Our Team - Tressler Associates
Todd Tressler

Todd Tressler

Founder, CEO & Attorney

Todd founded Tressler & Associates in 2009 and Tressler Title in 2016. As CEO, he leads the vision and strategic direction of both companies. He is a skilled attorney with an extensive background in real estate law, business law and estate planning. He brings his passion for helping others succeed into everything he does. His entrepreneurial spirit is infectious and his heart leads him to serve his community with purpose.

Todd loves to spend time with his family and new pup Big Al, travel the world and watch Tennessee Vols football.


Lisa Peterson Chaney

Chief Operations Officer

Lisa leads the business operations of the law firm and title company. She has owned and led many businesses, ranging from retail clothing to geothermal technology. Lisa’s business and life experience brings balance and clarity to every situation – one of the many reasons the team calls her “Queen Mother”. She has a heart for women in business and serves as a mentor in her community. 

Lisa loves to read with her standard poodle, August, snuggled up next to her, and spend time with her five grandchildren. 

Attorney at Law Turner Smith Evans

Turner Smith Evans

Attorney, Estate Planning

Turner joined the team as a full-time legal assistant in 2019. While working full-time, He attended the Nashville School of Law and graduated summa cum laude with a JD degree in 2022. Turner’s law practice is focused in the firm’s estate planning and probate services.   

When he’s not working hard for his clients, Turner enjoys watching movies, going to the gym and playing fetch with his bulldog Bully.

Processor Christen Tressler Rabe

Christen Tressler Rabe


Christen has an extensive background in the real estate industry. She was not only raised by two successful realtors, but she began her professional career helping others purchase and sell real estate as a mortgage loan officer. Now as the lead processor at Tressler Title, Christen applies her knowledge to our client experience to ensure every step of the closing process runs smoothly. Christen grew up in Lebanon and earned her bachelors of Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2011.

Christen is a busy wife and mother of two. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and cheering on her Tennessee Vols. 

Christy Malone Smith

Post Closing Coordinator

Christy joined the Tressler team not once, but twice. After a successful career as a loan docs specialist 3 at Wells Fargo, Christy joined Tressler Title as a processor to help clients navigate the closing process. After three years, she left to help her mother in her business before rejoining the team in 2019. 

Christy lives on her family farm with her husband and beloved yorkie, Bently. She works part-time as her church’s secretary, serves as the women’s mission union director and co-leads the youth class. She loves music, attending concerts and Tennessee Vols football. 

George Shelby

George Shelby

Senior Case Manager, Paralegal 

George Shelby earned an associate degree from Wabash Valley College in 2001. He transferred to the University of Southern Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Political Science in 2012. George began law school in Nashville, Tennessee, at Nashville School of Law. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 2022. George will be sitting for the bar exam to practice law in Tennessee.  

While in law school, George practiced with a Rule VII Limited Law License in the 15th Judicial District, as an Assistant District Attorney in Lebanon, Tennessee prosecuting DUI’s. Additionally, he worked on a team with Habitat for Humanity to provide Wills and Probate work to those who would not otherwise have access to legal services. 

After graduating law school George joined the law office of Tressler & Associates, PLLC, in Nashville, Tennessee. His work focuses primarily on Civil Litigation, Business/Transactional and Mergers and Acquisitions. 

While Mr. Shelby is not working, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and two sons, spending time outdoors and with family. 

Sophie Markos

Sophie Markos

Client Experience Coordinator

Sophie earned her associate degree in business administration from Vol State and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in integrated studies at Middle Tennessee State University. Sophie is the friendly face that welcomes you when you visit the Lebanon office, and helps all our clients when they call or visit. She is a licensed Realtor and her experience in business development and event planning make her the perfect fit for making our client experience meaningful. 

Sophie loves spending time with her husband and two dogs, and is a passionate UT football fan. She spends her weekends during football season at Neyland Stadium cheering on the Vols.

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Sherri McDonald


Sherri earned her paralegal certificate from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and has been an integral part of the Tressler team since 2015. She keeps our team on task and organized and she brings a level of excellence to all our processes. 

Sherri loves spending time with her husband and children, and enjoys attending all their school activities. 

Puplick Relations Officer August Franklin Chaney he is handsome gray standard poodle with a blue collar

August Franklin Chaney

Puplick Relations Officer

August was born in Albany, Kentucky in March 2018 and adopted by his mom Lisa Chaney when he was only eight weeks old. There is nothing standard about this handsome standard poodle. August has been a beloved team member for three years. He loves humans and takes his job as puplick relations officer very seriously. He starts every morning greeting each team member with a motivational pup talk, followed by an invitation to scratch him behind the ears. August lifts everyone’s spirits, including any visitors we have to the office that day. 

August loves his mom Lisa, scratches behind the ears, chasing off birds and squirrels and anything you’re eating. 

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