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Joan Choice President North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work 1370 N. Brea Blvd Suite 110 Fullerton CA 92835
Work Phone: 714-526-5400Work Fax: 714-526-1744 Website: Visit Website

A California native, Joan has lived her entire life in Orange County. She began her escrow career in 1975, as an escrow receptionist. In 1986, eleven years later, Joan started her own company – North Orange County Escrow Corporation, in Fullerton, CA. Today, the company has some of the best escrow officers in the business and has one of the highest rated professional and ethical staffs in our industry. She also owns a few related companies – North County Services, a trustee company; North County Exchangors, a qualified Intermediary company for 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges; and Real Estate Escrow Plus, a real estate coordinator service. Joan is an active member of the Orange County Escrow Association. She served as OCEA President in 1992. She has served as a CEA (California Escrow Association) State Director 1991 through 1996. In 1993/94, Joan served as the California State Director to the American Escrow Association. She was elected to 3rd Vice President of AEA in 1994/95; 1st Vice President in 1995/96; President-Elect in 1996/97; and then served as President in 1997/98. Joan also has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors to EAFC (Escrow Agents Fidelity Corporation). Elected by the independent owners of California in 1993 and served through 2006. Joan was also appointed to serve on the Advisory Board to the California Department of Corporations/Escrow Law Division in 2002 through 2005 as a representative of EAFC. The greatest blessing in her life is her 16 year old son, Joshua, her pride and joy. She also enjoys playing golf, boating, water skiing and watching Joshua play baseball.

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Kim Abbott Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work 1370 N. Brea Blvd Suite 110 Fullerton CA 92835
Work Phone: 714-526-5400Work Fax: 714-526-0689 Website: Visit Website

With over 20 years in the escrow industry, Kim Abbott’s experience gives her the unique ability to assist her clients in all aspects  of the different types of escrows she handles.  Kim has been a part of the NOCE team for the past 17 years and continues to be excited about her career. Kim states that, “Being an Escrow Officer is challenging and always changing, and that is what drives me to remain in this industry”. Kim is determined to give the best service and undivided attention she believes her clients deserve. In her spare time, Kim attends her sons High School football and baseball games and plays with her 3 Chihuahuas, Paco, Pele, and Bella. Kim also enjoys spending her weekends relaxing in Palm Springs.

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Kim Santiago Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work 1370 N. Brea Blvd Suite 110 Fullerton CA 92835
Work Phone: 714-526-5400Work Fax: 714-992-8473Work Fax: 714-526-1744 Website: Visit Website

Kim Santiago came to be part of the North Orange County Escrow team 21 years ago and quickly worked her way up to becoming an Escrow Officer after knowing that the escrow industry was a perfect fit for her.  Learning and becoming very familiar with REO’s, Residental Resales, Short Sales, For Sale by Owners, and Refinances, Kim is sure that she will be a helping hand in your escrow process.

When Kim gets a chance to relax, she loves to go for a nice long run in the outdoors.  Kim enjoys cooking for her family and friends and cheering her three sons at their various sporting events.

Every day is a new challenge that Kim is ready and willing to take on in order to make her clients feel that they are in good hands and will be taken care of.  Kim Santiago attributes her success to her willingness to go that extra mile for all of her clients.

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Janelle Cowan Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work 1370 N. Brea Blvd Suite 110 Fullerton CA 92835
Work Phone: 714-526-5400Work Fax: 714-526-1744Work Fax: 714-773-6585 Website: Visit Website

“You feel as if you’re her only client.”  Personal attention to details, compassion and understanding are skills Janelle Cowan performs to perfection.  Janelle understands that each escrow is “the most important” to someone.   Janelle realizes the importance of the role she plays in her client’s transactions and is dedicated to always being on top of each and every transaction she handles.  Janelle came into the escrow industry in 1986 and joined North Orange County Escrow in 1998.  She knows the escrow industry has gone through many changes throughout the years and Janelle has made sure to keep up in order to always maintain her clients escrow needs.

Being an avid baseball fan, Janelle enjoys going out to the ballpark to cheer on her Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim along with family and friends.  She also enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her family such as bike riding, running, and going to the beach.

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Donna Wardman Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work 1370 N. Brea Blvd Suite 110 Fullerton CA 92835
Work Phone: 714-526-5400Work Fax: 714-526-1744 Website: Visit Website

It is Donna’s 25 year career in the escrow field as an officer that has given her both the experience and knowledge necessary to provide the service and expertise so necessary to a smooth and successful escrow transaction. Donna has been part of the NOCE team for more than 20 years, specializing in Residental Resales, Refinances and Commerical Escrows.

Donna treasures her time with family and friends.  She enjoys her annual family trip to Mammoth Mountain every winter.  Along with snow skiing, Donna loves to cook and participates in her church activities.

Donna believes there are no problems, only solutions.  She ensures that all parties in her transactions know that she is on their team, and that she is there to help make each transaction a success.

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Debbie Purdy Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work 1370 N. Brea Blvd Suite 110 Fullerton CA 92835
Work Phone: 714-526-5400Work Fax: 714-447-5624Work Fax: 714-526-1744 Website: Visit Website

With 30 years experience as an escrow professional, Debbie is well equipped to handle any complex real estate transaction.   Debbie has been a proud member of the NOCEscrow team over 22 years and has worked with Residential Resales, REO/foreclosures, Short Sales and Refinances.  Debbie loves the business and who she works for.  Every day is an adventure for her.  Debbie’s strong work ethic combined with a service oriented philosophy is a critical element of her very successful career.

Debbie loves spending time with her family and caring for her 2 Pugs, Jordy and Paris. She also enjoys scrapbooking and baking.  Debbie is a new “grandma” and loves her new role.

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