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


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.

Tica Kotarba


Director of Title Operations

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.

Robert C.  Roesch II


State 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.

Bruce Landis


Executive Vice President

Bruce Landis graduated from Circleville High School in 1976, and in 1977 joined the Semi Pro Football League where he played for the Cleveland Vikings and Columbus Metro’s until 1981. 

In 1982 Bruce joined Stanley Steamer International where he worked for ten years. His wide range of talents earned him several positions in several cities around the country. Upon his return to Columbus, Ohio in 1992 he joined a local title company as a sales representative. In 1998 Bruce joined a national underwriter where he enjoyed a very successful sales career. In 2008 Bruce joined TransCounty Title Agency as the lead Sales Representative, where his primary responsibility is to expand the company’s client base. 

Bruce is a member of the Columbus Board of Realtors, and the Columbus Mortgage Brokers, and has served on the board of the Columbus Mortgage Bankers Association, and served for years at the Celebrity Waiters Annual Luncheon.

Sarah Grywalsky


Business Development Executive

Sarah (Lamp) Grywalsky graduated from Hilliard Darby High School and attended Ohio State University where she earned her B.S. degree studying Argricultural Business, Applied Economics and Food Processing. She then moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky where she began her career in mortgage with a local bank later was a real estate paralegal.

Upon moving back to Columbus in 2016 she joined TransCounty Title Agency as an Escrow Officer until her transition to the sales team as the Executive Sales Coordinator.