Meet Our Staff


James “Jeremy” Ames, Vice President , Attorney
Attorney
jeremy-amesJeremy joined our team in May 2005 and is a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee and Georgia. In addition to his JD from Tulane University School of Law, Jeremy attended Austin Peay State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. At First Title Insurance Company, when Jeremy is not in a closing, he is performing title searches and file updates. He is a member of BNI, The Chattanooga Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. Jeremy is skilled in other types of law such a ...

Liza Fox Heath – President
Attorney
liza-heathLiza joined our team in 2006. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee as well as the state of Georgia  She is a licensed  Title Insurance Agent in both Tennessee and Georgia.  Liza brought with her over 18 years of experience as an attorney in the title industry, specializing in real estate law.  She attended the University of Hollins in Hollins, VA where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree and attended the University of Memphis where she received her JD degree. Liza is a member of the Tennessee  and ...

Wanda Beaty – Closing Agent/Escrow agent
Escrow Officer
wanda-beatyWanda joined our team in September 2000 and brought with her 11 years of prior experience in the Title Industry. As an Escrow Officer,Wanda prepares the closing packages and Settlement Statements for our closings. ...

Susan Dixon – CLOSING/ESCROW AGENT
Escrow Officer
Susan DixonSusan joined our team in July 1996 with 8 years of experience as a Realtor in the area. As an Escrow Officer, Susan prepares the closing packages and Settlement Statements for our closings.  Susan is extremely knowledgeable in the documentation for all types of loans, including reverse mortgages, FHA and VA insured loans. ...

Joann Hand – Orders
Pre-Closing/Commitments
joann-handJoann joined our team in January 2003 as an assistant. During her time here, she has become much more than an assistant. She handles incoming title insurance orders, types commitments and does the necessary work to prepare the files for the Escrow Officers. ...

Arran Grazier- Williams: Paralegal, Policy Department
Policy Department
arran-grazier-williamsArran joined our Company in July, 2014.  Arran is a Title Insurance Agent licensed in Tennessee and Georgia.     She is in charge of our final policy department, which includes the issuing of the policies and final endorsements, as well as Real Property Reports. Arran ensures that the documents are finalized and  send out to the requisite parties.  Arran  also assists our attorneys in preparing Quitclaim Deeds, and other documents for ensuring a secured transaction. ...

Brandie Carroll: Post Closing/Shipping Clerk
POST CLOSING AGENT/SHIPPING CLERK
Brandie joined our office in 2013 in the post closing and shipping department. This person takes care of all post closing duties, including shipping and payoffs.  If you have questions regarding packages, deliveriesbrandie-carroll, ask for post closing. First Title can help you with all your closing, escrow and title needs.   ...

Patty Collins – Pre closer
Pre Closer, processor
patty-collinsPatty Collins is a pre closer, and processes the files and types the commitments in preparation for closing. Patty schedules the closings and coordinates with the lenders, realtors and closing parties. Patty came to us with many  years of banking experience.  Prior to coming to First Title, Patty worked at FSG Bank and First Volunteer Bank. ...

JESSICA GIBBS – PRE CLOSER
Pre-closer, closing coordinator
jessica-gibbsJessica Gibbs, started with the company in March of 2016.  Jessica has joined our company as a pre-closer, working closely with our clients and their customers to ensure a smooth closing.  Jessica comes to us with experience in both the title industry and previous realtor experience.     ...

BETH CRATTIE – PRE CLOSER, TITLE CLERK
Title and escrow closer, title insurance, escrow, closings
Beth Crattie has been with First Title for a total of 9 years.  She has over 22 years of  title and escrow experience.  Beth knows the ins and outs of the title industry and her knowledge brings great value to our organization. Call Beth with your orders and questions regarding all of your real estate closings, she will insure the best service and expedite the closing process. ...

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