverBank, Opes Advisors, and Diversified Capital Funding. 

Justine's focus in the mortgage industry is product and guideline knowledge with

Convertional and Jumbo loans, while broadening her experience into FHA, VA, and

Reverse Mortgages. Justine is a master with organizational skills.  Justine assists in all

aspects of the Loan Origination process from initial client contact, collecting documents,

assisting every person involved in the transaction through closing.  She graduated from

Notre Dame de Nemur University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration

in 2014.  When not working with her amazing team at Kuno Mortgage Advisors, she

enjoys time with her family and friends.  Justine has three young children, a dog, and a

cat.   Phone: (510) 358-8927; Justine@kunoadvisors.com



                                           Isaiah Soto – Marketing Director
Hi! I’m Isaiah and I’m so proud to be a part of such a unique and influential team. I graduated from Dominican University in Marin County California, with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. My position is focused on relationship building/management as well as all things marketing (graphic design, social media, print marketing, database, etc). Whether you are interested in accomplishing your goal of home ownership or have someone in your life who does, the rest of the team and I are honored to help as best we can. Looking forward to working with and for you!
Cell: (650)691-3396; Isaiah@KunoAdvisors.com