Our Staff

Devereux Rice, Owner / Manager of Evergreen Title and Closing, LLC

Devereux Rice, Owner / Manager

Devereux brings over 35 years of successful ownership and management of title insurance and sales agencies. He is a licensed title producer and Notary Public in the states of Tennessee and Virginia.

He has a BSEE from Georgia Tech and a MBA from the University of Santa Clara. He is one of the true Tri-Citians: having been born and raised in Johnson City, living in Kingsport and working in Bristol. He and his wife Tina have three daughters, and enjoy their extended family, movies, music and travel.

Gwen Pugh, Chief Escrow Officer

Gwen Pugh, Senior Escrow Officer

Gwen has over eight years experience in the title insurance field and works diligently to insure that each closing goes smoothly. She is a Notary Public in the state of Tennessee.

She and her husband Mike have five children and live in Bristol.

Jessica Lewis, Escrow Officer

Jessica Lewis, Escrow Officer

Jessica has a range of experience including banking, insurance, bookkeeping and commercial real estate leasing. She is a Notary Public in Tennessee and Virginia and works closely with Devereux and Gwen to make each closing transaction a good experience.

Jessica is from Grundy, VA, but now resides in Bristol, VA and loving it! She enjoys kayaking on the river and boating on the lake.

Lori Hammond, Escrow Officer

Lori Hammond, Escrow Officer

Lori has over sixteen years of experience in the title and closing industry. Her length of service in this field is a reflection of her dedication to clients. She works diligently to insure that each closing goes smoothly. She is a licensed title producer in the State of Tennessee and a Notary Public in the State of Tennessee.

She and her husband Randy live in Kingsport and enjoy showing their antique cars.