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Who We Are

We are Bob and Alyssa, your father-daughter team at Castle Funding.  It's nice to meet you!

Our personal approach to our clients' needs has set us apart in the mortgage industry for 35 years.  We'll do more than just quote you rates and broker you a home loan; we take the time to empower you with the information and tools to make smart investment decisions that will affect your family for generations to come. 

You'll appreciate that we are a small batch kind of service, taking on only a limited number of clients at a given time. You will never be passed on to another department, your questions will always be met with direct answers (including on evenings and weekends), and you will know you are making the right choices when it comes to your financial future.​

With us, there is no pressure and no sales gimmicks; our primary goal is that you close your loan feeling confident and cared for, like part of the family.

Bob Neilson

President, Broker

Bob became a mortgage broker and founded Castle Funding more than three decades ago with the help of his wife Bonnie, whom he's been happily married to for the last 41 years. He has used his knowledge and expertise to guide over a thousand families to use their mortgage as a wealth building tool. 


As an LA native, UC Santa Barbara alumni, and longtime Ventura County resident, Bob has always spent his free time enjoying the mountains and the sea. He is an avid mountain biker, surfer, and has more recently taken up fishing and boating with his grandsons. 

Bob Neilson

NMLS #289544

CA DRE #00945013

Cell: (818)681-8966

Bob Neilson pictured fishing with his grandson.
Alyssa Soles pictured with her husband and children at the beach.

Alyssa Soles

Mortgage Loan Originator

Alyssa is a pro at finding creative ways to help homebuyers navigate and adapt to this shifting market, and is constantly looking for new ways to simplify and elevate the client experience. She taught in the community for more than a decade before entering real estate full time, and now leverages her teaching skillset to educate clients through social media and homebuying seminars in the community.


Alyssa lives with her husband and two young boys in Ventura. She is an avid hiker, beach bum, and your trusted resource for all things real estate related.

Alyssa Soles

NMLS #2392292

CA DRE #02200456


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