Who We Are

Shannan Thompson

Front Office Coordinator

Shannan joined the Southland Team in Aug 2019, after moving here from Houston, Texas. She brings 20+ years of processing and mortgage industry experience with her.

Trina Pearson

Title Commitment & Policy Specialist

Trina joined the Southland team in May, 2019. She is our Title Commitment & Policy Specialist. She brings 30+ years of experience in the mortgage lending, real estate, paralegal, and title company businesses. Originally from Maryland, she has lived in the Eastern Panhandle of WV for the last 32 years. She also has a real estate license in WV. She has a wide range knowledge of the industry and helps in other facets as needed.

Stephanie Gibbs

Post-Closing Specialist

Stephanie joined the team in 2018 as our Front Office Coordinator and has recently transitioned to her new position as Post-Closing Specialist. As a former emergency dispatcher for 20+ years, she thrives in a fast paced work environment.

Janet Purkey


Janet joined the Southland team in 2013 and brings 25+ years of experience in the mortgage and title industries with her. She is responsible for our new construction files. Contact her for all your title related new construction questions!

Beth Rupe

Processor & Closing Agent

Beth joined the team in 2017, bringing 3.5 years of experience in the banking and title industries along with her. Beth is a full-time processor who also steps in as a closing agent from time to time, allowing Southland Residential Title the opportunity to provide our clients with wider flexibility when scheduling closings. Beth is the processor for our resale files and the go-to for questions about resales.

Jennifer Helton

Closing Agent & Managing Member

Jennifer is the managing member of Southland Residential Title and has 15 years of experience in the title business. She is the primary closing agent for our office as well as the manager overseeing day-to-day operations.

Who We Are