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Meet the Tressler Team

We believe teamwork does in fact make the dream work! We have to say, we love our team and the work we do everyday. Keep reading to meet the Tressler team.

Todd A. Tressler, II – 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. Todd loves to travel and see the world with his fiance’ and is a passionate Tennessee Vols football fan. His latest trip was to Antarctica, Buuurrrrrr! You can learn more about our founder here.

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 brings balance and clarity to every situation – one of the many reasons the team calls her “Queen Mother”. She loves to read with her standard poodle, August, snuggled up next to her, and spend time with her five grandchildren. 

Megan Climer – Chief Marketing Officer

Megan is a talented brand and marketing expert who brings nearly two decades of experience in marketing, communications, business development, public relations, advertising and brand innovation. She builds strategies to effectively lead the marketing and communication initiatives for both companies. Megan loves to be creative and enjoys writing, painting, reading and gardening. She’s also a yogi who loves any day at the lake with her husband and two boys. 

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. Turner enjoys watching movies, going to the gym and playing fetch with his bulldog Bully. 

Christen Tressler Rabe – Processor

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. As lead processor for Tressler Title, Christen applies her knowledge to our client experience to ensure every step of the closing process runs smoothly. 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 2021. Christy lives on her family farm with her husband and beloved yorkie, Bently. She loves music, attending concerts and Tennessee Vols football. 

Sherri McDonald- Paralegal

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. 

Mykela Lesso – Legal Assistant

Mykela (Myk) joined the Tressler team in 2022. She is an entrepreneur at heart and prides herself on her great communication skills and work ethic. She supports the team in a variety of ways and identifies new opportunities to help everyone succeed. Myk is in her final year of law school at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Once she is a licensed attorney, she plans to focus her practice in real estate law with the firm. Myk is a free spirit who loves to learn new things. She enjoys attending music festivals, playing her ukulele and writing music. 

Josh Harris – Legal Assistant

Josh Harris joined the Tressler team in 2022. He served six years in the United States Air Force and is now finishing his last semester of law school at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He brings his attention to detail and sharp problem-solving skills to everything he does. He works to offer ongoing support to the team and strives to always bring solutions to the table. Once Josh is a licensed attorney, he plans to focus his practice in business law with the firm. Josh loves spending time with his wife and two pups, Mia and Trigger. He is a purple belt in Jiu Jitsu and in his spare time enjoys training and competing at local competitions. 

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. 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. 

We all share a passion for helping our clients achieve their goals, even August. Now that you have met our team, we can’t wait to meet you in person and get to know you more. Our vision and values unite us in our work everyday. To contact our team email