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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 (as Vice-Chair of Economic Affairs and Community Development) for the Destin Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, and as President of the Rotary Club of Destin. 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

Closer, Redfish Village 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 been married for 18 years and has a 13-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son. 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.

Julie Stone

Closer, Destin Office
Julie runs the closing department in our Destin location. She was born and raised in Alabama. She moved to Destin in 2012 because of her love for the area and the beach. Julie has an extensive background in the Mortgage Banking industry. Having been in the industry for more than 23 years, she is very well versed on the needs of the lenders to make sure that loan transactions are closed seamlessly.

Julie enjoys living on the Destin Harbor and all of the activities that are associated with it. She spends a lot of time boating, kayaking, attending local events, and of course, hanging out on the beach.

Julie’s children are her rescue dogs and she has a great love for helping others find their “furever homes”.

Gale Colbourne

Closing assistant, Santa Rosa Beach Office
Gale is the Closing Assistant for ECTS, is the first impression you will get when walking through our doors or calling our office. She has a personality that is warm and welcoming and is a perfect fit for ECTS. Her previous experience as an office administrator with one of the areas largest real estate firms gives her the edge in knowing what agents want. Gale has two daughters and three grandchildren, who are her life! She loves riding her bike, attending local events, and going out to local restaurants.

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.

Ashley Bowen

Closing assistant, Destin Office
Bio coming soon.
Emerald Coast Title Services, LLC
Personalized Real Estate Closing Services along the Emerald Coast since 1983
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