TITLE & ESCROW SERVICES

Bend Team

Our Team

Our top industry professionals in Bend are here and ready to streamline your closings with exceptional service to ensure your transactions are nothing but easy and successful.

Kevin White
Kevin White
Executive Vice President

Kevin is challenged with growing our company’s footprint in the region. He oversees statewide operations and growth, and he also directs sales and marketing initiatives. Kevin enjoys interacting with customers and “lives to serve others in all I do.” A lover of the outdoors and a former director for the Oregon FFA Foundation, Kevin spends his spare time growing hay and raising purebred Simmental cattle.

Steve McDonald
Steve McDonald
Vice President/County Manager

Steve oversees operations for Deschutes County Title. He enjoys working with the people he meets everyday, from customers to employees. Thoughtful and fair, Steve likes tackling and overcoming the daily challenges that arise. “I love that no two days are ever the same.” Like so many of our team, Steve lives by the motto of “treat others as you would want to be treated.” At home, Steve aims to be the best husband and father that he can be.

Sean McDonald
Sean McDonald
Title Manager

Sean is charged with oversight of the Title department.  He enjoys the research aspect of title and solving complicated matters for customers.   Sean has over 15 years in the title and escrow world, including managing two separate companies in Washington state.   He and his family left Washington and landed back in Bend in the summer of 2019.  Sean loves the outdoors, including hiking, hunting and quad riding.

Arianna Lease
Arianna Lease
Escrow Officer

Arianna opens and closes real estate transactions including residential sales and refinances. Arianna grew up in the real estate industry (her father and sister are top agents in California) and helped build a title and escrow company at the age of 23. She still loves helping people through the home buying and selling process. Optimistic and energetic, Arianna is also motivated to find homes—or shelter— for the less fortunate (animals included).

Becky Felix, MBA
Becky Felix, MBA
Escrow Officer

Becky helps customers with the closing documents required to buy and sell their homes, businesses and investment properties. She also specializes in reverse mortgages. A notary public, Becky also holds an MBA. Intelligent and tenacious, Becky loves guiding people through complex closing transactions. Becky works with foreign exchange students and loves to travel.

Libby J. Renfro
Libby J. Renfro
Escrow Officer

Encouraging and enthusiastic, Libby closes escrows on real estate purchases and refinances. After 20+ years, she still enjoys helping customers through the escrow process. Libby treats each customer with respect and generously shares her experience. In her spare time, Libby loves to play the guitar and spend time outdoors. A third-generation Alaskan, she loves hiking and taking in the natural beauty of Central Oregon.

Carri Millette
Carri Millette
Escrow officer

Carri loves the home-town relationships between employees, management and clients. Carri has worked in the field of escrow since 1995. Detail-oriented and hard working, Carri has implemented several projects at Deschutes County Title. In her spare time, Carri loves spending time with family and friends, walking her dogs, traveling, and cheering on the U of O Ducks.

Renee Ross-Kramb
Renee Ross-Kramb
Escrow Officer

A helpful team player, Renee has worked in escrow for more than 20 years and assists our escrow staff. Renee loves the support and communication she receives from her co-workers. She loves making the dream of home ownership come true for our customers. Renee loves exploring Oregon and enjoys hiking, fishing, boating, gardening and wine tasting.

Jeff Rieb
Jeff Rieb
Escrow Assistant

Jeff assists our Escrow Officers with the opening and closing process for home and business purchases and refinance loans. Jeff loves being a part of a team that works so well together. He also loves the excitement of first-time home buyers as they dive into home ownership. Jeff has worked in the financial industry, customer service and sales. Loyal, friendly and helpful, Jeff abides by the motto “Treat others as I would expect to be treated.” Jeff coaches volleyball, loves golf, and has lived in Bend for all but four years of his life.

Karen Dietz
Karen Dietz
Escrow Assistant

Karen brings her positive outlook and sense of humor to work each day. Karen is dedicated to providing exceptional service to every customer from start to finish. Karen is not new to escrow, having served as an escrow assistant at our sister company, Clark County Title in Vancouver, WA.  Karen enjoys working with our escrow team to serve our clients. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her “other” family!

Annette Zukaitis
Annette Zukaitis
Business Development

Annette plays matchmaker, pairing customers to team members for a perfect match. Her job requires her to know the personalities, strengths and weaknesses of our escrow, title and customer service team. Honest and reliable, Annette loves to earn trust and build relationships with our customers. Annette has spent decades working in the title and real estate industries. She loves spending time with her family, making jewelry, and dancing to country music.

Samantha McCracken
Samantha McCracken
Business Development

Samantha is regularly out and about in Bend forging relationships between local real estate agents and our amazing escrow team. Outgoing and charismatic, Samantha loves getting to know the agents in our area. Samantha values honesty, accountability, and integrity. A devoted mother, she loves spending time outdoors with her son. Samantha previously worked as a travel agent, and one day she hopes to travel the world.

S. Kelly McDonald
S. Kelly McDonald
Special Projects

An enthusiastic problem-solver, Kelly has an incredible depth of knowledge and is engaged in a variety of special projects as well as examining titles. Kelly believes in honesty, integrity and communication. Kelly is a recent transplant to Bend. Before moving here with his high school sweetheart (now married 45 years!), he managed offices in Washington for more than three decades. The ninth of ten siblings, Kelly naturally enjoys spending time with family and being involved with his church.

Andrew Mangan
Andrew Mangan
Customer Service

Andrew create GIS maps for our customers—a rewarding job that brings clarity to confusing situations. Having worked in the industry for many years, and in a variety of positions, Andrew has embraced a position that’s a perfect fit for his analytical and creative personality. In his free time, he’s either spending time with family, strumming a guitar, hiking or enjoying the immediate results from working on his yard.

Angela Douglas
Angela Douglas
Recording Data Specialist

Having also worked as an Office Specialist and Computer Specialist, Angela records legal documents in our specialized database. Funny and sometimes a little devious, Angela loves people and animals. Deaf at birth, Angela communicates in both English and American Sign Language and believes wholeheartedly that, no matter how they are signed or spoken, “Words and ideas can change the world.”

Jud Klinger
Jud Klinger
Title Officer

Jud gives our customers peace of mind when purchasing a home by making sure the property is free and clear of all liens and encumbrances. An all-around nice guy with a quirky sense of humor, Jud practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, otherwise known as “the art of folding clothes while people are still wearing them.” Jud can eat an ungodly amount of sushi in one sitting and enjoys kinetic art.

Stacey Case
Stacey Case
Title Officer
Tiffany Conner
Tiffany Conner
Book Keeping / Trust Accounting

Tiffany has been with Deschutes County Title from the start. Cross-trained in nearly every department, Tiffany is our hardworking “swiss army knife”! She spends most of her time handling our office bookkeeping and also records transaction documents with the county. She enjoys being a part of such an important moment in people’s lives and meeting our customers personally. Funny and loyal, Tiffany strives to live each day with honesty, integrity and compassion. She loves her family, spending time in nature, refinishing furniture, and taking road trips. “I’ve been known to drive for hours for a good cheeseburger!”

BEND

397 SW Upper Terrace Dr

541-389-2120

REDMOND

845 SW Veterans Way

541-527-1274

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