Deanna Cornelison
LPO/Escrow Officer

Kristy Norman
Escrow Officer

Megan Wheatley
Escrow Officer

Jason Hanson
Title Officer

Darren Plank
Title Officer

Leah Stanley
Title Officer

Steve Quaife
Marketing Director

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Article8Employee Spotlight: Phuong Stanyer  

Phuong Stanyer, Escrow Assistant
Phuong Stanyer, Escrow Assistant at Cowlitz County Title, assists Deanna Cornelison in working with REALTORS and customers to close transactions accurately and on-time. Phuong has three years of experience with Cowlitz County Title. She contacts clients for information to clear title and ensures transactions are ready for Deanna to prepare for closing. Phuong believes in being committed to her work and providing exceptional customer service.
Phuong has local roots and is a Kelso High School graduate. She continued her education earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2011. Phuong enjoys outdoor activities at the beach and going for hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. Future travel destinations include Disneyland and Hawaii. She loves to spend time with her husband and daughter, who is now a toddler. Phuong is currently on nesting overload and is preparing for baby number two due this August. For your next escrow needs contact Phuong at

Article4Welcome, Megan Wheatley!  

Megan Wheatley, Escrow Officer
Megan Wheatley, new Escrow Officer at Cowlitz County Title works with REALTORS, lenders, buyers and sellers to close transactions accurately and on-time. With 20 years of experience in home ownership transactions, Megan believes every transaction is unique and special in its own way. She provides personalized service that is tailored to the transaction.
Megan has local roots and is a Mark Morris high school graduate. She enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, baseball (go Angels), spending time with husband, Bobby, and son, Greyson, and is a huge Portland Winterhawks ice hockey fan. For your next escrow needs, contact Megan at .

Article1Ruby's Potato Salad
8 medium washed and boiled potatoes
8 hard boiled eggs
1 cup mayonnaise 
1 teaspoon mustard
3/4 cup Pickle juice
2 chopped green onions
2 stalks of chopped celery
3 chopped garlic dill pickles
Salt & pepper
In a large bowl peel and cut up cooled potatoes. Cut up 7 of the hard-boiled eggs and slice the remaining egg to garnish the top of the potato salad. Chop vegetables and pickles. Add eggs, vegetables and pickles to potatoes. In a small bowl mix mayonnaise, mustard and pickle juice, salt and pepper to taste.  It should be a pale yellow in color and not runny. Don't overpower the sauce with mustard.  If needed add a tad more mayo, mustard or pickle juice. It's about the pale yellow color and taste. If it tastes too mustard-y then add more mayo.  Gently mix the wet and dry ingredients, garnish with sliced hard boiled egg and paprika.  Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, serve chilled.
- Recipe by Ruby

Article5 Repayment Options Crucial to Forbearance Strategy 
The entire mortgage industry is focused on making sure that we assist borrowers during this challenging time.  
Mortgage servicers are on the front line, dealing with the millions of borrowers impacted by COVID-19 and implementing the forbearances granted by Congress through the CARES Act.  Unfortunately, in such a rapidly unfolding scenario, a certain amount of confusion and mixed messages are inevitable.  With that in mind, it is crucial that in assisting borrowers, we help them to understand forbearance as well as the repayment options available to them.  Click here to learn more. 
Article6 Make Copper Your New Favorite Metal
In the era of the coronavirus pandemic, copper may become the metal of choice in home design.  While research has shown that the COVID-19 virus can survive up to 72 hours on stainless steel, copper has the ability to actually kill bacteria and viruses -- including COVID-19.  The benefits of copper, as well as it's aesthetic appeal in home design, may outweigh the extra expense.  Click here to learn more. 
New Scripts for Today's Environment

phone-laptop-man.jpg It seems that the only thing that is constant is change.  And although you may be well versed in the effective and time-honored scripts that have helped propel your business and ensure success, now may be the time to make some adjustments.  In today's market, whether we are under "stay-at-home" directives, or in the days following, you likely need to reevaluate and tweak what specific words you say to ensure that your messaging is both relevant and impactful.  Review your written and verbal scripts, and then click here for some tips on updating them purposefully with specific goals in mind. 
Article2 Inspiration for Overcoming Adversity
When was the last time you heard of a successful person who had never experienced adversity? With or without the advantage of wealthy parents or some other leg up, those who experience true success have to pass through fire first. This is not to prove their worthiness but to forge them into someone who can rise from the ashes and transform their emotional pain into character.  Continue reading here.

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."

- Helen Keller

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