Ms. Kinard is the President of First Excel Title, LLC. She maintains an active title insurance producer license in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC and is appointed by: First American Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.
Ms. Kinard is responsible for all residential, land, and commercial transactions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia for the Real Estate Settlement Firm.
She has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the company in the Washington DC Metro Area and opening of the firm's new District of Columbia office in July 2011 and Prince George’s County office in August 2018. In addition to the growth and expansion in DC Metro; Ms. Kinard led the efforts of First Excel Title’s expansion in the South through the affiliate First Excel Title South, LLC which currently has expanded into North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Ms. Kinard oversees and manages day-to-day operations and compliance of company in multiple jurisdictions. Her vast experience allows here to handle a variety of real estate settlements, from multifaceted land acquisitions to residential refinances/out sales in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
She has also has initiated a partnership with the organization Women Giving Back (WGB). Thanks to Ms. Kinard's efforts, First Excel Title, LLC, is now recognized as a WGB Hero. WGB was founded to help homeless women and children get on their feet with clothes to help them enter the workplace.
Link to their website : http://www.womengivingback.org
In addition to Women Giving Back, Ms. Kinard and her husband have been active supporters of numerous local charitable organizations including: HomeAid Northern Virginia, Salvation Army Angel Tree Program (Fairfax Co.), Women In the Building Industry, and Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.
In 2018 Ms. Kinard was selected to join the Advisory Board of the Christopher Carter Memorial Fund Foundation for her support throughout the years to the organization. The Christopher Carter Memorial Fund is a partner with Virginia Hospital Center to support diabetes education, prevention, and treatment provided by Virginia Hospital Center.
Ms. Kinard has been recognized and nominated as a Washington Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 and First Excel Title, LLC has been continually recognized annually as a Washington Business Journal Top Title Company.
Ms. Kinard was born and raised in the Northern Virginia where her family has strong roots. She received her B.S. with honors from Boston College in Marketing and Finance. While at Boston College, she was a scholarship Division 1 athlete and captain of nationally ranked women’s soccer team. Ms. Kinard, her husband, Jonathan, and their children, Ryan and Julia, currently reside in Vienna, Virginia.
Ms. Rocha is the Senior Underwriter as First Excel Title, LLC.. She has over 30 years' experience in the title insurance industry. She began her career in New York having worked as a title examiner, an underwriter, and a closer. In 2004, she relocated to Virginia and has obtained her title producer license in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Ms. Rocha manages the preparation of all residential and commercial title commitments and the issuance of all title insurance policies; she assists with developer land acquisition transactions; and conducts bilingual (Spanish) closings for the company as well as other residential and commercial settlements.
Ms. Rocha received her B.S. from SUNY - Plattsburgh in Business Management. She also obtained an MBA from Pace University. She currently resides in Burke, Virginia, and while not at work she enjoys time with her daughter, Ali, who recently graduated from The Catholic University of America with a degree in Drama; her son Paul, a student at Miami University in Ohio, majoring in Business Finance; and with her elderly mother, Maria, whom she cares for.
Ms. Angela Coyle is a New Orleans Native and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Arts and Non-Profit Management. In 1998, she relocated to the DC area to work for the Shakespeare Theatre and now resides in Chantilly, Virginia.
Ms. Coyle loves spending time with her husband, Vince, and their three daughters. She is also the proud mother of the world’s cutest dog, a Havanese, named Beignet. In her free time, she enjoys traveling down south to visit family and friends.
Disbursement / Accountant Administrator
Disbursement / Accountant Administrator
Ann Barton has 15 years of experience in the fields of accounting and customer service. Originally from Wagram, NC, she obtained a Bachelors of English from the University of NC at Chapel Hill before moving to Northern Virginia.
Ann enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with friends, family and her dog, a Lhasa Apso. An avid soccer fan, she spends her weekends cheering on her favorite team, Chelsea. She has traveled extensively and hopes to visit friends in Chicago, China and Kuwait in the near future.
Mr. Bernard is a settlement agent who began in the title industry in 1996. He maintains an active title producer license in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. At First Excel Title, LLC he has been instrumental in the company’s expansion into Maryland. Throughout his career, he has established an excellent reputation for demonstrating strong communication, organization, and problem solving skills to ensure client satisfaction.
Mr. Bernard attended Towson University where he received his B.S. in Business Management. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland and is an avid sports fan.
Ms. Campbell is a Settlement Agent with over 25 years’ experience in the real estate industry. In 2001, she also obtained her title producer license in Virginia. Ms. Campbell has a vast amount of knowledge with new home settlements and has worked with several local builders. Throughout her career, Desi has established an excellent reputation for customer service and problem solving skills to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction.
Ms. Campbell attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and resides with her family in Fairfax Station.
At First Excel Title, LLC, Ms. Charlery is the Marketing Manager responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining marketing strategies to meet and exceed First Excel Title’s organizational objectives.
Ms. Charlery comes to First Excel Title, LLC with extensive marketing experience. Hana worked for Monumental Sports & Entertainment's Partnership Marketing Department, home to the NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and comprised of Verizon Center, Kettler Capitals Iceplex and Patriot Center. Prior to joining the Partnership Marketing Department, Hana gained experience in the NBA's Washington Wizards Game Operations and Customer Service Departments.
Hana previously worked in Public Relations and Communications for a DC based firm specializing in international reach primarily focused in Africa. In that firm her primary focus was to create business opportunities and solve problems under a wide range of political climates and economic conditions, representing both corporations and countries.
Growing up as the daughter of an Air Force Officer, Ms. Charlery has lived in North Dakota, Germany, Guam, California, Hawaii and Virginia. Hana graduated from James Madison University and in her free time she enjoys staying active, traveling, volunteering and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Turner joins First Excel Title with 10 years of experience in the title and mortgage industries. At First Excel Title, LLC, Mrs. Turner is the pre-closing manager and is in charge of opening and organizing all files through the set-up process. She works closely with lenders, realtors, builders, and customers to ensure the file is set-up accurately in the beginning to ensure a smooth and seamless transaction.
Mrs. Turner was born and raised in Northern Virginia, where she currently resides with her husband, Ricky, their son, Oliver, and puppy, Bullitt. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends, traveling to the Outer Banks, interior decorating, and attending craft and antique fairs.
Laura Greenwood is a new face to the First Excel Title Team but not a new face to the title industry. Laura began her career in title in post-closing in 1985 and her desire to learn more eventually landed her in a processor position within a year. She has spent the last 25+ years in the industry and her knowledge and expertise in the field in unmatched.
Laura grew up in Northern Virginia and currently resides in a home a few blocks away from the house she grew up in. Laura has a love for the beach, all sports and is extremely proud of her daughter who is attending Radford University.
Ms. Presnell was born and raised in Panama City, Panama, and attended Santa Maria La Antigua Catholic University where she received a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Ms. Presnell moved to the United States after marrying her husband, Clark. She has lived in several states and territories, including Puerto Rico and relocated to Northern Virginia in 2005.
Ms. Presnell worked for Fairfax County Public schools and became a Real Estate Agent in 2006 - working in the real estate industry for close to 8 years.
Ms. Presnell enjoys spending time with her 2 kids who are her pride and joy. Her son Kyle attends the University of Alabama and her daughter Natalie attends the University of Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys attending football and basketball games at her childrens’ schools, traveling, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.
Mark Kim is a processor at First Excel Title, LLC and has over 15 years in the title industry. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a great attention to detail and focuses on client satisfaction.
Mr. Kim is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he studied economics and is an avid Hokies Fan! Mr. Kim is married and has three children, Emily, Brandon and Olivia.
Megan Saman is a Title Processor at First Excel Title. Megan began her career as a Post Closing Assistant at a title firm in 2009 and began processing a year later. She has spent the last 8 years in the industry and her desire to learn more makes her a huge asset to our team.
Megan grew up in Annapolis, MD, but absolutely loves living in Northern Virginia. Megan enjoys staying active, reading, trying new foods, and spending every free moment with Leila and Alexnader – her niece and nephew!
Millie Alesi has over 13 years' of experience in the title industry and is licensed in the a State of Virginia.
Originally from Peru, she obtained her Associates degree in Business Administration before moving to the United
Millie began her career as a Processor in 2004 and transitioned to Post Closing years later. She has spent the last
10 years performing post closing duties and is bringing her experience to First Excel Title to incorporate
electronic recordings as part of our Post Closing process.
Millie resides with her family in Stafford County, she enjoys spending time with her family and is a huge supporter
of her son Brandon who attends Middle School and participates in Tae Kwondo.
Mr. Rick Campbell began his career in the title industry as a settlement closer in 2010. Shortly after, he continued his career working for a builder for the next 7 years adding to his knowledge of the industry.
Mr. Campbell was born and raised in Springfield, Virginia and now resides in Fairfax, Virginia. In his spare time he enjoys brewing beer and playing with his dog, Maddie.
Robin M. West
Settlement Officer/Licensed Underwriter
Robin M. West
Settlement Officer/Licensed Underwriter
Robin M. West has been a licensed Title Agent since May of 1996 and is licensed in the States of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition to her state licensing, she is also a licensed Course Instructor for continuing education in the State of Virginia.
Ms. West has been an active member of the Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA) for the last fifteen years and is currently serving on the Events and Education Committees. She is also member of the Maryland Land Title Association (MLTA) and of Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors (FAAR) where she is on the Education Committee with both. She has extensive experience underwriting title commitments and policies, resolving title issues, conducting both residential and commercial title examinations, as well as processing files and conducting real estate settlements for all types of transactions.
She began her career in 1996 with Shockoe Title Agency, while she has had the opportunity to work for various individual agents over the years, she has also had the pleasure of working for both Chicago Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company, most recently joining First Excel Title, LLC in January of 2019.
Executive Assistant to Lauren Kinard, President
Executive Assistant to Lauren Kinard, President
Rosemary Sayre comes to First Excel Title with over 30 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry as a mortgage settlement closer. With her vast experience and knowledge, she is looking forward to learning all aspects of the title industry. Rosemary works as Executive Assistant to the President of First Excel Title, Lauren Vanni Kinard, and is also the liason for our construction files.
Rosemary has been married to her wonderful husband Gary for 30 years and is proud mom to her 2 grown daughters, Jessica and Casey, and Grammy to her adorable grandson, Oliver, and her little granddoggy, Bullitt.
Sarah L. Buzby joined First Excel Title, LLC in 2018 as a legal associate. Prior to joining First Excel Title, Ms. Buzby was a real estate attorney at the nation’s top law firms located in Los Angeles, Dallas, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Ms. Buzby has been practicing law for more than 12 years and specializes in real estate, corporate and business transactions. Ms. Buzby received her B.A.s in Public Policy and Spanish language from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ms. Buzby is admitted to practice law in California, Texas, Virgninia and the District of Columbia.
Ms. Buzby grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and is an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Duke Blue Devils fan. Ms. Buzby, her husband Brett, and their children, Lily and Marin, and dogs, Bailey and Beatrice currently reside in Arlington, Virginia.
SOFIA THOMPSON has over 17 years of extensive accounting & finance experience across many industries & organizations of varying sizes (from local to global). Since 2006, she served as a Controller or Manager of Accounting Operations for leading commercial & residential builders and developers throughout the east coast. In 2009, her interest in the real estate industry really peaked & she became one of the very few women to be licensed as a General Contractor in the state of North Carolina.
Sofia has always held a deep passion for reinvesting in her community & has done so for many years. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Belle Reading Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers resources & training to children to increase reading proficiency & literacy. Previously, she served on the National Board of Advisors of WEEN – Women in Entertainment Network, Inc., a coalition of women & men of all ages & races committed to supporting, promoting & defending the balanced, positive portrayal of women in entertainment & society. Prior to that, she held a leadership position with Cocktails for Cancer, a non-profit organization that raises funds & awareness about female cancers.
Ms. Thompson was born & raised in Durham & Chapel Hill, NC, respectively where she developed her love for sports & was an active member of the basketball & state ranked track & field teams. She also enjoys photography, traveling & being a self-proclaimed “foodie.” She received her B.S. in Accounting from NC State University where she met her husband, Tony, with whom she now has two lovely children.