Our People

Meet our local, talented team

John Fox

President of Southwestern Title & Escrow

John is a native Santa Fean and began practicing law in Santa Fe in 1978. He always gravitated toward the real estate industry, whether by negotiation and litigation of issues, large and small, on behalf of clients, or by investing in his home town. While still active in his law practice, John and partners purchased a small title and escrow company in 2007, and merged with Southwestern Title & Escrow in 2009. John has been actively involved in every aspect of the title and escrow business since 2012. He has been a member of the board of directors of the New Mexico Land Title Association since 2015 and is the current president-elect of the organization. John enjoys using his many years in the legal business to train and educate his team of real estate title and escrow professionals. He believes that his team must enjoy their work in order to best serve their customers and co-workers.

John Fox

President | Southwestern Title & Escrow

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Kay Jones

Escrow Officer

For more than 20 years, Kay has built her reputation on knowledge, integrity, and flexibility. As an Escrow Officer her goal is to stay in front of the constantly changing environments in the title and escrow field. She provides her clients with the greatest protection for their largest investment while saving them money. She can handle any situation with unparalleled professionalism, putting a premium on moral and ethical principles.

Kay Jones

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
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Maria Salazar

Escrow Officer

As an escrow officer and the general manager of SWTE, Maria works closely with key staff to review policies and procedures, and assists closing officers in developing and servicing clients, while maintaining her own book of business as an escrow closer. Her attention to customer service is a strategic component to her success, and she makes clients’ needs a top priority; addressing questions and resolving problems and concerns in a professional and conscientious manner. In her free time Maria enjoys working in her yard with her schnauzers by her side.

Maria Salazar

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
F: 505-820-1905

 

Anthony Rael

Escrow Officer

Anthony Rael has been in the Title and Escrow Industry for over a decade. Currently an Escrow Officer, Anthony takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service to his clients. With his knowledge and years of experience, and his desire to understand all components of each transaction, Anthony ensures a smooth closing process for his clients. Anthony also sits on the board of directors for the New Mexico Land Title Association for Region one, serving its members for Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties.

Anthony Rael

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
F: 505-820-1905

Sandra Ortiz

Escrow Officer

Sandra Ortiz is a native of northern New Mexico whose career in the title insurance industry has spanned over 40 years. She is bilingual and started translating Spanish legal documents for abstracts of title. Sandra is well organized and resourceful and has worked as an Escrow Assistant and Out of County Escrow Coordinator previously. We are happy she is an Escrow Officer here at Southwestern Title & Escrow.

Sandra Ortiz

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
F: 505-820-1905

 

Andrea Padilla

Escrow Officer

Andrea Padilla was born and raised in Santa Fe. She began her career in the banking industry, quickly honing her skills in customer service, attention to detail, and has become proficient with escrow procedures. Passionate about real estate, she quickly jumped at the opportunity to work with Southwestern title. Andrea’s can-do attitude and appetite for knowledge has made her one of the top ‘up and comers’ in the real estate business. In her free time, Andrea loves to lift weights, eat food and meet new people. She brings a huge amount of positive energy, integrity and professionalism to each closing.

Andrea Padilla

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
F: 505-820-1905

 

Amanda Pierce

Escrow Officer

Although fairly new to the title business, Amanda has over 18 years of retail banking experience, starting as a teller and working her way up to Vice President/Branch Manager. Amanda strives to always deliver exceptional customer service and has great attention to detail. If there is a problem, she will find a solution all parties are satisfied with. When Amanda is not taking care of customers, she is focused on building colleagues up through training and coaching.

Amanda’s leadership style is focused on creating a thriving team that supports each other up and has a good time while taking care of business. She exudes positivity and believes in the importance of fostering great relationships with those around you. She cares about others and always wants the best for everyone.

Amanda Pierce

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
F: 505-820-1905

Kameka Smyth

Escrow Officer

Kameka Smyth was born and raised in Santa Fe and moved to Rio Rancho in 1999. She started her career in banking right out of high school. Kameka joined the Southwestern Title & Escrow team April 2017 and is a licensed Escrow Officer. She has been able to bring her passion, customer service skills and financial knowledge to our company.

Kameka Smyth

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
F: 505-820-1905

Cassandra Vigil-Mondragon

Escrow Officer

After a short trial in the banking industry, Cassandra Vigil-Mondragon found her passion in title and escrow. She is fluent in Spanish has extensive experience in title search and examination, posting title plants, escrow funding and escrow closing. Cassandra is able to answer clients’ questions knowledgeably as well as resolve any problems with extreme urgency.

Cassandra Vigil-Mondragon

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
F: 505-820-1905

Carla Pogemiller

Escrow Officer

Carla Pogemiller

Escrow Officer

P: 505-820-1800
F: 505-820-1905

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