Our Team

Meet Our Experienced Team

We focus on communication, thoroughness, and timeliness. With Southwestern Title & Escrow, you can trust your closing will be handled smoothly and professionally.



John Fox, President of Southwestern Title & Escrow


John Fox, President and owner of Southwestern Title is a native Santa Fean and has practiced law in Santa Fe since 1978. He practiced with his father, Robert Fox, until 1994 and with the Sommer Fox Law Firm from 1991 to 2001. John’s legal practice has focused on real estate, title, transactions, exchanges, trusts and estates, and small business. John is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and of Santa Fe’s St. Michael’s High School. John believes strongly in supporting local businesses and education.


Escrow Officers

Santa Fe County

nNSP_0557Kay Jones

Direct Kay: (505) 946-2960

Main: (505) 820-1800

Fax: (505) 820-1905


For more than twenty years, Kay Jones 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. Anthony Rael brings enthusiasm, focus and energy to his partnership with Kay.
nNSP_0910Tish F. Trujillo

Direct: (505) 946-2982

Main:  (505) 820-1800

Fax: (505) 820-1882


Tish F. Trujillo has over fourteen years of experience as an Escrow Officer and excels in delivering superior and personalized service to each and every customer. Her warm and professional style has won many loyal customers and her attention to detail insures that every transaction receives her full attention and expertise. She excels at communication and is able to identify and resolve potential problems before they become problems. Tish’s professionalism and ability to connect with customers has made her a favorite in the local real estate scene.


image001Roseann Talamante

Direct: (505) 946-2950

Main:  (505) 820-1800

Fax: (505) 820-1882


Roseann Talamante excels at anticipating and meeting needs of clients before these needs become apparent. Her calm demeanor, extensive experience and ability to respond quickly has made her a top escrow officer in the Santa Fe region over the last twenty years. Roseann’s dedication to fostering business in the real estate community is clearly demonstrated in her position as the 2013 co-chair of the events committee for the affiliates committee at SFAR.


nNSP_0533Carla Pogemiller

Direct: (505) 946-2970

Main:   (505) 820-1800

Fax:      (505) 820-1882


Carla Pogemiller is a long time member of the Santa Fe real estate community. She has been in mortgage banking and, for over thirty years, a title officer. In 2008, she received the prestigious Affiliate of the Year award given to those affiliates who have made personal contributions to the Santa Fe Association of REALTORS® and to the Santa Fe community. As an escrow officer her goals are trust, confidence, and expeditious communication. “I want all parties to feel comfortable by ensuring complete coordination with buyers, sellers, lenders, and Realtors.”


nNSP_0649Maria Salazar

Direct: (505) 946-2906

Main:   (505) 820-1800

Fax:      (505) 946-2964


Maria Salazar has played a fundamental role within ST&E’s operations since the company’s inception. As the general manager, 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.


Sandra Ortiz

Direct: (505) 946-2993

Fax: (505) 946-2993



Espanola & Rio Arriba County

nNSP_0502Cassandra Vigil-Mondragon

Direct: (505) 753-5582

Main:   (505) 753-6064

Fax:      (505) 753-1273


Cassandra has experience in the banking industry and has worked in the title insurance and escrow business since 2001. She is knowledgeable in title search and examination, posting title plants, escrow funding and escrow closing. Cassandra’s extensive expertise is demonstrated in all matters, whether in closing a small loan refinance or a multi-million dollar ranch transaction. Cassandra is fluent in Spanish and farms six acres of land in Pilar with her husband, son and daughter, raising chickens, pigs, rabbits, fruit trees, and vegetables.


Title and Exam Department

Our Title and Exam department is staffed by highly experienced experts in title searches and the examination. Our examiners include Fred Barela, now in his 40th year providing title services, Fred Apodaca, with well over 40 years of experience. Our other examiners, Cindy Delbrook, Jennifer Pearson and Barney Vigil, all have decades of professional experience behind them.

Margaret Hickey sets up new files & processes new orders, starting the search process and Victoria Porter handles funding and disbursement.

Quality of service from start to finish is of utmost importance at Southwestern Title. Our professional team has the track record to instill confidence in the quality of every file we prepare. Your escrow officer will involve the title and exam department whenever necessary to resolve a conflicting title issue for a property. We excel at identifying and resolving potential issues before they become problems. The entire department recognizes the importance of fast and accurate responses to new orders and upcoming closings.


Administrative Staff

Our efficient and knowledgeable administrative staff supports our team throughout all transactions, dotting the “i”s and crossing the “t”s and insuring the timeliness and accuracy of your closing.