Gretchen L. Wright, CTIP / CESP
As our Co-founder, Gretchen Wright’s vision was the catalyst to open Texas Secure Title Company and she now serves as president of the company.
Gretchen’s comprehensive knowledge of real estate transactions can be attributed to her personal experience working in multiple areas of the title and escrow industry. As a title agent, her career spans over 20 years and includes work in title abstracting, serving as an escrow officer overseeing residential title services, commercial title insurance, new construction escrow contracts as well as mortgage title insurance for home loan refinance.
In addition to her experience as an escrow agent, Gretchen has a keen sense for business development that revolves around excellent customer service and educating customers and clients through the title and escrow process. She understands the local Dallas/Fort Worth real estate market and understands the intricacies of escrow and real estate title. She strives to make your transaction stress-free.
By providing you with excellent service in a customer friendly environment, you can rest assured that your transaction will close with confidence.
Gretchen is married with two sons, Jack and William, and a daughter, Audrey. She resides in Euless with her family including two dogs, Rocky and Sidney. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, ATVing & traveling.
Vice President / Operations / Facilities Manager
Derek Wright’s vision has been to create a workplace where the principles of Love, Willingness, and Courage would be lived out. By employing staff members that embrace and promote his vision, he insures our unique team concept.
Since Derek has been in the industry for over 20 years, he is able to provide his extensive knowledge in both real estate and title. His unique perspective as a Broker Owner gives him keen insight on servicing our real estate clients, and provides great direction for all of the team members at Texas Secure Title.
Derek is married with two sons, Jack and William, and a daughter, Audrey. He resides in Euless with his family including two dogs, Rocky and Sidney. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, ATVing & traveling.
Kenneth L. McAlister, Vice President / Treasurer / Attorney
A Fort Worth native, Ken McAlister graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1979 and came home. After years working with downtown law firms McLean, Sanders, Price, Head & Ellis and Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff, & Miller, Ken started his own practice in 1993. He has represented local businesses in lawsuits, he practices family law, and he has been involved in real estate matters his entire career. Since 2010, he has been an escrow officer and active in the title insurance business.
Ken McAlister is recognized by his peers as having received an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell and listed as a Super Lawyer each year since 2001. Most of his cases are referrals from other lawyers or former clients. He is active in his church and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Outdoor Mentoring Program.
Memberships and Organizations:
Fort Worth/Tarrant County Bar Association
State Bar of Texas (Family Law Section)
American Board of Trial Advocates
Licensed through Texas Department of Insurance, Escrow Officer
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Martin A. Garcia, Attorney
Vice President / Branch Manager / Escrow Officer
As is so often said about many in the industry, “you don’t really find title; title finds you.”
That was fairly accurate for Martin when he entered the title world in 2006. However, in keeping up with the demanding pace of real estate in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Martin quickly excelled in the profession throughout the past decade and has been tasked with helming Texas Secure Title’s Fort Worth operation. Martin focuses on closing real estate transactions, marketing for Texas Secure Title, and handling title curative matters for residential and commercial transactions.
Martin isn’t a native Texan but has called Fort Worth—and surrounding areas—home for twenty years. Building rapport with the local Fort Worth community is of the utmost importance to Martin and is at the center of his goals.
Martin attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth and graduated Magna Cum Laude, with Honors, with a Bachelor of Arts in 2009. Martin also attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now known as Texas A&M School of law) in downtown Fort Worth and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2012.
In addition to closing escrow and issuing title insurance, Martin is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and helps his clients with legal document preparation and other real estate legal matters. Martin helps his clients determine the best course of action for protecting their real estate assets in estate planning and business formation.“Property is the foundation stone of economic well-being.”
Martin lives in the great Fort Worth suburb, Keller. Martin is a die-hard Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys fan, and he looks forward to attending a championship parade for both teams in the coming years.
Memberships and Organizations
State Bar of Texas
Tarrant County Bar Association: Real Estate Section
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, Director
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Action Ambassador
Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS
Fort Worth Botanical Society