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Our Landmark Abstract Team

We want you to meet our Landmark Abstract team and it’s affiliated business entities employ over 65 people throughout our offices in Central Pennsylvania. While our management team is listed below our many dedicated employees are what makes the company so successful.

Leadership Team
Dean Peffley, Esq. Read Bio
Tommi Herbert Read Bio
Dawn Watson Read Bio
Kristen Carosello Read Bio
Gail Y. Good Read Bio
Beth Meadows Read Bio
William H. Dinkel, Esq. Read Bio

Dean Peffley, Esq.

Leadership Team,
Legal Department
Vice President of Title Operation/In-house Counsel
Dean Peffley, Esq. is Vice President of Title Operations and in-house counsel for all of our title entities. In these roles, Dean assists with all legal aspects of the industry and provides support and guidance throughout the process. Dean is a licensed Pennsylvania attorney, title agent, and real estate agent. With over fifteen years of experience in the title industry, Dean has been with the Landmark group since 2003. Dean has spent time in nearly every division of the company and is familiar with the various responsibilities involved in the industry, giving him a distinctive perspective around the company. Dean is an accredited educator and teaches ongoing continuing educations courses for real estate agents and continuing legal education for attorneys. Dean recognizes the value of educating people in the industry to prevent mishaps and be proactive rather than reactive. Dean is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and received his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. Dean is a Lancaster native and currently resides in Lititz.

Tommi Herbert

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Tommi HerbertDirector of Personnel and Underwriter Relations
Tommi Herbert is the Director of Personnel and Underwriter Relations for all of our title entities. In this role, Tommi is responsible for the administration of personnel matters throughout our Title Operations, as well as the maintenance, development, and enhancement of our Title insurance Underwriter relationships. Tommi has thirty years of experience in all aspects of the title insurance industry. Prior to joining HomeSale Settlement Services in 2012, she was Executive VP of Operations for a regional title insurance underwriter and a Manager of a local independent title agency. Tommi is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She holds the designation of Certified Land Title Professional (CLTP). Tommi spent 12 years as a member of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Internal Audit Committee. She has volunteered for numerous Pennsylvania Land Title Association committees over the years and is currently President Elect for the PLTA.

Dawn Watson

Leadership Team
Closing Manager - Lancaster Region Dawn Watson is Closing Manager in our Lancaster Region. In this role, Dawn manages all aspects of real estate settlement including processing and closing. She oversees a team of dedicated title professionals that provide excellent settlement services to home buyers from beginning to end. Dawn worked 10 years in the title insurance industry before joining the company in 2001. She is very passionate about providing the best customer service and dedication to her clients. Dawn lives in East Earl with her husband and three boys.

Kristen Carosello

Leadership Team
Closing Manager - York/Adams Region
Kristen is a Closing Manager in the York/Adams Region. In this role, Kristen manages a team providing all aspects of real estate settlement, including intake, processing, escrow and closing. Kristen is a big believer in a teamwork approach to the business, and her department operates on the belief that each person who helps to complete a settlement plays an integral role in the success of the company. Before joining the company in 2003, Kristen worked for 7 years at a title company in Ohio where she gained experience as a settlement officer as well as processor and escrow agent. Since joining the company as a settlement officer, Kristen quickly advanced to a management position. She has received both Settlement Officer of the Year and Manager of the Year Awards. Kristen has also been very active in an internal Customer Service Board within the organization and often helps organize fundraisers for our corporate charities. Originally from Ohio, Kristen now lives in Lancaster County and is an avid Ohio State football supporter.

Gail Y. Good

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General Manager - York/Adams Region
Gail Y. Good is the General Manager of HomeSale Settlement Services, York/Adams Region. She's is a licensed title agent and previously worked for Mercury Abstract Company from 1982 until Homesale Settlement Services purchased the Company in 2000.   Gail bases her work ethic on the company's core values of "we think and act with a sense of urgency" and also "we don't claim success until our customer claims success." Gail’s team of title professionals strive for quality in their work and production along with teamwork and integrity.   Gail currently resides in York County with her family.

Beth Meadows

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Regional Manager - Harrisburg, Lebanon and Franklin Regions
Beth Meadows is the Regional Manager for Homesale Settlement Services in the Harrisburg, Lebanon and Franklin Regions.  Beth manages and leads a team of title professionals that provide buyers and agents with a seamless transaction from beginning to end. Beth started her career in the title industry in 1980 as a closer with The Title Insurance Corporation of Pennsylvania (TICP Harrisburg Branch).  She joined Homesale Settlement Services in 1995 as manager and closer. Beth is a licensed title agent with a total of 37 years experience. Beth lives in Susquehanna Township with her husband Ken. Beth and Ken have a son and daughter.

Heather Smith, Paralegal

Legal Department
Heather Smith ParalegalHeather Smith, paralegal and compliance officer, works with our in-house legal team and also oversees compliance systems in our Title Insurance Agency Division.  In her role as Compliance Officer for Landmark Abstract, Heather is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.  She implements our Company Best Practices through communication and training. Before joining Landmark Abstract in 2013, Heather spent the previous 16 years as a legal assistant/paralegal with various local law firms. She has a vast knowledge of Pennsylvania laws and regulations. Heather is a graduate of Lakewood College and received degrees in Paralegal Studies, Mediation, as well as a Certificate in Criminal Justice.  Heather is originally from Lancaster and currently,  and lives in West Lampeter Township with her husband and two daughters.

William H. Dinkel, Esq.

Leadership Team,
Legal Department
William H. Dinkel, Esq.William H. Dinkel, Esq. is a shareholder and in-house counsel with HomeSale Realty Services Group, Inc., one of the largest real estate service companies in the country. Mr. Dinkel is also president of the title insurance division. Mr. Dinkel is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law. He is also a licensed Pennsylvania attorney and Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker. His residential and commercial real estate law experience includes matters ranging from underwriting and real estate settlement to representation of clients before municipal boards and appellate tribunals on land use matters. Mr. Dinkel has lectured and conducted accredited classes on title insurance and real estate law in various forums, including CLE and Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission accredited courses.