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Meet the team at Mortgage Choice Miami, Burleigh & Palm Beach

Here are your award winning Gold Coast Mortgage Brokers & Home Loan Experts in Miami, Burleigh & Palm Beach!  


James Hasselle

James Hasselle

Mortgage Broker (Principal) 

James founded Mortgage Choice in Miami in March 2006 and for the two years prior to this he managed a Mortgage Choice franchise in Brisbane’s inner North.  In June 2013, he proudly opened his second office in James Street, Burleigh Heads to expand his existing business and make room for further growth. In September 2017 he took on a third office in Palm Beach and now has 11 staff across the three Gold Coast offices.

James is extremely passionate about Mortgage Broking and relishes in being able to help his clients fulfil their dreams.  He will always go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure his customers get the best possible deal.  His love for the business and high level of customer service is the reason James is an acclaimed specialist in his field, with many awards and accolades to his name.

When James is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife Kate whom also works in the business and 4 children, running with Elliott, walking his French bulldog Ouzo, eating out and supporting the local businesses.

Angela Moore

Angela Moore

Mortgage Broker 

Angela joined the Mortgage Choice in Miami & Burleigh team in early 2014. Angela holds her Certificate IV and Diploma of Mortgage Broking and Finance Management and is able to assist you with all your home loan and finance needs.

Previously, Angela has come from a customer service and administration background within the aviation and major corporate companies. This experience along with her current industry knowledge ensures that her clients receive the best possible outcome.

Outside of work Angela spends her time with her husband, dog and two young children.  She also enjoys socialising and travelling.

Elliott Simmons

Elliott Simmons

Mortgage Broker 

Elliott joined the team at Mortgage Choice in Miami & Burleigh in June 2013.  Elliott holds a Diploma of Mortgage Broking and Finance Management and is able to assist you with all your home loan and finance needs.

Elliott’s friendly, motivated, high spirited and approachable manner makes him a great asset to the team, you can always find him working towards the best result for the customer.

Outside of work he enjoys relaxing in the sunshine and loves everything that is sport although now days is a far better spectator then participator.

Elenni Stamoudis

Elenni Stamoudis

Mortgage Broker

Having joined the Mortgage Choice in Miami & Burleigh team in 2015, Elenni started out as our Administration Assistant.  She soon progressed to work alongside James as his Credit Analyst and has since become a fully accredited Mortgage Broker.

Elenni graduated from Griffith University in 2015 with Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning.

Elenni always strives to meet her clients needs, goals and objectives working closely with them and often exceeding all expectations.  In doing so, she has recieved more 5 star google reviews than any other broker in the business.

Elenni is of Greek heritage and loves to travel and live an active lifestyle. She also enjoys outdoor activities including going to the beach, hiking and kayaking.

Lee Ross

Lee Ross

Mortgage Broker

Lee joined our ever growing team 3 years ago after 25 years at Suncorp Bank as a manager, business banker and as a senior business development manager for brokers like ourselves.

He works from our Burleigh office as one of our loan consultants and holds his Certificate IV and Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking.  Lee is an extremely knowledgeable Mortgage Broker who thoroughly enjoys helping his customers, always going above and beyond to ensure their needs are met.

In his spare time, Lee likes to travel and spend time with his family.

Gemma K Monteith

Gemma K Monteith

Mortgage Broker 

Gemma joined the Mortgage Choice in Miami & Burleigh team in mid 2015 and worked as a Credit Analyst supporting the broking team. She is now a fully qualified Mortgage Broker and holds a Cert IV and Diploma of Mortgage Broking and Finance Management.

Having previously worked as an Area Sales & Marketing Manager in the Hotel industry for seven years with Mantra Group, she holds a Bachelors degree in Business and prides herself on strong customer service. She enjoys building rapport with clients and ultimately finding the right solution to meet their expectations.

Gemma recently made the move from the Gold Coast to Mooloolaba but continues to look after clients on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane and in the Sunshine Coast area.  This allows her to still work as part of the team, in a job she loves, remotely.

Gemma loves to spend her weekends at the beach with her husband and young children, as well as going to the gym, doing yoga and playing netball.

Matt McGrath

Matt McGrath

Mortgage Broker

Matt has recently joined the Mortgage Choice Miami, Burleigh and Palm Beach Team after a lengthy period in the Tourism industry. Matt graduated from Southern Cross University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business in Tourism degree which led him to work for multiple global companies over the past 17 years. 

As a change of direction, this year Matt is looking to adapt his customer centric nature to help clients meet their home and financial goals alongside an award winning team.

Matt loves spending time swimming, skateboarding and hanging out with his wife and two boys on his days off.  Music is a must and Matt cannot operate without good tunes in the background.

Gavin Simmons

Gavin Simmons

Loans Processing Manager

Gavin joined the Mortgage Choice in Miami & Burleigh team in December 2006.  Starting out as the Marketing Co-ordinator to help grow the business, he now works as the Loans Processing Manager in the Approvals Department.

Gavin ensures that all clients, Lenders, Real Estate agents, Solicitors and anyone else involved in the transaction are kept up to date throughout the process of the loan - from the moment a loan is submitted to the lender, right through to the settlement.

With his very calm and friendly nature, Gavin loves to help his clients in any way possible to ensure a smooth transaction takes place.

When he’s not working, Gavin enjoys all things outdoors; walking, kayaking, climbing, exploring and camping.  He is happiest in a place he’s never been before or camped on a beach under the stars.

Samantha Mulhern

Samantha Mulhern

Credit Analyst

Sam made the move from Tasmania to the Gold Coast in 2017 & joined the Mortgage Choice in Miami, Burleigh & Palm Beach team in 2018.

Prior to joining our ever growing team, Sam had worked for a well known bank in Tasmania for over 7 years then in QLD as a brokers assistant throughout 2017.

For 12 months Sam worked alongside Gavin in our approvals department before taking on the busy role of Credit Analyst to Elliott and Elenni. Sam looks after their clients from making the first appointment to application stage, ensuring a smooth and easy process. 

In her spare time, Sam enjoys the Gold Coast's beautiful beaches, bars and restaurants with friends.

Chris Koukkoullis

Credit Analyst

Chris worked for Mercedes-Benz as a Customer Service Advisor for 14 years prior to joining Mortgage Choice in 2021.  He decided it was time for a career change however his passion for working in customer service led him to Mortgage Broking.

Chris is currently working in the team as a Credit Analyst while he gains experience to become a Mortgage Broker.  His kind nature, understanding and patience ensures customers are always well looked after by Chris.

He moved to the Gold Coast in 2018 and in his spare time enjoys going to the beach, fishing, bike riding and spending time with his wife and 2 girls.

Frankie Mastrangelo

Credit Analyst

Frankie has recently joined the Mortgage Choice Miami, Burleigh and Palm Beach team after a lengthy period in the Aviation industry. He is a qualified Commercial Pilot and a Flight Instructor, holds numerous Diplomas and a Bachelor Degree in Aviation from the University of Southern Queensland.

Frankie is looking to contribute to the team by bringing the transferrable skills of a pilot, such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving and decision making into the Mortgage Choice culture.  He’s currently enrolled in a Cert IV/Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking on his way to become a Mortgage Broker within the team.

Frankie is from Rome, Italy, loves his cooking and in his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, training for ultra-marathons, climbing, camping and surfing.

Nicole Barry

Nicole Barry

Client Services Officer

Nicole currently works in the office 3 days a week as our Client Services Officer.

Born and bred on the Gold Coast, Nicole joined the team in 2013 and prior to that spent 5 years with Professional Investment Services Pty Ltd.

Nicole has a Cert IV in Business and is a great asset to the team having learnt most roles within the business providing her with a strong knowledge base whilst offering exceptional customer service.

Outside of work, Nicole loves to spend time with her husband and young family, camping, going to the beach and riding dirt bikes.

Ange McGrail

Ange McGrail

Client Services Officer

Ange joined our team in December 2018, working with our brokers as a Credit Analyst, assisting our clients with broker appointments and file preparation.

She has since moved roles and her primary job now is to support and guide clients through the final steps of their application process.  Based in the Miami office, Ange will assist with the steps for completing lender documents, the set up of new accounts and answer any questions in regards to the new loan. 

Prior to jumping on board with our team, Ange worked with her husband in their family business running a busy gym in Miami, while raising their 2 young children.

She has also been in the customer care industry for over 8 years prior to this, so we can guarantee you, she will make sure you are well looked after.

Kate Hasselle

Kate Hasselle

Marketing Manager 

Kate joined the Mortgage Choice in Miami, Burleigh and Palm Beach team in 2013 as the Marketing Manager.  Taking some time off inbetween to have children, Kate is now back on board working part time.

Originally from Melbourne, Kate completed a double degree, Bachelor in Business/Bachelor in Computing in 2005 and has since worked in Marketing in the finance industry.  Prior to joining the team Kate worked for Mortgage Choice (the franchisor) in Brisbane as the State Marketing Manager assisting Queensland Franchisees with their local area marketing.

Bringing her wealth of marketing knowledge, Kate is continually working to implement a strategic marketing plan to help to grow the business.

Outside of work, Kate loves spending time with her husband and 4 young children, exercising, going to the beach, eating out and socialising with friends.

Alvin Penaranda

Alvin Penaranda

Credit Analyst & Approvals Assistant 

Alvin joined the Mortgage Choice team in Oct 2019 as a Credit Analyst and Approvals Assistant.

Prior to this he worked with several local banks including Westpac where Alvin assisted clients for more than 2 years through the Customer Contact Centre.

Working closely with our processing department, Alvin deals with all electronic data submissions ensuring accuracy, timeliness and completeness when submitting all customer loans.

Alvin loves cars and likes to spend his free time having fun with his family, he is also a movie buff.

Kristen Zaldivar

Kristen Zaldivar

Customer Service & Administration Assistant

Before joining Mortgage Choice Kristen worked alongside Alvin as a client assistant for Westpac through the contact centre.  She worked there for almost 4 years before joining the team at Mortgage Choice in Miami, Burleigh, Palm Beach and Brisbane’s Bayside.

Kristen works as a Customer Service and Administration Assistant helping out the team and customers before, during and after the home loan process.

When Kristen is not at work she loves hanging out with friends, trying different foods and visiting different places.  Her dream is to do lots of travelling to countries all over the world.

Rhea Achacoso

Rhea Achacoso

Customer Service & Administration Assistant

Rhea joined the Mortgage Choice in Burleigh, Miami, Palm Beach and Brisbane's Bayside team in April 2021 and works as part of the Customer Service and Administration team.

She previously worked with both Kristen and Alvin for more than 4 years as a Senior Consultant at the Westpac contact centre gaining lots of customer service experience.

Rhea loves music, arts, theatre and travelling and on the weekends she spends most of her time doing church activities and services.

Murray Dickson

Murray Dickson

Customer Service Officer

Murray owned a Mortgage Choice franchise for 17 years and retired in 2019......but he just kept turning up in the office to work at least once a week.  As he wouldn't take a hint we figured we should just make use of his remaining talents while at the same time protecting the mental health of his wife Tania.

Murray's wealth of knowledge and excellent customer service skills are an asset to our team.  He helps out with various back office functions including assisting our Broker Team with Commercial Asset Finance applications.

In his spare time Murray loves a game of golf (recently achieving his first ever hole in one), long walks on the beach, cooking and socialising with family and friends.

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