Our Staff

Professionalism Is Paramount

Teamwork Our staff is what makes Global Discoveries one of the country's leading unclaimed or lost asset location and recovery firms. With more than 100 years of combined experience in the field, our employees are able to provide professional, efficient and personal service to every client, partner and affiliated professional we serve. They work one-on-one and follow claims from start to finish, giving a level of attention rarely found in business today.

Each member of our team is able to handle every facet of the recovery process.

Claims Processing

Michelle Barajas - Manager of Claims Processing

Michelle's early years were spent in Los Angeles before moving to California’s Central Valley where she graduated from high school and attended Merced College. She joined Global Discoveries in 2006 and works hard handling the many details necessary to file claims and manage their progress to completion. Michelle prides herself on learning quickly and managing multiple tasks, and in being easy to get along with.

When not at work, Michelle enjoys spending time with family, exercising, and decorating.

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Candace Mantel - Manager of Claims Processing

Candace grew up with her family in the Central Valley until she moved to Southern California in 2008 where she attended college at Vanguard University to study Business Administration.

Candace joined Global Discoveries in 2013 after relocating back to the Central Valley. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, serving at her local church, and spending time with friends and family.

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Candace Cox - Claims Processor

Candace joined Global Discoveries in 2014. She was born in Southern California and moved to the Central Valley in 1991, where she graduated high school. She is happily married with one child. As Candace explains, "at Global Discoveries I assist with filing claims and many other tasks. I enjoy being a part of Global Discoveries and look forward to many more years with the company."

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and camping.

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Linda Hunnel - Claims Processor

Linda grew up in Oregon and attended Northwest Nazarene College before moving to California in 2005. That same year she began working at Global Discoveries and especially appreciates the company’s collaborative approach, with employees working together on behalf of its clients.

Happily married for more than 20 years, Linda is actively involved in her local church and busy raising her five children. She is especially proud of her eldest son who serves in the Army National Guard.

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Maria Martin-Mendoza - Claims Processor

Maria joined Global Discoveries in 2016, raised in Los Angeles, Maria moved to the Central Valley in 2000 where she worked in the title industry with Fidelity Title and Chicago Title for a total of 11 years.

Maria started her education at Modesto Junior College and later transferred to Computer Tutor Business & Technology where she graduated as an Administrative Accounting Clerk.

In her leisure time, Maria enjoys camping and traveling with her husband, four children and two grandchildren.

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Modesto, CA 95354
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