Our Team

Elite Title & Escrow, Corp. started in the Brainerd Lakes Area as a corporately owned company in the early 1990’s and was originally known as ATI Title. After several corporate sales and name changes which included Rels Title, Dataquick Title, and Stewart Title, the two long term employees, Shayna McCulloch and Dawn Holmberg were presented with an opportunity in spring of 2015, and decided to purchase the company from Stewart Title. The name changed to Elite Title & Escrow, Corp. and a new locally owned title company started its journey to success. In fall of 2019, Elite Title expanded and opened a second location in downtown Staples.

Every employee in our offices goes above and beyond to successfully complete the closing transactions for our clients. We strive to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience as homeownership is often one of life’s biggest accomplishments. We are diligent from start to finish on all our transactions and our ultimate goal is the happiness and peace of mind for our buyers, sellers, Realtors, Lenders, and Builders.

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Dawn Holmberg

Owner, Senior Examiner

Dawn Holmberg is Co-owner, Examiner, and Licensed Abstractor at Elite Title & Escrow Corp.  She has been in the Title and Escrow Industry since 1997, where she first started out as an abstracting typist.  Dawn has many years of experience in the abstracting and examining fields of the title business.  She was born and raised in Motley, Minnesota, and graduated from Staples-Motley High School. 

She has also lived in the Brainerd-Baxter area for 19 years, and has a daughter that was a 2016 graduate of Brainerd High School. She is very active in giving back to both of the local communities where she has lived, and is very proud that herself and Shayna were able to open a second office in the City of Staples, where she grew up as a proud Staples-Motley Cardinal!

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Shayna McCulloch

Owner, Closer, Escrow Officer

Shayna McCulloch has been in the title and mortgage industry since 2005. She is the co-owner and Escrow Officer of Elite Title & Escrow, Corp. Shayna displays great expertise and thorough knowledge of residential and commercial real estate closing transactions.  She has served multiple terms as a Board Member for both the Greater Lakes Association of Realtors and MidMinnesota Builders Association.  Shayna is active in Rotary and is actively involved in supporting our local community. 

Shayna was born and raised in the Brainerd Lakes area.  After graduating high school from Brainerd High School, Shayna attended St. Cloud State University and received a B.S in Communication Arts & Literature.

Valarie Wallin

Title Production Specialist / Examiner

Pamela Kern

Accounting Specialist / Administrative Assistant - Title Production

Darcy Stout

Closing Scheduler / Administrative Assistant - Closing Department

Jamie D'Ambrogio

Closer / Processor - Staples Office

Lori Tkalcich

Administrative Assistant - Staples Office

Duane Wiskow

Title Researcher / Title Production