Meet Our Professional Team

Escrow Officers

Kim Carmosino specializes in residential real estate transactions. Kim joined TVT in 2006 and has over 25 years experience in the title industry.

Email: kim@tnvalleytitle.com
Direct Dial: (865) 824-4722
Direct Fax: (865) 824-4772

Suzette Byrd specializes in commercial real estate transactions. Suzette joined TVT in 2013 and has over 25 years experience in the title insurance and banking industry.

Email: suzette@tnvalleytitle.com
Direct Dial: (865) 824-4719
Direct Fax: (865) 824-4769

Susan Millsaps specializes in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Susan joined TVT in 2002 and has over 13 years in the title insurance industry.

Email: smillsaps@tnvalleytitle.com
Direct Dial: (865) 824-4729
Direct Fax: (865) 824-4779

Renee Orth specializes in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Renee joined TVT in 2014 and has 15 years experience in the title insurance industry.

Email: renee@tnvalleytitle.com
Direct Dial: (865) 824-4731
Direct Fax: (865) 824-4781

Ginger Shackelford specializes in commercial real estate transactions. Ginger joined TVT in 1989 and has over 30 years experience in the title insurance industry.

Email: ginger@tnvalleytitle.com

Escrow Assistants

Sandy Bright specializes in commercial transactions as an escrow assistant. Sandy joined TVT in 2002 and has over 15 years in the title insurance industry. She assists Susan Millsaps and Renee Orth.

Email: sbright@tnvalleytitle.com
Direct Dial: (865) 824-4716
Direct Fax: (865) 824-4766

Melissa Ownby specializes in residential transactions as an escrow assistant. Melissa joined TVT in 2015 and has experience in the title insurance industry and real estate. She assists Kim Carmosino.

Email: melissa@tnvalleytitle.com
Direct Dial: (865) 824-4726
Direct Fax: (865) 824-4776

Judy Roe specializes in commercial transactions as an escrow assistance. Judy joined TVT in 2015 with 30 years banking experience. She assists Suzette Byrd.

Email: judy@tnvalleytitle.com
Direct Dial: (865) 824-4742
Direct Fax: (865) 824-4792

Attorneys

Ben M. Davidson

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Real Estate

Education:
University of Tennessee, J.D.
University of Tennessee, B.S.

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Tennessee

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Tennessee Land Title Association
American Land Title Association
Rotary Club of Knoxville

Ben Davidson graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1970. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1974 and was admitted to the Bar in 1975. Ben served as the president of the Tennessee Land Title Association from 1987-1988, and he also served as president of the Rotary Club of Knoxville from 2003-2004. Ben is married with two adult children. His hobbies include golf and history. He is assisted by Sue Forte.

Email: ben@tnvalleytitle.com

Joseph H. Huie

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Real Estate

Education:
University of Tennessee, J.D.
University of Tennessee, B.S.

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Tennessee
United States Court of Military Appeals

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Tennessee Land Title Association
American Land Title Association

Joe Huie graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1971. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1974-1977 (JAGC). He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee and was admitted to the Bar in 1974. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations, as well as the Tennessee Land Title Association and the American Land Title Association. Joe is married with three adult children. His hobbies include tennis, golf, hiking and travel. He is assisted by Ann Wilson.

Email: jhuie@tnvalleytitle.com

Carl W. Manning

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Real Estate

Education:
University of Tennessee, J.D.
University of Tennessee, B.S.

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Tennessee

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Land Title Association
American Land Title Association

Carl Manning graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1970 with a B.S. in Marketing. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1968-1974. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee and was admitted to the Bar in 1974. While in law school, he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. After law school, Carl served as staff attorney in the University of Tennessee Legal Clinic until 1982, when he joined Tennessee Valley Title. His practice area is real estate. Carl is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Association and has served as a member of the real estate committee of the Tennessee Bar Association. He is assisted by Ann Wilson.

Email: cmanning@tnvalleytitle.com

Gordon Lee Ownby Jr.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Oil and Gas
Mineral Law

Education:
Carson-Newman College, B.S.
University of Tennessee, J.D.

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Tennessee

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Land Title Association
American Land Title Association
Energy, Mineral Law Foundation

Lee Ownby graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1974. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee and was admitted to the Bar in 1978. Lee is an avid writer, his articles include “Beyond Eminent Domain”, The Freemen, Vol, 40 No. 3 – March 1990 as well as “Private Property: In Need of Historic Preservation”, The Freeman, Vol. 39 No. 8 – August 1989. He is a frequent contributor to the Travel section of the Knoxville News Sentinel, sharing stories of his adventures across the globe with readers. Lee is also a gifted nature photographer and has published photos in Islands, Caribbean Travel and Life, Going Places and Hawaii magazines. He is a member of the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers. Lee is married with three children. His hobbies include hiking, bicycling, reading,
writing, ham radio (KM4PNV) and photography. He is assisted by Janice Hunt.

Email: lee@tnvalleytitle.com

James E. Bondurant Jr.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Real Estate
Banking

Education:
Mercer University Law School, J.D.
Emory & Henry College, B.S..

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Tennessee

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Tennessee Land Title Association
American Land Title Association

Jim Bondurant attended the University of Colorado and graduated from Emory & Henry College in 1980. He graduated from Mercer University Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 1983. Jim is a former president of the Tennessee Land Title Association and is active in the American Land Title Association. His areas of practice include real estate, commercial transactions and banking. Jim is married with three grown children. His hobbies include tennis and travel. He is assisted by Sherry Sharp.

Email: jim@tnvalleytitle.com

Jeffrey L. McCall

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Real Estate

Education:
University of Tennessee, J.D.
Carson-Newman College, B.S.

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Tennessee

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Land Title Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Land Title Association

Jeff McCall graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1983. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee and was admitted to the Bar in 1992. After law school, Jeff served as a charter member of the Blount County Public Building Authority. Jeff served as Chairman Pro Tempore of the Blount County Commission and as Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission. He is currently President of Tennessee Valley Title. Jeff is married with two children. His hobbies are golf and bike riding. He is assisted by Sherry Sharp.

Email: jeff@tnvalleytitle.com

Tracey Axtell

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Real Estate

Education:
University of Tennessee, J.D.
University of Tennessee, B.S.

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Tennessee

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Land Title Association
American Land Title Association

Tracey Axtell graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1992. She received her law degree from the University of Tennessee and was admitted to the Bar in 1996. She is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Association, as well as the Tennessee Land Title Association and American Land Title Association. Tracey is married with two devoted dogs. Her hobbies include tennis, hiking, reading and travel. She is assisted by Janice Hunt.

Email: tracey@tnvalleytitle.com

Ryan P. McNally

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Real Estate
Banking

Education:
University of Tennessee, J.D.
University of Tennessee, B.S.

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Tennessee

Memberships:
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Land Title Association
American Land Title Association

Ryan McNally graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, cum laude. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007. He completed the Concentration in Business Transactions in association with the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law. His practice area is real estate. Ryan is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association. Ryan is married and has two children and his hobbies include golf, hiking and spending time with his family. He is assisted by Sue Forte.

Email: ryan@tnvalleytitle.com

Staff Attorney

Katie Wise is a staff attorney for TVT. She joined the company in 2014. Katie received her law degree from Belmont University College of Law and was admitted to the Bar in 2014.

Email: katie@tnvalleytitle.com

Legal Assistants

Janice Hunt is the Legal Assistant to both Tracey Axtell and Lee Ownby. Janice joined TVT in 1984. She has over 30 years experience in the title insurance industry.

Email: janice@tnvalleytitle.com

Ann Wilson is the Legal Assistant to both Joe Huie and Carl Manning. Ann joined TVT in 1985. She has 30 years experience in the title insurance industry.

Email: ann@tnvalleytitle.com

Sue Forte is the Legal Assistant to both Ben Davidson and Ryan McNally. Sue joined TVT in 1999. She has over 25 years experience in the title insurance industry.

Email: sforte@tnvalleytitle.com

Sherry Sharp is the Legal Assistant to both Jeff McCall and Jim Bondurant. Sherry jointed TVT in 2012. She has over 25 years’ experience in the legal field.

Email: ssharp@tnvalleytitle.com

Abstractors

Karen Ault specializes in title research. Karen joined TVT in 2005 and has over 30 years in the title insurance industry.

Email: kault@tnvalleytitle.com

Peggy Johnson specializes in title research. Peggy joined TVT in 2002 and has over 25 years in the title insurance industry.

Email: pjohnson@tnvalleytitle.com

Accounting

Lauren Spradlin manages finances in Accounting. Lauren joined TVT in 2003 and has over 15 years experience in accounting.

Email: lauren@tnvalleytitle.com

Shelley Oaks manages clients and records as our Timeshare Coordinator and accounting assistant. Shelley joined TVT in 2001.

Email: soaks@tnvalleytitle.com

Office Assistant

Michael Giove is the office assistant with TVT. He helps with in county and out of county recordings and courthouse work. Mike joined TVT in 2015.

Email: mgiove@tnvalleytitle.com

Reception

Training & Compliance

Julia Camargo manages the front desk as our Receptionist. Julia joined TVT in 2007 and has over 12 years experience in the title insurance industry.

Email: julia@tnvalleytitle.com

Rose Anne Creekmore as our Compliance and Training Officer ensures compliance of records and manages training and development. Rose Anne joined TVT in 1991 and has over 40 years experience in the banking and title insurance industry.

Email: roseanne@tnvalleytitle.com