Our Team

About Maria

I was born and raised in Humboldt County. I started my lending career in 2003 at Briton Mortgage. Previous to this I worked in the real estate field for 17 years, which provided me a strong understanding of the real estate industry. 

Spanish is my second language. My Spanish speaking ability has allowed me the privilege to better assist the Hispanic community with their lending needs. 

Obtaining a mortgage can seem like a difficult task. As a local loan officer, I pride myself on always being available to offer my clients guidance through every step of their loan process. I work very hard to provide my clients with a full understanding of their different lending options to ensure they choose the absolute best option for them. 

I love being a loan officer and helping people recognize their potential of homeownership. Come by or give me a call to find out how I can make your dreams of homeownership come true. 

About Janine

I began my lending career in 1983. In 1999, I opened Briton Mortgage with the vision of bringing the community a premier service backed by my many years of experience.

The name Briton has great meaning as it is the joining of my two daughters’ names, Brianna and Ashton. Brianna was only 8 years old at the time and is the “artist” that drew our first logo (pictured). I am so happy that she has now joined the business!

Briton Mortgage strives to provide a positive lending experience and create customer relationships thatOld Briton Logo last a lifetime. Our Briton team is made up of motivated and caring individuals whose goal is to deliver excellent customer service. That is why our motto is, “We brighten the path to home ownership.”

Since we are in the business of home ownership, I felt it was important for Briton Mortgage to have its own home too. I purchased the house in 2001 and began the journey of making it a professional yet relaxing and fun environment. The office is decorated with seasonal and house-inspired quilts. Quilting is one of my favorite hobbies and I love sharing it with everyone. Every day is an open house at Briton Mortgage. Drop by anytime to check out Briton’s home and decorative quilts!

About Brianna

My name is Brianna Averill-O’Bourke. I am a Humboldt County native, born and raised in Eureka. I come from a home of real estate experts! My mother, Janine, is the broker/owner of Briton Mortgage and has been lending for 35 years. My father, Robert, has over 20 years of experience in real estate sales and development. I started working at the young age of 8 for Briton, tasked with the job of drawing the logo we still use today (pictured).

For the past 5 years, I worked as an emergency dispatcher for local police and fire departments where my daily duties required multi-tasking, always answering the phone by the second ring, and remaining calm through life-or-death situations. I’m hoping to combine all of these attributes along with my exposure to real estate to make the lending process for both realtors and borrowers as simple as possible.

I hope to add a more advanced technology-based process while retaining the old school approach to lending. With my eagerness and work-drive combined with my knowledge of how lending works, we will make the perfect team for any transaction!

Looking forward to working with you!

Our Team

We brighten the path to home ownership.