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MEET THE TEXAS SECURE TITLE TEAM

Gretchen Wright, CTIP / CESP
President

Email: gwright@texassecuretitle.com

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 25 years and includes work in title examination, serving as an Escrow Officer and as a Branch Manager.

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 throughout the closing 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 three dogs, Rocky, Cooper and Dexter. She enjoys spending time with her family, working in her yard, camping, hiking, running and traveling.

Memberships and Organizations:

Licensed through Texas Department of Insurance
Texas Land Title Association
Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Colleyville Chamber of Commerce

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Derek Wright
Vice President

Email: dwright@texassecuretitle.com

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 ensures our unique team concept.

Since Derek has been in the industry for over 25 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 your 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 three dogs, Rocky, Copper, and Dexter. He enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Harley and traveling.

 

Kenneth L McAlister
Vice President / Treasurer / Attorney

Email: kmcalister@texassecuretitle.com

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

Renee Hicks, PMP
Business Operations Manager

Email: rhicks@texassecuretitle.com

Renee Hicks is an accomplished, highly skilled, and integrity-driven professional offering over 20 years of business success with a strong concentration in project management, business operations, process improvement, organizational strategy and development, financial and contract management, and client relations. She holds an Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Specialization and is a Licensed Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2009.

Renee is enthusiastic, accessible, and full of great ideas! She works collaboratively with ownership and staff to achieve a common goal of closing real estate transactions in a welcoming environment while earning the trust of our clients through exceptional service. She has a unique ability to customize her approach to different personalities and has been described as “an employer’s dream… professional, yet genuinely personable, honest, tactful, and motivating.”

Renee comes from a military background which afforded her the opportunity to live in multiple locations across the country before settling permanently in Texas. Although she spent most of her life “Keeping Austin Weird”, she now calls DFW her home. When Renee is not servicing her clients, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her two children, Christopher and Desiree, and two amazing grandsons, Christopher Jordan and Taiden Reed.

Memberships and Organizations:

Licensed through Texas Department of Insurance
Texas Land Title Association
Austin Pets Alive
Licensed through Project Management Institute

 

Bridget Denison, Branch Manager / Escrow Officer

Email: bdenison@texassecuretitle.com

Bridget Denison is from upstate New York where she worked for an amazing company for 10 years – 5 of them being in a Manager position. In 2014 she decided to move down to the wonderful state of Texas where she was introduced into the title industry. She worked hard and diligently and earned her stripes to climb up the ladders rather quickly.

Having 25 years of Customer Service experience and countless years of leadership skills and training, she took pride in her business and is being welcomed into the Texas Secure Title Company team with open arms. She is married to her high school sweetheart and best friend and will be married 22 years this upcoming February. Bridget has 2 boys, 18 & 21, 3 dogs, a cat, cows and of course, chickens. She loves to cook, bake, road trips, fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, long walks and truly helping others from the bottom of her heart, but most of all – she loves spending time with her family.

Mark Alva, Business Development Officer

Email: marka@texassecuretitle.com

Representing Texas Secure Title Company as a Business Development Officer, Mark Alva is a Sales professional with a passion for the Texas Title Industry. He is committed to providing a relationship with each of his clients that is built on Love, Willingness, and Courage. Mark has been able to manage an exceptional client list by focusing on their key strengths and helping when needed.

Mark has lived in the North Texas Area for over 10 years with his wife of 28 years and six children. His roots can be traced back to central California where he was a sales representative for top producing companies around the area. His contacts, long residency, and 15 years of business development experience, leverage his enthusiasm and dedication for his client relationships.

When Mark is away from his desk he can be found spending time with his family, friends, watching sports or a good movie, and grubbing on a good ole’ Texas BBQ.

Amanda Flores,  Branch Manager / Escrow Officer

Email: aflores@texassecuretitle.com

Amanda’s career expands over a decade and has been centered on customer service. She has worked in multiple areas of closing and has changed her primary focus from sales and marketing into closing. She focuses on maintaining excellent communication with each and every client to improve the closing experience. Perfect customer service is her ultimate goal. Amanda’s innovative ideas and passionate pursuit of serving others enables her to accomplish these goals. She is genuinely concerned about clients’ needs, and she does everything she can to see that her clients’ concerns are addressed efficiently.

Amanda and her husband Damon have two children, Dominic and Elizabeth. She is a native Texan, living in the Mid-Cities her entire life. Amanda is a cheerleading coach with Mid-Cities Pee Wee Football and Cheerleading Association where she gives her heart and soul to eight little girls for four months of every year. She has sustained many honors for her enormous contributions in this area. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, sports (especially hockey), taking pictures and scrapbooking.

 

Memberships and Organizations:

Licensed through Texas Department of Insurance
Colleyville Chamber of Commerce
Women’s Council of REALTORS®
MetroTex Association of Realtors
Mid-Cities Pee Wee Football and Cheerleading Association


Deana McAdoo, Escrow Officer

Email: dmcadoo@texassecuretitle.com

Deana McAdoo brings an established presence to the title industry. For over seven years Deana worked in the financial industry, focusing on banking and mortgages. Her successes then translated into a run in title, where she has been a licensed escrow officer or 14 years and been in title in Texas for 15 years. Couple that with the fact that she has been in the area for over fifteen years, and you will see how Deana has established a firm foundation in the title industry and our community.

Deana has been married to her husband Mitch for over 27 years and has two daughters, Misha and Kyndel. When away from the office, Deana enjoys being outdoors and enjoys outdoor sports.

 

 

Memberships and Organizations:

Licensed through Texas Department of Insurance


Inika Vance, Escrow Officer

Email:ivance@TexasSecureTitle.com

Inika comes to us from Tampa, Florida and has over a decade of Customer Service Management and Real Estate experience.  She saw an opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives by providing clients with quality real estate service and joined the Texas Secure Title family in 2015.  Inika worked her way up the company ladder with a combination of hard work, dedication, and a willingness to go the extra mile.  With each client, she believes in providing world class service!

When you work with Inika Vance in the purchase or sale of a home, you feel like her only client.  She believes that the most important thing she can do as an Escrow Officer is to provide the care and concern you need when deciding about your most important investment.

Inika and her husband, Eric, have a daughter Jalyn and a son Jordan.  She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in her home state at the University of Tennessee.  Outside the workplace, Inika lives by her motto, “Faith, Family, and Football.”

 

Memberships and Organizations:

Licensed through Texas Department of Insurance
Colleyville Chamber of Commerce

 


Aria Bell, Escrow Officer

Email: afarrar@texassecuretitle.com

Aria Farrar has been a integral part of the closing team since 2010. As a licensed Escrow Officer, she serves as the point person for communication on all North Richland Hills closings. Her infectious smile and positive attitude contributes to her success in helping clients through the transaction with as little stress as possible. Aria understands the importance of communication throughout the closing process as well as the key role the title company has to inform all parties of the closing status.

Aria has lived in the mid cities for over ten years. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She stays busy outside of work with her four children and her pets. Aria is a animal lover that has been involved with multiple rescue organizations and has been known to have to stop and pick up strays on the way to work.

Memberships and Organizations:

Licensed through Texas Department of Insurance
Colleyville Chamber of Commerce


Jenny James, Escrow Officer

Email:jenniferj@TexasSecureTitle.com

Jenny James brings 8 years of title experience to the Texas Secure Title Company Family. She is exceptional at providing superior service and ensuring that each and every party involved is informed throughout the process. Having been involved in every aspect of the file, starting off as a residential advisor in 2012, you will be at ease knowing she takes the time to communicate and address all concerns and questions as soon as they arise.

Her stunning charm can be broadcasted by her role as a mother to her delightful son, Colt, whom she enjoys swimming, jumping, and sharing a walk on the park with. Jenny graduated from The University of North Texas where she received her Bachelor’s in Business with a Minor in Childhood Development in 2011. When she’s not closing on your file, she can be found hanging out with her friends, grilling, spending time with her family and of course, being a wonderful mother to Colt.

Jenny is an Escrow Officer with the level of expertise required in today’s environment to ensure your transactions are being handled with professionalism, knowledge, and service. Always with a pleasant attitude, and a smile you can see even over the phone!

Ashleigh Renfro, Fee Attorney / Escrow Officer

Email: arenfro@texassecuretitle.com

Education:
2007 – B.B.A., Business Management, Texas Tech University
2007 – B.B.A., Business Marketing, Texas Tech University
2014 – J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law

 

Renee Hicks, PMP
Branch Manager/Escrow Officer

Email: rhicks@texassecuretitle.com

Renee Hicks is an accomplished, highly skilled, and integrity-driven professional offering over 20 years of business success with a strong concentration in project management, business operations, process improvement, organizational strategy and development, financial and contract management, and client relations. She holds an Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Specialization and is a Licensed Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2009.

Renee is enthusiastic, accessible, and full of great ideas! She works collaboratively with ownership and staff to achieve a common goal of closing real estate transactions in a welcoming environment while earning the trust of our clients through exceptional service. She has a unique ability to customize her approach to different personalities and has been described as “an employer’s dream… professional, yet genuinely personable, honest, tactful, and motivating.”

Renee comes from a military background which afforded her the opportunity to live in multiple locations across the country before settling in Texas. Although she spent most of her life “Keeping Austin Weird”, she now calls DFW her home. When Renee is not servicing her clients, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her two children, Christopher and Desiree, and two amazing grandsons, Christopher Jordan and Taiden Reed.

Memberships and Organizations:

Licensed through Texas Department of Insurance
Texas Land Title Association
Austin Pets Alive
Licensed through Project Management Institute


Leona Scarafiotti
Escrow Officer

Email: leonas@texassecuretitle.com

Leona Scarafiotti has been in the title industry for the past three years.  Leona has worked closely with ownership and staff to provide the highest quality of customer service possible for our clients.

Leona is married to her amazing husband Dave,  has two wonderful children, Jarid and Sarah and a terrific son-in-law Aaron.  She is the last in the line of six girls and was born and raised in Colorado.  Leona has moved around the county following her husband’s career, from New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Texas.  She has enjoyed the adventure and keeping lifelong friends from the different areas of the country.  Once her kids landed in the DFW area after college at SFA, she knew she would be planting her roots in the great state of Texas.  Leona loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing with her two Shih Tzu puppies, Tobi  and Tucker.