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Joan Choice President North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-526-1744

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 son, Joshua, her pride and joy. She also enjoys playing golf, boating, water skiing and sending Joshua care packages at TCU (Texas Christian University).

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Kim Abbott Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-526-0689

Kim Abbott has been an active Escrow Officer in the community for 28 years. She’s well versed in Short Sales, Re-Sales, Refinances as well as working with several major companies as they relocate employees by providing her expansive escrow knowledge.

With a reputation of integrity and accuracy, Kim has processed hundreds of transactions while staying true to her core values and helping clients through their escrow with grace and kindness. Kim is determined to give the best service and undivided attention she believes her clients deserve. You can expect Kim to handle the details of your transaction with an accurate and up to date knowledge of the industry. As she puts its, “In our ever-changing industry, you must always keep your finger on the pulse of change.”

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 Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-992-8473 Work Fax: 714-526-1744

Kim Santiago began her escrow career in 1988 working for a small independent escrow company. She continued her career here at North Orange County Escrow now 26 years ago. Kim has enormous pride and tremendous loyalty to her job. Kim’s expertise includes all aspects of Residential Resale, Refinance, 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange and Subprime loans.

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. She is sure that she will be a helping hand in your escrow process!

Kim has raised never been happier than working at North Orange County Escrow here in North OC, where she and her husband have raised their family for the last 25 years. 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.

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Janelle Cowan Escrow Officer North Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-526-1744 Work Fax: 714-773-6585

“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 Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-526-1744

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 North Orange County Escrow 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 Phone: 714-526-5400 Work Fax: 714-447-5624 Work Fax: 714-526-1744

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 North Orange County Escrow 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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Sandy Vietro Personal Representative North Orange County Escrow CorporationSales
Work Phone: (714) 526-5400 Cell Phone: (714) 267-7890

An Orange County native, Sandy got her start in Real Estate. As a member of the Pacific West Association of Realtors, SoCal MLS, California Realtors Association, and National Association of Realtors, she became a frequent attendee at numerous Real Estate functions where she met the top management.

She’s thrilled to be working with an elite class of professionals. After years of selling Real Estate made her realize that her in the world is not behind a desk but in front of people. Sales in the perfect fit! She visits local banks, real estate offices, and mortgage companies to create, protect, and maximize relationships through superior service.

North Orange County Escrow is a rare find in the escrow community because of their dedication to delivering the highest levels of customer service. Connecting with Real estate professionals and providing them with this valuable information is immensely gratifying for Sandy.

Sandy saves room in her busy life for her other passions, friends, and family. She is happiest in the company of her three French bulldogs: Mia, Isabella, and Giana. Sandy also lends her support to the Humane Society and Second Harvest Food Bank.

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