Meet the Team

Butch Rutherford ( is Vice President and Agency Manager for Bankers Title Shenandoah. He has been with Bankers Title Shenandoah since its inception in May 1997. He has over 23 years of combined experience in banking and the title insurance industry. Prior to joining Bankers Title Shenandoah, Butch held the position of Vice President and branch manager at a lending institution in Front Royal, VA. He is a licensed title agent and also has his realtor’s license. He is a native of Front Royal, VA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .

Sandy Connelly ( is Operations Manager  for Bankers Title Shenandoah. She started with Bankers Title Shenandoah in May, 2019. Sandy brings a wealth of experience over the last 18 years in the business. She has worked in a variety of capacities to include management, settlement processing and closing, and as a mortgage loan officer and closer.  Sandy lives in Staunton, with her husband Bryce. She has 2 sons of her own, one step son and step daughter, along with 6 grandchildren. Sandy proclaims this the best chapter of her life.


Melodi Bragg ( is a Settlement Processor and Closer for Bankers Title Shenandoah who joined the team in August 2019. She brings to Bankers Title Shenandoah a strong background in banking and many years of experience in the residential construction industry.  Melodi enjoys her small farm in Churchville with her human, equine, and canine family members.


Andria Butler ( is a Licensed Title Underwriter in Virginia. She joined the Bankers Title Shenandoah team in January of 2007. Andria worked with a land developer and as a loan officer prior to joining Bankers Title Shenandoah. She has lived in the Shenandoah Valley her whole life and continues to enjoy this area with her daughter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .

Kim Hudson ( is a licensed title underwriter, a title examiner, and a settlement processor and closer. She joined Bankers Title Shenandoah in 2017, and has served in a variety of capacities in the real estate title and settlement business for over 25 years. She lives in the Grottoes area with her husband, Mike. Kim has two grown daughters, Brooke and Haley, and a dog named Seamus.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .

Lauren Lacey ( is an Order Processor and Settlement Processor for Bankers Title Shenandoah. She joined the Bankers Title Shenandoah team February 2019. She has grown up in the Real Estate world with both of her parents being Real Estate agents, Kevin and Vonda Lacey. She just recently moved back to area and lives with Ethen and her 3 dogs, Harley, Jack, and Ivy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .

Lori Messer ( Lori is a Settlement Processor and Post-Closer for Bankers Title Shenandoah. She is a graduate from Mary Baldwin College with a degree in Psychology. Lori has worked in various fields of real estate for the past 14 years.  She lives in Staunton with her husband Mike who is a cattle farmer along with her two cats, Reese and Max and dog, Oliver. Lori also has two adult step children, Sawyer and Anna.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         .

Susan Miller ( is a Settlement Processor and Closer for Bankers Title Shenandoah. She joined the Bankers Title Shenandoah team in April 2016. Susan has worked in the Real Estate business over 15 years. She is responsible for coordinating and performing all aspects of residential and commercial closings.  She currently lives in Staunton with Kevin, her daughter and his two kids.