Meet Team Nikki
Team Nikki of Cornerstone Home Lending is honored to serve communities in New Mexico as well as 40 other states with their mortgage needs.
Simply Remarkable Financing
Cornerstone is a full-service mortgage lender. We offer a variety of mortgage options, home loan programs, and competitive pricing from a wide range of national investors. With in-house processing, underwriting, and funding, Cornerstone is 100% committed to on-time closings and satisfying home-financing experiences.
We look forward to serving you!
Nikki Sandoval-BeltLoan Officer, NMLS 396774
Nikki Sandoval-Belt has helped people find the right loan for their dream home since 2011. Backed by her program knowledge and clear guidance, her customers have all the information they need to make confident financing decisions. Nikki has built a competent team to be available at each step to personally answer questions or concerns and will be there as a trusted resource long after the loan has closed.
Before joining the mortgage industry, Nikki was a Realtor for five years. With her background in real estate, she can offer clients insight into the full scope of the home-buying experience. Nikki can also better communicate with and serve the needs of her clients’ Realtors. In all that she does, Nikki is dedicated to simplifying the mortgage process and providing remarkable service.
Born and raised in San Juan County, Nikki graduated from the University of New Mexico. She devotes much of her time to her amazing kids and their academic and athletic endeavors. Nikki’s daughter is currently in her second year of Medical School at the University of New Mexico and her son is in the 5th grade. Nikki also enjoys quality time with family and friends and experiencing all that the Four Corners has to offer.
LeAndra DarbyLoan Officer, NMLS 1745911
A dedicated professional with a true heart for service, LeAndra’s kind and thoughtful approach helps ensure a seamless, straightforward homebuying experience. Because for her, it’s not just about the short term. It’s about fostering relationships that last for life. She works hand-in-hand with clients throughout the process, with knowledge-based and client-focused strategies built on the core values of honesty, communication, and tenacity. That way you know what to expect at each step, and can rest assured knowing everything’s taken care of!
LeAndra began her career on the financial side, working in banking prior to entering the mortgage world. She then later transitioned into the home-financing side of the industry, seeking an opportunity to grow and to assist others in a big way. Born and raised in New Mexico, LeAndra not only offers unique insights into local market conditions – she also feels a real stake in bettering her community and a real joy to help her neighbors achieve their homeownership dreams. With her husband having served as a police officer for over 15 years, she especially enjoys working with local heroes, whether they’re first responders, veterans, active military, doctors, nurses, or educators of any stripe.
When she’s not assisting clients or team members, LeAndra loves spending time with her husband and their dog Jasper. She also enjoys exercising her green thumb with gardening in the summer, and having fun with a variety of hobbies – cooking, baking, painting, drawing, and crafts of all kinds!
Sam EddyProduction Partner, NMLS 469924
A trustworthy and caring professional who can adapt to any issue at hand, Sam has a genuine passion for helping others get home happy. He wears many hats in his role as Production Partner, whether it be helping align the right mortgage strategy with each client’s unique goals or providing open communication and friendly access as your dedicated liaison. For him, no detail is too small or challenge too tricky when it comes to providing top-caliber customer service. Whatever you need, he’s here to help!
A native of New Mexico, Sam was raised in San Juan County and now lives in Albuquerque. With a strong commitment to serving his community he is also a Firefighter for Albuquerque Fire and Rescue. He enjoys spending his free time with his fiancé, family, and friends. He also prefers to be outdoors and active whenever possible, and enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and snowboarding.
Abby SamoraTransaction Coordinator
As Team Nikki’s trusted Transaction Coordinator, Abby will direct you to the appropriate team member to assist with your needs, &/or help connect you with Nikki as relates to scheduling. Abby assists in gathering documentation, setting up files and works with all parties ensuring the loan transaction runs smoothly from start to closing. Diligent, enthusiastic, and with an outgoing personality to match her professional knack, she makes sure no detail is overlooked!
Abby was born and raised in New Mexico and attended San Juan College, where she graduated with an Associate of Marketing Degree. When she’s not in the office, Abby loves to be off the beaten path and in the fresh air, whether it be traveling to new places, hiking on a beautiful day, or going camping in the great outdoors.