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PresidentNorth Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 ext. 228Work Fax: 714-526-1744

Biographical Info

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.

Joan has been an active member of the Orange County Escrow Association since 1986. 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, watching baseball and sending Joshua care packages at TCU (Texas Christian University).

Joan’s escrow knowledge and a very strong work ethic allows her to achieve outstanding results for their clients. A priority goal is to maintain very efficient, dependable, knowledgeable and courteous staff to provide exceptional service. She provides her staff with continuing education in the escrow industry because our team is committed to excellence for all of your escrow needs. Allow us to put our dedicated services to work for you. We look forward to meeting and working with you on your next transaction.

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Escrow OfficerNorth Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400Work Fax: 714-526-0689

Biographical Info

Kim Abbott has been an active Escrow Officer in the community for 30 years. She’s well versed in Commercial, Short Sales, Residential 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 immediate service, 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.”

Depending on the season, you can find her enjoying her favorite Team Sports and playing with her 3 Chihuahuas; Paco, Pele and Bella.  Kim also enjoys spending her weekends relaxing in Palm Springs.

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Escrow OfficerNorth Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: 714-526-5400Work Fax: 714-992-8473Work Fax: 714-526-1744

Biographical Info

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 29 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, Subprime loans and Hard Money Transactions.

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 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 27 years. When Kim gets a chance to relax, she loves to go for a nice long run in the outdoors with her 3 dogs.  Kim enjoys cooking for her family and friends and spending time with her first and only granddaughter.

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

Biographical Info

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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Photo of Sandy Vietro
Account ExecutiveNorth Orange County Escrow Corporation
Work Phone: (714) 526-5400Cell Phone: (714) 267-7890

Biographical Info

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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Escrow OfficerNorth Orange County Escrow Corp.
Work Phone: 714-526-5400 Ext. 224Work Fax: 714-773-6585

Biographical Info

Carolyn brings a valuable wealth of knowledge and expertise to North Orange County Escrow.  She started in the escrow industry in 1989 as a receptionist in an escrow office.  Her career led her to one opportunity after another, going from that receptionist position all those years ago to an Escrow Assistant, Escrow Officer, Escrow Manager and ultimately to General Manager of an escrow department to one of the largest real estate companies in North America.  Carolyn has a great “can-do” attitude, closing transactions smoothly and successfully.

Carolyn joined the team at North Orange County Escrow in 2015.  We are confident that she is a great fit within our office and is focused on helping to grow our business.  We are excited to have her as part of our team and she is just as excited to be here.  She has experience in a number of different types of escrow transactions, such as Purchase Escrows, Short Sales, 1031 Exchanges, Refinances, FHA and VA loans, Reverse Mortgage transactions, Probate Sales and Trust Sales, Residential and Commercial.

When she is not working, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her husband of 28 years and their two children.  You can find Carolyn volunteering in her church during her free time.  Carolyn is as passionate about helping others succeed outside of work as she is when helping clients buy and sell property.

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