Tressler & Associates™ commitment to providing peace of mind to their clients stems directly from the heart of the firms founder, Todd A. Tressler, II, Attorney.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Todd realized his passion reached beyond science and into the care of people and making a difference in his community. He went on to earn his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law, providing him the opportunity to serve others in and around Middle Tennessee.
Todds family has more than 100 years of professional experience serving the real estate needs of Wilson and surrounding counties. Before becoming licensed as an attorney, he worked as a mortgage professional for three years while working his way through Law School. This experience allowed him to develop a practice of law in areas pertaining to the real estate industry.
Over the years Todd has expanded his residential and commercial real estate practice to include multiple facets in order to provide proper care for his clients whole needs, again returning to the rooted passion for people in his community. In addition to the commercial and residential real estate specialties, the firm handles business and contract law, criminal and civil litigation, estate planning, and more. Todds commitment to serving clients where they are has allowed his team to work in areas as far west as Jackson, Tennessee and as far east as Knoxville, Tennessee. Todds practice offers â€œhouse calls and other personal attention, reviving the elements of community service that attorneys and counselors once provided when the profession originated.
Todd holds memberships in both the American and Tennessee Land Title Associations, and The Middle Tennessee Fifteenth Judicial Bar Association. He also serves as a board member of Jazz at the Mill, and is a past board member of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Wilson County Help Center. He is an affiliate member of EMTAR, GNAR and NAIOP, and has been a board member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Tennessee Bar Association.
PARALEGAL / COMMERCIAL FILE ADMINISTRATOR
Originally from Boston Sherri McDonald now calls Wilson County her home. Sherri brings over 10 years of experience in the legal field to the team. She served as Executive Liaison / Paralegal for many years for a law firm outside of Boston. There she did work in Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law as well as Marketing. She holds a Paralegal Certificate from Northeastern University in Boston. Before working in the legal field she spent several years in the banking and mortgage industry.
In her spare time, Sherri enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys doing volunteer work for her community and is an active member in her church.
Hunter B. Thrasher is an associate attorney with Tressler & Associates in the firm's Lebanon, Tennessee office.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Hunter has always taken great pride in his home state and has focused his career endeavors on the serving the legal interests of the Tennessee community. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Business from Mississippi State University, he attended the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University where he earned a Juris Doctorate and Degree in Comparative Law.
He is dedicated to serving his clients in a customized manner, tailoring his services to best suit each individual's unique set of needs and goals. In his free time, Hunter enjoys rooting for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Memphis Grizzlies, as well as hunting and fishing.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
As Tressler & Associates™ Chief Operations Officer, Lisa Chaney knows business. As a previous business owner and successful entrepreneur in multiple ventures, she is the firm's foundation for balance, growth and development, and personnel support. She has a heart for women in business and continues to discover ways to mentor, challenge, and cheer them along in their career journeys.
Lisa is a native of Kentucky who, 10 years ago, chose to make Lebanon, Tennessee her home. She attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Prior to joining Tressler's team, Lisa was the Sales Manager for a local franchise organization where she led her team to $35 million in annual sales.
When it's time to relax, Lisa enjoys reading, cooking, shopping for shoes, and spending time with her family.
POST CLOSING COORDINATOR
Ashley Utley comes to Tressler & Associates with a wide array of experience in customer service, employee training, sales, and has held leadership roles in companies like First Freedom Bank and American Home Design. She has received multiple awards and recognition for her success in these areas.
A native of Wilson County, Watertown was her alma mater and is her current home. When not at work, she is a very active wife and mother of three young sons, a volunteer with the Watertown Community Youth Sports League, an active participant with her Christian church family, and loves to fellowship with her family and friends.
Her motto, “Put God first always and you’ll always land on your feet- His will prevails”.
Christen has been immersed in the Real Estate business in Wilson and surrounding counties her entire life. Prior to joining Tressler's team, she was a Mortgage Origination Officer for a local community bank in Lebanon. Christen graduated from Friendship Christian School in 2007 and the University of Tennessee in 2011. She has made Hermitage, TN her home with her husband, Sean, and their son, William. Outside of working at Tressler and Associates, Christen enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and cheering on her Vols.