Licensed in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine & Florida

Who We Are

Founded in 2020 by longtime Upper Valley mortgage professionals Rob Messenger and Jessica Irwin, Legacy Mortgage LLC provides buyers with unique insight into the local market, well over a century of experience, and access to a network of lending professionals that can make all the difference in securing the most optimal combination of rates, closing costs, loan programs and expediency.

Centrally located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Legacy Mortgage has quickly become one of the area’s leading mortgage lenders, serving the needs of clients in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Florida.


Your home is where your legacy begins.

Your home is where your legacy begins.

Meet the Team

Rob Messenger

Rob Messenger

Owner, Senior Loan Originator

NMLS: 101857 

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Rob lives in the Lake Sunapee region with his wife and their two children. Rob attended Kearsarge Regional High School and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. As a father of two teenage boys, he cherishes time spent outdoors with his family, skiing, biking, and boating in the Upper Valley’s pristine and plentiful recreational areas. 

Rob has been a loan officer since 1999, striving to offer exceptional, personalized service to each and every client to ensure a pleasant and successful experience. He specializes in Conventional & Jumbo loans as well as USDA, FHA, and VA. Here at Legacy Mortgage, we pride ourselves on having a wide variety of products to meet all your needs, whatever they may be.

Hobbies include: fishing (Bass & Tuna), traveling, playing the guitar, hiking in beautiful New England, skiing, and playing golf.

$1,016,000,000 funded, 3,673 loans, in 91 counties, over 23 years, across 3 states, for 2 companies, building 1 very rewarding legacy helping Upper Valley families make home ownership a reality.

Jessica Irwin

Jessica Irwin

Owner, Operations & Compliance

NMLS: 2058867

Born and raised in the Upper Valley, Jessica has 2 decades of experience managing mortgage loan operations in several settings across multiple lenders and diverse loan program offerings. Jessica guarantees our loan processes and systems run smoothly. You might not work with her directly but she’s working for you.

She graduated from Western Colorado University and now lives in Enfield, NH with her husband, 3 kids and two dogs one of whom is our office dog Tonka.

Jessica and her crew love the outdoors in every season from summers on the boat to winters on the slopes, they enjoy it all. 

Jessica has also dedicated countless hours to supporting the community run ski programs at Whaleback Mountain.

Stacey Pillsbury

Stacey Pillsbury

Senior Loan Analyst

Stacey was born and raised in the Upper Valley and currently lives in Canaan, NH. She is a graduate of Mascoma Valley Regional HS and attended the Center for Financial Training (CFT) and Keene State College. Stacey has been in banking since 1994 and entered the mortgage industry in 1996. She’s held many positions in lending, from servicing and processing to underwriting. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows their stuff better.

When not hanging with her Legacy colleagues in the office, Stacey loves spending time with her family and friends, being entertained by her cat Willow, watching sports, taking road trips, and enjoys reading, particularly anything by Stephen King.

Jake Donovan

Jake Donovan

Loan Originator

NMLS: 2006191 

Born and raised in the Kearsarge area, Jake is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College. Jake is licensed in New Hampshire, Vermont, Florida and Maine.

When Jake’s not securing licenses across the East Coast, you’ll find him serving as an assistant soccer coach for Lake Sunapee United’s soccer team. Jake is an avid skier, hiker, and soccer player, enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities the area has to offer. Recently, he took up the hobby of homebrewing craft beer. The entire office is looking forward to taking up the hobby of tasting his creations.

Mike Benson

Mike Benson

Jr. Loan Originator/Loan Analyst

NMLS: 2249372

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Mike currently resides in northern Grafton County with his wife, daughter, Australian Shephard, and his two goats. He is a graduate of Woodsville High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Liberty University.

Prior to Legacy Mortgage, Mike was a Detective at the Hanover Police Department and served in the United States Marine Corps.

Mike enjoys spending quality time with his family outdoors, weightlifting, and anything that has to do with Harry Potter.

Katharine Rancourt

Katharine Rancourt

Digital Marketing Manager

It’s a digital world out there and we’re here for it. From Google to Facebook, Katharine helps us stay connected.

Katharine grew up in southern Vermont and her husband and their 3 daughters now live in Lebanon, NH.

She graduated from Simmons University in Boston with a BA in Public Relations and Marketing Communications. She began her career at advertising agencies in Boston and Virginia before settling back in New England where she specializes in helping small businesses with their digital presence and online marketing.

Suzie Suttie

Suzie Suttie

Administrative Assistant

Suzie was born and raised in Maine. She relocated to New Hampshire in 2019 and currently resides in the Upper Valley with her husband and teenage son. She has worked in the finance industry for over 2 decades with a background in banking and insurance. Suzie enjoys spending her free time cooking, camping and biking and is an avid hockey fan.




Office Dog

What would any winning team be without a Mascot? Tonka the Office Dog is ours.

A French Bulldog by birth, his true talent is not only locating the most radiant sunbeam in the office but managing to fill every inch of it. He has a keen sense of when somebody needs to take five and insists on mandatory belly rubs and the occasional scratch behind the ear. He works for kibble and dog treats and can show you the best places to hide a squeaky toy anywhere in the Upper Valley.



We Specialize in

  • Conventional Loans
  • FHA Loans
  • VA Home Loans
  • Jumbo Loans
  • First-time Home Buyers
  • USDA Loans
  • Unique Properties
  • Second Home & Investments
  • Land Loans
  • Home Loans for Firefighters & Police
  • Refinances
  • Physician & Resident Loans
  • Portfolio Loans
  • View Our Products

If you’re looking to buy a new home or property, refinance an existing property or finance the construction of a new build, we’ve got your back.


You’ll quickly come to find we don’t just see you as one of our most valued clients, but as a friend and neighbor too.