Patrick T. John



Patrick John began his career as a title professional in 1985. For over twenty years, Pat has held a host of management and executive positions with Ticor Title, Lawyers Title, LandAmerica Financial Group and First American Title in locations throughout the United States. His business acumen and analytical thinking earned him a reputation as an honest and driven title professional.

In 2007, Pat ventured out on his own founding TransCounty Title Agency and has grown the company in the Columbus Metro area since its inception. Applying many of the concepts and principles from his corporate days, he focused on market share growth, sales, marketing and the customer experience.

Pat attended Texas Tech University and Texas State University where he studied business management and psychology. He is a member of the Ohio Land Title Association, American Land Title Association, and was previously involved with FACES at the Columbus Zoo and the Red Cross of Columbus. Since 2013, Pat has also served on the board of directors for the Second and Seven Foundation.

Rob Febes


EVP & Branch Manager, Circleville OH

Rob Febes is a two-term past president of the Circleville Downtown Business Association (DBA) and a past campaign chairman, Real Estate Division of The United Way of Pickaway County.

Rob volunteers as the chairman and trustee of the Circleville Pumpkin Show, Inc. and as a voting delegate and active board member of the Ohio Festival and Events Association. He has also volunteered in the Circleville area Soup Kitchen.

Rob is 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 was also elected as treasurer of the OFEA in 2014. He's a past member of the Roundtown Relayers Team for the Relay for Life of Pickaway County 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 Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. In 2013 he was named the Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business Person of the Year.

Tica Kotarba


Title and Operations Manager

Tica began her career in the title industry in 2001 performing order entry, assisting callers, and file management.  She quickly learned the aspects of the closing and title process and became a Team Lead overseeing day-to-day production.   Her next move was to TransCounty Title in 2008 as a Title Processor, executing commitments and policies.  A short time later she became and licensed title agent.  Tica is currently the Title and Operations Manager overseeing the production of the title department, as well as training and implementation of new software and procedures.


Tica resides in Hilliard and has 2 daughters.  She enjoys working out and spending time with her family and friends.


Ruth Floyd


Commercial Branch Supervisor

Ruth Floyd was born and raised in Southeast Ohio and has a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University.  Soon after graduating, she began working in the commercial title insurance industry and quickly became a licensed title agent for the State of Ohio.   She brings over 15 years of experience in nearly every step of the title insurance process, including in-depth knowledge of commitment typing and policy production.  Ruth prides herself in effective and ethical communication, as well as providing exceptional customer service throughout the closing process.   Her success in the title industry can be attributed to her willingness to work with and learn from others.  She is a past member of the Board and current member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).


Ruth currently resides in Gahanna with her husband and their 5 children who are active in sports, and they all enjoy spending time outside with friends and family.

Catherine J. Baird


Attorney and Commercial Escrow Officer

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 the 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.

Matt Meyer


Commercial Business Development Executive

Matt is a licensed Title Agent in the State of Ohio and has represented a variety of clients in commercial and residential transactions. Matt’s integrity, knowledge, and enthusiasm for real estate and dedication to his clients have enabled him to be a trusted resource in the Title Insurance Industry.

Matt has a strong willingness to develop long term relationships with clients with an emphasis on personal service. His analytical skills and understanding of the closing process are a valuable resource for Brokers Agents, investors, developers, and lenders.

Shane  Dryden


Business Development Executive

Shane Dryden is a 1987 graduate of Grove City High School and a 1996 graduate of Franklin University.  He joined GreenTree Finance in 1997 as a Field Representative and then went on to hold several different positions with GreenTree before becoming the Ohio Inventory Control Manager of the Manufactured Housing Division.  In 2003 he broke into the Title Insurance Industry with an underwriter as a Sales Representative for the Downtown Columbus market before acquiring more territory including Grove City, Hilliard, and Dublin.  

In 2008 he joined an affiliated title agency in a hybrid role where he had a hand in sales, customer service, training, and closings.  He then earned his Title Insurance License in 2014 as an Escrow Officer.  Shane joined TransCounty Title Agency in 2019 as a Business Development Executive, and in 2020 was promoted to Branch Manager. He 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.

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 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 enjoys golf, especially with his two adult sons, Bruce and Brent.

Pam Watterson


Escrow Manager

Pam is a Notary Public and the Assistant Manager of escrow operations at our Gahanna office. She has been a staple in the title insurance industry for over 30 years, which started with her first job as a receptionist for a title company in Texas. Her knowledge in the title industry is extensive and she prides herself in providing the best customer service that our clients appreciate and deserve.

Pam currently resides in Circleville and returned to Ohio several years ago to be closer to her family and spend time with her grandson. She also enjoys reading and being outdoors.

Christina Sadler


Escrow Officer

Christina is a native of Beckley, West Virginia, 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.