I am a full-time mobile and online notary public, and a certified loan signing agent in Missouri. I am a graduate of both Carol Ray’s Notary2Pro training and Bill Soroka’s “Sign and Thrive” Loan Signing Course. In 2020, I published the Integrity Notary Journal.
I came to this career after being the Coordinator of Research for the Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools during its court order desegregation. I left the district for a position with Sprint (now known as T-Mobile) where I worked for 18 years as an executive.
I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris, and hold an advanced degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. My training is in Experimental Psychology and Applied Statistics. I spent time as an adjunct faculty member and sat on business advisory boards. In all of my roles, I learned how to make connections with people and solve problems.
Like other notaries public, I attempt to follow a standard of care for journaling, but I was unable to find a journal that would accommodate the process I wanted. So, I set out to design a journal that would mirror my work flow. From different design layouts, reviews with notary public experts and loan signing trainers, and a beta trial with notaries public, the Integrity Notary Journal™ emerged. The journal quickly became an Amazon Best Seller and enjoys the support of many notary signing agents today.
- Prof Closen's best practices
- Why your journal is your best insurance
- Benefits of the Integrity Notary Journal
We discussed the "duty" of the notary public as it relates to:
- The concept of "reasonable care"
- What a journal should do for the notary
- Benefits of a journal
- What are important details to capture in the journal
We ended with a general discussion of the profession.
Note: Skip the first 8 minutes 39 seconds due to poor audio.
We answered questions about:
- Loan signing - how to document in your journal
- Loan Signing in general
- Remote Online Notarization (RON)
In this podcast episode, Clyde Heppner tells us his journey of creating a signing agent notary journal. He share details on why he created a notary journal that was made for loan signing agents.