Category: New Hires

Hillsborough Title Welcomes Fran Santiago

Fran Welcome

Fran Santiago, Closer- Fran was born and raised in Queen’s, NY; she has called the Bay Area “home” since 1998. After receiving a Business degree from the NYC College of Technology, Fran spent more than 5 years working her way up the Real Estate ranks. In 2011, she made the leap into the Title Insurance industry. Fran is thrilled to have joined Hillsborough Title South Tampa as a closing agent. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 3 beautiful children; together, they enjoy the Florida beaches, amusement parks, and watching/playing sports. 

Hillsborough Title Welcomes Kim Martin

Kim Martin Welcome Flyer

Kim Martin, Marketing – Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Kim has lived in the Bay Area for the past 7 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Miami University located in Oxford, OH. Kim has worked in the Title industry for more than 2 years, and prior to that, worked in the Mortgage/Real Estate industry for 15 years.  She is a true team player with a “whatever it takes” philosophy. Kim will represent Hillsborough Title as Marketing Representative for the New Tampa branch. Outside of work, Kim enjoys golfing, reading, cheering on the Bears, or spending time with family and friends at the beach.

Hillsborough Title Welcomes Kimberly Wilson

Kim Wilson Welcome

Kim Wilson, Manager/Closer  Kim originally hails from Atlanta, but has called the Bay Area home since ’87. After getting her start in the Title industry, more than 24 years ago, working as a receptionist/warehouser, Kim worked her way up the ranks and was eventually promoted to closer. Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication, Kim owned her own title agency for over 4 years, and still runs a number of other business ventures. Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her young son, expressing her creative wit through her painting and graphic artistry, or volunteering within the Tampa Bay community.

Hillsborough Title Would Like to Welcome Kristin Schmid


Kristin Schmid, Closer at Hillsborough Title/Tampa Bay Title of St. Pete – Kristin was born in Winter Haven, and has resided in the Bay Area for over 2 years. Kristin has over 9 years experience in the title insurance industry, and could not be more thrilled to now call Hillsborough Title/Tampa Bay Title “home”. When not diligently working to close files, Kristin can be found partaking in outdoorsy activities, such as boating or fishing. She is also a huge animal lover!

Kristin can be reached at: 

Hillsborough Title Would Like to Welcome Cathy Trongeau

Cathy Trongeau, Closer at Hillsborough Title Brandon- Cathy is a native Floridian, born and raised in Dunedin. Cathy has over 25 years experience in the title industry. She got her start working as a receptionist, and after 5 years she reluctantly agreed to try out the closer position- 20 years later, she hasn’t looked back. Cathy has been happily married for over 31 years; together with her husband, they share a beautiful daughter, a wonderful son-in-law, and one precious grandson.

Cathy can be reached by email at:  

Hillsborough Title Would Like to Welcome Victoria Tazwell

Victoria Tazwell, Closer at Hillsborough Title South Tampa- Victoria is a true Yankee at heart, born and raised in New York; she has resided in the Bay Area for over 3 years. Victoria got her start in the mortgage industry working her way up the ranks, and found her home in title over 8 years ago. Victoria represents Hillsborough Title as a closer in our South Tampa office; she is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure her clients have a smooth, stress-free closing. Outside of work, Victoria can be found cheering on her favorite sports teams, enjoying the Florida sun, or spending time with her family.

Victoria can be reached by email at: