Our Staff

Kathryn Drake

Kathryn Drake
Kathryn S. Drake, born Washington, D.C., January 27, 1955; admitted to bar: 1979, Kentucky; 1994, North Carolina. Education: University of North Carolina at Greensboro (B.S. magna cum laude 1976 in Mathematics); Phi Beta Kappa; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D. 1979); Phi Alpha Delta. Member: North Carolina State Bar (1994).

Bonnie Harward

Bonnie Harward
Bonnie is originally from Rockville, MD but became a “transplant” to the south upon arriving in South Carolina to begin college in 1994. She moved to Raleigh in December of 2002 after living in Charlotte, NC for two years. After working for about 6 years after finishing college, she went back to school to Meredith College’s Paralegal Program, where she specialized in Real Estate

Francine Mitchell

Francine Mitchell
Born and raised in Queens ,New York and with over 17 years of experience in the Real Estate Industry and a strong background in title insurance, Francine brings to this firm a solid Post Closing Department. She also handles refinances, construction loans and manufactured housing closings and is an expert at transferring and surrendering mobile home titles.

Maria Flores

Maria Flores
Maria Flores Paralegal Maria was born in Cuba. She landed in Jacksonville NC in 1968 and became a citizen in 1972. Maria is currently taking online classes to graduate with an accounting degree. A mother of two, her children are Joshua and Chelsie. Maria and her family moved to Raleigh in 2003. In her off time, she loves to read and cart the children around to sporting events.

Kelly Houghland

Kelly is the newest addition to the Kathryn S. Drake, Attorney at Law staff. Kelly's responsibilities include answering telephone calls, scheduling closings, updating and recording documents from closings and helping Francine with post-closing and title insurance.