Meet the Team



Danielle is the founder/owner of Highcrest Home Lending. With over 10 years of mortgage experience, Danielle provides the highest level of customer service and knowledge. Upon opening Highcrest, she quickly realized the dire need of a lender that could provide efficient customer service, quality loan programs and a positive closing experience. Danielle wanted to take the “big bank” feel out of the loan process. She is committed to quality and competitive lending which has earned her the respect and praise from clients and colleagues alike. Danielle prides herself and her company on her passion to help others fulfill their dream of homeownership. Highcrest Home Lending is changing the face of lending one loan at a time.

Danielle lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her husband and boxer puppy Huey. She enjoys working out, the beach and spending time with family and friends.


Danyel Engels

Danyel is a senior loan officer at Highcrest Home Lending. Danyel has over 15 years’ experience in the mortgage industry. She is committed to her client’s wellbeing by ensuring they get the loan that best fits their needs. Danyel’s number one goal is to exceed her client’s expectations and help them achieve their mortgage and real estate goals. Danyel is loyal, dedicated and extremely knowledgeable. She is a huge asset to her clients during the loan process.

Danyel lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is married and has a beautiful baby girl. Danyel enjoys spending time with her family, working out and vacationing when she finds the time in her business schedule.