Attorneys

With an average of 14 years of settlement experience, our attorneys make sure that even your most complex deal gets closed accurately and in a timely fashion.

David has focused his practice on real estate settlements for more than 18 years and has performed more than 15,000 settlements. His strengths and efforts are combined to bring exceptional skill to conducting residential and commercial settlements.

During his career, David has taught hundreds of continuing education classes to real estate professionals and loan officers on a variety of topics. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Maryland Bar Association, and an affiliate member of the Great Capital Area Association of Realtors.

A native of Montgomery County, David graduated from Churchill High School. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1990, and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in 1993. David is admitted to the Maryland State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

David is passionate about making KVS a great place to work, and spending as much time with his wife and two daughters as possible. He is obsessed with anything UVA, and loves music, tennis, the Redskins, and the Caps.

301.605.1421
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David Kanstoroom

Founding Member

Claudia has more than 14 years of legal experience. She began her career practicing family law with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau. She later went on to join the largest family law firm in Maryland, where she handled complex domestic litigation cases involving support and property distribution issues. In 2005, Claudia decided to focus on real estate law exclusively. Since then, she has conducted thousands of real estate settlements.

Claudia is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. She is a former member of the Montgomery County Maryland American Inn of Court.

Claudia received her B.S. from American University and her J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. She is admitted to the Maryland State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

Claudia lives with her husband and two young kids in Columbia Heights, and enjoys doing yoga and supporting great charities, like DC WISE, Inc. 

301.605.1422
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Claudia M. Vitale

Founding Member

With more than 20 years of experience as a mortgage banker and title attorney, Marty began his legal career with Ridgway and Griffin in Rockville, MD. Rising to the rank of partner and subsequent co-owner of the firm’s title company, Universal Settlements, LLC, he conducted thousands of settlements. His contribution to Universal was instrumental in the firm’s growth and eventual sale to First American Title Insurance Company, where Marty assumed the role of Regional Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Direct Operations Manager.

Marty brought his dedication and experience to KVS Title, LLC, where he focuses his time on conducting residential and commercial real estate settlements. Marty teaches continuing education courses for real estate and mortgage professionals. He is a member of the American, Maryland, and District of Columbia Bar associations. He is also an affiliate member of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors and District of Columbia Association of Realtors.

Marty was born and raised in the Washington Metropolitan area. He attended Gonzaga College High School, received his B.A. from Fordham University and earned his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. He is admitted to the Maryland State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

Marty lives in Silver Spring, MD, with his wife and three children. He actually thinks working hard is fun—he loves a good problem to solve. But when he’s not working, he likes to coach youth sports, golf, and is an avid runner.

301.605.1423
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Marty Stanton

Founding Member

Katie joined KVS Title in 2014 with over 8 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate settlements. Her experience includes home purchase and refinance, construction finance, condominium creation, and commercial development transactions. Katie has earned a reputation among her clients as a problem solver for her ability to mediate contentious settlements and resolve complex title problems. She enjoys working with first-time homebuyers and real estate veterans alike as they navigate the purchase process.

A Capitol Hill resident, Katie is an active member of the community in which she lives and works. She has raised funds and participated in events for several of the Hill’s charitable organizations and loves being able to assist her neighbors with their real estate transactions. 

Katie received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She is admitted to the Virginia Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

301.605.1418
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Katie Griffin

Attorney

For the past 10 years, Danny has focused his practice on real estate transactions. With 8,000 settlements under his belt, he brings exceptional skill and experience to the settlement table. Prior to joining KVS Title, Danny was an owner and served as settlement attorney for Counselors Title in Gaithersburg, MD, and managing attorney of the Rockville Office for Universal Settlements. Danny has taught contracts and agency at hundreds of continuing real estate education courses to thousands of real estate professionals.

A native of Salisbury, MD, Danny graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 2001. Danny is a member of the bars of both the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Danny lives in Kensington, MD, with his wife, two boys, and a dog named Jake. With his love for tennis, football, and hockey, Danny is an avid fan of the ATP Tennis Tour, the Washington Redskins, and the Washington Capitals. 

301.605.1414
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Danny Cantwell

Attorney

Dave has been serving the DC Metro real estate community as an attorney for more than seven years. His areas of expertise consist of commercial and residential real estate transactions, foreclosures, and matters concerning complex title issues.

Dave received his B.A. from Bridgewater State College and his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2003. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the State of Connecticut. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

Outside of the office, Dave spends most of his time with his wife and family. His hobbies include cooking, swimming, hiking, and attempting new hobbies. 

301.605.1419
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Dave Roche

Attorney

Lisa joins KVS Title with 10 years of legal experience, focusing on commercial and residential real estate transactions. She has conducted thousands of real estate settlements and has assisted clients with contract drafting and negotiations as well as resolving complex title issues. Additionally, she has lectured in a series of seminars for first-time homebuyers.

She earned her J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2003 and a B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealths of Virginia and Massachusetts, and is a member of the Maryland and Montgomery County Bar Associations.

Lisa grew up on a farm in Missouri. She loves all things Missouri Tigers and despises all things Kansas Jayhawks. When not enjoying time with her husband and young daughters, she loves to cook and reminisce about her all-time favorite TV show, Lost.

240.235.5371
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Lisa Lamphier

Attorney

Toula has been a Virginia attorney for 12 years and focuses her practice on residential and commercial real estate settlements. The daughter of a career Realtor, she grew up with real estate transactions as the subject of daily household conversations, learning early the significant role that each professional plays in the course of a real estate purchase, and the necessity of ensuring that each detail is handled with care.

Toula has taught hundreds of classes to real estate professionals on topics such as contracts, agency, real estate law and unconventional transactions, and has extensive experience in resolving complex title issues. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association. Toula is an affiliate member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and has been a long-time member of the Standard Forms Committee and a member of the Attorney Roundtable.

Toula grew up in Loudoun County and is a graduate of George Mason University and the George Mason University School of Law. She is admitted to the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

Toula enjoys spending time with her two young sons, who keep her on her toes and keep her laughing. She also loves music, hiking, cooking, reading and trail running. 

703.352.3030
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Toula Gross

Attorney

Prior to joining KVS Title, Gina worked as a general practice attorney in the federal government and as an associate at a large law firm handling business transactions. She also served on the staff of a historic house museum and remains involved in community arts activities. At KVS Title, Gina focuses her practice on residential real estate transactions and clearing complex title issues in preparation for settlement.

Gina earned her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and her B.A. from Fordham University. She also holds an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Gina is admitted to the New York State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

When she’s not working hard at KVS, you can find her in the pottery studio, at a yoga class, or rehearsing with her amateur dance troupe. She’s a perpetual night owl, and you’ll never find her without a cup of coffee in the morning.

240.235.5377
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Gina Raimond

Attorney

Carrie has been a Virginia attorney for almost two decades, and joined our Fairfax office in 2015. She began her career with a firm that focused on civil and criminal law before settling on real estate as her specialty. Prior to joining KVS, Carrie was managing attorney for a large Virginia settlement company, where she conducted thousands of real estate transactions for commercial and residential property. Throughout her career, she has taught hundreds of classes to real estate professionals. 

Having grown up in Charleston, WV, Carrie received both her B.S. and Doctor of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University. She is a member of both the Virginia Bar and the West Virginia Bar. 

Carrie lives in Loudon County with her husband, daughter, and son. She is active in local charitable organizations, and is an affiliate member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and a member of the Brincefield Attorney Roundtable. 

In her free time, Carrie enjoys finding the best three-star hotels for her kids' travel sports teams to spend the night, doing laundry, traveling, and attempting to brainwash her kids to attend West Virginia University. Carrie is a huge fan of all West Virginia Mountaineer sports teams, the Redskins, and the Wizards. 

240.235.5381
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Carrie Lindsey

Attorney

Stephanie has 14 years of experience in the real estate industry. Before joining KVS, she was an underwriting and claims counsel for a title insurance company focusing on the Mid-Atlantic States and the District of Columbia. At KVS, her focus is on conducting a thorough review of the title and legal documents necessary to proceed to settlement. Never one to shy away from a difficult situation, she enjoys coming up with creative solutions to resolve title problems that may arise from time to time.

Born and raised in Miami, FL, the daughter of a Realtor and broker, Stephanie’s roots in real estate go back as far as she can remember. She received her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and her Bachelor of Science from Florida International University. Stephanie is admitted to the Maryland and Florida State bars. She is a native speaker of Spanish and fluent in French.

Stephanie loves spending time with her husband, son, and daughter at their home in Ellicott City. When not taking care of her household and family, she enjoys reading novels by Thomas Hardy and D.H. Lawrence, exploring places she has not been to in the neighboring states, and planning her next vacation.

240.235.5379
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Stephanie Marcello

Attorney

Full biography coming soon.

240.235.5378
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Carolyn P. Burns

Attorney

Full biography coming soon.

240.800.5032
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Joe Moreno

Attorney

Full biography coming soon.

703.282.6611
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Dan Watson

Attorney

The KVS team has been our go-to settlement company for over a decade. They are the best in the business and have consistently taken great care of our clients with passion, patience and professionalism. Needless to say, we are big fans!

—Hans Wydler, Associate Broker, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Core staff

Work with us and you’ll see: We employ the most efficient, hardworking professionals in the industry. Besides being passionate about what they do, we encourage each team member to be proactive and responsive to our clients’ needs. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Susan Lilly

Director of Operations
301.605.1424

With more than 30 years of experience in the real estate settlement industry, Susan is well equipped to manage the pre- and post-closing divisions of KVS Title, LLC. During her career, Susan has honed her expertise in the settlement process by abstracting and examining titles, surveying and mastering every aspect of settlement processing. Our clients, attorneys, and staff confidently rely on her unmatched knowledge of settlement transactions. 

She loves working for KVS because the company understands the importance of team building and that a good work-life balance for their employees leads to customers receiving the friendliest, most professional service available in the industry. Her motto is: Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best.

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Amy Werner

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1430

Amy started her career in real estate, which enabled her to develop valuable knowledge about the industry before joining KVS. Born and raised in the Washington, DC, area, she graduated from James Madison University and received her M.B.A. from Virginia Tech. 

Amy loves KVS for the wonderful team-oriented atmosphere—she enjoys coming to work every day with great people and great perks. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, and traveling to warm places.

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Camille Wagner

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.235.5370

Camille, a third-generation Washingtonian, has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate and settlement industry. After a short stint in teaching, she moved into the settlement business. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of the process, from reviewing titles and surveys to preparing binders and HUDS for lenders and clients. 

She loves working at KVS and is impressed by the level of expertise held by the attorneys and staff—and their willingness to stop what they are doing to answer a client’s questions. Outside of her job, she’s an avid reader and loves the beach.

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Elizabeth Kidwell

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1428

Elizabeth brings over 18 years of settlement processing experience to KVS Title and loves the tight-knit family she works with. 

She was born and raised in Hyattsville, MD, where she lives today with her husband and daughter. She has been an avid bowler since she was a kid and goes to Las Vegas every year to hit the slots and shows.

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Sheryl Kreischer

Pre-Settlement Coordinator
301.605.1427

Sheryl’s role as pre-settlement coordinator is a great position for her detailed and dogged approach to transactions. Prior to joining KVS, she spent six years as a transaction manager for a bustling real estate team, and another six years as a project manager for a non-profit traveling art exhibition. 

Native to Kansas, she moved to Washington to attend American University and made DC her new home. She now lives in Silver Spring with her husband and two children, and visits the National Gallery of Art as often as possible.

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Cindy Grays

Pre-Settlement Coordinator
301.605.1416

Cindy brings six years of experience in the title business to KVS. Her favorite aspects of the pre-processing position are the client relationships, supporting a team of attorneys, and guiding sellers and buyers through the settlement process. 

She loves KVS because of the incredible care management gives the employees, the modern work environment, the fun contests and cook-offs, the charity support, and the fully stocked kitchen. Cindy has three children, two in college and one a Marine Corps recruiter. 

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Jamie Bui

Pre-Settlement Coordinator
240.235.5374

Jamie brings entrepreneurial experience to her role as pre-processor at KVS. She loves working with such an intelligent and dynamic group of people every day. 

Jamie is fluent in Vietnamese and passionate about health and fitness. She is an avid member of the National Physique Committee (NPC) and recently took 3rd place in the Maryland State and East Coast Classic competitions.

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Kathleen Powers

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1417

Kathleen has been with KVS since 2011 and loves her role as pre-settlement processor. She grew up in Columbia, MD, and graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Political Science and Psychology. Before KVS, she was a Sales Manager for Toll Brothers and sold communities in Howard, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel counties. 

In the summer, she enjoys jogging around the monuments in DC, kickboxing, and other warm-weather sports. In the winter you can find her binge-watching Netflix and reading sci-fi novels. She’s a Ravens, Nats, and Caps fan by choice, but is required by blood to root for any Boston team.

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Christine White

Post-Settlement Manager
301.605.1429

Christine brings more than 10 years of settlement processing experience to her role as the post-settlement manager. She was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD, where she still resides with her husband and golden doodle. She loves working at KVS Title and truly enjoys being a member of the team.

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Laura Massari

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1425

Laura has been a core member of the KVS team, applying her talents to a wide range of positions—from pre-settlement to post-closing, and everything in between. Laura is now a “utility infielder,” filling in for colleagues in any position as needed, and she assists with pre-settlement staff training. 

Born and raised in New York, Laura moved south to attend the University of Maryland and now lives in Germantown with her husband. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Meredith Brotherton

Pre-Settlement Processor
301.605.1412

A settlement processor with 11 years of experience, Meredith loves working at KVS because it allows her to connect with customers in a professional and friendly team atmosphere. She also appreciates that KVS understands and supports the importance of a great work-life balance. 

Meredith is an avid fitness lover and spends her free time doing yoga, biking, hiking, and travelling—her family and friends always keep her busy with adventurous excursions and cross-country trips.

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Kelly Brown

Settlement Assistant
301.605.1420

Kelly brings more than 5 years of title company experience to KVS. She considers her pre-settlement processing role at KVS to be her “dream job,” since it’s always challenging her in different ways, and exposes her to such a dynamic group of people. 

When she is not spending time with her daughter, she enjoys wine tasting, the show Dateline, and reading.

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Alexis Strong

Pre-Settlement Coordinator
240.235.1542

Alexis joined KVS in 2013 as a pre-settlement coordinator, and the team quickly became her second family. She is extremely happy to be part of such a caring and driven company.

Born and raised in Athens, GA, Alexis moved to DC in 2010 to work for CBS in the sports radio department. She loves running, sleeping until noon, the smell of Fenway, and watching baseball with her dad. She dislikes the designated hitter, cottage cheese, and bathing suit season.

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Shaun Slight

Post-Settlement Processor
301.605.1426

Shaun is a member of our post-closing team. He enjoys working for KVS, and really appreciates the dedication and hard work of his teammates. Shaun moved from Connecticut to Washington, DC, to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree at George Washington University. In his spare time, he enjoys fencing, gaming, and exploring the DC area with his wife.

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Lellyett Wentworth

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.235.5367

Lellyett brings a real interest and talent in the field to her position at KVS. She enjoys working with her enthusiastic colleagues, as well as meeting new buyers and sellers and helping them through the real estate settlement process. 

In her free time, she frequently visits the Chesapeake Bay and the Shenandoah River. She loves any sort of outdoor activities, especially canoeing, fishing, and hiking.

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Kate Butler

Post-Settlement Processor
240.235.5375

What Kate enjoys most about being a post-settlement coordinator is helping others start their lives in their new homes. Kate was born and raised in Perry Hall, MD. She graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Public Relations and a Minor in Gerontology. 

Kate loves the Orioles and Ravens. You can find her in purple every week during the Ravens season for what Baltimore calls “Purple Fridays.” She is an avid runner and also enjoys baking.

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Kathy Smolley

Pre-Settlement Coordinator
301.605.1415

Prior to working at KVS, Kathy worked in real estate for 11 years, which has helped her to understand both sides of the business and establish some great relationships with her clients. 

Born in Huntsville, AL, she grew up here in Montgomery County. Outside the office, she loves traveling, biking, NCAA Basketball, and the Orioles.

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Nick Wellumson

Settlement Assistant
240.235.5369

Nick loves working at KVS where he can put his people skills and critical thinking processes to good use. Prior to joining the KVS team, he started his career as a leasing agent for AvalonBay Communities, and is ecstatic to still play a key role in finding people homes. 

Born in Brunswick, GA, and raised by the beach in Chesapeake, VA, Nick moved up to DC just over a year ago and loves calling this city his new home. He is also proud to call James Madison University his alma matter, where he received his degree in Spanish Language and Literature. Outside of the office, Nick spends his time staying active, attending concerts, traveling, and going to the beach in the summer. 

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Bridget Rumble

Post-Settlement Processor
240.235.5376

Bridget likes the welcoming atmosphere and fast-paced environment at KVS so much that she considers the commute from Baltimore “well worth it.” 

She loves animals, is deeply involved in animal charities, and has two pets of her own. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, discovering new music, and visiting the remarkable museums in the Baltimore/DC area. 

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Wendy Silverman

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.235.1566

Wendy comes to KVS with more than 20 years of real estate processing experience. She has built many strong relationships with loan officers and real estate agents. And she prides herself on providing a positive settlement experience for all of her clients. 

Born and raised in the Washington, DC, area (and a dyed-in-the-wool Redskins fan), Wendy graduated from Arizona State University with a Justice Studies degree. She loves being active and has completed several triathlons with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, helping to raise thousands of dollars for the charity. 

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Marika Acuna

Settlement Assistant
240.235.5379

Marika comes to KVS with more than eight years of experience from a law firm specializing in real estate law. She is happy to be part of such a dedicated team and to put her skills to work for our clients.

Marika was raised in Northern Virginia and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. When Marika is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and vacationing in the Outer Banks in the summertime.

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Catherine Alexander

Settlement Assistant
240.235.5382

Although relatively new to the industry, Catherine is delighted to join the KVS team and learn about the real estate settlement process. With more than six years experience in the hospitality and event planning business, she admires KVS for the staff’s attention to detail and cooperative approach to exceeding client expectations. 

Raised in Northern Virginia, Catherine graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism Management. In her free time, she loves exploring new areas, whether it’s up-and-coming neighborhoods in DC or traveling abroad. Most weekends you can find her at the dog park with her rescue pup, or checking out live music with her fiance. 

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Molly Edwards

Post-Settlement Processor
240.235.5379

Molly brings more than three years of experience to her role as a post-settlement processor and is very happy to be a part of the KVS family. She loves coming to work every day knowing that she is truly helping people in the settlement process.

Molly grew up in Richmond, VA, and graduated from George Mason University. She fell in love with the DC area and never left. In her spare time, she loves reading, exploring the city, and travelling to places she’s never been.

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Rosi Gonzalez

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.762.5560

With more than 12 years of real estate and settlement processing experience, Rosi has extensive knowledge of transactions in the DC area and understands that buying a home is most likely the biggest investment of a person’s life. Rosi loves how her colleagues at KVS all share that same outlook and go the extra mile to ensure every client gets the best of care during their homebuying process.

Born in El Salvador, Rosi is fluent in Spanish. She applies this diverse skill set daily, and truly enjoys the close-knit team environment at KVS, as well as the opportunities for continued education and advancement KVS provides. Outside the office, Rosi loves spending time with her three children, family, and friends. She also enjoys reading, dancing, and great food!

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Carrie Kelly

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.800.5036

Full biography coming soon.

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Erika Clark

Pre-Settlement Processor
240.800.5028

Full biography coming soon.

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