All About Us

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At Blue Ink Closing and Title, we understand that buying, selling, or refinancing a home is an important event. We want to give each of our clients the highest level of care and professionalism that they deserve. Whether you are a seasoned investor, first time homebuyer, or have been around the block a time or two with the home buying process, Blue Ink Closing and Title wants to give you a good closing experience by keeping you up to date. Through transparency, efficiency and a personalized touch on your transaction, our closing team strives to do our best and serve your needs throughout the entire closing process.

Meet the Team

Emily L. Santiago – Owner/Attorney

Emily was born and raised in Russellville, Alabama. After graduating high school from St. Bernard Preparatory in Cullman, Alabama, she attended Loyola University New Orleans and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice.  Emily attended the University of Alabama School of Law, graduating with her J.D. in 2010. That same year she passed the Alabama State bar and has been practicing law ever since. After spending a few years in Tuscaloosa practicing bankruptcy law, Emily moved to Huntsville, Alabama where she has worked with several attorneys and law firms in different areas of practice, primarily focused on residential and commercial real estate law. She is a notary public and licensed title insurance agent.

Katherine Robertson – Director of Real Estate Operations

Katherine is originally from Decatur, Alabama and graduated from Austin High School. She attended the University of North Alabama where she  graduated in 2015 with a degree in Business Management. Katherine joined the Blue Ink Closing and Title team in the fall of 2020 as the Director of Real Estate Operations after 4+ years of experience in the real estate and closing industry. She currently lives in Athens with her husband Gary, their daughter, and their two dogs. Katherine is a notary public and training to become a licensed title insurance agent.

C. Hayes Ellett – Attorney

Hayes is from Fayetteville, Tennessee (about 45 minutes north of Huntsville). He received his high school education from Lincoln County High School then attended Auburn University and graduated with a B.A. Degree in Political Science. After college, Hayes received a job from Bank of Lincoln County in his hometown of Fayetteville, working as a Loan Officer and In House Appraiser for the bank. After five years of working at Bank of Lincoln County, Hayes moved to Montgomery, Alabama to attend law school at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. Hayes received his J.D. and passed the Alabama bar exam in 2019. After practicing with a real estate firm in Montgomery, Hayes and his wife, Christal, moved to Huntsville to be closer to family. Hayes is a notary public and licensed title agent.