Our Officers

Wendy Bond

President, CEO

Wendy Bond has been working in the real estate industry for over 30 years. She founded a successful mortgage banking firm which she sold in 2005. In 2004, Wendy founded and continues to oversee all operations at Guaranty Escrow. She has assembled a dynamic team of professionals who share her enthusiasm for the business and her love of providing unsurpassed customer service.

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310-791-6363 ext 201

Luke Walrad

Vice President, Escrow Manager

With an energetic approach to resolving issues quickly and making sure escrows close in a smooth and timely manner, Luke Walrad brings his extensive experience to this dynamic team of young professionals.  Luke has been involved in thousands of escrows and has the knowledge and personality to ensure that your time in escrow is an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.  With an accounting background and education, combined with an understanding of the financial flow of a transaction, customers can be sure that Luke will provide answers to any questions they may have while in escrow.

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Nora Arroyo

Escrow Manager

Nora brings a wealth of knowledge and over 16 years escrow experience to Guaranty Escrow. She is devoted to fulfilling the customer’s needs, eliminating stress associated with the closing experience, and offers proactive updates and information throughout the transaction. Nora will often break away from regular duties to address and resolve issues or questions. With Nora on your team you are sure to experience her warmth and understanding, along with meticulous care and attention. You can be confident that if Nora is handling your transaction, it will be handled with care, precision and accuracy.

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310-791-6363 ext 202

Melissa Criado

Escrow Officer

Melissa is dedicated to making sure all transactions go smoothly. She achieves this with outstanding organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and superior customer service. Clients have come to depend on Melissa for her dependability and knowledge throughout the entire transaction. She is able to handle multiple points of contact, all while juggling continual changes in the transaction. Melissa’s willingness to go the extra mile to make sure the transaction closes on time – every time – is what her clients respect and appreciate most. Clients describe Melissa as quick, efficient, friendly, patient, and professional.

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310-791-5760 ext 301

Tracy Hahn

Escrow Officer

With 25 years of escrow experience under her belt, Tracy approaches each new escrow with enthusiasm and a great attitude. You’ll find that she takes personal pride in being a team player, and works seamlessly with all parties to close escrows smoothly and on time.

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Andrew Kristof

Escrow Officer

Andrew joined Guaranty Escrow in 2010 and excels in fast resolution of client requests, providing quick funding and closing even on difficult files. Throughout the escrow process, Andrew is passionate about providing clients with a focused attention to the smallest details. A South Bay native, Andrew loves spending time outdoors with his family and friends.

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Crystal Swiger

Escrow Officer

As a professional Escrow Officer, Crystal provides accuracy, efficiency and integrity to each transaction while never underestimating the true value of customer service. Crystal has 15 years experience in Residential and Commercial Sales, 1031 Exchanges, Probate, Auctions, Foreclosures, Trust Sales, Refinances, Short Sales and REO’s. With her  love and passion for helping others and making dreams come true for every Seller and Buyer, you can be assured your transaction and client will always be her first priority.

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Diana Woods

Escrow Officer

With the extensive experience that comes with working 35 years in the many different facets of the real estate industry, Diana has the unique ability to anticipate and diffuse potential issues to a transaction. This provides for a seamless transaction to the principals and agents. Complex transactions are her specialty. Managing expectations and communication between the parties and listening to their needs are top priority. Her dedication to her customers is demonstrated by her fiercely loyal customer base.

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Our Team

Jennifer Colby

Escrow Assistant

With a real estate background since 2002 in property management and transaction coordination, Jennifer focuses on providing the best customer service to all parties involved in a real estate transaction. She joined Guaranty Escrow in 2012 having developed an interest in the escrow business and her goal is to become an escrow officer. Jennifer’s hobbies outside of work include endurance horseback riding, cooking, wine tasting, and spending time with the family on the lake.

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Jennifer Sweeney

Escrow Assistant

Utilizing her extensive background in customer service and a degree in Liberal Studies, Jennifer strives to provide the best service to all parties involved in every escrow transaction. This experience, coupled with her desire to learn, has allowed Jennifer to showcase her ability to work efficiently in an already detailed oriented environment which makes Jennifer the perfect fit working in the field of Escrow. She also has a wonderful peaceful way of handling all escrow issues and can always bring reassurance and comfort to the most anxious of customers. Jennifer has been with Guaranty Escrow for 3 years and is working toward her goal of becoming an escrow officer. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.

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310-791-5760 ext.302

Nanelle Voss

Escrow Assistant

Nanelle Voss began her career with Guaranty Escrow in May 2016, and is responsible for the processing of escrow transactions from opening to closing. She is dedicated to providing professional, efficient and friendly service. Her sunny disposition is what she is known for in the company and is always willing to work closely with you and your clients. As a mother to two children in college, she absolutely credits them to have helped make her the strong woman she is today. In her free time, Nanelle keeps busy by attending her son’s athletic events, hiking the beautiful trails in Palos Verdes, and her passion painting.

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Jennifer Greene

Assistant to Diana Woods

A South Bay native, Jennifer has been working in real estate, title insurance and escrow since 2001. She combines her knowledge of these industries to help our clients with accurate and successful closings. When not working, Jennifer enjoys travel, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

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Ann Hunter

Operations/Accounting Manager

As Operations Manager, Ann devotes her efforts to creating efficiencies in data handling, tracking systems and document processing—all to make sure that Guaranty maintains the fastest, most efficient, and easiest escrow transaction completion process. She brings many years of experience in Administration, Operations,  and  Information Systems; much of it working in the Real Estate industry. When not restructuring departments and  procedures, or streamlining databases, Ann enjoys being outdoors—camping, dirt-bike (quad) riding, boating, bike rides – wine tasting and reading.  But her favorite way to spend  free time is playing with her granddaughter, Kaylie.

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310-791-6363 ext 204

Kristopher Gregory

Escrow Assistant

With a background in education, Kris brings a wealth of patience and understanding to the escrow process. His conscientious attitude and meticulous attention to detail ensures that each transaction is executed with dedication and precision.

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Shayna Pennington

Administrative Assistant

Born and raised in the South Bay, Shayna began her real estate career in 2003 in the mortgage/brokerage industry. After getting her real estate license, notary license, and mastering mortgage loans, Shayna decided to join the escrow industry in 2016. Her 13 years of expertise in the mortgage industry is such an asset, and is helping her to grow her escrow business. Since joining Guaranty, Shayna has taken on an additional role of assisting in the Accounting department. In her free time, Shayna enjoys spending time with her family, shopping and going to the river.

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310-791-6363 ext 206

Matthew Bond

Executive Assistant

Matthew has lived in South Bay his whole life, having attended Marymount California University in addition to Grossmont College. His passion for marketing and being a part of the family business sets him apart from the rest. Prior to escrow, Matthew was a licensed Realtor with Douglas Elliman and still does part time real estate work with eXp Realty.

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310-791-5760 ext 303

Business Hours
Our business hours are 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. We are also available for after-hours and weekend appointments.
Beach Cities

2100 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Tel: 310-372-3700
Fax: 310-372-3711

Palos Verdes Estates

30 Malaga Cove Plaza
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Tel: 310-791-6363
Fax: 310-791-6377

Torrance

24536 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505

Tel: 310-791-5760
Fax: 310-791-5768

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