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Staff Bios

Thomas A. Solom is president, CEO and founder of Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc. He is a licensed abstractor and previously licensed real estate agent by the State of Minnesota. He has over 25 years of title, abstracting and exam experience. He personally reviews all files that are complicated in nature, both residential and commercial. He has been involved in many large-scale abstracting projects including: the Mall of America, the Minneapolis International Airport, and numerous highway expansions. Throughout his career, Tom has elevated the research standards of title companies, and he is well known and respected in the industry. He graduated from North Hennepin Community College with a paralegal degree and attended the University of Minnesota.

Erika C. Solom is vice president and office manager of Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc. She has over 25 years of corporate legal and real estate experience. Her background includes corporate real estate transactions, mortgage foreclosures, insurance and employment law. She directly supervises the company's quality control procedures and manages the office including accounting, personnel and insurance matters. She graduated from North Hennepin Community College with a paralegal degree and attended Metropolitan State University.

Vicki J. Buck is the abstractor of counsel for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc. She retired with over 30 years of abstracting and title insurance production experience. She was well known in the title industry for her extensive knowledge and abilities in creating new residential and commercial abstracts, master abstract building for development and achieved an expert level rating for her understanding and drawing complex legal descriptions.  Our abstracting team still consults with Vicki as needed, on files complex in nature.

Lily A. Gikas is an abstractor for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc.  Lily graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Political Science focussing in Legal Studies/Minor in Business Administration. She successfully completed the Principles of Abstracting and the Reading & Drawing Legal Descriptions courses offered by Jeanne Johnson & Associates.

Esther S. Lee is an abstractor for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc. Esther has 10 years of professional customer service, pharmacy and legal office experience. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts: English.  She also graduated from North Hennepin Community College with an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies degree.  She successfully completed the Principles of Abstracting and the Reading & Drawing Legal Descriptions courses offered by Jeanne Johnson & Associates. 

Brooke B. Schmidt
is a licensed abstractor for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc.  Brooke has 10 years of professional customer service and legal office experience.  She graduated from North Hennepin Community College with an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies degree.  She successfully completed the Principles of Abstracting and the Reading & Drawing Legal Descriptions courses offered by Jeanne Johnson & Associates.

Cecilia A. Terwedow is an abstractor for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc.  Cecilia graduated from North Hennepin Community College with an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies degree. She successfully completed the Principles of Abstracting and the Reading & Drawing Legal Descriptions courses offered by Jeanne Johnson & Associates.

Joni R. Bargel is the accounting assistant for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc. Joni has over 20 years of professional accounting experience. She graduated from North Hennepin Community College with a degree in accounting.

Brittany M. Wotrang is the customer service and production assistant lead for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc.  Brittany has 5 years of professional customer service, retail and hospitality experience.  She is currently enrolled at North Hennepin Community College completing general courses.

Carissa J. Mooney
 is a customer service and production assistant for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc.  Carissa has 5 years of professional customer service, data entry, inventory, manufacturing, retail and hospitality experience.

Megan L. Wallace is a customer service and production assistant for Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc.  Megan has 5 years of professional office and customer service experience.  She is currently enrolled at St. Cloud Technical and Community College pursuing a degree in accounting.

 

 

 

 

 

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imageI have been using Metropolitan Abstract Services, Inc. for over 10 years. Their convenient online ordering system and friendly and professional staff are only two of the many reasons I use their services. I have no reason to look elsewhere. They are my go to vendor.

Tammy J. Wendlandt , Closing Agent