Stuart Atnip never planned to take over American Title from his dad. In fact, he considered his summer work during college breaks nothing more than a stepping stone to his ultimate goal of becoming an accountant. But it was during these summers that Stuart realized that title work fascinated him; he discovered that every property and every title are different, so each requires finding creative and nuanced solutions for customers. So in 1997, he started working at American Title full-time and eventually bought the business from his dad in 2004. Since this time, Stuart has assembled a team of knowledgeable and dedicated employees, and together they tackle this ever-changing and challenging work. Moreover, as an active member of the Casper community, he takes immense pride in the contributions his business makes to growing the local economy. When he’s not busy at work or on the golf course, Stuart, his wife Brandi, and their two kids love spending time at their cabin on Casper Mountain, camping in the Big Horns, or fishing.Continue reading →
Title Officer Kodi Arner has been in title work for 29 years, 15 of which have been spent at American Title. This office was the ideal fit for her personality as a people pleaser. Kodi is part of an American Title team that strives for efficiency and the quickest turnaround in Casper. Along with her responsibilities as a Title Officer, Kodi takes pride in learning bits and pieces of other jobs so that she can be available to help others when needed. In addition to this job, Kodi also helps her husband with his carpet-cleaning business. However, her real obsession is spending time with her two grandkids!Continue reading →
In ten years with American Title, Title Officer Nancy Care has kept very busy. In order to facilitate the company’s outstanding turnaround times, she dedicates herself to continually taking on new work, diligent research, and completing her work accurately and thoroughly. American Title’s commitment to speed and precision makes Nancy’s job easy, since she knows her coworkers share her perseverance. Nancy’s goal is to get her work accomplished smoothly and efficiently to see people close. When she’s not busy turning over title work Nancy stays on the move with her husband traveling, riding mountain bikes, camping and enjoying her grandson.Continue reading →
In her eight years with American Title, Jennifer Freel has established a reputation as an Escrow Officer who is willing to do whatever it takes to get a job done. This includes working after hours, meeting clients at different locations and coming in on weekends to guarantee that her clients are satisfied with their service at American Title. In fact, Jennifer is most proud of the relationships she has established with realtors and lenders. Her commitment to communication and education ensures that clients always understand what they’re signing, attend closings with no surprises and walk away happy. When Jennifer is able to get away from the office, she spends most of her time driving around her two sons to various practices and games. To relieve her stress, Jennifer runs, and she recently started competing in fitness obstacle courses.Continue reading →
Born and raised in the heart of Wyoming, Escrow Officer Georgia Glenn prides herself on her homegrown, Casper values like hard work, attention to detail and an unwavering positive attitude. After working in the title industry for more than 15 years, American Title Agency was a natural fit for Georgia since the company shares her Wyoming philosophies. She brings experience, a broad customer base and her infectious smile to the office and is proud to work for a locally-owned business. Her goal is a smooth closing every time, which she accomplishes with regular communication between every party from lenders to agents to customers. When she’s not at work, she can usually be found traveling across the Cowboy State to watch one of her seven grandkids’ baseball games, dance recitals, gymnastics meets, etc.Continue reading →
As the newest member of the American Title team, Closing Assistant Kellie Hadlock is inspired by the hard work and dedication of her co-workers. After six years as an assistant manager of an insurance company, Kellie transitioned to American Title where her professional commitment to integrity was immediately matched. She’s been fascinated by the intricacies and complexities of closings, and because every sale is unique, there’s always something new to learn. She works diligently to do things the right way the first time, even if that means asking multiple questions to learn the best processes for the office and the customers. As a musician and singer, Kellie is actively involved with her church as a song leader. She shares her home with her pet parakeet, Tink and cockatiel, Petey.Continue reading →
As a Title Agent, Paula Hatcher largely works behind the scenes. Her extraordinary attention to detail is her greatest asset and allows her to effectively identify any problems or inconsistencies in a title. And it’s these hitches that keep Paula’s job interesting. She conducts investigations into different aspects of the title to ensure that the problem is solved, and she likens this process to detective work. Accuracy and efficiency are always her top priority, and Paula aims to complete her work and issue a title within 24 hours whenever possible. And although she finds it extremely difficult to leave the office before all of her work is complete, she stays busy spending time with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy spending time at Alcova Lake during the summer months.Continue reading →
After working for Natrona County as a mapper for 15 years, Title Officer Jeff Larson became very familiar with the county and city. So when he transitioned to American Title 20 years ago, he was uniquely qualified to become a rangeland specialist. These are some of American Title’s toughest assignments due to discrepancies in land descriptions. Jeff can be working on these titles for weeks at a time due to their intricacies, but he considers these challenges rewarding. He prides himself on his ability to give each title an enormous amount of care and attention while still doing his work at the most efficient rate in town. Jeff spends most of his free time on the farm his son works on in Glenrock where they hunt and fish together.Continue reading →
Mr. Luben has joined our firm as its general legal counsel. He has practiced law for over forty years and has extensive experience in real estate law, including commercial, residential, and agricultural real property conveyancing, zoning, condemnation, easement acquisition, probate and foreclosure proceedings. This experience includes the drafting of complex real estate sales and purchase agreements and the closing documents for these transactions, as well as the liquidation of farm and ranch lands. He has been heavily involved in the abstracting of title chains from the Patent forward to the current surface and mineral interest ownership, the preparation of title and mineral interest ownership opinions, and the review and approval of oil and gas division orders. In addition to this experience, he is also an experienced litigator.
Bill has instructed classes in real estate and business law as an adjunct instructor at the Western Nebraska Community College in Nebraska, and here at Casper College. Bill is licensed to practice law in the states of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado, is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for Wyoming and Nebraska, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our firm, all of which will be of great benefit
to us in our endeavor to continue to deliver great service in the delivery of title insurance products to our customers.Continue reading →
Having spent her entire professional life working in real estate, Escrow Officer Carla Stauch has knowledge that less experienced agents will likely never acquire. She started her career as a loan processor, prepared closing documents and eventually became a Loan Officer at some local banks. She has worked for American Title for 18 years. She is deeply familiar with the documents she prepares, and she understands the formulas and numbers that are now just plugged into a computer system, because she used to calculate them herself. This knowledge has proven valuable throughout her career, because it improves the service she provides to customers. She firmly believes in explaining the documents that customers sign, and, most importantly, providing that service in a timely manner. Watching a new home owner purchase their first home is incredibly rewarding for Carla, and she loves to help people close on their dream. As a former Casper College and Black Hills State player (and graduate), basketball season is Carla’s busiest time of year. She loves following the local teams, as well as the University of Wyoming. She also likes to spend her time at the lake on her jet ski and enjoying her family.Continue reading →