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Our Team

Julia Thomas

Julia D. Thomas

Owner & President

Julia began her title industry career in the 1990s working primarily as an escrow assistant and loan closer. Her ambition led her out of the office and to the courthouse where she learned the meticulous art of real estate title examining. She then decided to try her hand at entrepreneurship, establishing Athena Research, Inc. on August 8th of 2001. Her company now employs a team of dedicated professionals who perform accurate and comprehensive searches. She is a member of the National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors (NALTEA). Julia has achieved the distinguished NCA, NALTEA Certified Abstractor Designation and currently serves on NALTEA’s Board of Directors. 

Eric Schuring

Recording Division Manager

Eric began his title career in the late 1990s. He has boasting rights of being the first employee of Athena Research, Inc. Throughout the years, Eric has gained experience working in over 10 different Ohio counties. In his current position, he oversees recordings in five Ohio counties. Eric is precise and swift assuring clients a smooth, professional recording experience. Fun fact: While on the job, Eric walks more than 10k steps a day.

Steve Zavesky

Senior Title Abstractor

Steve has been active in the title industry since 2001. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He applies his experience deciphering manufacturing blueprints to reading legal descriptions and maps. His familiarity with government specifications and contracts has proven a great asset in the legal aspects of title searching. He is an expert in master development searches for construction of new subdivisions, as well as residential searches for platted and unplatted lands. Steve’s track record is proven in commercial searches, such as shopping malls, manufacturing plants, airports, utilities, and public lands. 

Henry Seuffert

Title Examiner

Henry has been active in the title industry since 2003, when he joined Athena Research, Inc. He is a conscientious, skilled abstractor and familiar with searching in multiple Ohio Counties. Henry produces a trustworthy product and is valued by the team and clients alike. 

Nicole Warlop

Title Examiner

Nicole entered the field in 2021. She has shown a swift aptitude to the title examination and research process. Nicole is trained in multiple counties and has proven to be a real asset to Athena Research, Inc. and our clients.

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Business Hours

Monday  7:30am – 5pm
Tuesday  7:30am – 5pm
Wednesday  7:30am – 5pm
Thursday  7:30am – 5pm
Friday  7:30am – 5pm
Saturday  Closed
Sunday  Closed
We are closed on Federal Holidays.
*All Hours are in EST