The Team

Our top industry professionals are here and ready to streamline your closings with exceptional service to ensure your transactions are nothing but easy and successful.

Annette Deines

Vice President/County Manager
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Annette oversees the daily operations of title, escrow and staff at Thurston County Title. With over 30 years at Thurston County Title, she revels in the versatility of what each day brings. Kind and organized Annette is a polished professional with a tenacity to complete the task on hand. She thrives on challenging her staff to be the best they can be. When not at work you can find her spending time camping and traveling with her family and friends.

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Chris Andersen
Customer Service Representative

As a Customer Service Representative, Chris assists customers with home books, mailing lists, property profiles and legal descriptions. He likes to provide a friendly and professional experience for customers. Chris is described as being kind, passionate and driven. One of his favorite things about Thurston County Title is that he loves to solve problems for customers.

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Ashley Bremgartner
Title Officer

Ashley assists owners and buyers with researching properties to make sure they are free and clear of any issues and obstructions. Her goals and passion in life are to raise her two boys to be caring, respectful, understanding and courageous young men. During the NFL season you can find Ashley wearing her Seattle Seahawks blue and cheering on her favorite team! Go Seahawks!

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Rikki Carlson
Escrow Closer

Rikki brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Escrow Closer. She has 18 years of experience in the mortgage industry as senior loan originator assistant / processor as well as 8 years in Escrow working everything from front desk to Closer. She will focus on preparing, signing and notarizing documents as well as assisting co-workers. Community is important to Rikki and that’s what we have here at Thurston County Title. Her core value is to treat others as you would like to be treated. In her spare time, you can find Rikki spending time with family and friends and enjoying game night!

Jody Coots
Title Officer

Having been a Title examiner for over 22 years, Jody has vast knowledge of the title industry. He thrives on helping customers solve complicated matters on their properties. Jody appreciates researching properties to make sure they are free and clear of liens and encumbrances. What he enjoys most In his free time, you can find him coaching his kid’s baseball team, playing a round of golf and cheering on his WSU Cougars.

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Mackenzie Deines
Escrow Closer

Mackenzie’s focus on detail and communication complements the escrow transaction process by reviewing closing documents and balancing with lenders. Part of that process is empowering Buyers and Sellers with step by step information throughout the transaction leading to seamless closings. Helping customers with their finals steps of what can be a long process and the joy that they have is the best part of her job. In her spare time Mackenzie enjoys reading and going to dog parks with her fur babies, Freya and Baylee.

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Jennifer Dempsey
Escrow Officer/LPO

With over 20 years’ experience in the title and escrow industry, Jen takes a proactive approach in closing real estate transactions. Dedicated and committed to being proactive, she provides consistent communication throughout the closing process. Jen thrives at creating long term relationships with her customers and being a part of their life experiences. When not at work, you can find Jen, her husband and their three daughters making our community a better place; they founded and operate a non-profit that mentors youth who have been impacted by different forms of abuse. She has a passion for riding motorcycles and spending time with her family.

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Rhonda Dunnington

Expressive and honest, Rhonda provides excellent customer service while answering customers questions on the phone, typing prelims and proofing policies. She is passionate about serving in the community being a team player and working with her amazing co-workers. She enjoys a good book, working out at the gym and taking care of her pig named “Tank” on her small farm.

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Sarah Evers
Escrow Closer

Sarah participates in all aspects of the Escrow transaction from opening to the signing and closing. She loves the challenge that each file brings, “not one file is ever going to be the same” Prior to Thurston County Title, she was a local small business owner. When not doing homework, orchestra and soccer with her two beautiful daughters, they love to have dance parties and sing at the top of their lungs!

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Megan Janiga
Operations Manager/Title Officer

For over 20 years Megan has served in many roles at Thurston County Title. As Title Officer she gives customers peace of mind when purchasing a home by making sure the property is free and clear of all judgements. What she enjoys most about her job is helping customers and solving problems. In her free time, you can find her and her husband cheering on the Buffalo Sabres their favorite Hockey team, playing with her two dogs and knitting.

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Necia Leach
Escrow Officer/LPO

Necia works in partnership with realtors and lenders to provide an effortless transaction. Dedicated and experienced, after over 20 years as an Escrow Officer, Necia values the relationships that have been built in the real estate community. She appreciates that each day is different. When not at work you can find her spending time with her family and boating as much as possible.

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Chris Lester
Business Development Manager

Dedicated and attentive, Chris thrives at creating long term relationship, one handshake at a time. With over 25 years sales experience, his attention to detail in the office is projected into the community through various marketing and business development avenues. He has a passion for making our community a better place to work, live and play. When not at work you can find Chris spending time with his family, biking and BBQing.

Kelly McCrea
Escrow Support

Kelly provides support for our Escrow teams as well as a receptionist in our Escrow Department. Prior to Thurston County Title she has 5 years of experience in Escrow and Title. In her spare time, you can find her roller skating, watching scary movies and hanging out with her husband Kalen and their dog Wicket. Two cool facts about her, she studied the Japanese Language for 3 years and has a small business named BerryCozy where she makes hand-tufted rugs.   

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Connie Melville
Escrow Assistant

As an Escrow Closer, Connie works with all parties involved in the transaction, from opening documents, lenders, signing customers and closing out files. She loves to help people through the transaction and considers it a privilege to work with her co-workers each and everyday. Prior to working for Thurston County Title, she worked for two sister companies, Pacific Title in Montesano and Grays Harbor Title. When not at work you can find her spending time with her grandkids and her puppies (Shaggy and Velma). She loves to walk 5K races and trying to beat her personal best record.

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Sheila Michael
Escrow Support

As Escrow receptionist, Sheila answers your calls with a smile and assists customers with their transactions. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out at the barn with her horses, quilting, camping and dinner with family. If given one thing to change in the world it would be to end hunger. Fun fact about Sheila, she was dance instructor for many years. 

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Marcy Mobley
Escrow Officer/LPO

With her sense of humor and energetic personality, Marcy assists customers finalize their Escrow transactions. She grew up in Thurston county and who loves to cheer on her hometown teams, Seattle Seahawks, Mariners & Sounders. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors with her family, camping, hiking, biking and traveling.

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Molly Morse
Escrow Closer

Molly opens and closes real estate transactions, including residential sales and refinances. What she likes most about her job, is being a small part of what is, for many people, a new chapter in their lives. Prior to Thurston County Title, Molly worked in the industry as a Realtor. Her goal when she retires is to spend as much time as she can outdoors, hiking and kayaking. Molly can be described as positive and grounded. When not in the office you can find her out on the water spending time with her family, kayaking or gardening.

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Edna Pantohan
Escrow Closer

With Escrow experience since 1986, Edna is knowledgeable and trusted. Her roles include working up files, preparing documents for signing and assisting clients and co-workers. Her certifications include, (LPO) Limited Practice Officer and Notary Public License. She is a proud, wife, mother and grandmother. Edna and her husband have been married for over 44 years, raised their three children to be responsible and self-sufficient individuals and is able to watch her grandson grow up.

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Michael Valdez
Customer Service Representative

With precision and mindfulness, Michael prepares preliminary reports and supplements. Prior to working at Thurston County Title, he worked as a maintenance technician, line cook & kitchen supervisor. In his spare time, he appreciates walking his dog, writing and playing music and exploring Washington with all it has to offer. Michael revels in the opportunity to sipping on a fine cognac and eating delicious meal. 

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Tina Valdez

Devoted and effervescent, Tina assist customers, transfers calls, types policies and sends out Title commitments once they have been completed by a title examiner. Previously she was assistant operations manager for a local family fun center. In her spare time, you can find Tina attending her favorite rock concert and beer festival.

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Tina Yoshida
Escrow Assistant

For over 20 years, Tina has assisted the Escrow department, with the opening and closing process for home, investment purchases and refinance loans. Dedicated and professional, she is very knowledgeable about the Escrow process and highly respected by her peers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, crafting and spending time with family and friends.


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