Palm Tree Escrow

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Palm Tree Escrow is Licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight and provides escrow services for all of California using state-of-the-art software and equipment.

Monica's Bio

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Monica Carnathan

Monica was raised in San Diego, where she began her career in the title and escrow business in 1991 with Chicago Title. After relocating to the Inland Empire in 1998, she worked for LaRue Escrow/Chicago Title, where she learned a great deal from the owner, Carole. Carole sold the business and Monica went to Appian Escrow in Riverside. She stayed there for several years until moving to Title 365/Advantage Title in 2010. After a couple of years, Monica and her husband took the plunge and opened Monica's company, Palm Tree Escrow, in 2012. Monica enjoys the freedom to work closely with her customers and she consistently goes the extra mile for each and every client. You'll frequently see Monica going to a customer's home or place of business to sign some documents, or opening early and staying late to accommodate a client's needs. Palm Tree Escrow is a family affair; Kyla and Brendan are Monica's children, and her husband, Pat, is the Secretary/Treasurer who does the general accounting and payroll. Monica loves playing soccer and traveling in the RV with Pat and their cats, Tess and Gizmo.

Kyla's Bio

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Kyla Donnelly

Kyla started working in Escrow as the receptionist in the spring of 2013. She started learning quickly the ins and outs of escrow by working on the refinance escrows. After a couple years she was promoted to assistant and started expanding her knowledge on Purchases, Short Sales and Reverse Mortgages. Kyla is still striving to learn about this ever changing business by attending multiple classes and seminars. Ever since she was a toddler, Kyla has played soccer, and she still plays several times a week.

Lyda's Bio

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Lyda Fobbs

Lyda moved to the Inland Empire in December of 2003 from San Diego and started working for Stewart Title in 2000 as a receptionist and quickly learned the escrow business. She became an escrow officer in 2004 for residential transactions at Diversified Title and Escrow. Lyda has been in the escrow business now for 17 years. She's been with Palm Tree Escrow since September of 2014 and has enjoyed working with the team of professionals there. In her free time she loves to travel internationally, read adventure novels and indulge in fine dining. Favorite quote of all time: "Knowing is half the battle" ~ G.I. Joe

Reina's Bio

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Reina Gonzales

Reina started working as an escrow assistant in 1998. She became an Escrow Officer and maintained a heavy desk until she became pregnant with her son. As soon as Aiden was born, she decided to become a stay at home mother until she joined Monica's team at Palm Tree Escrow in 2014. Reina has enjoyed the friendships she's made. In her spare time she practices Martial Arts- Krav Maga and is currently working toward her Orange Belt. Reina and her husband of 20 years enjoy going to the wineries as well as the Craft Breweries here in Temecula/Murrieta.

Brendan's Bio

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Brendan Donnelly

Brendan came to work for Palm Tree Escrow in 2017. Like everyone in the escrow industry, he started out at the front desk; answering the phone, writing up refi escrows, and learning the business from the beginning. Brendan is a graduate of Paloma Valley High School. He played soccer for both his high school team as well as several club teams in Riverside County. Brendan still enjoys playing soccer in his free time, and he's eager to continue his escrow education!

Maria's Bio

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Maria Juaregui

Maria was raised in Imperial Beach and moved to Riverside County in 1995, shortly after that she started working for Chicago Title as a receptionist and worked her way up to Escrow Assistant. She has been in the business since 1996 working with several title companies. Her background includes several years of working at Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista along the side of Deans and other professionals. Maria is the proud mother of three children and also has three handsome grandsons. She enjoys music and spending time with her family (she is one of seven children). Most of all she loves working for Monica Carnathan at Palm Tree Escrow where she considers them all her family and friends.