Ruth joined TransCounty Title Agency in 2021 as a licensed title agent and notary for the state of Ohio with over fifteen years of experience. Her professional background in the title insurance industry includes exposure to various steps of the title process including in-depth knowledge of commitment typing and policy production. Ruth is committed to providing effective and ethical communication while guiding her clients seamlessly through closing procedures. Her success in the title industry relates directly to her ability to learn from and collaborate with title professionals and industry leaders. Born and raised in Southeast Ohio, Ruth holds a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University. She is a member of the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce, a past board member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and an active volunteer for the Kitchen of Life. Ruth currently resides in Gahanna with her husband and their five children who are active in sports. Her family enjoys participating in outdoor activities while sharing this time with friends and family.
Branch Manager, Circleville OH
Joining TransCounty Title Agency in 2009 as branch manager, Rob had over ten years of experience as an escrow officer and title office manager before starting his career with TransCounty. With banking and loan exposure to build on, he relied on this skillset to complement his title background when becoming part of the TransCounty team. Commitment to community is second nature as Rob is a two-term past president of the Circleville Downtown Business Association (DBA); past campaign chairman, Real Estate Division of The United Way of Pickaway County; volunteer chairman and trustee of the Circleville Pumpkin Show; voting delegate and active board member of the Ohio Festival and Events Association (OFEA); and volunteer for the Circleville area Soup Kitchen. He is a 2009 recipient of the President's Award from the OFEA Board of Directors and a 2013 inductee to the OFEA Legion of Honor. Rob is 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. He 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, Rob was named the Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business Person of the Year. Born and raised in Circleville, he has two daughters and one granddaughter who receives much of his extra time and attention.
Title and Operations Manager
With a career in the title industry since 2001, Tica joined TransCounty Title Agency in 2008 to enhance her previous experience assisting clients in the closing and title process, performing order entry tasks, prioritizing file management and overseeing day-to-day production as a team lead. Beginning her career at TranCounty as a title processor, she executed commitments and policies. As Tica’s experience and interest in the industry grew, she became a licensed title agent and eventually transitioned to the position of title and operations manager. She is responsible for overseeing the escrow team and the production of the title department, as well as the training and implementation of new software and procedures. She resides in Hilliard and has two daughters. In her downtime, Tica enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
CATHERINE J. BAIRD
Attorney and Commercial Escrow Officer
In 2019, Catherine transitioned to TransCounty Title Agency when All Ohio Title Agency was acquired. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School. Catherine is a licensed title agent, attorney and notary public. Following law school, she worked in the real estate division at Bricker & Eckler before joining All Ohio Title Agency and Fisher, Skrobot & Sheraw in 2008. Catherine is a member of the Licking County Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. She is a past president and current secretary of the Pataskala Rotary Club. She previously 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 a former director on their board. She is married to Mark Van Buren and enjoys working on their family farm. She especially enjoys spending time with her miniature steer, Scottie and her golden retriever, Daisy Mae. She is a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Band and enjoys playing with the band as she is able. She additionally supports her community as an elder of her church and serves on several boards.
With seven years of banking experience and a license in Life and Property & Casualty Insurance, Christina gravitated toward the title industry where she spent twelve years of her professional career working for two large underwriters as an escrow officer. As her enthusiasm for the industry continued to develop, she joined TransCounty Title in 2018 as an escrow officer and a champion for quality customer service. Christina is deeply committed to the customer and strives to put people at ease during the closing process. Born in Fairfax, VA, and growing up in Beckley, West Virginia, she now lives in Pickerington, Ohio, with her husband and two very active and energetic boys.
Beth’s career in the title industry began in 2010 following four years as a realtor and office manager at a real estate company. She transitioned to TransCounty Title in 2012, and over the course of her employment has held positions in order entry, escrow, title, and is currently providing her expertise in administration. Beth’s background as an executive assistant for an insurance company, hospital and university executives, as well as her knowledge of the title industry, combine to strengthen her ability to assist other associates and the management team. Beth enjoys cooking new, healthy recipes, walks in nature, and spending time with friends, family and fur kids.
Natalie’s title career of twenty years includes twelve years of dedicated service to TransCounty Title Agency. As an integral part of the TransCounty team for over a decade, she has provided office management expertise, administrative support for escrow officers and is currently part of the title production department where she prepares commitments and final policies. Natalie is an Ohio native and currently lives in Hilliard. She enjoys golfing with her husband, shopping with her three daughters, spending time with family and friends and caring for her cat named Leo.
Beate began her career in the title industry in 1989, moving to TransCounty Title Agency in 2013. Early in her career, she was fortunate to have real estate and probate attorney mentors who enhanced her understanding of the title industry and underwriting guidelines. During this time, she held positions as a title department manager and assistant branch manager. In 1998, Beate found her true niche as a title abstractor. She enjoys the challenges of this career path as searching for a complicated title is comparable to assembling an intricate puzzle. Beate’s knowledge also extends into understanding purchase, refinance and real estate owned (REO) transactions as well as commitment preparation. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her two rescue cats, riding her motorcycle and attending charitable events throughout the riding season. One benefit ride close to her heart is “Ride to Feed the Homeless” where money is collected to support the homeless communities in Columbus.
Graduating in 2008 with a paralegal associate degree, Tiffany gravitated toward the banking industry where she spent several years learning about the financial sector. She joined TransCounty Title Agency in 2021. With over 15 years of administrative experience, Tiffany utilizes her skillset as the commercial office administrator. Her goals include superior service and personal attention balanced by exceptional organizational skills. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Joining the TransCounty Title Agency team in 2021 as an escrow officer for the residential division, Tonya’s extensive experience in the industry dates back to 1995 with loan processing, originating and closing of conventional and FHA/VA mortgages. While expanding her knowledge, she uncovered her interest in the real estate profession which led her to the title industry. Tonya’s skillset developed as she progressed through her career holding a position as a closing manager for a large title company for many years. In 2011, she gravitated away from the corporate world and started her own company as a mobile notary. In this role, Tonya worked directly with realtors, lenders, title companies, and homebuyers and sellers. After ten years of business ownership, she transitioned to TransCounty Title where she was committed to the customer experience and dedicated to client education. Tonya was recognized with the Circle of Champions award during her first six months at TransCounty. Born in West Virginia, she married her junior high school sweetheart and has two adult children and one beautiful granddaughter. Tonya has a passion for quilting, playing in poker tournaments, and planning private parties and gatherings.
In 2018, TransCounty Title Agency welcomed Abbie as an escrow officer at the Circleville location. Her extensive and varied background in the financial sector includes experience as a teller, processor, loan originator, auditor and assistant manager. Abbie’s passion to be involved in her community is evident in her previous positions at a local library, museum and the City of Circleville. She is a Pickaway County native and is currently involved in many clubs, the Circleville Pumpkin Show and exhibiting floral designs at the Ohio State Fair and the Columbus Museum of Art. Abbie is an avid foodie, loves to travel and enjoys spending time outdoors on her six-acre property.
Commercial Escrow Officer
Jennifer joined TransCounty Title Agency in 2019 in the Commercial Division. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and has previous experience working for the Ohio Department of Youth Services and Franklin County Juvenile and Domestic Courts. After 10 years of working with adolescents, Jennifer transitioned to the title industry while on staff at a large Licking County law firm. This exposure enhanced her title knowledge and expertise complementing her career when she joined TransCounty. Her title background has included typing lien reports and title commitments along with processing and closing of both residential and commercial transactions. She is currently a commercial escrow officer and closer. After work, Jennifer enjoys concerts, traveling and spending time with family and friends.