Meet Our Team

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Jason L. Welty

Jason was born and raised in Indiana, and he spent half of his childhood in the farmland areas of the state. He attended Hanover College, and later, Indiana University where he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Public Administration (MPA).

Jason was appointed as the Clerk of the Jefferson County Circuit Court on November 11, 2023, and he was sworn in on November 13, 2023. Jason provides an array of extensive career experiences from the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida Department of Corrections, the Governor's Office of Policy and Budget, the Florida Senate, the Florida House of Representatives, and the Clerks of Court Operations Corporation (CCOC).

As Clerk, Jason's role is to provide leadership and guidance to the talented team that performs the duties of record keeping, information management, and financial administration services. Above all, he highly enjoys the people of this office because they are truly caring individuals who have a "can do" attitude.

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Sherry Sears

Sherry was born and raised in Jefferson County, and she attends church locally where she plays the piano. She enjoys spending time outside kayaking and swimming. She also loves getting together with her family, playing games, and having cookouts. She enjoys making others happy by cooking or baking for them.

Sherry started with the Clerk's office in May 2002 as the Child Support, Small Claim, County Court, and Passport Deputy Clerk. Since then, she has learned every job and as of September 2023, she was awarded the role of Chief Deputy Clerk. Since the beginning of her career, she has enjoyed working with the people of Jefferson County. It has been a wonderful opportunity for her to work in and for her hometown.


Glorianna Mediate

Glorianna was born and raised in Jefferson County. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family. She has been a member of the team since March 2019, which equates to five years in March 2024. She handles small claims, dependency, marriages, passports, and records requests, and she also assists as the backup to the traffic division. Glorianna loves working in the heart of Monticello and serving the citizens of Jefferson County.


Lila Eaton

Lila was born and raised in Port Charlotte, Florida, and later moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and she is currently enrolled in the Master's Business Administration program at FSU. She was a marketing intern at the Clerks of Court Operations Corporation during her undergraduate years, where she gained valuable communications knowledge as it pertains to the duties of the Clerks.

Lila joined the Jefferson County Clerk's team in January 2024 as the Transparency Clerk. Her duties are to engage in social outreach initiatives and promote our office's achievements, events, and responsibilities to the public. She enjoys forming relationships with the team members and learning about the rich history of Monticello.

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Nikki Salls

Nikki was born and raised in Marianna, Florida, and she has since moved to Waukeenah in 2008 with her husband and their two boys. She has worked in the accounting field since she was 16, and she graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2007. Prior to her service at the Jefferson County Clerk's Office, Nikki worked in Accounts Receivable and Grants for FDOT.

Nikki joined the team in June 2022 and has been with the Clerk's Office for almost two years. As the Accounts Payable Clerk, she processes vendor payments and pays bills for the Board and County departments. She also handles P-cards, processes 1099s, and assists with financial records requests. Nikki enjoys her interactions with our citizens and vendors, and she especially appreciates spending each day with her co-workers.

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Lynn McDonald

Lynn was born and raised in Jefferson County, and she graduated from Jefferson County High School in 1992. She married her husband, Jason McDonald, right here on the Courthouse steps in 1994! They have two children together: their son Jared and their daughter Summer who both live in the county as well.

Lynn began working with the Department of Corrections in 2013 as an Administrative Assistant in the Medical Unit. In 2022, she began working at the Jefferson County Solid Waste Department as an Administrative Assistant.

Lynn joined our team in May 2024 as the Family Law Clerk. Her duties include child support issues, processing marriage dissolutions, initiating parenting plans, name changes, and adoptions. She highly enjoys servicing her community and helping others.

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Katrina Walker Croft

Katrina has lived in Waukeenah most of her life. She graduated from Aucilla in 2001, married Ben Croft in 2004, and had two handsome boys. She has her AA degree from TCC and spent many years thereafter in the legal field and a construction office. She then began working at the Office of the Attorney General in 2016.

Katrina started to work for the Clerk's office in October 2021, and she is the Family Law Clerk. She helps with child support issues, processing divorces, initiating parenting plans, name changes, and adoptions. She can also process marriages, passports, and backup recordings. She enjoys being connected to the community and working near her children's school.


Rita Knecht

Rita was born and raised in Jefferson County, and she has worked at the Clerk's office for 25 years overseeing the Criminal Department. She loves the outdoors, including camping, fishing, hunting, the beach, and buggy riding.

Rita has worked at the Clerk's office since December 28, 1998. She is the Court Supervisor, so she processes all arrests for the county and sets court dates, enters dispositions in cases, prepares DOC packets, handles jury duty and jury trials, and processes criminal appeals. She loves the small-town atmosphere in Monticello and knowing her community.

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Wanda Bailey

Wanda was born and raised in Florida, and she has three grandchildren. She loves to ride motorcycles and side-by-sides and spend time with her family and friends.

She began working at the Jefferson County Courthouse in April 2022, and her duties are Civil Traffic. This includes making payments, entering citations, collections, suspensions, traffic court, TCAT errors, and tax deeds, preparing all documentation to set it for auction, county ordinances, taking payments, and setting for court if needed. She is also the backup for passports and marriage licenses/ceremonies. Her favorite part about her job is being able to assist the community.

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Gwendolyn Leonard Reshard

Gwen is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, and she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education. She has nine siblings and is married with one daughter and two grandchildren. She also has a twin sister!

Gwen was born and raised in Jefferson County, and she enjoys shopping and sleeping whenever the time provides itself. After graduating from college, she started working for the Clerk's Office and has been here ever since. She joined the team in 1976 and has been a member for 47 years.

Gwen works part-time in Accounts Receivables, which entails posting all receipts, posting items from the Flair reports and deposits from the departments. She verifies the cash and checks before she submits them to be deposited. Gwen enjoys working with her coworkers and the customers who come to take care of their business.