About Network Title
Network Title, Inc. serves the greater Twin Cities metro area, with clients throughout both Minnesota and Wisconsin. We are an independently owned and operated, full-service title company handling all aspects of real estate closings. Network Title has provided services to Midwest real estate agents, lenders, attorneys, corporations, builders, and homeowners since 1993.
At Network Title we provide experienced title services for the ever-changing real estate market.
- Standard Closings
- Non-Standard Transactions
- HUD Sales
- Short Sale & REO Closing Specialists
- Title Insurance & Other Title Products
- Flexible Scheduling
- Mobile Closers & Multiple Closing Offices
Barb Rodriguez, President and Owner
Barb Rodriguez is the President and Owner of Network Title, Inc. She is an active staff member participating in any and all aspects of the business that require her expertise and experience, including closing, post-closing, production, title searches, and more. Barb started in the title insurance industry in 1984 and quickly worked her way up in the business. She started with Network Title in 1993 as a partner and purchased the company as sole owner in 2000. She has immeasurable knowledge in the working of this industry and has experienced just about any transaction difficulty you could imagine. She is well versed in finding resolutions to even the most confusing and frustrating situations. Her years of experience, knowledge, commitment to customer care, and ability to solve any problem combine to make her one of the best in this business! In Barb’s spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, going to all of her grandkids competitions and sports games and attending Vikings games here or afar.
Shauna Galatzer, Operations and Production
Shauna is our Vice President and handles a variety of tasks including wire submission, production oversight, and human resources. She’s been with Network Title since 1999. Shauna has experience in almost every position in our company from reception to closing, administration to production. Prior to her start at Network Title she worked some retail but was mostly full time student. Shauna has always enjoyed the customer service aspect of her positions so it was a natural transition in the real estate title industry where customer service is our number one priority. In her spare time, Shauna enjoys spending time with family, traveling and is a very active dance mom and baseball mom.
April Bryan, Closing Assistant
April is on our closing team. She started full time with Network Title in 2002 and has been in both our Production Department and Closing Department, giving her a unique eye for solving difficult title problems. She enjoys the puzzles that come with some of the more challenging transactions. Her favorite part of her job is the closing – meeting with buyers and sellers at such an exciting time in their lives! She considers every transaction as if it was her own family or friends and will work diligently to get it to the table. In her spare time, April enjoys time with family and attending Vikings games.
Jim Galatzer, Examiner
Jim Galatzer is an Abstracter, Examiner, and Property Inspector with Network Title. He has been with us since 1998 when he joined us as a Property Inspector, or as Jim would say, “The Plat Guy”. He quickly added Abstracter to his list of duties and moved into the Examiner position in 2001. Jim works hard to make sure that all transactions are handled with a sharp attention to detail and that any and all issues are thoroughly examined for our customers. He has a knack for seeing the “whole picture” when it comes to property history and is a true industry expert. When he’s not at work, you can find Jim enjoying the newest brew at one of his favorite breweries, attending his son’s baseball games or exploring state parks/traveling with his family.
Tisha Mandt, Closing Assistant
Tisha Mandt is a Closing Assistant here at Network Title. She has 10 years loan processing experience prior to joining Network Title in 2013. Tisha’s loan experience is very beneficial to our clients and customers. Drafting the documents necessary for a smooth transaction and providing customer service are all areas of expertise for Tisha, who is a U of MN Duluth graduate. She knows that building a strong rapport with clients is essential to great customer service and she is ready to answer any questions you may have. Tisha enjoys spending time with family, baking delicious treats, and tending to her chickens.
Angela Rodriguez, Production Assistant
Renee Garbers, Closing Assistant
Renee is our scheduler. She works with the clients and other closer to coordinate and schedule the closing. She’s been with Network Title since 2012. Renee was previously a closing assistant as well, so is able to assist in other areas when/if needed. Her prior experience includes property management, towing business owner and bookkeeping. In her spare time, Renee enjoys spending time at her cabin in Holyoke MN with her family.
Samantha Norden, Production Assistant
Samantha is on our administrative team here at Network Title. She assists with multiple aspects of accounting and assisting the closing department as needed. Samantha has been with Network Title since 2011, working after school and summers through high school and college. She has a degree in Agricultural Education and has been working full time in the education field while working part-time here at Network. In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time camping, fishing, and hiking with her husband, Jake and German Shorthair named Hank.
Jill Robinson, Production Assistant
Jill Robinson is an Administrative Assistant that works part-time. She has a knack for organization and helps us stay on top of all our bookkeeping. She has been working with us on and off since 2013. Jill’s delightful personality is a wonderful addition to the office.
Alexis Fasching, Production Assistant
Alexis, Production Assistant, types all Title Work needed for the business. She also helps with the updates that are needed throughout. Being precise, detail-oriented and organized are all things that help with the job. Alexis has been with Network Title since 2019 and enjoys every minute with all the learning curves!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” –Aristotle
Heather Carey, Closing Assistant
Heather is on the closing team and handles mainly the clearing of real estate issues on title and presents documents to our clients at closings. Heather has been in this business since 1997 and has held many positions but has been with Network Title since 2017. She has many contacts in the industry that she can call upon in case there is a very difficult file. In her spare time, she likes taking trips with her 2 girls and riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Jennifer Armstrong, Post Closing Support
Jennifer currently works part-time on our Production team. She has been with Network Title since April 2019. She is employed as a patent paralegal at a law firm in downtown Minneapolis. She is very detailed orientated and has previously worked in the real estate field. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys motorcycling and taking road trips out of state.
Karen Connolly, Admin Support
Karen is on the Administrative Team at Network Title. Karen has an extensive background in real estate/construction, accounting, and property management. She handles wire transfers and other post-closing tasks, as well as performs closings for the Closing Team. Her attention to detail serves her well in these responsibilities. Karen enjoys travel (mostly the beach!), boxing, hockey, and spending time with family and friends.
Kay Voss, Closing Assistant
Kay is a Closing Assistant who specializes in clearing title issues. She ensures that any defects of title are taken care of before your closing date so that you have a smooth transaction and no future headaches regarding these matters. Kay is pleasant to work with, has a positive can-do attitude and strives to provide excellent customer service. She has worked in the industry since 2010 and returned to Network Title in 2019. Kay graduated from Bethel College with a BA Degree in Organizational Management. She also possesses a current Minnesota Real Estate License to stay familiar with the ever-changing housing market. In Kay’s leisure time, she loves to travel, enjoys lake living, and spending time with her family, pups and friends!
Kelly Zangs, Closing Assistant
Kelly Zangs is a Closing Assistant to April Bryan and Barb Rodriguez. Her duties include coordinating scheduling, handling earnest money, ordering documents needed for closing, and other administrative tasks. She has been with Network Title since August 2019. Kelly came to Network Title with an extensive insurance background, and is enjoying learning the new-to-her world of title insurance. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, gardening in the summer, and going to concerts.
Melissa Ferguson, Production Assistant
Melissa is a Production Assistant at Network Title, Inc. She joined the industry in 2010 bringing with her over ten years of title experience. She works part time auditing itemized ledgers, proofing final policies, scanning e-recordings, creating postcards for customers at their closings and any other miscellaneous needs and special projects that may need to be done along the way. In the past, she has worked in almost all aspects of the production side of title from beginning to end. Melissa learns things quickly, is detail orientated and is very computer savvy. Melissa has an AA Degree from Century College. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog Cinnamon Toast Crunch. And also loves going on as many new adventures as she can!
Rachel Blanchard, Closing Assistant
Rachel is a Closing Assistant. She handles a wide range of tasks including but not limited to; scheduling, signings, and preparing files and documents. Rachel is fairly new to the title world and was previously in the restaurant industry for over 10 years. Along with her education in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Rachel has been cruising through the steps and is now a licensed closer, a notary public, and insurance producer. Rachel is a huge people person who loves to chat, but also has a big heart for animals like her dog Moose and horse Astro. In her free time you can usually find her outside on adventures, or at home watching the next best TV show on Netflix while trying a new kind of cheese. Rachel’s goal here is to make this the most exciting and easiest task you will have go through. “Life is GOUDA”
Randy Rodriguez, Post Closing Support
Randy is a big part of our Post Closing Support team. He is Part Time and helps mostly with prepping and scanning files and making sure they are all entered correctly into our system. Randy is a team player and willing to help out wherever he is needed. He’s been with Network Title since May 2016. Prior to working at Network Title he worked as a low voltage technician and had to change fields. He is now enjoying his new adventure at Network Title. Randy went to Northeast Metro College for Quality Control and Statistical Processing. His experience in these fields ensures he is doing his job with the utmost accuracy. Randy enjoys watching his son play High School hockey and he enjoys watching Wild and Gopher Hockey, Twins Baseball and playing with the family dog (Zillah). He believes that “Success is a Journey not a Destination” and that “Life is what you make of it”. Randy is motivated everyday by life, family and friends, the family dog, and he enjoys making people laugh or smile when they need it.
Robin Green, Closing Assistant
Robin is an integral part of our Closing Team, and as a Closing Assistant handles numerous responsibilities from processing and disbursing files, issuing refund checks for overpaid water bills, insurance premiums and property taxes to preparing documents for closing. She has been with Network Title since May of 2019, however, Robin has been in the title insurance industry for over 20 years in various roles such a Mortgage and Real Estate Closer and Marketing Rep, in addition to a Closing Assistant. When Robin is not diligently focusing on taking care of business, she is spending time with her grandsons or taking care of her mom. She also loves to read, go for walks and work out at the YMCA.
Sarah Strate, Closing Assistant
Sarah Strate is on our Closing Team. She assists our Closers by preparing documents for closing. She’s been with Network Title on a part-time basis since 2017. Sarah is also a preschool teacher for a local school district. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Development. Sarah has much editing experience, including acting as Editor for her college newspaper, editing the company newsletter for a consulting company, and editing a book her husband wrote that has been published. Her skills in this area help her ensure closing documents are prepared correctly. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys singing karaoke and dancing. She also helps with two of the White Bear Lake Lions Club’s largest annual fundraisers.
Tara VonMende, Production Assistant
Tara works as a Production Assistant. She joined us in 2019 and helps in the production of new title orders, final policies, COR’s, and helps with a variety of other tasks. She comes with an extensive knowledge and has been in the industry for 25 years. Her goal is to create trouble free transactions through attention to detail and checking to ensure documents are complete and accurate. In her spare time she enjoys being with family and friends.
Tina Hill, Production Assistant
Tina Hill is a Production Assistant. She handles a variety of tasks including opening new orders, creating and submitting final policies, and researching mortgage satisfactions. She has been with Network Title since 2018. Tina is passionate about adding value with strong sense of responsibility to make a difference. Her prior experience is in technology, software, finance, insurance, banking, and retail. She holds three certifications – Certified Professional Secretary (CPS), Certified Administrative Professional, Organizational Management (CAP, OM) and a Mini MBA in Business Administration. Tina enjoys learning, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Victoria Von De Linde, Receptionist
Victoria is our Receptionist Extraordinaire. She definitely does much more than “just answer the phones.” Aside from prepping the office for closings and greeting you when you arrive, Victoria also handles a variety of tasks including processing files, mailing, and bringing sunshine to everyone in the office. She’s been with Network Title since February 2019. Before joining the Network family, she had years of experience in customer service elsewhere, making her the perfect person to run the front desk. When she’s not working, you can find Victoria out playing Pokémon Go or cuddling with her cat.