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Vice President

Scott Dotson, a CPA, is a UT grad with a BS in Business and an MS in Accounting.
Originally from Morristown, he has called Knoxville home since 1990. For eleven years
he served as legal administrator/controller for Tennessee Valley Title Company. Prior
to that he served as senior staff accountant at a local CPA firm.

Scott is passionate about education, having taught accounting at Tennessee Wesleyan
University. He knows the importance of helping agents and clients understand the title
process to mitigate any concerns or anxieties they may have. He also brings extensive
experience working with small businesses on accounting, HR and IT issues.

Freida Hagan

Farragut Client Business Manager/Closing Agent

Freida Hagan came to Melrose Title as a Closing Agent with 12+ years experience. She now serves as Client Business Manager of our Farragut Office location. She graduated from Sevier County High School and has worked in banking and office administration prior to the title business.

Freida lives in Maryville with her husband Brian. She has one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Derek Cardinale.

Freida enjoys riding her motorcycle and spending time with her family and friends.

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Greg Hopkins

Residential Processor

Greg Hopkins is Knoxville native and graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received a BS in Finance and Investments. Greg’s previous professional experience includes customer service, marketing, accounting, and engineering.

In his free time, Greg enjoys being outdoors and traveling to new places. He frequents concerts and has a passion for music.

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Ted West

Closing Agent

Ted West is a native of Maryville, whose previous professional experience includes 10+ years in the mortgage industry. A Maryville College grad, he began his career servicing mortgages and later moved into the role of originating. He appreciates the fact that each day in the title industry is different and likes dealing with each situation head on to ensure his clients get to the closing table.

Ted is married to wife Beth and they have two children. In his free time, he enjoys using his barbecue smoker as well as being active along with his wife in their church, The Meadow Church of God in Maryville, TN.

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Kelly Mathews


Kelly Mathews is originally from San Diego, California but has called Knoxville home for some time. A graduate of Farragut High School, Kelly brings great customer service skills gained in her previous experience in the insurance industry.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and two dogs, as well as interior design. Her favorite thing to do on a Saturday in Knoxville is check out any new restaurants downtown or in South Knoxville.

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Lewis S. Howard, Jr.

Born in 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lewis S. Howard, Jr. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Howard & Howard, P.C. Mr. Howard graduated from the University of Tennessee, receiving a B.A. in 1982 and received his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 1985. While at Cumberland School of Law, he studied international and commercial law at Cambridge University in England and was a member of Phi Delta Phi international legal fraternity.

Mr. Howard was one of the first and youngest attorneys in Tennessee to be certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and was certified for over 10 years as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He serves as Senior Vice President and a Director of The Coal Creek Company, a publicly traded land development and natural resource company. Mr. Howard’s varied practice includes extensive trial and appellate work, real estate, commercial, entertainment and business law.

Mr. Howard is married with two daughters, enjoys outdoor sports and activities, is a certified scuba diver and bareboat captain. He competed for over twenty years in endurance and triathlon events, including the Ironman Triathlon, and remains an avid cyclist.


Joshua B. Bishop

Joshua B. Bishop is a partner with experience in representing developers in the acquisition, development, leasing, management and sale of real property. His practice includes the representation of landlords and tenants in the leasing of shopping centers, office buildings and mixed-use developments. He also handles various types of lending and financing transactions representing real estate developers as well as local, regional and national lenders.

Mr. Bishop was born and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with a B.A. degree in 2000 and received his J.D. from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in 2004 where he was a member of The University of Memphis Law Review. He is married and has one daughter.

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Jessee E. Bundy

Jessee E. Bundy grew up in Rogersville, Tennessee. Ms. Bundy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she was a University Chancellor’s Scholar and member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. At UT, she was involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including Student Government Association, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and Team VOLS leadership and service program.

Ms. Bundy attended law school at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and received her J.D. in 2013. While in law school, she was the recipient of Robert & Elaine Hoffman Academic Merit Scholarship and Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. She served as an editor for the Mental Health Law and Policy Journal and was elected to serve in various leadership roles within the Student Bar Association, serving as Vice President her final year.

She focuses her practice primarily in the areas of real estate transactions and matters related to property title. In her spare time, Ms. Bundy enjoys traveling, music, reading, and volunteering. She is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Knoxville Alumni Association and assists with the Clinton High School Mock Trial Team.