Patrick T. John



Patrick John began his career as a title professional in 1985 in Dallas, Texas. Over the last 20-plus years, Patrick has held a host of positions—everything from processor to residential closer. In 1994, Patrick moved to Kansas City after accepting a position as a sales representative. In just a few short years Patrick was named the State Manager of Kansas.

In 1997, Patrick moved to Ohio to manage the central Ohio operations for a major underwriter.Four years later Patrick was promoted to Vice President and State Manager. Then, in 2004, Patrick was named Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for a five-state Midwest Region. Pat was intimately involved in overseeing all aspects of the operations, from sales and marketing, to title searching and underwriting, to the closing processes and product delivery.

Patrick served on the Regional Leadership Team and the National Executive Leadership Team for this Fortune 500 underwriter. His business acumen and analytical thinking earned him a reputation as an honest and driven title professional.

Patrick founded TransCounty Title Agency in 2007 and has grown the company in the Columbus Metro consistently appearing in Business First as a top 10 title agency. We currently have 3 branch locations and 2 closing locations, located in Dublin, OH, Gahanna, OH, Circleville OH, Upper Arlington, OH and Pataskala, OH. TransCounty Title operates its own in house title department s and handles 90% of our own searching, exam, underwriting, typing, recording, and we have 13 retail employees, that cover sales, order entry, processing, and residential and commercial property closings.

Pat attended Texas State, where he studied Business Management and Psychology. He is a member of the Ohio Land Title Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, FACES at the Columbus Zoo and the Red Cross of Columbus.

Rob Febes


Branch Manager, Circleville OH and Executive Vice President

Rob Febes is a Licensed Title Agent, Notary Public and Branch Manager. He's also a two-term past president of the Circleville Downtown Business Association and a past Campaign Chairman, Real Estate Division of The United Way Pickaway County. 

Rob volunteers as the Chairman and Trustee of the Circleville Pumpkin Show and as a Voting Delegate and Present Committee Member of the Ohio Festivals and Events Association. He has also volunteered in the Circleville area Soup Kitchen. 

He's a 2009 recipient of the President's Award from the OFEA Board of Directors and a 2013 inducted member of the OFEA Legion Of Honor. He's also a past member of the RoundTown Relayers Team for the Pickaway County Relay For Life and a past Co-Chairman of the Circleville DBA Christmas Parade. 

Rob is a member of the Pickaway County Chamber Of Commerce and an active participant in the Pickaway County Toys For Tots program. In 2013 he was named the Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business Person of the Year. He was also elected as Treasurer of the Ohio Festivals and Events Association in 2014.

Shane Dryden


Branch Manager, Columbus Ohio

Shane is a 1987 graduate of Grove City High School and a 1996 Graduate of Franklin University. He joined Green Tree Finance in 1997 as a field representative before becoming the Ohio Inventory Control Manager of the Manufactured Housing Division. In 2003 Shane broke into the title insurance business with a major underwriter in the Columbus, Ohio market. In 2008 he joined a large title agency where he was responsible for sales, customer service, training, and closing real estate transactions. in 2014 Shane obtained his title license and was an escrow officer for another agency in Columbus while still maintaining his sales role. In 2017 he joined a joint venture title company where he handled the majority of the closings for them in the Columbus area. Shane joined TransCounty Title Agency in 2019 where he is excited to get back into sales full time and yes you will still see him a the closing table. Shane lives in Grove City with his family where he is very involved in the community. Shane's knowledge and expertise will be an asset to TransCounty Title and the customers we serve in the Central Ohio area.

Tica Kotarba


Title and Operations Manager

Tica graduated from Hilliard Davidson High School in 2000. Shortly after that, she started her career in 2001 in the title insurance business with Stewart Service Center. She started at an entry level position from doing order entry, answering phones and filing. She later went on in 2004 to work for Search2Close as Team lead for their title department.

She started with TransCounty Title Agency in February 2008 as a Title Processor. She became a Licensed Title Agent on April 21, 2008 and has since become licensed for the States of Virginia and Indiana. She is now the Director of Title Operations and oversees our title department. Her department works hard to produce quality work at a fast paced speed.

Catherine J. Baird


Branch Manager, Commercial Division

Catherine J. Baird earned her B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and her J.D. degree from Capital University Law School. She is also a licensed title agent, notary public and Branch Manager.

Following law school, Catherine worked in the real estate department at Bricker & Eckler before joining All Ohio Title Agency, LLC and Fisher, Skrobot & Sheraw, LLC in 2008.

Catherine is a past president and current director of the Pataskala Rotary Club. She also served as a Group Study Exchange Leader and led a team of non-Rotarians to India. Catherine is a member of The Pataskala Area Chamber of Commerce and serves as the secretary for Board of Directors. She is a member of the Ohio State University Alumni Band and enjoys playing with the Alumni Band as she is able. She also serves as an elder for her Church. Catherine is a member of the Licking County Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association.

Catherine joined TransCounty Title Agency, LLC upon its acquisition of All Ohio Title Agency, LLC.

Charlie Hill


Commercial Business Development Executive

Charlie Hill grew up in Dublin where his family has been for several generations.  He graduated from Dublin Coffman High School in 1998, and from The Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business in 2004.  He started his career in the financial services industry with Lincoln Financial Advisors in 2005.  He moved JPMorgan Chase Bank in 2009 where he spent 10 years in business and private client banking.  He joined the TransCounty Title family in 2019 and is excited to grow the commercial business.  Charlie is married and has a four year old daughter, his girls mean the world to him.  He enjoys playing golf, and supports all things Ohio State Buckeyes.


David Gonzalez


Business Development Executive

David began his career as a classroom educator and coach in Illinois while pursuing a graduate degree in Educational Administration.

 In 1982 he joined the Eastman Kodak Company as their Key Account Sales Executive for their Consumer sales division. He first represented Eastman Kodak in Virginia and then moved to Columbus, OH in 1985.


David then focused his career back to education in 1998 – representing a reading company in the state of Ohio, calling on school district Superintendents, Principals and curriculum directors until 2004.

His 15 years in home warranty sales in the Columbus market and surrounding counties, has given David a solid understanding of the real estate process and its challenges. David prides himself on developing strong business relationships with his clients and focuses on an outstanding customer experience.

He is a member of numerous realty associations, has been active in CORPAC and volunteers his time to youth athletics and the OSU Ross Heart hospital. David is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoy golf, especially with his two adult sons, Bruce and Brent.

Christina Sadler


Escrow Officer, Columbus OH

Chirstina is a native of Beckley, West Virgina, and  has five years of banking experience with Chase Bank and 2 years of experience with State Farm where she was licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance, and Life Insurance. Her love has always been in the title industry where she has spent 12 years of her professional career working for two large underwriters as an Escrow Officer. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail have made her into a top notch title professional, and Branch Manager. Christina joined TransCounty Title in 2018 and has quickly become a leader for our company and a champion for service.  Christina has an uncanny ability for customer service and putting people at ease during the closing process. Christina lives in Pickerington, Ohio with her husband of 22 years, and two very active and energetic boys. 

Robert C.  Roesch II


Underwriting Counsel

Robert C. Roesch, II earned his B.S. degree from Muskingum College and his J.D. degree from Capital University Law School. From 1981 to 1997, Mr. Roesch worked as an office aide, a paralegal and then as an associate with Schottenstein, Zox and Dunn, L.P.A. He joined a Large Local Title Agency in 1997 where he was Senior Underwriting Counsel in the Commercial Division and managed their title operations. He joined a major underwriter in 2003 where he served as Commercial Underwriting Counsel. He advised the company on legal and business affairs in several roles.

His current and past responsibilities include title underwriting, and commercial and residential transactional counsel. He has spoken for boards of realtors and local realty companies on title and real estate matters. Mr. Roesch is a member of the Columbus Bar Association (Real Property Section) and the Ohio State Bar Association.