Meet the Team

Butch Rutherford (brutherford@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) 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 (sconnelly@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) 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.

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Melodi Bragg (mbragg@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) 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.

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Andria Butler (abutler@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .

Mary Crawford (mcrawford@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) is a Settlement Processor for Bankers Title Shenandoah who joined the team in February 2021.  Mary brings several years’ experience in the mortgage field from loan preparation to servicing loans long after closure.  Mary moved to Virginia in 2019 from her native California for Love.  She lives happily in Stuart’s Draft with Peter and Pea Pod.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .

Wanda Dixon (wdixon@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) is presently a Real Estate Closer, taking classes to be a Title Underwriter. She joined the Bankers Title Shenandoah team in December, 2020. Wanda formerly worked for a real estate attorney, and has been a title researcher and legal runner for several area companies. She attended Community College and has achieved many real estate CE certificates. Her hobbies include kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family, and “fur grandbabies” Yin and Bella. Wanda is a native of Nelson County, Virginia.

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Lauren Lacey (llacey@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) 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.

 

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Claire O'Connor (coconnor@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) Claire O'Connor joined the Bankers Title Shenandoah team in February as a Settlement Post-Closer. She is a long-time resident of the Shenandoah Valley. Claire is a graduate of Buffalo Gap High School. She brings over 15 years experience in banking. Claire currently lives in Staunton.

 

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Emma Trimble (etrimble@bankerstitleshenandoah.com) is an order processor for Bankers Title Shenandoah. She joined the Bankers Title Shenandoah team in February 2021. Emma recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in history and comes to BTS with seven years of customer service experience. Her hobbies include kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family. Emma is a Nelson County native and currently lives in Nellysford with her cat, Sam.