ncs executives & management team
Ami Kellogg is President of National Closing Solutions and Premier Reverse Closings. Both companies are national brands under the Mother Lode Holding Company umbrella. We’re a true Family of Companies! Ms. Kellogg has nearly 50 years of knowledge, experience, and expertise in the Title and Settlement Services industry.
Prior to joining the Mother Lode Family, Ms. Kellogg’s vast tenure in the settlement industry included serving in roles as a Divisional President and Senior Vice President, as well as Branch Settlement and Sales Management positions. Her robust growth initiatives, staff retention and developmental capabilities have been integral in the formation of successful business ventures throughout the years.
While her main roles are to oversee the strategic direction of both companies and focus on growth in the forward, reverse, and secondary mortgage arenas, Ami has made it her personal goal to lead with both strength and care for her companies and her employees by promoting professional and personal growth within every individual employed by NCS and PRC.
Christopher Anub joined National Closing Solutions in June 2015 in the Title Department as a Title Researcher. Over the course of five years, Christopher worked up through the department, holding posts such as Lead Title Searcher, Title Officer, and Head of Title Department Training.
In March 2020, Christopher was promoted to Title Production Manager while continuing his roles as Title Officer and Head of Title Department Training. Mr. Anub’s ability to optimize production and increase efficiency led NCS’s Title Department through the company’s highest-grossing and record-breaking years while consistently outperforming other industry leaders in title delivery.
Christopher’s business models and passion for leading strategy, change, and organizational improvement by helping lead teams to be more productive, successful, and fulfilled have led to his most recent endeavor with NCS as the company’s National Accounts Manager.
Heather Garza joined National Closing Solutions in July 2003, allowing her to draw on 20 years of experience in the residential title insurance and escrow industry. Working in both our Texas and California offices, Ms. Garza joined NCS as a Receptionist and has advanced her career, now serving as our National Customer Service Manager. Heather has extensive experience with invoicing and managing abstractors and other third parties. She handles client setup and provides effective solutions for all transactions, especially when modifications, complex searches, and/or tax research is required. Heather’s ability to work collaboratively with our lenders and clients to provide excellent customer service ensures that transactions are completed accurately, on time, and within budget.
Priscilla Kearns re-joined National Closing Solutions in 2013 to manage our NCS Texas Branch in Sugar Land, Texas. Ms. Kearns has been instrumental in NCS’ growth of production and expansion throughout Texas.
Ms. Kearns has served in multiple capacities in the title industry, including Underwriting, Compliance, Vendor Management, and Title Production Operations. Her career in the title industry began with Stewart Title Guaranty Company, where she had the opportunity to work with and support direct operations and independent title agents in the North Texas region. Priscilla was also an integral part of the creation of a new department to provide a central point of contact for national title agents. As one of the pioneers and the first among other major title insurance underwriters to provide this type of support and service for national title agents, Ms. Kearns brings unparalleled expertise to our team.
Ms. Kearns has been given many opportunities to grow in the business for the past 35 years, both locally and nationally. While she currently manages the NCS Texas Branch, Priscilla’s experience, knowledge, desire, and hyper-focused customer service skills are a win-win for NCS and our clients.
Tracy has been in the title and escrow settlement industry for 27 years and joined the National Closing Solutions team in 2015. Over his years in the industry, Tracy has served in a variety of different roles, such as Title Officer, Advisory Title Officer and has managed multiple title operations. His experience and working knowledge covers a wide range of transaction types, which include, refinance, resale, deed in lieu and commercial transactions. Tracy has established a strong rapport with our underwriters and this partnership has been a valuable resource in National Closing Solutions continued efforts in providing our customers with superior quality and services. When he’s not working, Tracy loves going to the gym and is an avid sports fan. He loves cheering on his favorite sports teams, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors.
Amei Hammer first joined National Closing Solutions in 2001 as an Escrow Assistant. Coming from a banking background, she was looking to advance her understanding of the escrow process in the real estate industry. During her initial tenure with the company, she quickly advanced to Escrow Officer and managed our largest escrow team ever for our largest client.
In 2009, she left NCS to further her real estate knowledge and worked for a mortgage broker/wholesale lender. There, she learned many facets of the lending process, from origination and processing to closing and compliance.
Ms. Hammer returned to NCS in 2015, where she utilized her lending knowledge to create and facilitate workflow processes, which allowed the escrow teams to go paperless and process larger volumes of closings more efficiently. Along with the improvements she instituted, she has been very effective at leading and training various escrow teams and managing a variety of clients ranging from mortgage brokers, wholesale lenders, institutional lenders and credit unions. Amei’s dedication to the staff and process efficiency, as well as her passion for client satisfaction, have led her into her newest role with NCS as the Escrow Manager.
Lindsey Biles began her career with National Closing Solutions near the start of 2016 as a Funding Assistant. In March 2018, Lindsey took on an additional role as an Escrow Assistant while maintaining her position within the Funding Department. Excelling in her comprehension of the facets of escrow and her exceptional customer service skills, Ms. Biles was further promoted to her current role as the Funding Department Manager and Escrow Officer.
Tara Reel has been with the National Closing Solutions team and has over 25 years of experience in the Title and Settlement industry overall.
Tara began her career with NCS as the Customer Service Team Lead. In 2004, Tara started managing the Out of State Recording and Title Only Departments. Ms. Reel was also tasked with vendor management, compliance, and auditing. As Tara’s managerial experience grew, she later took on full management of the Recording Department for all states and has been serving as NCS’ Recording and Title Only Manager since 2012. Known for her ability to train personnel, share her knowledge of the industry, and make strides in the streamlining of procedures, Tara has been recognized with both the “Best Team Player” and the “NCS Spirit” awards.