Northwest News

December 6, 2017
Welcome, Autumn Dowdy!

Autumn Dowdy joins us as an Escrow Processor at the Jackson Branch. She brings a strong background in customer service, title, and loan coordination. We are thrilled to have such a bright addition to our wonderful team in Jackson!

December 6, 2017
Welcome, Robert Dern, Esq. and Traci Fox!
Robert Dern, Esq. joins us as Regional Counsel for the South Central Ohio Region. Robert has been a Partner in his own law firm, JACKSON, KELLER, SHOOK & DERN CO., LPA, since 2003 out of Baltimore, Ohio. He has focused on title and real estate and is experienced with conducting closings.

We also welcome Traci Fox as a Title Officer for the Title Department. She has her title license and several years of experience in the title industry. We look forward to Traci’s contributions to the team. 

December 5, 2017
Welcome, Lisa Wallace!
We are excited to announce Lisa Wallace as the new Business Development Representative for the Tri-State Region. Lisa has nearly 15 years of experience in sales in the title industry. We are excited to have her as a member of the family and bringing our clients superior customer service. 

November 27, 2017
Welcome, Amanda Grosh!
Northwest Title welcomes Amanda Grosh as a Final Policy Specialist for our Title Department. She brings over 4 years of experience in both title and escrow processing. She is also a licensed Title Agent. We are definitely looking forward to all of the skills Amanda brings to the table. When she is not at work, she enjoys cooking, shopping, traveling, and spending quality time with her daughter, Isabelle. 


November 21, 2017
Congratulations, Jennifer Hennessey!
Congratulations to Jennifer Hennessey who has recently taken on Regional Manager responsibilities for the Tri-State Region in addition to her current role as Assistant Vice President of Escrow Operations. Jennifer has been with the Company since December 1, 2009!


Happy Holidays!

November 17, 2017
Rory Clear Esq!

We are at once happy and sad to announce the retirement of Rory Clear, our Regional Manager for the TriState Region! Rory has been an outstanding addition since his Company, RTC Title, became part of the Northwest Title Family of Companies on September 1, 2016. We will remember him for being hardworking, committed and friendly. Rory will be missed, but we can only feel happy for him and what lies ahead for he and his family in retirement!

November 2, 2017

Welcome, Troy Howdyshell, Esq!

Northwest Title is thrilled to announce Troy Howdyshell, Esq. has joined our team as our new Regional Counsel for the South-Central Ohio Region. Troy has been running his own law practice in McArthur, Ohio since 2015 and has been the Solicitor for the Village of McArthur since 2016.  

October 12, 2017
Welcome, Jeff Bargo

Please welcome Jeff Bargo as our new Title Assistant for the Title Department! Jeff previously worked at Chase in Operations Compliance where he verified consumer documentation to advance the closing date on their loan following TRID guidelines. Jeff also worked as a Data Entry Operator for many years! We are thrilled to have him on the team!

October 9, 2017
Florence Ntenda

Please welcome Florence Ntenda as our Office Administrator at Blendon Woods! We excited to have Florence on board - someone who not only has experience in the title industry but also has a passion for it! Welcome, Florence!

October 5, 2017
Congratulations to
Lori, Stephanie, and Jennifer!

 Lori Spitzer is with the Blendon Woods office and was recently promoted from an Escrow Officer to a Senior Escrow Officer! Lori started with Northwest Title in June 2016.

 Stephanie Matthews is with the Commercial Department and was recently promoted from an Escrow Officer to a Senior Escrow Officer. Stephanie started with Northwest in June 2014.

 Jennifer Starr will move into an Escrow Processor role from her current position as the Office Administrator with Blendon Woods on October 16th

October 2, 2017
Connie Walz

Please welcome Connie Walz as a part-time Escrow Processor with our St. Clairsville office. Connie has previously worked as a Title Research Assistant in Wyoming. We are excited to have another positive and hardworking team member!

October 1, 2017

It's the four year anniversary of the merger between Northwest Title and Arrow Title Agency

September 18, 2017
 Robert Altman

Please welcome Robert Altman who is our Regional Counsel for the Tri-State Region. Robert will be working out of our Kenwood office. He has several years of experience as an Attorney in the Cincinnati area with experience in real estate foreclosure and REO. He is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. We are thrilled to have Robert as part of the team!

Welcome, Kristin Morgenstern!

Please welcome Kristin Morgenstern who is starting as an Escrow Processor for the Dublin office at Northwest Select. Kristin was most recently working at Chase and has several years of title experience. We are excited to have Kristin on board!

September 14, 2017
 Betsy Brumfield and Penny Gowin

Betsy Brumfield was promoted from an Escrow Officer to a Senior Escrow Officer! Penny Gowin was promoted from an Escrow Processor to an Escrow Officer! Betsy and Penny have done a great job in their positions and we anticipate them continuing to succeed with Northwest Select in their new ones!

September 6, 2017
Welcome, Jennifer Starr

Welcome to Jennifer Starr, our newest Office Administrator at Blendon Woods! Jennifer has been working at Kenneth's Hair Salons since 2012 where she started as Receptionist then worked her way up to a Corporate Communications Liaison. We are thrilled to have a new "Starr" as part of the family!

August 16, 2017
Welcome, Brittany Ferrara! 

Welcome to Brittany Ferrara, our newest Office Administrator at Northwest Select - Worthington! Brittany is a recent graduate of Notre Dame College of Ohio where she majored in Sports Management. She was on the women’s bowling team while attending school and they qualified for nationals 4 years in a row! Brittany also recently moved from Youngstown to the Columbus area.  We look forward to Brittany's contributions to Northwest Select.


August 1, 2017
Welcome, Matt Chidester! 

Let's give a warm welcome to Matt Chidester who joins us as our newest Escrow Officer! Matt brings eight years of title experience including abstratcting and processing files from beginning to end. When he's not working hard, Matt enjoys spending time with his family - his wife, Adi, their daughter, Eleanor, and their two cats.

July 31, 2017

Welcome, Justin Eneorji! 

Today we welcome our new Title Attorney for the Title Department, Justin Eneorji! Justin brings extensive experience as a Title Attorney, Manager, and Abstractor. We are excited to bring aboard such an empathetic and respectful team member and look forward to his contributions!

July 12, 2017

Welcome, Mark Hylton! 

Mark Hylton joins us today as a Title Office Team Leader. Mark has recently been working for Turner Oil and Gas where he researched mineral title and completed title reports. We are thrilled to have such a compassionate and reliable addition to the team. When he's not solving title problems, Mark enjoys horrible tv shows, going out with friends, and doing Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Welcome, Mark! 

July 10, 2017

Congratulations, Linda Bivens! 

Congratulations to Linda Bivens who has been promoted from a Title Officer to a Title Officer Team Leader position within the Title Department!  She has been with the company since January 3, 2011. Linda is a vital part of the Title Department and her promotion is well deserved!

Congratulations, Jennifer Kohler! 

Congratulations to Jennifer Kohler who has been promoted from a Title Officer to a Senior Title Officer. Jennifer has been with Northwest Title since February 6, 2013. She will continue to play an important role with her new position in the Department!

Welcome, Holly Albaugh! 

We welcome Holly Albaugh as our newest Escrow Officer at Blendon Woods. Holly brings nearly a decade of title experience to the table so we are lucky to have her as part of the family! Outside of work, Holly enjoys playing pickup basketball at the local YMCA, going to movies, and being with her family. 

June 20, 2017

Welcome, Chelsea Kneeland! 

Chelsea Kneeland is our new Office Administrator at Blendon Woods. She brings plenty of customer service experience, having worked as a Front Desk Receptionist at Germain Lexus at Easton and an Office Manager with ImmediaDent in Worthington. We are so happy to have social and kindhearted Chelsea on our team!

June 19, 2017
Welcome, Leslie VonKaenel and Tamara Brooks! 
 Leslie VonKaenel joins Northwest Title as our new Accounting Manager! Prior to coming to NWT, she was working as a Senior Accountant with Revolution Group in Westerville. When she's not at work, she spends most of her time with her family, reading, doing yoga, and meditating.


 Tamara Brooks is our newest Escrow Processor at Blendon Woods. She recently moved here from Texas where she had worked for Nationstar Mortgage. Outside of work, Tamara enjoys reading. Fun fact: If she could be any character in a movie, she would choose Katniss of the Hunger Games!

June 1, 2017
Welcome BACK, Tiffany Davis! 
We welcome back Tiffany Davis to the family!  Tiffany is a Senior Escrow Officer working out of our Blendon Woods office. We are so happy to have a knowledgeable, reliable, and experienced title expert back on the team!

May 18, 2017
HAPPY 50th, Northwest Title! 
Northwest Title celebrates 50 years today! We are proud of the reputation we have built focusing on integrity, education, accuracy, and personalized customer service. Join us in celebrating our 50 Years of service. Enjoy this timeline of our history and a video to celebrate this milestone!


May 16, 2017
Welcome BACK, Shanna Jackson! 
We welcome back Shanna Jackson to the family! Prior to her return, Shanna said she has been, “Missing my Northwest Title family!!!...and working at the OSU Medical Center in the medical records department.” We are thrilled to have our hard working, fun, and loving Shanna back!

April 20, 2017
Welcome Michelle Jackson! 
Michelle Jackson joins us today as a Senior Escrow Officer for our St. Clairsville branch! Michelle brings years of title industry experience as an Escrow-Closing Specialist and Manager. We are excited to have a detail-oriented new team member who not only brings industry knowledge to the table but she is also funny and creative! 

April 17, 2017
Welcome Susan Miller! 
Susan Miller (Suzy) joins us today as our new Office Administrator at Worthington Select. She has previously worked at OhioHealth and the OSU James Cancer Hospital in Executive Assistant roles. We are excited to have this funny, compassionate, and caring new addition to our team and are looking forward to her contributing to the continued success of Worthington Select! If you’re by that office, please be sure to say “Hi!”

March 23, 2017
We are quickly getting cozy in our stylish new location at Blendon Woods where you can continue to get our great service! We are located on Executive Parkway off of Sunbury Road just north of the beautiful Blendon Woods Metro Park. Our separate entrance is on the North side of the building. 
Click here for more details!

March 20, 2017
Congratulations, Earl Hill!

Earl Hill of our Select-Worthington Branch has been promoted to Senior Escrow Processor! Earl has always been a valuable member of the team and excelled in his position! Well deserved, Earl!

Congratulations, Briana Osborne!

Briana Osborne of our Chillicothe office has been promoted to the new position of Client Services Specialist/Closer. In this new role, she will be assisting Branch Managers and Sales Reps with client relations and conduct closings for the South Central Ohio Region. We look forward to seeing her excel in this new opportunity!

February 27, 2017
Welcome Lisa Spradling and Mandy Taylor!

Lisa Spradling is our new Order Entry Processor at Dublin Select! Lisa worked for 5 years with US Bank as a Mortgage Processing Coordinator and with Aero Lending Group for 2 years. We are happy to have a positive, happy, and personable new team member, especially since she brings a ton of experience working successfully in a fast-paced environment. Outside of work, she lives with her husband, Andy, their four daughters (Brittany, Mackenzie, Erica, & Samantha), and their dog, Cub. 

Mandy Taylor brings previous title experience, organization, and a great personality to the table as our new Escrow Officer at Worthington Select! Outside of work she loves to cook and try new recipes for her full house which she says is "comparable to the Brady Bunch" - her 4 children (Morgan, Patrick, Katherine, and Matthew), her significant other, Dave, his two girls (Lucy and Penelope), and their crazy dog, Baby. 

February 21, 2017
Welcome Jennifer Carl and Bailey McClellan!

Jennifer Carl is our new Escrow Processor at Worthington Select! She recently moved here from Florida where she worked as a Title Processor for a law firm. She has over a decade of experience doing Real Estate Closings, Probate, Foreclosure Defense, Debt collection, Immigration Law, Bankruptcy, and Estate planning which included Trust, Wills, Power of Attorneys, Healthcare surrogates, Living Wills, and Preneed guardians. Outside of work, you can find her on the sidelines of soccer fields for her daughter, Alexis, and son, Ryan, or in the dance studio with Alexis. She lives with Alexis, Ryan, her husband, Chad, and their dog Max.

Bailey McClellan is our new Office Administrator at Worthington Select! Before joining Northwest Title, she was working in Westerville as a Nursing Home Administrator. She plans to continue working with older adults with Dementia and Alzheimer's through volunteer work. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys listening to music, rock climbing, reading, and watching great movies!

February 6, 2017
We have more exciting news! Zoey Godwin has returned to Northwest Title as an Escrow Processor at Easton. We are thrilled to have the determined, dependable, and honest Zoey back!

Janury 17, 2017
We have exciting news! A former employee,
Sunny Liao, has returned to the Northwest Title family! Sunny previously worked as an Escrow Processor at the Worthington-Select office. She comes back in a new role as an Escrow Officer/Escrow Administrator and will be providing support for the Escrow Departments.


January 9, 2017
We had such a great time celebrating the holidays and our 50th Anniversary this past weekend. We were also thrilled to announce and celebrate our 2016 Superstars!
2016 Northwest Title Employee Awards


 Newcomer of the Year: Kim Mockbee, Cheviot

 Compass Award: Leah Didlick, Northwest Select

 Compass Award: Lisa Woltenberg, Florence

 Compass Award: Stacy McNerlin, Jackson

 Integrity Award: Frank Fullin, Sales

 Teamwork Award: Mackenzie Fennell, Escrow & Law Firm Adminstrator

 Service Award: Carmetta Principe, St. Clairsville

 Salesperson of the Year: Kathy Motsinger, Sales

 Orange Award: Tedra Bare, Easton

 Manager of the Year: Teresa Geiger, Title Department

 Branch/Department of the Year: Chillicothe

 Employee of the Year: Justin Luke, Escrow Administration

 The Donna Stevenson Award: Liz Davis, Director of Escrow Administration

January 1, 2017
Northwest Title: Insuring the Past, Protecting Your Future 
The new year rings in with extra exuberance since 2017 is Northwest Title's Golden Anniversary! It's hard to believe how much we've grown since
Bill and Donna Stevenson started the company on their kitchen table in 1967. None of our success is possible without you - the coolest clients in the universe. For that, we are humbled and grateful. Yes, we've been around for a long time, but we promise to keep evolving to better serve you for at least another 50 years! Please stay tuned and join us in celebrating our milestone throughout the year. 

Archived News

December 20, 2016

Congratulations are in order! Lisa Woltenberg has been promoted to Escrow Officer!  She has done and is continuing to do an amazing job and will thrive in her new role of Escrow Officer. We are better because of Lisa, her expertise, and her exceptional customer service.

December 14. 2016

Here is 10TV's news report on wire fraud and cyber fraud featuring NWT's Scott Stevenson, Esq. For optimal desktop viewing, click on the YouTube icon in the video.

"A new scam targeting emails and business is being reported in central Ohio.
In the last 12 months in Ohio, the FBI says this email scam, known as "Business e-mail compromise," has resulted in losses of about $5 million..."


Here is a link that takes you to the FBI's tips to avoid and report scams.

Can we help you further? Let us know. We are here #toprotectyou, your business, and our industry.

December 9, 2016
There's a lot of exciting news to announce!


  Jason Nahvi has joined the family to fill the role of Human Resources Manager. 

Jason brings over 15 years of Human Resources experience including recruiting, benefits, performance management, developing HR processes and policies, employee relations, compensation, safety, and compliance issues. Jason believes properly balancing the needs of the employees and the needs of the organization is a vital role as the Human Resources Manager. Jason is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies that enable Northwest Title to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and motivated workforce.

 Please also welcome the following who have joined our Northwest Title Family!

·         Betsy Brumfield, Escrow Officer, Worthington-Select Office 
Cheryl Salomon, Escrow Officer, Jackson Office

·         Miranda Jones, Receptionist/Office Administrator, Worthington-Select Office
Stacy McNerlin, Escrow Processor, Jackson Office
Sarah Johnson, Escrow Processor, Worthington-Select Office
Jon Swigert, Marketing Assistant
Amber Rohly, Title Assistant
Nancy Theodorson, Receptionist, Easton Office
Tiajhamarie Kokich starts on December 15 as a Escrow Processor, Worthington-Select Office

  Additionally, in the spirit of recognizing talent within Northwest Title, there are a few promotions to announce!

·         Jennifer Swick, currently a Transaction Manager at our Dublin-Select office will be moving into a newly created position at Northwest Select. She has accepted the role of an Assistant Manager.  
Vicki Evans, currently a Sr. Escrow Officer at our Dublin-Select office, will move up to the role of Transaction Manager at the Dublin office.  
Leah Didlick, who is currently an Escrow Processor at Worthington, will join the Dublin escrow team as an Escrow Officer.
Brittany Hablitzel, in the Title Dept., has done a fabulous job for us and will be moving on up to help with title production. Her new position will be a hybrid of sorts, and will benefit both production teams (pre-closing & final policy). 

October 17, 2016

The Northwest Title Lancaster branch continues to expand with the addition of Anna Dittoe as our newest Escrow Processor. Anna can be reached at her direct dial 740-994-4466 or Welcome, Anna!


October 12, 2016

A very well earned Congratulations are in order to Crissa Felkner. She has been promoted to Branch Manager for our Lancaster office!

Crissa has worked very hard (and smart!) for Northwest TItle since day 1, and we are excited to see what the future brings with Crissa in this new role!

September 15, 2016
We now have regional managers to better serve you: Rozi Dowdy for South Central Ohio, Rory Clear, Esq. for Southwestern Ohio, and Nick Brinkman, Esq. has joined us to manage the Kentucky Region. Karen Kitchen will oversee the Central Ohio Region and continue to carry out her responsibilities as Sr. VP of Escrow. Contact your regional manager here.

Many of you know Rozi, as she's served as Co-Chairman for Northwest Select for many to help her move into her new position, Melissa Mamula will be returning to Northwest Select to manage the Dublin Office! Carol Yates and Melissa Friermood are still a part of this strong team and can help you meet your needs and goals, too! Contact Northwest Select here.

September 1, 2016
We have some exciting news! On September 1st, we added a new office to the Northwest Title Family – RTC Title, run by owner Rory Clear and his staff of 3, located in Kenwood Town Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, became our newest Northwest Title office! Rory has decided to make RTC Title a Northwest Title office, and he will be joining us as our new Southwestern Ohio Regional Manager. Rory will oversee operations for the new Kenwood Town Center office as well as our Cheviot office.

The new Northwest Title Kenwood office will be headed up by Liz Schwertman, Branch Manager. Liz has been with Rory since the beginning and has over 20 years of experience in our industry – she truly does it all!  Liz is being supported by Julie Bauer, Escrow Processor, who also has many years of title industry.


Welcome to The Family, Rory, Liz, and Julie!


For office information and directions, click here.  

August 1, 2016

 Welcome to Mashavu Edmondson who joined the Easton team as an Escrow Processor! Mashavu brings plenty of title experience to the table!

 We are also excited for our new team member at Select-Dublin, Penny Gowin. Penny will also be serving you as an Escrow Processor. She brings years of experience as a Residential Listing Manager with a successful national brokerage!

July 11, 2016


Jennifer Hennessey
Assistant Vice President, Escrow

Congratulations to Jennifer Hennessey for her recent promotion to Assistant Vice President of Escrow! Jennifer has led our Florence office for 7 years and most recently took the responsibility of opening another branch in Cincinnati. She has always been a hands-on manager and a go-to person for many of us. 

To keep our Florence Branch going strong, Teresa DeLong has been promoted to Transaction Manager at the Florence Office! Teresa has been a veteran Sr. Escrow Officer for Florence over the years and she was the 2015 Integrity Award winner. We're glad she agreed to step into more of a leadership position for the Florence team!

We've hired Kimberly Mockbee as our Branch Manager/Transaction Manager for our Cincinnati (Cheviot) Branch. Kimberly has 20+ years of experience in the title industry. Amy Clements joins her as our new Escrow Processor.  Amy has been working in the title industry for over 16 years. 

And there's more good news:

 Easton Escrow: Lori Spitzer joins us as Easton's newest Escrow Officer. She comes to us with prior experience earned at HBI Title, Chicago Title, The Title Company, and LandAmerica Lawyers Title.

 Corporate: The Accounting department welcomes Matt Cira as our new Accountant!

June 1, 2016
New Month! New Faces! Northwest Title is proud to welcome
Brittany Stewart to our Escrow Team for our Chillicothe and Jackson offices. We also welcome Mellissa Mollahan to our New Albany office to assist us through these busy summer months! And to help keep everything running smoothly so we can better support you- we welcome Jonathan Abrams as our new internal Helpdesk Administrator.

May 12, 2016
We welcome two new escrow processors:
Shanna McGoye in Chillicothe and Kathy Brown in St. Clairsville!

May 2, 2016

Carson Quillin joins our Commercial Department as a Business Development Representative. Carson Quillin has almost twenty years of experience in the real estate industry in a variety of diverse roles. He was the owner of a national facilitation company for eight years, which helped real estate agents and banks with distressed properties. Prior to owning that company, Carson was a REALTOR®. He has also worked on the lending side.

This experience and knowledge provides Carson with a unique perspective relating to all aspects of the title industry.

May 2, 2016

The Holfinger Stevenson Law Firm welcomed Bill Fergus, Esq. as a new partner today.

Mr.Fergus joins The Holfinger Stevenson Law Firm in 2016 as a Partner bringing over 21 years of legal experience and an extensive 7+ year background providing counsel for real estate title insurance transactions. He serves his industry by being an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property Law.
He is also the Columbus Bar Association's liaison to Columbus Realtors’ Standard Forms Committee, Treasurer of the Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Section Council, and Chairperson of the City of Columbus’ East Franklinton Review Board.
In addition to his legal work for the company, Mr. Fergus provides consulting services and educational classes for realtors and attorneys. He was named Columbus REALTORS® 2012 instructor of the year.

April 29, 2016
We've experienced a tremendous amount of growth and change recently! There are a lot of exciting things happening at NWT!

 Easton Escrow: Pamela Fisher joined our Easton Escrow team as a Senior Escrow Officer bringing 13 years of title insurance experience with her!
Joining her on this ever-strengthening team is
Lisa Elkins. Lisa worked at our Jackson branch for years, and she and her husband recently relocated to Columbus. We're excited to keep her talent within the company at the Easton branch!

 Select- Dublin: Lee Ann Yank is the latest and greatest new NWT addition to this team bringing years of experience to the table as their newest Escrow Processor!

 Lancaster: Kristen Appleton joined Crissa at our Lancaster office as a part-time Escrow Processor!

 Wheeling, WV: Cara Stazenski, Esq. joined Northwest Title and The Holfinger Stevenson Law Firm back in December of 2015.
She is now expanding her services outside of St. Clairsville and into Wheeling, West Virginia! Scroll down to read Cara's bio!

 New Albany: Stacy Mollahan has joined the New Albany office as their newest Escrow Officer, 
bringing her experience as a closer as well as a processor!

April 21, 2016
Northwest Title was proud to be a sponsor for New Directions Career Center, Women of Promise fundraiser. It was wonderful to see our founders,
Bill and Donna Stevenson, who is a tremendous supporter of New Directions and Women of Promise, at the event. 

April 19, 2016
Northwest Title had a great time participating in the CMBA's "Build-a-Bike" event benefiting kids in the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus!

April 4, 2016

Our CEO, Scott Stevenson, Esq. was featured on "From a House to a Home" on WKKJ 94.3 FM in Ross County. Hosts, Jen Conley of Home Town Lenders and Mark Cenci of ERA Martin and Associates, welcomed Scott to discuss what a title search is and what to expect from a title insurance company and at the closing!

Listen to the podcast below:


March 18, 2016
We are so grateful and honored to be the recipients of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Sales and MarketingCouncil Award for 2015 Best Website of the Year (Associate)! Thanks for letting us be a part of such a great community with amazing industry professionals! We are beyond hrilled to be recognized in such a way!          


February 23, 2016

Congratulations to Teresa DeLong in our Florence, KY office. She has been promoted to Senior Escrow Officer! Teresa has been with us for over 5 years and was also our 2015 Integrity Award winner.

February 18, 2016
NWT was beyond thrilled and so honored to receive the Lancaster Board of Realtor's Affiliate of the Year award! We are so proud of our Lancaster team and to be a part of such a great community!


February 8, 2016
The Jackson office welcomed a new Escrow Processor! 
Brent Stevens comes to us with a background in mortgage lending, with experience as a loan officer, closer/funder, and closing audit specialist. Brent is excited to learn our side of the industry, and the Jackson office is excited to add him to the team!

February 1, 2016


Congratulations to Sarah Bost  for her hard earned and well deserved promotion from Director of Sales and Marketing to Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing.


January 1, 2016: 
Happy New Year! Northwest Title Family of Companies celebrated at our holiday party tonight! Lots of prizes were won and we had a lot of fun!

Special congratulations to the 2015 Northwest Title Employee Award winners:
Newcomer of the Year:
Brittany Hablitzel, Title Assistant/Title Department
Most Improved:
Tiffany Davis, Escrow Officer/Northwest Select Worthington
Teamwork Award:
Dawn Olzenak, Escrow Officer/Northwest Select Worthington
Service Award:
Debbie Taborn, Escrow Officer/Chillicothe
Integrity Award:
Teresa Delong, Escrow Officer/Florence
Salesperson of the Year:
Nikki Montana, Marketing Department Manager
Manager of the Year:
Dian Fravel, Branch Manager/New Albany
Employee of the Year:
Ashley Crabtree, Escrow Administrator/Hawaii
Branch/Department of the Year:
Florence Branch
Deal of the Year: Jackson Branch
The Donna Stevenson Award: Marisa Webb, Sales Representative/Easton

December 8, 2015

Congratulations to Nikki Montana on her promotion to Marketing Department Manager, Tiffany Davis at Select-Worthington on her promotion to Escrow Officer, and last but not least, Devin Minnear will be moving into an Escrow Processor position at Select!  

December 1, 2015

St. Clairsville welcomed
Cara Stazenski, Esq. as an Associate Attorney and Escrow Processor. Cara graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2011, Wheeling WV, with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. After graduating from Duquesne University Law School’14, Pittsburgh PA, she began property management for JNK Properties, LLC. Her interest in Real Estate and strong community involvement have led her to forming a relationship with NWT. She is a current member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity- Egan Chapter, West Virginia Bar Association, The Ohio County Bar Association, The National Association of Professional Women, and The Duquesne University Law Alumni Association.  Her free time is spent outdoors with her English Bulldog, Nucky. 

December 1, 2015

The new Northwest Select -Dublin location is officially up and running. It is located at 5148 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017, and it features:

 Full Staff, Full Service 

  Two Spacious and Beautiful Closing Rooms

  Professional Office Park Setting with Ample Parking Available

  Convenient Location with Easy Access to 1-270.

For more contact information & directions, click here.  

November 19, 2015

Northwest Title's office hours for the upcoming holidays:

 All offices will be closed November 26th (Thurs.) and 27th (Fri.) for the Thanksgiving Holiday

  All offices will be closed December 24th (Thurs.) and 25th (Fri.) for the Christmas Holiday

  All offices will be closed January 1st, 2016 (Fri.)for the New Years Holiday 

We wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season!

November 1, 2015
 Coming Soon- In December 2015, Northwest Select will be opening their second staffed location in Dublin which will also be used as an additional central Ohio closing location for all of our offices.  Stay tuned for details. 

October 2015
It's been a busy month here at NWTFC, but it's been FUN! With "Fun" being one of our core values in our mission statement, we love when work and play meet. 

NWTFC was well represented by our Cincinnati-Florence teammates at the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors 2015 Realtor Expo, while our Central Ohio-Columbus team had a blast making an impact at the Columbus Board of Realtors Sales Associates Day. Not long after, this Columbus team along with our fearless leaders, Jonathan Holfinger & Scott Stevenson, showed their gratitude (and comedy chops) at the Women's Council of Realtor's Last Realtor Standing event. Also noteworthy, our Chillicothe office celebrated Halloween dressed as the title super heroes at the always fun Scioto Valley Association of Realtors Halloween Party!
Be sure to check out our Facebook feed to see pictures and videos! 
Meanwhile, back at the office (work hard, play hard), our recent additions to the company have been settling into their roles very well. Here at NWTFC, our growth is not just in numbers but also in strength. We strive to evolve our level of service so that we can better serve our clients and consumers while navigating through the fine details of each transaction as well as through the implementation of TRID. 

October 5, 2015


The NWT Cincinnati-Cheviot office welcomes Amanda Pyles as their first official Escrow Officer! Amanda previously worked with the Miller Valentine Group in Cincinnati and with several title companies in both the title and escrow areas. She's been in the industry for over 13 years, and we are excited to have her join the NWT team! In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband (Brian), their three children (Trevor, Bella, and Jack), and their cat (Lucy).

October 1, 2015


The Holfinger Stevenson Law Firm continues to grow and diversify with the addition of Stephen McCoy, Esq. as an Associate Attorney. In addition to representing clients in general litigation matters including those involving estate planning and landlord-tenant cases, Stephen’s background includes title examination for Oil & Gas companies and e-Discovery Review for Fortune 500 companies. He is a current member of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), Columbus Bar Association (CBA), and the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). Stephen is a hardworking team player who balances life with his love of travel and great food.


September 28, 2015

Northwest Title's Commercial Department is growing. We welcomed our new addition, 
Shannon Carifa! Shannon brings 20 years of experience in the title insurance industry as a commercial escrow and title officer, specializing in new construction, multi-state and high liability transactions. She is an active member of the OLTA education committee and CREW. Shannon graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a BS in Business Management. In her free time, she especially enjoys spending time with family, reading, cooking and knitting. 

September 20, 2015
Scott Stevenson, Esq., CEO of Northwest Title, was featured in the Columbus Dispatch's article "Homebuyers Find New Loan Forms Easier to Digest, but Closings Could Take Longer."  You can read how he and other industry representatives weighed in here.

September 17, 2015

Northwest Title is committed to implementing innovative solutions to best serve our clients as well as maximize the talents of the amazing individuals that make up our company. We recently created a new position in some of our offices called a “Transaction Manager” – Transaction Managers serve as the main point of contact for our clients. It’s their job to organize their teams so they can best serve our clients from the minute an order comes in until the final policy is issued, making it a smooth and seamless transaction.  We have several NWT employees who were recently promoted to this new position:

Tedra Bare – Transaction Manager/Easton
Mallory Kovatch – Transaction Manager/Select
Lee Ritchey – Transaction Manager/Select
Jennifer Swick – Transaction Manager/Select

Congratulations, Ladies! 

September 17, 2015

The Jackson office recently had a promotion  – Julie Kazee has been promoted to Escrow Officer!  Julie started with us as an Escrow Processor, and her mastery of this position plus her great people skills (and sense of humor) demonstrated that she is definitely Escrow Officer material.  Congratulations, Julie!   

September 16, 2015

Northwest Title's Marketing Department is pleased to add
Thomas (TJ) Kottenstette as Marketing Assistant. TJ is a 2014 graduate of Miami University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Music and Interactive Media Studies. TJ brings his visual and audio skills to Northwest Title's newly birthed dimension of interactive video marketing in addition to utilizing his print design and customer support experience for our client marketing services. In his free time, TJ enjoys traveling - particularly to enjoy concerts and musical festivals.

September 15, 2015

Our C.O.O.,
Jonathan Holfinger, Esq., was featured as a speaker on an esteemed panel of local lenders and title company representatives at "Understanding CFPB Implementation" at Hollywood Casino Columbus. The panel of this continuing education class that garnered over 700 attendees, discussed the history of CFPB and how to prepare for the upcoming industry changes. Our C.E.O., Scott Stevenson, Esq., was a key player in helping organize and create the event. This is all further proof that real estate professionals and consumers can close with a great sense of support and security when they close with Northwest Title Family of Companies.  

September 9, 2015

Our Florence, KY and Cincinnati, OH offices as well as The Holfinger Stevenson Law Firm welcome Mackenzie Fennell, J.D. She is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Her undergraduate studies at Wittenberg University included a double major in Business Management and Studio Art. She will be applying her skills in everything from escrow processing to legal work.

Mackenzie grew up working in her family's appraisal business and acquired a keen understanding of real estate. She enjoys working in an environment where people consistently grow and learn together. No matter the size, she is always up for the challenge, and is committed to providing high quality service to our clients. 

September 7, 2015

Our Jackson, OH office welcomed
Anne Callahan to their team as an Escrow Officer. Anne brings much to the table with nearly 30 years of industry-related experience. She worked at a title agency for 11 years as an Assistant Office Manager and Escrow Officer. For the past 18 years, she worked as a Paralegal-Secretary for an attorney, focusing mainly in the real estate field and probate work. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends including her daughter (who is expecting her first baby anytime now) and her 2-year-old step-granddaughter. 

September 7, 2015

Our Title Department is pleased to announce the addition of Chris White as a Title Officer. Chris has worked in various areas of the Title industry for over 20 years. For the past 3 years, Chris has also worked in the Mortgage and Title industry in Florida and returned to Ohio in 2014 to lead a Commercial Title team in the banking field. Chris' excellent and well-rounded experience will greatly assist the Northwest Title Department with its Underwriting and Production needs. In his spare time, Chris enjoys coaching and playing softball while traveling across the US. 

September 1, 2015

Our St. Clairsville office warmly welcomed Lisa Paolucci to the team as an Escrow Officer. Lisa brings 28 years of experience in the banking industry.  She has proven excellent in many different positions including Underwriting, Commercial Processing, Mortgage Processing, Processing Staff management, and Title Policy team management. Her ability to maintain and meet quality standards, exceed production requirements, and very strong work ethic (to name a few of her great qualities) will bring much added value and strength to the branch. The best job Lisa has ever had is being a mom to her 13-year-old son, Nicolas. She says, “Nothing makes me happier or smile more than being with my son.” 

August 1, 2015

St. Clairsville office welcomed
Karen Carpenter as an in-house Abstractor and Escrow Officer. Karen brings 20 years of mortgage lending experience as a processor, closer and underwriter. She has 7 years of Title Abstracting experience in Ohio and West Virginia, including Commitment and Loan Policy preparation. Additionally, Karen spent 6 years as Secretary on the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Belmont County, OH which she says was a very rewarding job, but not as rewarding as being the mom of 3 adult children and "mimzy" of 1 grandchild (and one on the way)! 

July 30, 2015

NORTHWEST TITLE IS BURSTING WITH PRIDE! Congratulations to Debbie Taborn, Escrow Officer at our Chillicothe branch, for being honored as the SVAR (Scioto Valley Association of Realtors) Affiliate of the the Year!

May 18, 2015 

Our Easton branch is pleased to announce the addition of Pam Caines to our escrow team. After 21 years in the legal arena as a Foreclosure Assistant/Paralegal handling all aspects of foreclosures and collections, Pam has been an Escrow Officer for the past 11 years. Her legal background is just what is needed to assist with clearing title, locating “lost” borrowers and communicating with lenders, realtors and the general public. She has worked with a variety of lenders to satisfy their closing needs as well as facilitating seamless closings for the realtors, sellers and buyers involved in the transaction. She works hard, plays well with others, and believes every day is an “educational” one! 

May 11, 2015
One of our owners, attorney Scott Stevenson, was recently published as the cover-story article in the May edition of "In Contract" magazine, which is the monthly magazine created by and for the membership of Columbus Realtors (R).  

Scott's article entitled "The New Rhythm of the Closing Process" outlines the anticipated changes to our closing procedures that stem from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's federal regulations that go into effect August 1 for residential mortgage loan applications.  Click here to read the article.

April 29, 2015

Our Lancaster branch is pleased to announce the addition of
Crissa Felkner to our team.  Crissa is joining Northwest as an Escrow Closer, and brings years of experience working for mortgage lenders in multiple mortgage loan processing capacities.