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 Insurance 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.
Farragut Client Business Manager/Escrow Officer
Freida Hagan, Client Business Manager of Melrose Title Farragut, is an Escrow Officer with 13+ years experience.
A Sevier County High School grad, she worked in banking and office administration prior to the title industry.
Freida and husband Brian live in Maryville and have a daughter and son-in-law. She enjoys riding her motorcycle and spending time with loved ones.
Residential Processor/Escrow Officer
Greg Hopkins is Knoxville native and graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with BS in Finance and Investments.
Greg’s previous professional experience includes customer service, marketing, accounting, and engineering.
Greg enjoys being outdoors and traveling to new places. He frequents concerts and has a passion for music.
Jimmy Swafford is an Oak Ridge native who brings 15+ years industry experience. He enjoys being part of homebuyer transactions and helping people attain their goals and share in their excitement.
He enjoys traveling, entertaining, hiking, church based activities and spending time with best pal Sawyer, a Mountain Cur/Jack Russell rescue dog.
Ted West is a Maryville native, with 10+ years in the mortgage industry, servicing and originating.
A Maryville College grad, he enjoys working with clients to ensure they get to the closing table.
Ted and his wife Beth have two children. His family is active in their church and in his free time, Ted enjoys using his barbecue smoker.
Post Closing/Policy Department Specialist
Angela Clayton, a Jellico, Tennessee native, is a Navy veteran who loves how the title industry allows her to continue learning. She prides herself on staying on top of the ever-changing rules and regulations.
A mom of two daughters and a son, she loves to experience the beauty of our region, including hiking and finding waterfalls.
Taryn McNeil relocated to Knoxville from Kingsport. Her previous experience is in the financial sector and she enjoys working with real estate professionals in the title industry.
A mom to two boys, Taryn is a “HUGE” VOLS fan and spends most of her free time at the ball field supporting her sons as they play travel sports.
Shari Hays relocated to Knoxville from Westland, Michigan in 1980. Along with 30+ years experience in mortgage and banking and 15 years of title experience, she is focused on providing the best title service and exceeding customer expectations.
She enjoys boating with husband, Brad, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends.