Meet The Team

Sue Foster-Blanchard

 

Owner and President

Sue Foster-Blanchard came to California in 1980 and gained a background in Real Estate Development. She began her escrow career in 1984, where her professionalism and passion for the business quickly made her one of the top Escrow Officers in Huntington Beach. In 1993 Sue, along with her husband Bill, founded Concord Escrow with the same philosophies she had become known for. Her commitment to client relationships has helped Concord Escrow grow into one of the most respected escrow firms in Orange County. In her spare time, Sue enjoys paddle boarding and traveling with her husband Bill as well as spending time outdoors with her two children and five grandchildren.

 

 

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Mary Marinko

 

Senior Escrow Officer, Office Manager  

Mary Marinko has specialized in transactions involving residential, multi-family, commercial and industrial sales, and exchanges. Since joining  Concord Escrow she has become proficient in problem solving and complex transactions, including but not limited to AITDs, Short Sales and T.I.C.s. Due to her focus and personality she has developed a clientele of some of Orange County’s top real estate agents and brokers who rely on her expertise to provide a pleasant and professional closing. Mary obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development at California State University of Fullerton. She began her escrow career in 1990 and joined Concord Escrow in 1995. She continues to develop her industry knowledge and expertise through continuing education courses and seminars. When not doing escrow, Mary is busy at home with her husband and their two children. She enjoys working out, golfing and outside activities.

 

 

Samantha Cheney

 

 Escrow Officer

Samantha Cheney graduated from UCSB with a degree in Political Science, while working in accounting. She began her escrow career in 1997 with Concord Escrow, following in the footsteps of successful real estate parents. Samantha was an Exchange Officer while building her client portfolio then managed a new branch office for Concord Escrow in 2005. Samantha is married with two children, works out and enjoys golfing. Favorite way to chill from escrow is boating on Lake Nacieminto.

 

 

Diana Lane

 

Escrow Officer

Diana Lane began her escrow career in 1992 and joined Concord Escrow in 1998. With over 20 years of experience she handles refinance transactions and residential, multi-family, Commercial sales, and exchanges. When not doing escrow, Diana is busy at home with her 3 girls. She enjoys spending time with her family.

 

 

 

Escrow Officer

Lyndsay McDuffey

 

 Escrow Officer

Lyndsay McDuffey began her escrow career in 2001 and has over 18 years’ experience in the escrow industry. She is proficient in Residential and Commercial Resale’s, Short Sales, REO’s, Co-Op’s, Refinances, and specializes in high liability properties. Lyndsay believes communication is the key. Along with her attention to detail and a proactive approach, she strives to make every transaction a smooth and positive experience for her clients. Lyndsay is a Huntington Beach native, current resident and is an active member in the community. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, camping and spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.

 

 

Danielle Banford

Danielle Banford

 

Escrow Officer

Danielle Banford began her escrow career in 2002 and joined Concord Escrow in 2008. With over 16 years of experience  Danielle handles refinances, residential, multi family, FSBO transactions.  She prides herself on paying attention to detail and providing clients with excellent escrow service.  Danielle is married with 3 children and enjoys family vacations, music, comedy and outdoor activities.

 

 

 

Karissa Chavez

 

Escrow Officer/Assistant

Karissa Chavez has over 15 years in the escrow industry, with experience in Residential Resale, FSBO, RELO, REO, Short Sale and Refinance transactions. Her proactive nature and attention to detail provide her clients with peace of mind during the escrow process. She is a skilled problem solver and is always willing to take on a new challenge. Karissa believes that being a team player with excellent communication and follow through are key to a smooth transaction. She is a Huntington Beach native and current resident with her husband and two children. When she is not providing excellent escrow service you can find her kayaking, camping and off-roading with her family.

 

 

Alyssa Wheless

 

Assistant

Alyssa Wheless is a California native and started at Concord Escrow in 2016. She has quickly proven her passion for detail and compassion for her clients. She has a background in Senior and Disabled Adult Care and worked as an administrator for an assisted living facility. Alyssa is an accomplished musician, an expert percussionist and in her spare time she likes being outdoors enjoying all that Southern California has to offer.

 

 

 

Sharlet Rivera

Sharlet Rivera

 

Closing Officer

Sharlet Rivera began her escrow career with Concord Escrow in 1995 and has spent the last 10 years as our Closing Officer. Her detailed nature and commitment to excellence provide an invaluable service to our clients. She is a California native with a background in the insurance industry and when she is not helping our clients, she enjoys spending time taking in the California landscape and enjoying a good meal with her husband, two children and extended family.

 

 

Cheryl Esquer

Cheryl Esquer

 

 Sales Associate

Cheryl Esquer joined the Concord Escrow team in 2015. Prior to working at Concord Escrow, she spent almost 20 years as a Customer Service and Verification Manager at one of the top leading professional lighting and sound companies in California. Business Development is one of her biggest passions, and is key in developing and maintaining Concord Escrow relationships. When not working, Cheryl is enjoying time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys volunteering and giving back to local charities.

 

 

Angela Ogaz

Angela Ogaz

 

Marketing Representative

Angela Ogaz has been in the real estate industry in orange county for over 25 years. She has worked in many facets of the industry and enjoys all aspects of dealing with the public and has been a top producer over the years. Angela graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in business and is very active in several local charities and connected to her community. She has volunteered at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School for many years. When not assisting clients, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband Steve, a local dentist and their two daughters, entertaining their friends, and traveling.

 

 

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Bill Blanchard

 

Owner

Bill Blanchard is a California native and graduated with a Degree in Business from Cal State Fullerton. He began as a Real Estate Broker in 1976, and in 1985 transitioned into Real Estate Development. In 1993, with his wife Sue, he founded Concord Escrow and has grown the company into one of the leading escrow firms in Orange County. Bill enjoys boating, skiing and traveling with his wife Sue, as well as spending time with his two children and five grandchildren.

 

 

Brandon Blanchard

Brandon Blanchard

 

Office Administrator

Before joining the Concord Escrow team in 2008, Brandon Blanchard spent 13 years in Warehouse Management. His incredible organizational skills and attention to detail made him the perfect choice for Office Administrator. When not running the day to day at Concord Escrow, Brandon can be found taking in an Angels game or enjoying the outdoors with his wife Katy and three daughters.

 

Our team provides Escrow Services throughout  California.