Meet Our Team

KRISTINE CROWNOVER

KRISTINE CROWNOVER

Company Operations Manager and Fayetteville Branch Manager

 

Kristine has lived in Northwest Arkansas for over 25 years and has been with Kings River Title since 2021. Kristine is happily married to Brian Crownover, Kristine and Brian have two adult children Megan and James. As animal lovers, they have three dogs: Trooper, Nahla, and Jet (short for Yankees great Derek Jeter).

Kristine is a sports fanatic who favors baseball, softball, and football. She loves lakes, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and wakeboarding! Also, in 2022, Kristine took her first overseas trip to London.

CHARLES EPLEY

CHARLES EPLEY

Branch Manager & Title Agent - Eureka Springs

Charles Epley, a native of Springdale, is a valued employee at Kings River Title and a long-time Eureka Springs resident. His contributions to the community are endless, and he has been searching land titles in Eureka Springs and the western district of Carroll County since 1978. 

Charles’ specialty is working with people to help them solve any problem arising from selling or purchasing real estate. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and brings a deep history of professionalism and expertise to our team.

BRANDY ALLEN

BRANDY ALLEN

Branch Manager & Closing Agent - Berryville

 

Brandy has been with KRT since 2020 but has called Berryville, Arkansas, home since 1989! She and her husband, Russel, have been married since 1997 and have two grown boys: Coleton and Cody.

Still living at home are Maggie, the Golden Retriever; Koda, the Siberian Husky; Miles, the cat; and Olive, Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche, their four chickens who have no fear of ever coming to rest on a dinner plate.

Brandy loves summer and being by the pool. Her favorite sports to watch are college basketball, football, baseball, and softball. In her free time, she is also deeply involved with her church, Grandview Baptist.

COLETON ALLEN

COLETON ALLEN

Closing Processor - Eureka Springs

 

Coleton is a young professional with a love for life and a thirst for knowledge, and he was born and raised in Berryville, Arkansas, by wonderful parents, Russel Allen and KRT’s own Brandy Allen.

He attended college at Arkansas Tech University and moved back to Carroll County in 2020, joining KRT in June of 2022. After those several years away, Coleton is eager to give back and contribute to the growth and success of the place that has always held a special place in his heart.

Coleton is engaged to his wonderful fiancé, Lauren Saab, and they share their home with two furry friends: a golden retriever named Kobe and a chow-chow named Kahlo. He has a deep passion for basketball and world history, constantly seeking to learn and understand more about the world around him. In his free time, Coleton is a news junkie, a movie buff, and a golfer.

MONICA COLBERT

MONICA COLBERT

Closing Processor - Berryville

 

Monica Colbert has been with Kings River Title since June 2022, serving as a closing coordinator. She retired from a 28-year teaching career where she taught in two great districts, with the first 19 years at Alpena High School and the remaining nine years at Berryville High School.

She was born and raised in Carroll County, went to college at ATU in Russellville, and met her husband at ATU before moving back to Carroll County. They have lived there ever since, raising their four children in Alpena: Savannah, Rusty, Wesley, and DJ.

In her free time, Monica loves cooking for her family, spending time with her husband and children, gardening, volunteering with her husband, and playing the piano at their church. She loves her job and feels fortunate to work with such a hardworking and caring group of people.

STACEE FREEMAN

STACEE FREEMAN

Closing Processor - Fayetteville

 

Stacee is a native of Northwest Arkansas who calls Bentonville her home. She has been happily married for 26 years to the love of her life, Neil Freeman. They have one daughter, Kish, and a great son-in-law who have given them the two cutest grandsons on the planet, who call Stacee and Neil their Lolli and Pops!

Stacee was an educator with Bentonville Schools for 30 years, also serving as an elementary principal for the last ten years. She retired in June 2022 and decided to start a new career with Kings River Title in December 2022. She loves learning new things and working with the fantastic people on our team.

ALISON SMITH

ALISON SMITH

Title Department - Berryville

Arkansas Licensed Title Agent

Alison joined KRT in 2022 after graduating from Eureka Springs High School. She is a passionate young professional, an avid barrel racer, and a pet mom to two horses, Blue Belle and Sherwin, as well as a blue heeler named Aerie.

BETTY SIMKINS

BETTY SIMKINS

Closing Agent - Eureka Springs

 

Betty Simkins began her career in the title insurance industry at another title company in 2005. In 2014, she came to work for Kings River Title as a closer, bringing her industry knowledge with her and elevating her career journey. 

She lives in Berryville with her husband, Kevin, and they have been married for 40 years. Together, they have a lovely son named Michael, a daughter named Krista, and four grandsons named Cavin, Aden, Raylan, and Quinten.

During Betty’s free time, she likes to read and spend time with her family and friends. She also loves traveling. Her favorite place to travel is anywhere there is sun, sand, and water!

DEBRA CROW

DEBRA CROW

Title Dept Manager - Berryville

 

Debra Crawford Crow is the manager of the Title Department. In her family, she is the third generation born-and-raised in Carroll County, Arkansas, and is the second generation in the title business. You could say she grew up in the title business, as she has been in the title industry for 28 years, with 17 of those years at Kings River Title.

She was a licensed abstractor before title insurance licenses were a thing. Her title-searching experience is rooted in the old days of standing in the courthouse vaults running old tract book searches. That expertise translates to today, where she performs searches on the internet with most of the state of Arkansas at her fingertips.

Debra has always enjoyed the challenge of correcting a defective chain of title and making it marketable for the next owner, and she now enjoys training the next generation of title searchers to fill her shoes in the title industry.

 

KAREN HOPPER

KAREN HOPPER

Title Department - Berryville

 

Karen has been working for Kings River Title for several years. Her first job was copying the books at the Eureka Springs Courthouse to be indexed into the title plant for the Western District.  After that, she worked as a receptionist in the Kings River Title Berryville office and has worked remotely for the last 11 years.

Outside of work, Karen has a wonderful husband and has been married for 58 years. They have five children and seven grandchildren. Beyond family, her greatest interest is God and the church. She enjoys fishing, reading, and spending time with family in her free time.

SHANE WILSON

SHANE WILSON

Title Department - Berryville

Arkansas Licensed Title Agent

 

Shane Wilson is a recent graduate of Berryville High School who joined KRT in 2022. He does nothing halfway, and while he’s relaxed when he starts working, he’s going to do the work until the job’s done.
When he’s not at KRT, he is an agricultural star. Shane was Vice President of Berryville FFA in high school and competed in plant science competitions across Arkansas. He now runs cattle, sells vegetable plants he grows from seed, and is contemplating building a full greenhouse.

MICHELLE WALKER

MICHELLE WALKER

Customer Liaison - Berryville

Michelle Walker is the Kings River Title Customer Liaison for the Berryville office. She has been a key supporting team member with the company for seven years.

She is the proud mother to a son and daughter, and she has four beautiful grandchildren. Michelle has been a Carroll County resident for over 30 years and truly enjoys helping people in her community.

KELLI SMITH

KELLI SMITH

Receptionist - Berryville

 

Kelli Smith is a receptionist at our Berryville office and has been a proud member of the team for about one year. She’s a native of Berryville, calling the town home with her husband, Kevin, of 29 years. They have two lovely daughters, two sons-in-law, and one granddaughter. With three dogs, you can say it’s a full house, but Kelli and Kevin love their pups Ekko Storm, Axel Grease and Kona-Vika Seiody!

In her free time, Kelli loves sitting on their deck and listening to the creek while her husband plays the guitar and sings. She’s also passionate about caring for others — whether it be her house plants or those on Hospice — traveling to watch her daughter play college basketball.

DJ RYAN

DJ RYAN

Title Department - Berryville

 

DJ Ryan, formerly of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, now calls the wonderful city of Lawton, Oklahoma, home. She grew up in South Dakota and married her husband, Rod, 39 years ago. They have five children and four grandchildren (so far!). DJ lived in Denver, Colorado, for a time before moving to South Arkansas, where she and Rod raised their three youngest children.

Her husband retired from the federal government, and they moved to Eureka Springs to relax and enjoy retirement. She soon found out that retirement didn’t suit her at all, so she joined Kings River Title in 2015 and has been there, off and on, for over eight years writing policies for the team.