9.9Dion James Moniz

Dion Moniz

Dion is the President of ECTS and is a Partner/Member of his law firm, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC. He represents numerous businesses throughout Northwest Florida with issues involving real estate transactions/litigation, civil and commercial litigation, business law, and workers’ compensation defense. With his combined legal and real estate experience, Dion brings a well-rounded mix of knowledge and skills into ECTS.

Dion earned his Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law, Cum Laude. He earned his B.S. degree from Florida State University, Cum Laude. Dion is admitted to practice in Florida, Alabama, the U.S. District Courts of the Northern District of Florida, and the Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama.

Dion is from Panama City and has lived in Destin since 2012. He enjoys being involved in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors (Immediate Past-Chair) for the Destin Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee (Chair-Elect) for Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Vice-President of Aletha’s Legacy, Inc., and as Past-President of the Rotary Club of Destin. He was also honored with the Destin Chamber’s Ann Gibson Community Service Award in 2017, and the Business Person of the Year Award in 2020. He previously served as the Treasurer (four years), Foundation Chair (three years) and member of the Board of Directors (three years) for the Rotary Club of Panama City. He is also past-President of the Board of Directors for the Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start Coalition, Inc., former Co-Chair of the 14th Judicial Circuit First Saturday Legal Clinic, and former Chair of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Bay Program.

Alison Hand

Closing Attorney, 30A Office
Alison is the Closing Department Manager of ECTS and is the Closing Attorney for our Redfish Village location. Alison grew up in Fort Walton Beach and has lived in Santa Rosa Beach since 2000. Alison attended University of Florida and the Cumberland School of Law, following in her father’s footsteps. Alison began her career at Emerald Coast Title in 2003 and we are honored to have her back on our team.

Alison is cool and collected when working on even the most intense real estate transactions. Her easy going personality coupled with her extensive knowledge and experience in Destin and South Walton real estate closings makes her one of the area’s best real estate closing attorneys. Alison has two children. Her family enjoys playing music, kayaking, and spending weekends in Indian Pass. Alison is also a marathon runner! We are very proud to have her on our team.

Gale Colbourne

Post-Closer, 30A Office
Gale has been with ECTS since 2015. For years she has been the first impression you get when walking through our doors or calling our office. She has a personality that is warm and welcoming. Her new position as post-closer at our 30A office is a great fit, because of you know Gale, you know that she runs a tight ship!

Gale has a wonderful fiancé , two daughters and four grandchildren (one of which was just born in 2020) Her grandbabies are her life! She loves riding her bike, exercising, attending local events, and going out to local restaurants.

Merideth Williamson

Closing assistant, 30A Office
Merideth is from Ashmore, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s in legal studies and a minor in political science in 2020. While in college, Merideth interned at law firm in Mississippi where she was able to build on the skills of drafting legal documents and client communications. She moved to the Emerald Coast in August of 2020 after graduation and joined the ECTS team.

We are very glad to have her on our team and look forward to watching and helping her grow!

Rachel Spencer

Licensed Title Agent, Destin Office
Rachel is a Licensed Title Agent and the Closer in our Destin office. She grew up Niceville and went to Niceville High School. She graduated from Florida State University (go Noles) in 2015 with a Bachelors in Sociology. She got into the title industry directly after graduating from college and lives in Niceville with her husband, dog, and seven pet chickens.

In her free time, when she is not closing your deals or answering questions on our weekly Q&A session on Clubhouse, she likes to spend time on the water, whether it be the boat or the beaches, or hanging out with her friends and family.

We are thrilled to have this bright and cheery Closer as part of the ECTS team!

Cheri Moore

Closing assistant, Destin Office
Cheri was born and raised in Illinois. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has two daughters and two grandchildren. Cheri and her husband, Steve, moved to Destin in 2016 to be closer to their grandchildren. When they purchased their home they closed at Emerald Coast Title Services. She says the transaction was very smooth and she enjoyed the experience and decided that this was where she wanted to work someday.

She is a customer service professional with over 20 years of experience. Cheri is detail oriented and is resourceful in organizing and completing projects, which makes her a perfect fit for her closing assistant position.

We are very glad to have Cheri on board.

Paige Tashik

Post-Closer | Closing Assistant, Destin Office
Paige was born and raised in Niceville, Florida. She has worked in the financial services industry since 2014, and in the title insurance industry since 2017. She is a new mommy of her little boy, Zayne, and enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family.

Paige brings with her a great deal of experience in all sides of the closing process, from pre-closing to post-closing. Paige recently completed the Florida Title Agent course and is in training to become our next closer.

She is an asset to our team and we are thrilled to have her!

Ashley Bowen

Licensed Title Agent, Destin Office
Director of Operations
Bio coming soon.
Emerald Coast Title Services, LLC
Personalized Real Estate Closing Services along the Emerald Coast since 1983
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