Newcastle & Hunter Region

Meet The Team

Denis Hill

Denis Hill is the principal of LJ Hooker Home Loans Newcastle and Hunter Regions. Prior to joining LJ Hooker Home Loans Denis operated his own successful boutique brokerage for 16 years, looking after the home loan needs of Newcastle and Hunter region people. Prior to this Denis spent many years with a major bank where he specialised in residential and business banking management.

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Denis brings a wealth of experience to the Newcastle and Hunter area, and is completely customer focused with a hands-on approach. Providing solutions to customers and helping them achieve their financial goals is a key focus for Denis.

Denis has co-written DON’T GET REJECTED – The benefit of using a finance professional, due for release January 2019 with business partner Erica. Outside of work, Denis spends his time in his home garden, with his family and friends and is an avid competitive sportsman over his lifetime playing rugby league, tennis, squash, golf and representative cricket even at one time playing with West Indian legend Andy Roberts.

Denis is a member of FBAA and AFCA. He holds a Cert IV in Financial Services and has a strong philosophy in doing business for good and has served on several boards, hospitals, golf clubs, cricket clubs etc and now supporting several local and global charitable organisations.

LJ Hooker Home Loans is a real alternative to the banks, providing a more personalised approach, and specialist guidance on property purchasing and home loan refinancing. Our home loan products offer a wide range of features including free redraw and offset, combined with fully mobile online account access.

Erica Voelkel

Seeing so many young adults already facing dire financial hardship and little understanding of how they can fix it, Erica is driven to ensure our youth prepare a foundation for a secure, independent, wealthy future, and ensure they use money as a tool and not a shackle.

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Erica has co-written #MONEYPLAN – How millennials can avoid financial stuff ups: with her daughter Haizl and co-written DON’T GET REJECTED – The benefit of using a finance broker: due for release January 2019 with business partner Denis. Erica was also an award finalist in Rising Star – Advisor Finance Awards 2018 for her work with youth in debt.

Erica holds a Cert IV in Financial Services and has a driving philosophy in doing business for good supporting several local and global charitable organisations making a difference in the lives of at risk women and children.

LJ Hooker Home Loans is a real alternative to the banks, providing a more personalised approach, and specialist guidance on property purchasing and home loan refinancing. Our home loan products offer a wide range of features including free redraw and offset, combined with fully mobile online account access.

Tania Micallef

Tania is a Hunter region local who strives to help both our business partners and customers enjoy a great experience with LJ Hooker Home Loans Newcastle and Hunter Region. Tania has a strong background in real estate and links this knowledge to finance to help our business offer a greater level of service.

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Helping our business partners understand the full finance solutions we offer customers is an important part of Tania’s role. Being local and a mother of 3 daughters, Tania understands the needs of families when buying and financing property.

Her passions include horse riding, new challenges, health and fitness, her family and also enjoying the good things in life.

Haizl Voelke

Haizl Voelkel is the most important member of the LJ Hooker Home Loans Newcastle Hunter Regions team as she manages all our customer loan information and administration. This helps support our customers for the life of their loan.

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Haizl has worked alongside Denis and Erica for almost three years now, having left school to start working at the age of 15. Haizl understands the fear of asking questions you think might sound silly and with her, you can ask all the questions you want without having that fear. Haizl takes pride in her customer service and loves answering any and all enquires and putting people at ease with her positive nature. It’s important that our customers fully understand their home loan product and Haizl ensures our team offers the very best after settlement service.

Haizl is currently undertaking her Cert IV in Financial Services and has co-written #MONEYPLAN – How millennials can avoid financial stuff ups: with her mother Erica. Outside of work Haizl is a car enthusiast restoring a 1971 XJ6 Jaguar and driving her 1994 Supra as well as being a passionate animal lover with a Siberian Husky, Papi and recently rescuing a German Shepard, Raiyn, surrendered by a farmer unable to continue feeding her.

LJ Hooker Home Loans is a real alternative to the banks, providing a more personalised approach, and specialist guidance on property purchasing and home loan refinancing. Our home loan products offer a wide range of features including free redraw and offset, combined with fully mobile online account access.

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