Marco Island Staff

Craig R. Woodward, Esquire – Owner and consulting attorney with 35 years of real estate experience.  Craig earned a JD Degree, University of Florida College of Law 1980; BS Degree in Business Administration Finance, University of Florida 1977. Craig is Florida Board Certified in Real Estate Law since 1993. Professional Associations, Florida Super Lawyers and Rated “AV” the highest professional rating by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

Received the Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and awarded “Key to the City” of Marco Island and Marco Island Citizen of the Year 2007.  Craig is a senior partner in the law office of Woodward Pires & Lombardo, P.A. located at: 606 Bald Eagle Drive, Suite 500, Marco Island, Florida 34145.

Beth Murphy, Manager – Employed with First Title & Abstract, Inc. for over 5 years as the Branch Manager, Beth brings more than 20 years experience working in the title industry on Marco Island. Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Stockton State College, and has developed extensive professional relationships on the island through her active involvement in the local chamber of commerce and Realtor and business associations.

Barbara Murry, Processor – Employed with First Title & Abstract, Inc. for over 5 years, with over 30 years’ experience in the business, Barbara is one of our top processors.

Nancy Large, Escrow Officer – Nancy has 35 years of mortgage and real estate related experience working with some of the top title agencies and law firms in the area. Prior to joining First Title & Abstract, Inc. in 2015, Nancy was a Closer with Seaview Title Company, LLC and a short sale negotiator with the Law Firm of Parrish, White & Yarnell.  Previous to that she specialized in mortgage processing and closing for Fifth Third Bank and for a local mortgage broker.

Melissa Reilly, Escrow Officer –  Recently employed with First Title & Abstract, Inc., Melissa has 23 years’ experience as a closer and has also been very involved in residential loan closings throughout her career. Melissa attended Niagara University and earned her marketing and business degree.

Karen Nowakowksi, Processor – Karen is a processor with over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry, and recently joined the staff at First Title & Abstract, Inc.

Mary Ann Orlick, Receptionist – Mary Ann has been employed with First Title & Abstract, Inc. and Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. since 2012, and has been working in the legal field since 2011.

Neil Spoerlein, Comptroller – Neil joined First Title & Abstract, Inc. as the company Comptroller in 1988. With over 30 years’ experience in accounting– through up and down markets — Neil has been a guiding force behind our company’s success.