ABOUT US

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Marshall Harrell III

Owner/Escrow Officer

marshall@bctco.net

 

In 1995, after graduating from college, Marshall Harrell III was planning to spend two years learning about the business that his family operated.  He is still here and is still learning. He feels that the title business provides a service that helps people and helps make certain that perhaps the largest, most valuable thing they ever purchase really belongs to them.  The best part of this job is the people that he gets to work with each day.  

Leslie Harrell

Owner/Escrow Officer

leslie@batcobrenham.com

 

Leslie graduated from the University of Colorado in 1993. Her husband started in the title industry over 20 years ago at Burleson County Title with his father. She started helping with the accounting and bookkeeping aspects of Burleson County Title in 2003 while starting up her own company, a paint your own pottery studio. In 2006, she closed the painting studio, she and her husband purchased majority ownership of Brenham Abstract and Title and began to learn the many aspects of the title company business. She became an escrow officer and even dabbled in research and policy production. However, her focus is still primarily in the areas of regulation management, human resources, and accounting. 

Catherine Kenjura

Owner/Attorney

Catherine became an owner of Brenham Abstract and Title in 2006.  Since then, she has served as an attorney for the company.  Catherine was born and raised in Brenham before earning a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2000 and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University in 2003.   She has been an attorney for eighteen years, focusing on real estate, estate planning and probate.  She and her husband Matt have three children, Charlie, John, and Caroline.  She is a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and also attends St. Mary’s Catholic Church with her family. Catherine enjoys serving the community on the following boards: Brenham Maifest Association, Brenham Economic Development Foundation, Krause Elementary School PTO, and Brenham Flag Football League.

Dan Blalock

Owner/Abstractor

Dan is a part owner and abstractor at Brenham Abstract & Title Company. Dan’s primary role with the title company is abstracting and title research. He has a background in commercial real estate appraisal and is an active landman in the oil and gas industry and President of Park Forest Land Services. In 2005, Dan and his family moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Brenham, Texas., and since then he has been establishing his roots in the Brenham community. He is the treasurer of the Graham Masonic Lodge #20, serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Society of Washington County and is an active member of Brenham Presbyterian Church. Dan graduated from Westminster College, located in Fulton, Missouri, with a degree in business management and psychology. Outside of work, he is an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker, and enjoys traveling, SEC football, and spending time with his wife, Courtney, and two daughters, Whitney and Peyton.

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Geneva Winkelmann

Manager/Escrow Officer

geneva@batcobrenham.com

 

Geneva Winkelmann is one of our escrow officers. She is a native Brenham resident and a graduate of Sam Houston State University.  After working a couple years at a prestigious law firm in Brenham, Geneva found her way to Brenham Abstract and Title. She appreciates being able to play a small part in helping people find their homes. Geneva loves her hometown and being able to give back to her community. She participates in local events celebrating Brenham’s history and working with the youth of the community. She is happily married to her husband John, and her interests include running, dancing, hiking, and working in her flowerbeds.

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Tiffany Holmes

Escrow Assistant and Assistant Manager

tiffany@batcobrenham.com

 

Tiffany started with Brenham Abstract and Title in April of 2018. She moved to Washington County (Brenham) back in 2010 and fell in love with this community. The small town charm, running into friends and neighbors everywhere you go, just brings a smile to her face. Everyone is cheering for you to succeed or rooting for your kiddo at local events. The way folks unite in times of tragedy or triumph makes her heart swell. I am so excited and thrilled to be back in Brenham and grateful for the opportunity to serve my community.

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Steven "Payne" Schuelke

Research

Payne@batcobrenham.com

 

Payne graduated from Texas State University in 2017. Recently married in March of 2019. His wife teaches 5th grade at Brenham Middle School. He previously worked in the abstracting department at Chapin Title in Sherman, Texas for 14 months. Payne is new to the Brenham area, but not to Blue Bell! Hobbies include traveling, exercising, jogs with their two Australian Shepherds Huck and Millie, spending time Wife and family, playing golf, floating river and watching College football on the weekends

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LJ Lacina

Owner/Attorney

L. J. Lacina, Jr., known to many as Johnny Lacina, was born and grew up in Brenham, Texas and graduated from Brenham High School.  He attended Blinn College and Baylor University, receiving an Associate in Arts degree from Blinn, Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor and Juris Doctor degree from Baylor Law School. Upon graduation in 1972 he practiced law in Brenham with his uncle, A. W. Hodde, Jr. until Mr. Hodde Retired in 1994. In 2003 he and Catherine Kenjura formed Lacina & Kenjura, LP and continues with the firm.  Lacina served as County Attorney of Washington County from 1974 until 1986, and as a member or the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1994 until 2011, including 2 years as Chairman.