About Us

Meet Our Staff

Katie West
Manager

With 25 years of experience in all facets of the real estate industry, Katie brings a wealth of experience to her position at Charlottesville Settlement Company. Her background includes service as a loan officer, processor, and closer on the lending side, as well as a REALTOR®, real estate and foreclosure paralegal, corporate accountant, and telecom troubleshooter. This experience makes her uniquely qualified for her position as the company’s manager. Since joining Charlottesville Settlement Company in 2007, she has overseen its growth from a one-person operation to a robust, 16-person shop.

Jessica H. Wilson
Assistant Manager / Underwriter

Jessica joined Charlottesville Settlement Company in December 2007 and has assisted manager Katie West in the company’s development. Jessica is the Assistant Manager and one of the principal licensed title insurance underwriters, having worked in the real estate settlement industry since 2003. She has many years of experience in all aspects of the field. Jessica graduated from the University of Iowa in 2003 and from the University of Virginia in 2011. Jessica lives in Crozet with her husband Robert and her daughter Courtney, and enjoys her leisure time by spending it with her family and friends.

Kristee Kelly
Travel Closer / Manager VMHT

Kristee's work in the real estate field began more than five years ago when she was introduced to the Construction and Manufactured Housing portion of our industry. Since then, Kristee has helped the Commonwealth of Virginia embark on streamlining regulations for all manufactured housing owners. She participated with our General Assembly, Wells Fargo Bank, and local representatives to work toward streamlining the regulations. Kristee is currently a member of VAMMHA and serves as a Notary Public.

Bonnie “Lu” Boulton-Fisher
Underwriter / Closer

Bonnie “Lu” has been a licensed title underwriter since 2007 and has extensive experience in real estate settlements, having worked for local attorneys for over 20 years.

Heather Garland
Underwriter

Heather is a Licensed Title Insurance Underwriter with extensive underwriting, title examination, and search coordination knowledge and experience acquired over 20 years in the title insurance industry. She became a licensed underwriter in 1993. She is a graduate of Albemarle High School and got her BFA from JMU.

Alissa “Angel” Henry
Closer / Underwriter

Alissa joined Charlottesville Settlement Company as an Escrow Officer/Title Underwriter in February of 2009 with 21 years of experience in real estate settlements. Having worked as a paralegal for a local attorney for many years, as a branch manager, and as an owner of a settlement company, Angel brings a wealth of experience to our company. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Tony Kelly
Senior Title Examiner

Tony is a Certified Title Examiner with the Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA) and Senior Title Examiner with Charlottesville Settlement Company.  With more than five years’ experience searching and examining real estate property records, Tony provides a valuable asset to our community with his diligent and cautious work ethic.

Sonija Silvers
Records Management

Sonija is pleased to have joined Charlottesville Settlement Company in 2012. She oversees daily organization, storage, and filing of internal transactions of business and other information created and received. Sonija is a native of Michigan and studied accounting at Delta Community College in Saginaw, MI. She moved to Virginia in 2002 and is happily married with a daughter.

Lisa Zangla

Administrative Assistant

Lisa joined CSC in May 2011 with over 29 years’ office experience; her background includes service as an administrative and executive assistant, and a business and office manager for a variety of businesses, including an independent insurance agency and a commercial real estate company. Throughout the years, she has been an active volunteer in her community. Her role with CSC has been evolving and encompassing a variety of office, marketing, bookkeeping, and administrative duties, as well as coordinating all title searches in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the surrounding counties.