TITLE & ESCROW SERVICES

STAFF DIRECTORY

The Team

Our top industry professionals in Bend and Redmond 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.

Angelique White
Angelique White
Redmond Branch Manager / Escrow Officer

Angelique works in partnership with realtors and lenders to provide a smooth closing experience. She loves helping and guiding clients through the closing process. Having worked in the title industry since 2001, Angelique values teamwork, positivity, and service that goes above and beyond. Angelique loves being outdoors, horse riding, and living the country life on one of Terrebonne’s original homesteads.

Sara Austin
Sara Austin
Escrow Officer
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.

Blanca Guzman
Blanca Guzman
Bilingual Escrow Officer

Blanca is an Escrow Officer and enjoys assisting clients from start to finish of their real estate transaction. Fluent in Spanish, Blanca serves as an interpreter for our Spanish-speaking customers. Bubbly and detail-oriented, Blanca started in the title industry right out of high school and discovered it was a great fit. She understands how stressful buying or selling a house can be. “I love calling and congratulating our customers at the end and hearing their relief. It makes me feel so happy for them.” In her spare time, Blanca runs a small health-oriented business growing, harvesting and delivering microgreens.

Evie Henderson
Escrow Officer
Amyee Hess
Amyee Hess
Escrow Officer

Amyee has over 18 years of industry experience including time in banking and as a real estate agent. She believes that understanding the whole real estate process is instrumental in guiding homeowners, realtors and lenders every step of the way. On a personal level, Amyee loves spending time with her family. She like getting outside and enjoying the great outdoors.

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.

Sandi Stewart
Sandi Stewart
Escrow Officer

A Certified Escrow Officer and commissioned Notary, Sandi closes escrow transactions for resales and refinances. She loves to ease her customers’ stress and confusion. She is especially good at calming the nerves of first-time home buyers and celebrating their important milestone. With more than 30 years of escrow experience behind her, Sandi knows the process inside and out. Caring and generous, Sandi is devoted to her family and friends. Get to know her and you’ll discover she loves a wide array of music and road trips!

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.

Mariya Benedyuk
Mariya Benedyuk
Associate Escrow Closer

Energetic and detail-oriented, Mariya is a “closer”—she prepares closing documents, facilitates signings, disburses and closes out files. A firm believer that “Teamwork makes the dream work!”, Mariya enjoys working with buyers, sellers, lenders, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, builders, and her fellow escrow teammates. Mariya loves the excitement of signing a new homebuyer—and also finds excitement in her free time as an aerialist.

Carla Cahail
Carla Cahail
Escrow Assistant
Christa Kennedy
Escrow Assistant
Samantha McCracken
Samantha McCracken
Escrow Assistant

Samantha is responsible for assiting 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.

Danetta Rider
Danetta Rider
Escrow Assistant

Danetta assists our Escrow Officers with the opening and closing process for home and business purchases and refinance loans. Danetta has a GIS certificate; in the past she used her expertise to assist realtors with listings and also updated maps for local towns. Danetta enjoys working with a “truly incredible team.” Meticulous, hardworking, and always ready to help, Danetta likes knowing that she makes a difference in the lives of our customers. In her previous life, Danetta was a journeyman carpenter and owned her own construction company. In her free time, she loves to go build or fix something!

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.

Krista Carpenter
Krista Carpenter
Business Development

A member of our business development team, Krista loves forging relationships with real estate agents, lenders and mortgage brokers, and then pairing them with our escrow officers. Genuine and loyal, Krista enjoys everyone around her. Having worked at a marketing firm that supported realtors, Krista understands what her business partners need to succeed. You could say this isn’t her first rodeo. Especially since she’s competed in rodeos all her life!

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.

Hayley Riggs
Business Development
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.

Sally Campbell
Title Officer
Stacey Case
Stacey Case
Title Officer
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.

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.”

Lenny Crutcher-Smith
Customer Service
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!”

Rayna Casarez
Administrative Assistant
Claudia Hernandez
Administrative Assistant

BEND

397 SW Upper Terrace Dr

541-389-2120

REDMOND

845 SW Veterans Way

541-527-1274

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