Donna Bell, President / Co-Owner
Donna Bell has several years of experience in the title business. She began working at Guaranty Title Company in 1988, and has worked in several aspects of the business, including abstracting, issuing policies/commitments, closings, customer service, accounting/escrow services and currently title examination. Donna is co-owner and President of the company.
On a personal note, Donna and her husband, Larry Wayne (“Wayney”) have two daughters, Brandi, who is a Pediatric Nurse; and Stacey, who is a Registered Dental Hygienist. They are also proud grandparents of two granddaughters, Cailee and Kinsey, and three grandsons, Carter, Keelan and Matthew. Donna and Larry have deep family roots in Leon County that date as far back as the late 1800’s. Donna’s parents currently own property that was first patented to her great-great grandfather near Centerville. The land and people of this community are very important to them both.
Theresa Roach, Vice-President / Co-Owner
Theresa Roach is no newcomer to Leon County. She and her husband, Herbie are lifelong residents of Leon County. Theresa came to Guaranty Title Company with experience dealing with land appraisals. She worked for the Leon County Appraisal office for several years, joining Guaranty Title in 1995. Theresa is co-owner and Vice-President of the company.
Theresa and her husband enjoy hitting the road on their Gold Wing. Having ridden from Texas to Canada, you can say they are seasoned riders.
Theresa is involved with all aspects of the office, also, but her specialty is dealing with mortgage closings.
Cindy Jo Page, Office Manager
Cindy joined the staff of Guaranty Title Company in November 2000, little did she know that one day she would follow in the footsteps of her father, Tom Holmes, who founded the company in 1973.
Cindy has lived in Centerville most of her life and now resides in Leona with her husband, Elbert and their beautiful daughter Emily, born in July 2005. Cindy has two wonderful step-sons, one step-daughter and three beautiful granddaughters named Cheyenne, Selena and Chelsea, along with two grandsons named Jassie and Caden.
Cindy is a licensed Escrow Officer, the Office Manager, and conducts a great deal of the real estate closings for Guaranty Title Company. With her friendly nature and professional attitude she has become a definite asset to the closing department. She also coordinates files for funding, issues the Title Policies and assists with issuing Commitments when needed.
Melanie Trant, Senior Abstractor
Melanie Trant joined Guaranty Title Company in August 2006, as an Abstractor. Her other duties also include copying and mailing commitments and handling the curative work needed prior to closing.
Melanie was born and raised in the Bryan/College Station area. She and her husband Mike moved to Leon County in July 1999. They have four children, Ryan and his wife Melissa, who have blessed them with two beautiful granddaughters, Layla and Kinsley; Travis, who recently graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville and is an Ag Teacher; Tyler, who graduated from the University of North Texas and is a Director of Football Operations for a Sports League; and Tara, who is a Senior at Centerville High School, upon her graduation she plans to pursue a degree in Nursing. They have enjoyed raising their children in a small town and are happy to call Leon County their home.
Melanie stays active in serving on church, school and community committees and enjoys serving her community and fellow Leon County citizens.
Ashley Ramirez, Abstractor
Ashley joined the staff of Guaranty Title Company as an Abstractor in August 2019, coming to us with an Associate’s Degree in General Business, which she acquired in 2018 through her studies at Temple College in Temple, Texas.
Ashley was born and raised in Centerville, graduating from Centerville High School in 2004. Prior to joining Guaranty Title Company, Ashley worked as a dental assistant in Jewett for nearly 8 years, before leaving Centerville to pursue her education in Temple, returning to Centerville to raise her son, Brendan.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys crocheting and painting, but her favorite times are spent fishing, cooking and gardening with Brendan.
Yolanda L. Reid, Customer Service Specialist / Office Assistant
Yolanda began working at Guaranty Title Company in August 2019, coming to us from Pearland, Texas, bringing an extensive background of more than 30 years experience as an Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant/House-Manager for C-Level Executives, with a background in Manufacturing & Construction, Refractory Construction, Asbestos Abatement, Oil & Gas and Commercial Real Estate.
Yolanda is the front office assistant who will greet you with a smile and offer you a fresh baked cookie and a beverage. Her primary duties include answering the phones, keeping our plant index up to date with county records and assists with setting up contract files.
Yolanda is a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and serves on the World Championship BBQ Committee as well as the Scholarship Committee. She is also a member of the American Society for Administrative Professionals (ASAP).
Yolanda came to Leon County to escape the city life and embrace the beautiful wonders and peacefulness of the country. She has 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren. She loves spending time with family & friends and attending her grandchildren’s sports activities as well as other events. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, live music and spending time with friends.
Rita Aghaei, Information Specialist
Rita began working for Guaranty Title Company in 2002, with a 30 year background in banking. Rita retired in 2012, but after a four-year break she decided to return to the workforce, rejoining Guaranty Title in 2016 on a part-time basis.
Rita was born and raised in the Buffalo/Centerville area and currently resides in Centerville, happily married to her husband, George, of 43 years. They have 2 grown children, a daughter Lisa, son Ali and one grandson, Cameron.
During Rita’s tenure with Guaranty Title, she has worn many hats, including receptionist and issuing title policies, however she currently receives contracts and sets files up for processing, while providing excellent customer service to our many brokers, buyers and sellers.
In her spare time, Rita enjoys spending time with her grandson, feeding her many farm animals and caring for her cats and dogs.