Hannah is the Operations Manager and Co-Founder of Counties Home Loans & Insurance. Hannah works part time as a teacher, and the rest of the time, she works alongside Geoff. At Counties, Hannah runs the administration side of the business, organising events, sponsorship, and everything that happens in the office.
Originally from the UK, Hannah moved to Franklin in 2005.
Geoff Wilton is the Co-founder of Counties Home Loans, alongside his lovely wife, Hannah. Born and raised in the Waikato, Geoff began his banking career while overseas on his OE.
Upon returning to New Zealand in 2003, Geoff lived in Palmerston North, before settling in Pukekohe. Hannah and Geoff continue to live locally. They love the place and the people and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
Geoff’s passions are cycling and motorsports, along with supporting his local teams, the Chiefs and the Steelers.
Geoff has worked in the Financial Services sector for over 15 years, attracting Industry recognition as a High Performer in both Personal and Business Banking. Thereafter, Geoff made the decision to start his own business, providing financial advisory services to the people of Counties. Helping people achieve home ownership and create wealth through smart financial decisions is what gives Geoff the greatest satisfaction.
Salary earners and business owners alike, Geoff has helped thousands of people realise their goals and aspirations. Whether it’s a first home, an investment property, or refinancing that you’re after, Geoff would love the opportunity to help you secure the best deal.
Born in Papakura and raised in Onewhero, Lexi is proud to call herself a Counties local.
Lexi and her hubby were always keen to stay close and purchased their first home in Pukekohe North over a decade ago! They are now fortunate enough to have their own little slice of Onewhero paradise, currently sharing their five-and-a-bit acres with three beautiful goats, a few cattle and their two angelic children.
Growing up, Lexi spent most of her time training at the Pukekohe Gymnastics Club. Thanks to the club and some awesome coaches, she was able to represent Pukekohe, Auckland and New Zealand. Neither of their kids chose to follow Lexi’s footsteps, though! So nowadays when she is not in the office, you’ll find her chauffeuring them to rugby/aikido/music lessons and whatnot. Lexi hit the jackpot with a supportive family, so when she has down time, she’ll be at a concert, on a beginner level bush walk or engrossed in a ‘good’ romance novel.
Having done her dash as a teacher and cherishing her time as a fulltime Mum, Lexi moved into a successful banking career where she has spent the most recent six years. During this time, Lexi was thrilled to be able to help so many people into their first homes, holiday homes, investment properties and build their dream homes.
Purchasing property or figuring out debts can be stressful. Lexi is a huge believer it doesn’t need to be! A strong, genuine relationship is at the core of ensuring an easy experience.
Elated to now be part of the Counties Home Loans team, Lexi looks forward to helping you on your journey to establish and achieve your property and home loan goals.
Usha was raised in Wellington, where she lived until she met her husband (a third generation Pukekohe local) in 2007. In 2009, her husband succeeded in enticing Usha to settle with him, on the land his family has owned for over 50 years.
Usha is Mum to four children – three boys and one girl – and loves being involved in their sport and education. They’re sport fanatics!
So Usha is kept busy managing their Patumahoe rugby teams, supporting them from the sidelines at cricket and hockey and chauffeuring to dance and swimming lessons. She makes sure she finds time to stay involved with sport herself, and plays social Hockey (her chosen sport since she was 5) for the Pukekohe Indians Sports Club. She’s been a member of the Patumahoe Primary School PTA for 3 years and is thrilled to be able to help the school raise funds for important resources and projects.
Usha began her adult life as a Travel Agent, which took her around the South Pacific for a couple of years. However, she found her passion in the finance industry and moved into Banking. Feeling the pull of the overseas experience, Usha based herself in London for a year before returning to Banking on her return, where she was offered a role in Business Banking. Soon after that, Usha became a Banking Consultant – a role she thoroughly enjoyed until her oldest was born at the end of 2010.
Usha joined Counties Home Loans in April 2019 and is really happy to be able to support Geoff and assist customers with securing and maintaining their home loans.
Miria was born in Nelson and raised in Northland surrounded by family. She moved to the Franklin area in 2011 with her husband and they’ve been blessed with two daughters and a son. The beauty of all the outdoor activities in the region means Miria and her family utilise the Waikato river and Manukau Harbour frequently to fish.
Miria spent many years on the netball courts, dancing and exploring New Zealand.
After studying at Waikato University, where she met her Husband, Miria chose to embark on a career in the marketing and print media industry. When she became a Mother, she decided to move into the Finance Industry where she worked with another local Mortgage Adviser for over 8 years.
Miria joined the team at Counties Home Loans in February 2022 and is ecstatic to be in a role that continues to help clients with their financial needs as well as assisting Geoff and the team.
Nicola was born in Wellington and raised in South Auckland where her school holidays were spent in Franklin on her grandparents farmlet in Waipipi.
As a mother of two busy young boys, Nicola’s spare time is as an active side-line supporter to her boys ranging sporting and school interests in their down time the family are keen mountain bikers and bush walkers. To find a bit of balance she enjoys running, pilates, dancing and the escapism of a good book.
After completing a degree in Environmental Health and her first job on the Kapiti Coast in Wellington she spent 4 years working and exploring the UK and Europe before returning to NZ (having also met her Kiwi soon-to-be husband).
Wanting to move away from work in a regulatory environment Nicola commenced work for Counties Manukau DHB as a Needs Assessor to support clients to safely remain in their homes.
In 2014 Nicola had the opportunity to join her dad’s business, as a personal assistant, introducing her to the field of financial advice. 8 years working in her Dad’s business cemented Nicola’s skills and enjoyment for loan assessment and loan writing.
Nicola joined Counties Home Loans in February 2022 as Client Manager and is excited to support Geoff and Lexi as they make their clients property ownership dreams come true.