Capital Title is the largest independent title company in Texas with over 100 locations across the state.
Austin Northwest Team
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Julie began her sales career shortly after graduation from The Ohio State University. Naturally competitive and driven to be the best, Julie built a very successful business while working for several pharmaceutical companies during a 24-year span, but by 2007 she was ready to explore a new challenge and acquired her real estate license. It was in 2014 that Julie then decided to utilize the abundance of sales and real estate knowledge that she had gained and transition into title insurance. With a passion for success, she quickly grew her business into one of the top territories in the Austin area.
Clients comment that Julie always follows through, is attentive to their needs and is professional, respectful and positive. They appreciate that she has had experience as a Realtor® and understands what they deal with on a daily basis. Julie keeps abreast of industry changes and continually educates them on new tools that can bring value to their business. The Luxury market is where Julie really shines, and she delivers the kind of service high-end buyers and sellers expect.
Julie loves the outdoors, travel and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys football and cheers for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Baylor Bears, along with her two children who attended college there. Julie likes to check out the latest wineries and explore the beauty of the Texas Hill country. She is devoted to her community and donates her time and contributes to Foundation Communities and the Central Texas Food Bank, among many others.
Senior VP, Commercial Business Development
Tommy didn’t start out in real estate. He used to own a chain of dry cleaners and laundries in the Austin area. In those days he cut his own radio and TV commercials and was widely recognized through his advertising. In 1973 Tommy sold his interest in this business to go into residential real estate. Because his name and face were known from being on TV, he was very successful. He was a builder, broker, and lender, and also worked onsite for David Weekley Homes before he decided to go into the title industry in 2000.
Tommy worked for a few other title companies before joining Capital Title in 2012. He has worked from the Capital Title - Austin Northwest office ever since then.
Tommy loves people and they know that he cares about them. It thrills him to help them succeed in every aspect of their lives. He is super-organized and when he puts on events, people appreciate the order of the event and that it always goes smoothly. If he can’t bring “value” then he just doesn’t do things.
Tommy was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he modestly says that his only claim to fame came as a player in Junior Legion Baseball (ages 16-18) where he was the Outstanding Player in the state of Wisconsin. After graduation from high school, Tommy moved to the Texas Rio Grande Valley where he attended Pan American College (now UT Rio Grande) for two years before heading up to Austin to finish at UT with a Business degree in Personnel Management (what is now Human Resources).
Passionate about helping people get where they want to go, Tommy has generously mentored co-workers, clients, and potential clients and always shares what has been successful for him. He doesn’t tell them that they should do something because he did, he just lets them pick his brain. Just being able to help people excites Tommy to no end because he loves it so much.
Tommy’s other passion is playing golf. He takes a lot of clients to play golf and a lot of his business comes from golfers. So, if you need to find Tommy, look for him at the golf course.
With over twenty years in the title industry and 50 years in real estate, Tommy loves working for Capital Title and thoroughly enjoys the sixteen wonderful women that comprise the escrow team in the Austin Northwest office.
Samantha is an experienced escrow officer who began her career in the title industry right after graduating from the University of Texas in 2002. Starting as the receptionist, Samantha caught on quickly and was adeptly closing transactions in less than a year.
Well known for being reliable, professional, knowledgeable, and responsive, Samantha is also extremely personable, thorough, efficient, resourceful and a great team player. With a knack for thinking outside the box, Samantha finds ways to accommodate her clients’ needs so that everyone walks away from the closing table having enjoyed a great experience. She especially enjoys participating in residential purchases and always makes sure that it’s an exciting and positive experience for the home buyer.
Samantha is experienced in a broad range of closings including 1031 exchanges, investors, commercial and residential, builders, refinance, and construction loans. She enjoys new experiences and always appreciates the opportunity to learn something new. She especially enjoys residential purchases and always makes sure that it’s an exciting and positive experience for the home buyer.
When not working, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, which includes three active young children who love participating in basketball, soccer and flag football. She is passionate about exercising and finds running and boxing to be her two personal favorites. Samantha also enjoys traveling and a trip to Paris, France to relive her time abroad after college teaching adults English is on her future to-do list.
Phyllis is a veteran closer with more than 36 years of experience in the title industry and has been with Capital Title since 2016. After graduating from the University of Texas in 1981 with a Bachelors of Business Administration she started her career as an escrow assistant, until 1997 when she became an escrow officer.
Phyllis was born in Austin and raised in Gonzales, Texas. She has been a resident of Austin since 1979. Phyllis feels that being brought up in a small community is one of the reasons she enjoys interacting with people at the closing table, where she always strives to make people feel at home.
Phyllis’s Business Philosophy for Closing:
- Always be proactive in every aspect of the closing process,
- It is extremely important to communicate with all parties involved in a closing transaction,
- Our job is to make the closing process as smooth and pleasant as possible for everyone - seller, buyer, lender, realtor, etc.
- “Exemplary” is an attitude and we strive to prove that at every closing,
- It is very important to build a relationship with our customers. We want our customer to not only feel special, but to know that they are appreciated and that they can depend on us for their closing needs. We want them to feel like Capital Title is “home” and they are an extension of our business family.
In her spare time Phyllis enjoys spending time with her husband of 32 years, two daughters and three grandchildren. When time permits she also enjoys working on scrapbooking projects and attending retreats for those projects
Michelle learned the title insurance business from the bottom up by starting as a receptionist in a fee office. She had an aptitude for the business, learned quickly and rapidly advanced to Escrow Officer.
Michelle and her team are widely known for their speedy and excellent customer service. Every transaction is special to them. Their goal is to give every customer that comes through the doors the same excellent service every time, no matter what title issues they may have.
Solving curative issues is where Michelle shines. She is most passionate about customer service and enjoys the human element of the closing process. She feels that buying or selling a home is an extremely emotional process. She feels honored to work with the buyers and sellers, hear their stories and share in their journey.
Michelle is a Texas girl who graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.
With a background in dance, Michelle has enjoyed performing ever since she was three years old. Now dance is just a hobby for her but she appreciates all that it has taught her, both about life as well as being a professional. Michelle’s other passion is her family and she loves spending as much time with her husband and two boys as possible.
VP of Escrow Operations
Kat Anderson is a native Austinite who attended The University of Texas – San Antonio to study Interior Design at The School of Architecture. She was introduced to the Title Industry in 2007 and is now a Licensed Escrow Officer.
With over 10 years of experience, Kat has acquired extensive knowledge and expertise in 1031 exchanges, investors, commercial and residential transactions, as well as builders, refinance, construction loans and reverse mortgages. She radiates an upbeat, positive attitude and is always ready to take on even the most complicated transactions. Kat is recognized by her colleagues and clients as being fun and easy to talk to, confident in her abilities and a natural multitasker. Working with first-time homebuyers and assisting them in making one of the most important purchases in their lifetime is the most rewarding aspect of her career.
In her personal life, Kat is a talented musician and artist who enjoys traveling the world. She has explored Thailand, parts of Europe and Central America. She will travel to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu later this year.