Our Team

Meet the Experts Behind 1st Option Title

Each member brings unique skills and a commitment to ensuring your transactions are handled professionally and efficiently. They’re the heart of our service and key to your successful experience with us.

Scott Horne

I’ve been an attorney with Horne and Associates PC in Dallas for 35 years. I’ve been involved in closing some 10,000 creative finance transactions and have purchased, remodeled, and sold over 2,500 single family homes. Additional I’m owner of 1st Option Title and OFN National Escrow with my partner, Susan Tierney. We also own many other businesses all vertically integrated in real estate. My passion is investing in real estate and my only strategy is Owner Financing, I hold over 300 owner finance notes.

Susan Tierney

Before investing in real estate, I spent 30 years in Sales, Marketing and Public Relations working with many of the country’s largest media firms. I started my own Media agency, Tierney Media in 1988 and it still exists today. My specialty was in helping entrepreneurial companies get their products on the shelves of the nation’s largest retailers such as Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. I wholesaled her first property in March of 2016. Today I currently hold 100+ Owner Financed Mortgages and it continues to be my primary investment strategies. I’m also partners with Scott Horne in our real estate investment business as well as other real estate related businesses.

Kelia McDonald

What’s the most favorite part of your job? Working in a fast-paced environment, and helping people achieve their goals of buying or selling properties. I enjoy clearing title on the difficult properties. What do you like to do when you are not working? I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love college football. If you really knew me….you’d know? I like to follow the rules at work, but not in life…

Allyce Olivarez

I love helping people. I have been in this business for 15 years and what keeps me going is the reward of seeing people achieve a large life goal of purchasing a home. Or sellers downgrading or moving somewhere that accommodates their family better. I enjoy being a part of one of the largest purchases my clients will ever make. I love spending time with my 13 and 4 year old and my 6 year old Boston Terrier. They are the reason why I keep going every day. <3 I have a very adventurous, some would say wild, side to me. I love to try new things and enjoy a little thrill. I don’t take life too seriously. Laughing is a daily must and forgiving yourself is a requirement to love life. I try to treat every single person with kindness. You never know what that person faces daily. Love is my biggest goal.

Shasta Cook

What’s the most favorite part of your job? Being able to help people and teach others what I know. What do you like to do when you are not working? Spending time with my kids and family. If you really knew me….you’d know? I have a big heart!

Tina Hill

What’s the most favorite part of your job? Helping people achieve their dreams. What do you like to do when you are not working? Travel and spend time with family and friends. If you really knew me….you’d know? Guess you’ll just have to get to know me to find out.

Andrea Langston

What is the favorite part of my job: I love seeing the excitement when people are buying a new home. Whether they are buying their first home, or an investor buying their 10th property, there is always the excitement of something new and creating new memories. I also love that challenges that come with handling difficult transactions and making it all come together in time for closing. When I am not working, I stay busy with my animal rescue. I also enjoy spending time outdoors with family and friends. I love off roading and camping. If you really knew me, you would know that I will probably die petting something I shouldn’t.

Sharon Figueroa

What’s the most favorite part of your job? Seeing how people can benefit from these transactions. Sellers get to avoid foreclosure and sometimes even get to buy or rent their properties back. Buyers can get the opportunity to buy their own home, which for one reason or another reason they couldn’t achieved in the traditional mortgage world. What do you like to do when you are not working? I like Outdoor activities, traveling and enjoy time with the family. If you really knew me….you’d know? That I love to travel and see different cultures, traditions and people.

Esmerelda Wilson

Receptionist for the firm which includes H&A, 1st Option Title and S2 Equities. Esmeralda has 23 years of experience in customer service. She has been married for 30 years. She has 2 children and 2 fur babies. She loves to watch sports and eat wings.

Carolina Galvez

What is my favorite part of my job: My favorite part of my job is being able to help our clients to achieve their goals and dreams and being able to support my peers to achieve our team’s goals. What do you like to do when you are not working? I love spending my time writing books, exercising like rowing, or running and spending time with my kids and friends. If you really knew me….you’d know? That I love listening and being there for others.

What Do Our Clients Say About Us?

We pride ourselves on being communicative, accessible, and a breeze to work with. But you don’t need to simply take our word for it, read firsthand the experiences of our clients and learn why they trust us with their title needs.

Fast Closings, Quality Work

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Texas Phone: (214) 404-9733
Arizona Phone: (480) 719-6204


1795 Northwest Hwy
Garland, TX 75041
7975 N. Hayden Road, Suite A-200
Scottsdale, AZ 85258