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Meet the team

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Lawrence P. Zielke

LAWRENCE P. ZIELKE

PRESIDENT  

Larry is the President of First Financial Title Agency of Minnesota, Inc. Larry supervisees all departments, people and services provided by First Financial Title. Larry is also the Managing Partner of the affiliated law firm of Shapiro & Zielke, LLP. Larry is AV rated per Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, and in 2003 was named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Media Inc.   

MELISSA SCHWAN

Closing Manager

Melissa started her real estate closing career in 2002 and joined First Financial Title in 2005.  She quickly moved from the Closing Agent role and has managed First Financial Title Agency since 2007. Her integrity, professionalism, and the ability to solve problems pertaining to real estate transactions are just a few of her many strengths.

Melissa Schwan
Nicole Bradley

NICOLE BRADLEY

Executive Closer  

Nicole started her career in Real Estate in 2003 and has joined First Financial Title in 2005. She is knowledgeable in closing all residential sales and refinances including bank owned properties and short sales. Her knowledge and experience ensure a successful closing each and every time.  

LAURIE FOSSE  

Executive Closer

Laurie joined First Financial Title Agency in 2016. She uses her organizational skills and positive outlook to facilitate smooth closings for her customers. 

Laurie Fosse
Priscilla Christensen

PRISCILLA CHRISTENSEN  

Assistant Closer  

Priscilla started her real estate career with First Financial Title Agency in 2008. Her fast response times, customer service, and dedication to clients will comfort you along the way. 

WAYNE ROTZIEN 

Abstract Manager  

Wayne is a licensed abstracter bringing over 30 years of industry experience starting with First Financial Title in 2012.   He takes pride in his team and providing an accurate and precise product for his customers.  

Wayne Rotzien
Brett Anderson

BRETT ANDERSON  

Asst. Manager/Abstracter  

Brett is a licensed abstracter with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He started with First Financial Title in 2012, and is always happy to explain things related to his knowledge in the title industry, and try his best to help with any questions that may arise.  

MALLORY SHINKER   

Abstracter  

Mallory started as a Production Assistant with First Financial Title in 2013 before moving into a full time abstracting position in 2015. Her focus and attention to detail makes her a valuable member of the abstracting team.  

Mallory Shinker
Deb Lembeck

DEB LEMBECK  

Abstracter  

Deb has over 20 plus years in the industry as a Title Abstracter and joined First Financial Title in 2015. Her commitment to accuracy in her title searches, and her ability to work within multiple systems are just a few of her many skills she brings to the organization.  

KELLY SULLIVAN  

Licensed Abstracter    

Kelly has been an abstracter with First Financial Title since 2012 and brings over 25 years of experience to the company.  She is proficient at researching many different systems and counties, and enjoys learning new and innovative ways to improve her title searching skills. 

Kelly Sullivan
Sue Fish

SUE FISH   

Production Assistant      

Sue has been a production assistant with First Financial Title since 2011. She assists in the handling of incoming title orders.  Along with her production assistant duties she helps backup the front desk receptionist. 

TRACY HALLIDAY     

Examiner/Attorney      

Tracy received her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and has practiced real estate law since 2005.  She has extensive knowledge in title examination and title claims.  She is also an attorney for the affiliated law firm Shapiro & Zielke, LLP and has litigation experience.  If there is a title issue she has the knowledge and experience to cure the issue and move the transaction to closing.   

Tracy Hallilday
Wendy A. Asplund

WENDY A. ASPLUND    

Senior Title Examiner  

Wendy has been a title examiner for over 20 years joining First Financial Title in May of 2016. With her prior experience as a Closer and Realtor she has a unique perspective of the title industry and a wealth of knowledge to tackle any title issues that may arise.  

CAROL SCHULTZ    

Examiner    

Carol joined First Financial Title Agency in 2007 and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Her pride in her work shows in her production.  

Carol Schultz
Paulette Lee

PAULETTE LEE      

Examiner     

Paulette has been in the industry since 1984 and came to First Financial Title in 2007. Her vast knowledge of the industry, and her upbeat attitude and commitment to customer service is an inspiration to everyone she works with.