NW Portland Branch

25 NW 23rd Place, Suite 1
Portland, Oregon 97210
Phone: 503-219-9088
Fax: 503-477-6476

Contact our staff:

Kris Taylor
VP Branch Manager/Sr. Escrow Officer

ktaylor@wfgnationaltitle.com 
Direct: 503-219-9088
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Kris Taylor

VP Branch Manager/Sr. Escrow Officer

Kris’s 25 years of professional escrow experience provides expertise in all types of transactions. Her vast experience in high end/luxury homes, REO, new construction, re-sale and refinance transactions enable her to recognize and resolve problems before they develop. Kris is highly efficient and has a keen ability to know her audience, thus leaving your client with a positive escrow experience.
She has two children and is actively involved in their interests.

Barbara Ball
AVP Business Development

bball@wfgnationaltitle.com
Direct: 503-828-6670
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Barbara Ball

AVP Business Development

Barbara has more than 25 years of industry experience including 18 in real estate sales. Throughout her career, Barbara has consistently been recognized as a top performer, delivering excellent customer service through strong listening and communication skills, the implementation of highly effective business practices and a focus on building strong client relationships. Barbara’s industry knowledge and experience allow her to bring true value to many facets of client business.
Barbara enjoys traveling, golf, cycling and the area’s summer outdoor music events.

Eva Swenson
Escrow Officer

eswenson@wfgnationaltitle.com
Direct: 503-219-9088
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Eva Swenson

Escrow Officer

With more than 12 years of industry, Eva is a wealth of experience and knowledge for your real estate transactions.  You will discover in your transactions with Eva, she demonstrates her belief that communication is key and she feels it is critical that you know the status of your transaction as it meets milestones throughout the closing process.  Eva is flexible with her communication and presentation style, possessing the ability to adjust to the unique needs and requirements of each client, not only throughout the escrow process, but in each signing as well.  Eva views herself as a partner in every transaction she is involved in; and feels it is important to be accountable for everything that she can control to ensure that the transaction closes on time.  Should an unforeseen issue arise, Eva will be found in the midst of the solution, working hard to assist in a resolution, allowing the transaction to move forward toward closing.  Eva and her team pride themselves in being highly responsive; responding quickly to phone calls and emails as well as working swiftly to provide requested fee quotes and HUD’s, all while ensuring accuracy.

In her free time you will find Eva spending time with her golden retriever’s, Ike & Oscar and her husband, Leif.  They enjoy travelling, spending time at the gym and love an adventure!

Julie Merino
AVP/Commercial Sales Representative

jmerino@wfgnationaltitle.com
Direct: 503-505-2226
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Julie Merino

AVP/Commercial Sales Representative

Julie Merino is a seasoned veteran with more than 18 years experience in the title and escrow insurance business. She lends superior knowledge and support to commercial brokerage teams. Her “can-do” attitude and unsurpassed customer service skills have enabled her clients to take their business to the next level. Julie’s unparalleled business skills combined with WFGTools.com assures her clients more transactions with a higher closing ratio. Above all, Julie displays a passion for helping others, which keeps her clients satisfied.

Zach Bay
Escrow Officer

zbay@wfgnationaltitle.com
Direct: 503-219-9088
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Zach Bay

Escrow Officer

With 14 years of escrow and title experience, escrow officer Zach Bay approaches every transaction from a 360 degree perspective. He has worn many hats in the industry, including title officer, marketing representative and escrow officer. It is this collective experience that allows him to care for your transactions at the highest level, proactively identifying potential issues before they surface. Zach provides clients with a rare combination of skills, having the mindset of a title officer, the organization and understanding of an escrow officer and the outgoing personality of a marketing representative.Zach attended Boise State University but is, admittedly is a Duck fan at heart. Zach would love an opportunity to work on your next transaction, whether it is in new construction, refinance, resale or even farm land. His adaptive nature and general knowledge will help insure that you and your clients have the perfect experience when closing at WFG.

Kristi Denahan
Escrow Officer

kdenahan@wfgnationaltitle.com
Direct: 503-219-9088
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Kristi Denahan

Escrow Officer

A native Oregonian with over 17 years’ of escrow experience, Kristi maintains strong presence in NW/Uptown districts and the entire Portland tri-county area, closing residential sales, refinances, short sales and new construction. Kristi has earned the loyalty of and is highly regarded by area mortgage and real estate professionals. Through her proactive approach, attention to detail and problem resolution skills, Kristi acts as a true business partner in the transaction, working to ensure all parties to the transaction have an exceptional escrow experience.
Kristi spends her free time with her husband and son. She enjoys the thriving Portland’s culinary culture, taking in all the newest restaurants and food festivals.

Trevor Cheyne
AVP Manager Commercial
Division/Sr. Escrow Officer

tcheyne@wfgnationaltitle.com
Direct: 503-219-9088
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Trevor Cheyne

AVP Manager Commercial
Division/Sr. Escrow Officer

Trevor comes to WFG with 15 years of experience in the title and escrow industry, 10 of which have been spent mastering the complexities of commercial transactions. His constant drive to communicate with his clients ensures transactions run smoothly. Trevor serves as a single point of contact for commercial transactions, creating an efficiency in client businesses that allows them to focus on what they do best. Trevor’s vast array of knowledge allows him to close any commercial deal, even the challenging ones such as timber and low income tax credit transactions.

Nikki Brooke
Sr. Escrow Officer

nbrooke@wfgnationaltitle.com
Direct: 503-603-1720
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Nikki Brooke

Sr. Escrow Officer

Nikki has more than 11 years of experience in the real estate, lending and title and escrow world. Her mission is to get you what you need before you know you need it. She has implemented a team-oriented approach to closing the transaction, which allows her and her team to close a large volume of orders while focusing on great service.
Nikki has bachelor’s degrees from Linfield College in business, finance and mathematics. She brings a diversity of knowledge to the table, which allows her to close the most difficult of transactions—from short sales to bankruptcies, new construction to mobile homes and everything in between. Aside from her knowledge and tenacity, Nikki has a fun and outgoing personality that clients appreciate.
Nikki is a self-professed shopaholic and has competed in college athletics.
Nikki’s commitment to you: “I make it a point each day to exceed my own expectations in the service I provide to you and your client. You will notice that difference on every transaction I close!”

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