The Ponte Vedra Title Team
Meet Our Attorneys
Richard G. Hathaway, Esq.
Rick is the senior member of Hathaway & Reynolds, PA. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, and received his undergraduate— with high honors— and his law degree from the University of Virginia. In 1976, Rick moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and started his legal career at The Mahoney Adams & Criser law firm, now McGuireWoods LLP. He practiced with this firm from 1976 until 1993, and became a partner in 1981. Rick specialized in real estate law and chaired the real estate department in 1991 and 1992.
In 1993, he formed the firm of Richard G. Hathaway, PA. This law firm, in turn, formed Ponte Vedra Title, L.L.C. in 2001. Rick principally specializes in commercial transactions, although not exclusively of a real estate nature. His primary clients are real estate developers, but he also has extensive expertise in representing financial institutions. He has represented clients in numerous multimillion dollar transactions.
Rick has served in a variety of service organizations, including on the directorates of Beaches Episcopal School, Selva Marina Country Club, and Cerebral Palsy of Jacksonville. A devoted family man, Rick’s personal time is spent with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. He also enjoys painting with oils, golfing, and reading.
Phone: (904) 280-5584
Ruth K. McDonald, Esq.
Ruth was born and raised in Canandaigua, New York. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Gannon University in 2000 before moving to Jacksonville to attend Florida Coastal School of Law. She received her Juris Doctorate with High Honors in 2004. Ruth first joined the Ponte Vedra Title team as an intern during law school and has now spent 13 years practicing real estate law and assisting in the management of the title company. In that time, she has gained significant experience representing sellers, buyers and lenders in both residential and commercial capacities. Her practice also includes general business matters and probate. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young children, reading, and traveling.
Phone: (904) 280-5575
Heather Reynolds, Esq.
Heather was born in West Virginia but called Charleston, South Carolina, her home until relocating to Jacksonville Beach in 1998. After earning a Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston, Heather attended Florida Coastal School of Law. Heather has been practicing with the firm since 2003 and has represented a vast array of clients, including developers, home owners associations, and local small businesses. She has also provided representation for hundreds of individuals looking to buy, sell, or save their home.
In addition to practicing as an attorney, Heather is an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. She has instructed students in the art of legal writing and in the basics of client interviewing and counseling. Heather currently resides in Jacksonville Beach with her husband, daughter, and son, and looks forward to many more years of success in a community she’s proud to be a part of.
Phone: (904) 567-1186
Tim M. Shippee, Esq.
Timothy is an associate at Hathaway & Reynolds, PA. He was born in Mount Kisco, New York and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida. Timothy obtained his Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law, where he served as Vice- President of the Student Bar Association.
Timothy has been with the firm since 2004 and specializes in residential and commercial real estate transactions as well as business asset sales. Timothy’s clients include several business brokerage firms as well as statewide financial institutions.
Phone: (904) 280-5526
Meet Our Team
Marc grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia and graduated from North Georgia College & State University. Marc joined the team in 2016 and is one of our closing coordinators here. He is attentive to detail and possesses the tenacity to get the job done. Marc currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach and enjoys playing Soccer and growing Habanero plants in his spare time.
Phone: (904) 280-5513
Contract Intake Specialist
Sandra joined Ponte Vedra Title in 2015 and possesses an extensive background in Real Estate, having been a realtor herself in Southwest Florida . Originally from West Tennessee, she moved to Jacksonville at a young age and grew up in Arlington. She remained in Jacksonville and raised a family of her own in the surrounding beaches area. Sandra’s experience provides her with a well-rounded perspective on the inner workings of the Real Estate business. She is service oriented and eager to assist in any way that she can. Her free time is spent with family and friends, traveling, attending concerts, and simply relaxing somewhere serene on or near the water.
Phone: (904) 280-2201
Post Closing Coordinator
Jolyn is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to northeast Florida in 1996 before starting high school. After graduation, she lived in various areas around the state before coming home to join the Ponte Vera Title family in 2008. Jolyn has held various roles within the company and currently handles the post-closing department. She enjoys leading an active lifestyle, volunteering at women’s shelters, exercising, and spending time with her husband and family.
Phone: (904) 567-1184
Sandy English is a native of Jacksonville Beach, having graduated from Duncan U. Fletcher High School. She furthered her education and graduated from Keiser University in 2011. Sandy is very organized, accommodating, and cheerful both inside and outside of work. This is why we are proud to have her as our receptionist and naturally the first team member you see when you walk into our office. She is always willing to assist you with any questions that you may have. Her ability to take on additional tasks and responsibilities along with assisting processors and attorneys is two of the many reasons that make her a huge asset to the Ponte Vedra Title team. Please feel free to come in to our office and be welcomed!
Phone: (904) 280-5540
Gardner was born and raised in Atlantic Beach. He graduated from Episcopal High School in 2010, then went on to attend Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where he earned a BS degree in Recreation Management. Immediately after graduation, he became a manager for the much-acclaimed Beach Life Rentals, Inc for two seasons and continues to be very involved in their organization. Gardner has worked with the Ponte Vedra Title team over the years coinciding with school breaks and post-graduation. Having worked in several departments within the company from short sale correspondent to paralegal and the offices general fixer-upper, he provides unique hands on skill set to the team. His primary functions are to assist the attorneys here by: collecting and preparing legal documents, research, billing, and to monitor file progression.
Phone: (904) 373-3174
Senida was born and raised in Bosnia. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2000 where she attended Florida State College of Jacksonville for two years. She then enrolled in Aveda Institute where she got her cosmetology license. She joined our Ponte Vedra Title team in 2015, as an assistant processor for a period of time before being promoted to her current position, as a processor. She now resides in Jacksonville Beach and spends her weekends soaking up the Florida sunshine. Senida also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Being active is a big part of her life and so is being out on the water.
Phone: (904) 373-3173
Brian W. Reynolds
General Manager/Escrow Officer
Brian Reynolds moved to the Jacksonville Beach area from Charleston, SC in 2001 and was hired on at Ponte Vedra Title in 2002. Brian is hard working and business oriented. If you need something, he is always willing to help. Brian attended the Trident Technical College. Prior to joining the PVT team, Brian was a crane and mill operator at the largest non-union steel company in the US and was part of his family’s powder coating business for many years before that. Brian was also in the Army from 1993 to 1997. He is a certified private pilot and a Harley Davidson enthusiast. Originally from West Virginia, he loves the outdoors and enjoys camping and fishing.
Phone: (904) 567-1182
Lynn was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL but grew up along the Northeast Coast, in Baltimore, MD, Charlotte, NC & Boston, MA, until relocating to Jacksonville, FL. As such, Lynn is a die-hard New England Patriots fan! Lynn graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She is currently three classes away from her M.A. in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Lynn enjoys spending time with her husband and their three fur babies (Ginger, Spaz and Smudge Face aka White Devil). She also enjoys baking, cooking and home DIY (do it yourself) Projects / playing with power tools. Lynn is a recent addition to the PVT team. Prior to PVT, Lynn commiserated with others in the Claims division of the Logistics Industry.
Phone: (904) 567-1180
Lesley was born and raised in the Jacksonville area but ventured to Georgia College to attain her degree. Lesley joined the Ponte Vedra Title team in 2016 and has proven to be a major asset to our work force. She brings a very enthusiastic attitude to work every day. Lesley is a proud mother of two and loves spending time with her family.
Phone: (904) 567-1197
Closing Escrow Manager
Justin was born and raised in Slatington, Pennsylvania, and moved with his family to the Jacksonville area in the spring of 1996. After graduating from high school, he attended Florida State College of Jacksonville for two years before transferring to the Florida State University, where he completed both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in meteorology. After completing his education, he returned to Jacksonville, where he spent the next seven years managing several restaurants in the area.
Justin was fortunate to join the Ponte Vedra Title team in the spring of 2011. He has worked in various roles, including reception, short sales, legal assistant, and intake processing. He has since found his niche as our closing comp teller. He also generates various spreadsheets for data analysis.
Outside of work, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, especially his wife, daughter, and son. Fall is his favorite time of year as his weekends are spent with his family watching his favorite football teams, the Seminoles and Jaguars. Justin also enjoys working outside and around the house. When he can, Justin loves going to see concerts, music and arts festivals, and other live shows.
Phone: (904) 373-3176
Rachel Woodward was born in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up in Ocala, FL, where she attended school. She moved back to Jacksonville in 1996. After high school, Rachel attended Florida State College at Jacksonville for 2 years. She has worked in several fields of sales and customer service before joining the Ponte Vedra Title team in 2013. She was hired as our receptionist, but, has moved through various roles within the company, including short sales and assistant processor before finding her place as closing coordinator. Rachel has a great personality and gets along very well with our staff, as well as the agents and clients that she works with. She has a go-getter attitude and is always willing to go above and beyond to get things done. Rachel is a Florida girl at heart and loves the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the lake house, relaxing on the beach or floating down the river. She is also not scared to get a little dirty and enjoys riding four-wheelers and camping with her son and their family. Football season is her favorite time of year, the Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars are her teams and she wears their colors proudly.
Phone: (904) 280-2202
Contact our local real estate title firm to learn more about our team. We are based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and proudly provide residential closings, powers of attorney, municipal and UCC lien searches, escrow services, and other services throughout the state.