Meet your hometown team.

Mark pesa, Co-owner, licensed title agent

Mark has been a successful business owner for over 25 years and has extensive “in the field” local real estate experience. He and his business partner are committed to hiring and training a skilled team and providing resources for the best work environment for our work family.

Mark is a board member of several community support non-profits and trusts, and believes in strong community connections in all the growing communities we work with.


Kathy pesa, Co-owner

Kathy brings experience in PR-advertising, communications, customer service and work assistance.

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Brandie watt, vp operationS, Senior closing agent, escrow officer & licensed title officer

Brandie has been in the title industry for many years, and offers that experience and knowledge to the customers and team at Guardian Title. She leads the team in all departments; is licensed to quote title and is the go-to for all things related to closing real estate transactions; request for title; buy-sell agreements, closing documents, and process operations. 

As Guardian Titles VP of Operations; Brandie engages the team to be resourceful in finding the best solutions for the client. Her work ethic is second to none in this business, she is a consummate professional with a ready smile and welcoming attitude.


HOLLY CHAPPELL, Senior Title examiner, closing agent & licensed title officer

Holly is licensed to quote Title Insurance rates/coverage and supports the whole closing process within the Title Department. She brings her years of insurance expertise to Guardian’s Title Department to help make the experience of a smooth Real Estate transaction a reality.

Whereas Holly’s expertise lies within the Title Department and title coverage for the most part, she is a skilled Closing Agent as well and multi-tasks with the same level of knowledge and professionalism.


alma bontly, junior title examiner & licensed Title officer

Alma works within the Title Department.  She brings a fresh outlook to support the day-to-day operations within the Title Department and can answer or help resolve any issues or concerns with the process of title searching, property profile requests, recording closings and wiring instructions.

Alma comes to Guardian Title with an extensive business background in both experience and education and she also speaks Spanish. She works diligently to hone her new skills within her department and has improved the Title Departments ability to get the work done efficiently, accurately and in a timely fashion. She will be a Closing Agent as needed, and has a great “can-do” attitude!


Dylan baker, closing assistant & Long-term escrow Manager

Dylan starts the closing process by taking new orders and assisting Brandie with gathering the documents necessary for the closing to occur.  She brings great knowledge of business administration, problem resolution, and although she just joined our team in 2019, she is a quick thinker and has learned the aspects of her department like a seasoned pro, and will soon be contributing as a Closing Agent as well.

Long-term escrow is another facet of the services Guardian provides and Dylan can assist you with anything you may need with setting up a long-term escrow account.


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