717 N. Expressway
Brownsville, TX 78520
956 542-6777 (Office) 956-544-0592 (Fax)
N. Michael Overly
Chief Financial Officer
Direct fax: 956-289-4335
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has twenty-five years of executive management experience with organizations in a variety of industries including real estate development, real estate title insurance, retail and financial institutions. Michael’s management, financial and industry expertise is crucial in implementing the company’s strategic expansion into new markets and establishing the infrastructure necessary to provide the highest level of customer service. He is actively involved in several organizations in the Rio Grande Valley including his tenure as Past President of the McAllen North Rotary Club and past member of the Leadership McAllen Steering Board.
Guy’s career spans 39 years in the title insurance industry. He was named President of Southern Texas Title Company in 1983. In September 2010, Guy was named President of Edwards Abstract and Title Co. Cameron County Division upon the consolidation with Southern Texas Title Company. As President of the Cameron County Division, Guy oversees the operations of three branch offices located in Brownsville, Harlingen and South Padre Island.
One of his career highlights includes the selection by the Texas Land Title Association as 1986 Outstanding Young Title Professional for Region 4 that covers San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi. This is the highest award given by the title insurance industry to recipients up to age 40 who excel in the title insurance profession.
Guy’s community service includes two terms on the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce where as Chair of the Brownsville Beautification Committee, 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted in Brownsville, Texas.
He has received numerous awards and recognition for work with the Beautification Committee to include: Man of the Year by the Brownsville Rotary Club and Community Forest Award presented by the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Urban Forestry Council. He continues to be involved with community service in several organizations.
Kitty Van Holsbeke
Senior Escrow Officer
Kitty attended Texas A&M University. She began in the Title Industry in 1976 and was employed by Southern Texas Title Company in 1979 until the merger in September 2010 with Edwards Abstract and Title Co. Kitty has 31 years of Commercial Closing experience as well as Residential Closings. Kitty has been involved in the community by serving as a member of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce “Bien Venidos Committee”, the Brownsville South Padre Island Board of Realtors. She is a past Secretary of the Brownsville South Padre Island Board of Realtors Education Foundation. Kitty is well know for getting the job done and strives to great lengths on every challenge she is given and is happy to take it on. Her slogan is “Big or Small We Close them All”.
Yolanda is a native Brownsville resident. She graduated from Brownsville High School and has been in the title business since 1976. She was employed by Southern Texas Title Company in 1987 until the merger in September 2010 with Edwards Abstract and Title Co. She has served as Director of the Brownsville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lower Valley Builders & Developers Association and a member of the Brownsville/South Padre Island Board of Realtors. She is a Director of Sunshine Haven, Inc. Yolanda takes the initiative to assist in your title issues. She knows Cameron County and will go that extra mile. Her motto is anything is possible.
Senior Escrow Officer
Alicia Pardo a native of Brownsville started her career in the Title Industry in 1975 at Rio Grand Title Company and moved to Southern Texas Title Company in 1979 now merged with Edwards Abstract and Title Co. With 36 years of experience Alicia, a Senior Escrow Officer has Commercial, Residential and Farm and Ranch closing expertise. She has and remains active in the Brownsville South Padre Island Board of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors Brownsville Chapter. With all the years Alicia has been servicing customers in their real estate needs she has gained the reputation as a professional you can count on to get the job done.
Celeste Walker was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. She has 29 years in the title industry of which she has experience in not only Cameron County but Hidalgo County as well. Celeste joined the Edwards Abstract and Title Co Team in December 2010. Something unique about Celeste is she has 8 years of experience as a Mortgage Loan Officer. This gives her a little advantage. She enjoys meeting people and assisting them in the dream of ownership. She is an active member of the Brownsville South Padre Island Board of Realtors and the Women’s Council of Realtors Brownsville Chapter. Celeste has a positive attitude to work through to the end result by closing your transaction.
Edwards Abstract and Title Co. welcomes Michele Salazar as Escrow Officer in the Brownsville Office. She is an experienced Escrow Officer that has been in the title insurance industry since 2004. She brings vast experience to the Edwards Team in special projects such as the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, U.S.D.A., Bootstraps and other governmental programs. Michele has an appreciation for hard work and doing what it takes to get the job done. Her focus is on providing superior customer service with the end result being a successful closing. The title insurance industry is ever changing and Michele accepts the challenge to learn more each day in order to better serve her customers. Michele is a native of Brownsville and knows the Valley and she is ready for the potential growth in the real estate industry. Michele is actively involved with various industry related organizations such as the Brownsville Board of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors. Her motto is “It’s all about my customer. That’s my focus.”