With over 40 combined years of executive leadership experience in both the music and real estate industries, Access Home Closing's President, Emmanuel Fonte, conducts his team with positivity, passion, and care. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal, Emmanuel’s leadership approach is unique in that his background as an artist, storyteller, and performer shines brightly in his efforts to create joy while passionately serving and elevating others. He enjoys growing his agents’ confidence, developing individuals of varying abilities, and empowering them with the skills needed to make a difference.
A national & international keynote speaker in the U.S.A. and Canada, Emmanuel shares his expertise in business development, future trends, and digital strategies. Committed to making a difference in everything he does, Emmanuel is also a strong advocate for mental health in raising funds and awareness for women’s health, mental illness, and children’s foundations in his role as Music and Creative Director of John Cameron Entertainment. He spends his leisure time cheering on his Montréal Canadiens, of whom he is a lifelong fan, spending time with his family and friends, and making music. True to his creative and artistic abilities, he also loves woodworking and hopes to dedicate more time to this craft when he retires.
Seasoned operations leader of more than 15 years’ diverse experience, Director of Business Operations, Karin Marlowe strives to create an environment in which the Access Home Closing team is empowered to do their best work. A Shoreline College alumna, Karin earned her Associate of Arts and immersed herself in an array of trainings and certification programs, from human resource management and fundamentals of Washington Real Estate, to studying project management at Bellevue College. Passionate about developing and elevating organizational operations, she utilizes her widespread knowledge in business operations including office administration, human resources, IT operations, marketing, and customer relations to improve and streamline business processes. Through her collaborative spirit and contagious energy, Karin is committed to cultivating a culture of success and influencing a positive closing experience for both clients and employees.
When she isn't working, spending time with family and friends, discovering new places to eat, and traveling the world are among Karin's favorite pastimes.
A Loyola University School of Law graduate, Director of Title Operations, Tricia Leonard, adds a combined 28+ years of knowledge and expertise as a paralegal and Limited Practice Officer to the Access Home Closing team skillset. Tricia’s multifaceted career in real estate includes broker, property and asset manager, title officer, and paralegal positions, utilizing her Masters of Jurisprudence in Business and Corporate Governance Law. A nationally certified Compliance and Ethics Professional, her eagerness for learning is evident in her three college degrees and various career supporting licenses and certifications held. Tricia considers the law and practice of escrow a happy law, in that the vast majority of clients buying and selling real estate are elated about their ability to do so, and finds it gratifying to be a part of creating that joy for others.
Tricia loves a good sense of humor and spending time with her kids, family, friends and dogs in her spare time.
Kimberlee (Kim) Porter, Access Home Closing’s Senior Escrow Closer, has a long-standing career with over 25 years of knowledge in escrow and lending. Previously titled the Education Chairperson of the South Sound Escrow Association, Kimberlee has taught Toastmasters classes as well as Escrow 101 and how to avoid fraud. She is a three-time President’s Club award recipient, five-time Million Dollar Club award winner, and received her personal favorite, the Humanitarian award, in 2018 and 2019 after organizing her office to collect donations for The Salvation Army food pantry and seniors, and donations for BackPack for Kids. Kimberlee is client-centered, radiating with passion for helping others, and is a strong believer in building camaraderie through phone calls as opposed to just emails or other text communications.
Coming from a family background of real estate and investment properties, Kimberlee feels as though escrow chose her and her clients are the driving motivators that keep her in the business. When she’s not working, you’ll find her camping, traveling, baking, gardening, reading, or listening to music.
Chase is dedicated to being a positive contribution to his team, his clients, and the escrow business as Access Home Closing’s Director of Broker Success. His extensive background in leadership spans multiple industries including Boeing engineering and senior management leadership of Legal and Affiliate Programs at John L. Scott Real Estate. Chase understands the highs and lows of the real estate industry, the challenges that can accompany the process of purchasing a home, and is steadfast in overcoming obstacles to help reach solutions that make for an effortless close. He applies his friendly, loyal, and caring attributes to his professional and volunteer efforts alike, devoted to developing meaningful relationships and having a positive impact on the lives of others and the business. Most recently, Chase has partnered with John L. Scott Real Estate and Amazon to drive critical change to the racially restrictive covenants within property deeds.
When he’s not working, he is happiest actively exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest by running, hiking, cycling, fishing, and giving it his best attempt at golfing. Spending quality time with family and friends is also always at the top of Chase’s to-do list.
A Bachelor of Arts graduate at Bennington College, Senior Escrow Closer, Katherine Scofield, became enamored with real estate when purchasing her first home. Drawn to the contracts, inspections, and title and escrow of the real estate process, she began her career as a real estate broker. Now, with over two decades of escrow closing experience, Katherine’s caring and empathetic approach, paired with her interpersonal adaptability, makes even the most challenging transaction a smooth and effortless close. She is articulate, helpful, and knowledgeable with a driving passion for the important work she does to truly make a difference in her clients’ lives.
Katherine values each day in her profession being different from the last, and finds joy in navigating new scenarios even 20+ years later. In her spare-time, Katherine is happiest spending time with family, making pottery, gardening, and training her dog.