Stuart Atnip never planned to take over American Title from his dad. In fact, he considered his part-time work at American Title during college nothing more than a stepping stone to his ultimate goal of becoming an accountant. But it was during this time when Stuart realized that title work fascinated him. He discovered that every property and every title were different, so each required finding creative and nuanced solutions for customers. In 1997, he started working at American Title full-time, and he eventually bought the business from his dad in 2004. Since then, 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 Wind River mountains, or fishing.
Title Officer Kodi Arner has been in the title business for 35 years, 20 of which have been spent at American Title Agency. Kodi strives to deliver great customer service every day. She believes that speed and accuracy, along with her like-minded co-workers, are what sets American Title Agency apart from others. This office is the ideal fit for her personality as a yes-person and she takes pride in knowing bits and pieces of other jobs within the office so that she can be available to help others when needed. She is a proud Casper Native. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family, especially her two grandkids.
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.
Jennifer Freel is manager of the closing department at American Title Agency. She has been in the Real Estate/Title Industry for over 18 years and has become known for her big smile and dedication to her clients. Jennifer has helped thousands of families in the purchase and sale of their homes. She is customer driven and devoted to achieving exceptional service. Jennifer’s commitment to communication, service to others and education ensures that clients always understand what they’re signing and walk away happy. On her time off she likes to spend time with her family and friends.
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.
Closing Assistant Kellie Hadlock is inspired by the hard work and dedication of her co-workers. After five years as an insurance agent, 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 cockatiel, Petey, and her dog, Leena.
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.
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.
In her sixteen years at American Title Agency, Paula Hatcher largely works behind the scenes as a title agent. Her attention to detail is her greatest asset and allows her to effectively identify any problems or inconsistencies with a property that is being searched. She conducts investigations into different aspects of the title to ensure that any potential problem is solved. Accuracy and efficiency are always her top priority, and Paula aims to complete her work and issue a commitment within 24 hours whenever possible. Although she finds it extremely difficult to leave the office before all of her work is complete, she stays busy spending time with her family. They enjoy spending time at Alcova Lake during the summer months and can be found cheering on their favorite football teams in the fall and winter months