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Our Claim Researchers

Welcome to Lauth Investigations Return Assets Division

Our Claim Researchers

Greetings Claimant,

One of our experienced claim researchers may have contacted you in regards to an uncovered asset. They are here to assist you in returning your unrecovered assets. Our claim researchers and case managers have the necessary training and support to return to you what is rightfully owed. Our claim researchers help change lives by returning unrecovered assets to the rightful owners.

Return Assets Claims Researchers

Our Claim Researchers Are Experienced and Here to help you:

  • One of our Claim Researchers may have contacted you by phone or mail. They are here to assist you in rightfully returning asset to you or your heir.
  • Claim Researchers help change lives by returning assets to rightful owners.
  • Conduct legal document research for an heir or claimant
  • Locate other estranged heirs to claim their shares of the inheritance
  • Gather and prepare the necessary documentation required by the entity holding the asset to register and support the claim for settlement to the claimant
  • Provide a professional legal referral, if necessary, such as a local estate lawyer or notary public
  • Research, locate, and implement necessary document certification or notarization of documents or court-certified approved records
  • Develop relationships with various entities such as courts, property administrators, nationally recognized genealogy experts, licensed investigators, probate lawyers, and law firms.

Our Claim Researchers

Meet Our Claim Researchers

Alyssa Ellis

Alyssa Ellis

Claims Researcher

Alyssa Ellis is a prolific researcher and has obtained a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Political Science from Oregon State University. She has over 20 years of genealogy research experience and runs her own research business specializing in forensic and genetic genealogy.  Alyssa enjoys using her research skills to help others by volunteering with various organizations to help people identify biological relatives, find long lost family and friends, or assist law enforcement on cold cases. Her strong research and problem-solving skills and her passion for helping others make her a great addition to the Lauth Investigations team.

Anita Thornton

Claim Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext. 7010
Anita Thornton

Anita Thornton

Claim Researcher

Anita has earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree in human resources management. Anita also has an ABA- approved paralegal certificate from Roosevelt University. Anita previously worked in law enforcement and has an extensive customer service background.

Arlene Frank

Arlene Frank

Claims Researcher

Arlene Frank has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.  She worked for a Certified Public Accounting firm for over 13 years as an Administrative Assistant.  Arlene is detail oriented and enjoys researching information on the Internet.  In addition, she was an active member of the PTO at a small charter school as Secretary for 1 year and Treasurer for 2 years.

Bryan Scholz

Claims Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext. 7038
Bryan Scholz

Bryan Scholz

Claims Researcher

Bryan has a BA from the University of California Davis. A serial entrepreneur who has worked extensively for IT and tech startups in the US and Europe, he is experienced managing multi-faceted issues with multiple stakeholders. Bryan is great at solving problems, and very passionate about returning money and assets to their rightful owners!

Carol Kocan

Claims Researcher

855.544.3463
Carol Kocan

Carol Kocan

Claims Researcher

As a Performance Coach in the field of personal and professional development, one of the most rewarding parts of Carol’s job is helping people discover a solution that not only solves their problems but also creates opportunities that are often hidden behind a veil of challenges.

One of Carol’s core values is that of servant leadership: to help others grow and prosper, and thereby helping herself and the organization grow. This starts by developing a relationship built on trust and demonstrating credibility through action. An inevitable win-win for all!

Cherie Berenato

Claims Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext. 7046
Cherie Berenato

Cherie Berenato

Claims Researcher

Cherie has more than of 35 years experience in the insurance industry and has a vast knowledge of understanding insurance contracts, laws and claim processing. She owned and operated C. L. Berenato Insurance, LLC from 2005 until 2017 when she merged her agency with 3 partners creating a conglomerate corporation with agencies located in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Florida. At the time of her retirement she was Chief Operating Officer of EIG Insurance Corporation and her primary responsibility was restructuring agencies after acquisitions and creating work flow processes that aligned all agencies' operations to adhere to Fiduciary Audit and Underwriting Procedures at a State and Federal level while managing multiple insurance companies Underwriting Guidelines required by brokerage firms for the agencies. Cherie retired from the insurance business in 2019.

In 2020, after realizing retirement was not for her, she came on board with Lauth Investigations as a Claim Researcher.

When Cherie is not working, she enjoys spending her time with her family including her husband, Ron, their children and 5 grandchildren who are the apples of her eyes, boating, traveling and gardening.

Chrissy Edwards

Claim Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext. 7105
Chrissy Edwards

Chrissy Edwards

Claim Researcher

Born & raised in Denver, Colorado, Chrissy is a devoted wife of 22 years and proud mother of two teenage daughters.

Chrissy now resides in Somerset, Kentucky where she and her husband are senior pastors of Victory Christian Fellowship Church. She has served in many ministries over the years: Mothers of Pre-schoolers, children's, youth, led a marriage ministry for 20 years and is currently the Director of Women's Ministry. Chrissy has worked many administrative positions in the school system and banking throughout the years. She also has been in the cake industry for 13 years, where she owned and operated "Cake Me Away" for 3 years.

She enjoys exercising daily, coffee, traveling, encouraging those around me, and growing/learning as an individual. Her greatest joy & accomplishment is her husband and beautiful daughters.

Dana Leslie

855.544.3463 EXT. 7093
Dana Leslie

Dana Leslie

Dana has over 20 years of experience as an Organizational Development business leader and a Spiritual Life coach. Dana has degrees in both Criminal Justice and Business Development but her passion is helping people achieve their goals. Dana also has a passion for solving the unsolvable, which is a great asset in recovering lost assets. Dana’s personal goal is to put a smile on the face of every with whom she speaks!

Dayna Oakes

Dayna Oakes

Claims Researcher

Dayna Oakes is a Claims Researcher for Lauth Investigations, Return Assets Division.

Diane Shane

Claims Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext.7027
Diane Shane

Diane Shane

Claims Researcher

Diane has over a decade experience in Real Estate building strong relationships and helping others achieve their goals. Specializing in Customer Service she believes that a foundation of honesty and integrity leads to positive solutions. In her spare time Diane enjoys painting and spending quality time with family and friends.

Emilia Tomaszewski

Claim Researcher

55.544.3463 Ext. 7045
Emilia Tomaszewski

Emilia Tomaszewski

Claim Researcher

After a 20 plus year career in the publishing industry, I am currently pursuing my B.S. in Legal Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice. I am an avid reader and my all time favorite hobby is fishing! I am driven to provide the best possible customer service and approach each client situation with an eagerness to serve.

Erin Paz

Claim Researcher

855.544.3463 EXT. 7016
Erin Paz

Erin Paz

Claim Researcher

Erin is an entrepreneur and has had the privilege of owning and operating her own business for the past 10 years. Erin enjoys helping others and believes that operating with honesty and integrity is of utmost importance.

Fabian Granqvist

Fabian Granqvist

Claims Researcher

Fabian is a claims researcher for Lauth Investigations: Return Assets Division. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana Tech. Fabian thrives in environments dedicated to helping others and takes pride in his leadership, emphasizing inclusivity and empathy. His commitment to the community is evident through his season at Indiana's biggest Farmer's Market, where he provided nutrition products and information. He’s also a professional hockey player!

Ginna Melhorn

Claim Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext. 7006
Ginna Melhorn

Ginna Melhorn

Claim Researcher

Ginna resides in the Houston area after living in Virginia, Kansas, Toronto, Singapore, and London. She has an Associate’s degree in Court Reporting and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. She has worked in the oil and gas market, a private investigator, and business owner in the photography industry. She is a compassionate individual who thrives in helping others.

Grace Ellison

Grace Ellison

Claims Researcher

Grace Ellison has been an avid researcher for most of her professional and adult life, her diligence earning her a Bachelor of Arts inHistory from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her professional life has focused on communication, sales and customer service. In her free time, she plays music, writes, and both learns and translates other languages. Overall, she loves to learn new things and follows that passion in her work and personal life – this dedication to curiosity is a constant and is what she brings to the team here at Lauth. It’s a dedication to getting things done right, to follow every lead, every piece of information to make sure we have the full picture.  

Jeff Haas

Jeff Haas

Claims Researcher

Jeff Haas is a driven and hands-on Operations Manager and Talent Acquisition professional with over 15 years of Operations Management within the corporate, startup, and virtual arenas specializing in leadership, team building, mentoring, staff development, and revenue maximization.  His core values are leading by example with trust, loyalty, integrity, and ethics, forging strong relationships, consistent communication, and being passionate about helping others.  He has built a career in providing white glove service to key stakeholders as well as his internal and external clients.

Kathleen Fast

Claims Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext. 7099
Kathleen Fast

Kathleen Fast

Claims Researcher

Kathleen Fast, Claims Research Specialist and Mentor works in the Black Forest of Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Denver Seminary. She loves solving puzzles on the job and off the job. She's an escape room artist, either building them or busting out of them. If there's a solution to finding your lost assets, she'll find it!

Kimberly Garcia

Kimberly Garcia

Claims Researcher

Kimberly is a Claims Researcher for Lauth Investigations, Return Assets Division. She has acquired a bachelors degree in liberal studies and has dedicated herself to helping others as a teacher, through customer service, and management. She is results driven and believes success is accomplished with integrity and hard work. When not working however, she can often be on an adventure with her family preferably near the ocean!

Kimberly Jordan

ASSISTANT MANAGER - SPECIAL PROJECTS

855.544.3463 EXT. 7059
Kimberly Jordan

Kimberly Jordan

ASSISTANT MANAGER - SPECIAL PROJECTS

Kimberly has over 25 years of experience in cultivating relationships via direct sales and marketing. She has experience in a plethora of industries that include Sales, Travel, Hospitality, Marketing, and Automotive. She has completed college coursework in Communications and operated and consulted with small and large businesses. Kimberly has a passion for problem solving and helping others. Her personal motto is to simply treat others as you would like to be treated.

Mary Nichols

Mary Nichols

Claims Researcher

Mary Nichols has 30 years of experience as a Senior Account Manager working in the medical, financial and educational fields. Her diverse industry background is valuable as a researcher, and she has exceptional listening, customer service and problem-solving skills. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech (Go Hokies) with a Bachelors in Resource Management.

She has an interest in genealogy, and is working on a Genealogy Certificate. Her outside interests include spending time with her family in Smithfield, Virgina. Special members of Mary's family include her two grandson's Arthur and Leon and her own furry friends, Moose, Ozzy and Maizy. Long early morning walks in Castle Park are a favorite exercise.

Philip Beanblossom

Philip Beanblossom

Claims Researcher

Phil is a claims researcher for Lauth Investigations: Return Assets Division. He has over 30 years of proven success in researching customer-based solutions for his clients, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University at Bloomington. Phil strives to treat each client and co-worker with professionalism, integrity and honesty. He serves as a go-to person for locating lost alumni for many graduating classes from his high school. He loves crossword puzzles and traveling with Kathy, his wife of 31 years.

Puleo, Yolanda

Claims Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext. 7060
Puleo, Yolanda

Puleo, Yolanda

Claims Researcher

Yolanda spent 22 years as a business owner in the financial sector assisting both public and privately held companies with their venture capital raises. She left the industry in 2016 and spent the next couple of years working for a local non-profit organization where she found her true passion: helping others. She thoroughly enjoys her work with Lauth Investigations and believes that operating with honesty and integrity is of utmost importance.

Renee Larson

Renee Larson

Claims Researcher

Renee has spent the majority of her years helping others; in the field of education as an elementary teacher and Reading Specialist, Sunday School teacher and Director, and avid volunteer. She loves to research, is solution oriented and strives to make each encounter with people a beneficial one. Joining Lauth Investigations: Return Assets Division has given her the opportunity to continue helping others through assisting them with returning assets that rightfully belong to them. She loves her family, including her husband, three grown children and their families. The latest family addition, Raleigh, a bernedoodle puppy, is adding lots of outdoor adventure and fun for her and her family.

Roberta Wiener

Roberta Wiener

Claims Researcher

Roberta Wiener is a Claims Researcher for Lauth Investigations, Return Assets Division. She is from Worcester, Massachusetts and received an MBA degree in Finance and Accounting from Clark University. Roberta worked for many years as a Business Systems Analyst for the Insurance and Banking industry. She also worked for an Educational Travel company as Chairperson for the Admissions Committee. While working for the travel company, she had the opportunity to visit 44 countries. Now, in her spare time, Roberta carves bird sculptures and decorative signs and plaques.

Sarah Fitzwater

Sarah Fitzwater

Claims Researcher

Sarah Fitzwater is a Claims Researcher for Lauth Investigations: Return assets division. By researching claims and contacting clients who have assets that need returned to them, she is able to use her skillset to help others.

Stacie French

Claims Researcher

855.544.3463 Ext. 7051
Stacie French

Stacie French

Claims Researcher

Stacie French is an entrepreneur with servant's heart. She previously worked in cellular sales, customer service, quality assurance and as a regional sales manager. Years ago, she helped her grandparents find unclaimed assets throughout the United States. Since then, she says it has been her honor to work with Lauth Investigations as a claim researcher to serve families and to make the process easier for them to recover assets. Stacie enjoys her family, especially her grandchildren, camping and enjoying life with her husband.

Sue Lockwood

Director of Sales

855.544.3463 Ext. 7032
Sue Lockwood

Sue Lockwood

Director of Sales

Sue is an accomplished sales executive, project manager, and entrepreneur. She holds an Executive MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas. She is also a certified Fulfillment Life Coach. Helping people is what brings her joy.

Valerie Gennai

Valerie Gennai

Claims Researcher

Valerie is a Claims Researcher for Lauth Investigations, Return Assets Division.