Meet Midland Team

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Vicki started working at Midland in October 2008. She is our all around accountant who handles everything from Escrow Accounting, Financials to Payroll and Human Resources. Vicki and her husband Thomas love to travel. They vacation in the south every spring and love Arizona in the fall. Summers are filled with boating on Lake Erie and staying at Middle Bass Island.

•What was your first car? "1975 Ford Pinto"

•What sound or noise do you love? "Either a trotting horses on the street or the sound of trains on the track in the quiet of the night."

•If you could travel back in...


Escrow Officer

Stephanie started working at Midland in April 2013, she came to us as a paralegal and works as an Escrow Officer in our Briarfield Office. A newlywed to Kevin and stepmom to 12 year old son Johnathan, she has an active life that keeps her very busy with wrestling and football. She also loves to shop and is always looking for a great deal, it’s like sport for her! She loves to travel as well. She loves the thrills in life and has gone zip lining and white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains and parasailing in Traverse City. Skydiving is next on her list.

•You’re a new addition to the...


Title Secretary

Mary Curnutte has been with Midland for 22 years….wow! She is a jack of all trades here and can do everything from entering the order in the beginning stages to all the recordings after it closes, with plenty in between.

Mary’s personal life keeps her busy with 6 grown children and 7 grandchildren. When she isn’t spending time with her family Mary likes to travel and also enjoys going out and enjoying the live music and restaurants in Toledo and the surrounding areas. She is also a regular donor for the American Red Cross and is always willing to help out a charity, whether its...


Closing Assistant

Maegan started with Midland last October as a Closing Assistant and now helps with many aspects in the escrow department from scheduling to post closing.

Maegen will be graduating from BGSU in May and will start the MBA program at UT immediately. She volunteers for BGSU's Mortar Board and a local women’s shelter. She loves coffee shops as well as painting with watercolors and acrylics. She loves to read and owns over 400 books.

•Maegen would love to travel back to Paris during the 1920s to witness in history where so much art and books were created – plus Paris hosted the 1924...


Closing Coordinator

Lindsay starting working at Midland Title 2 years ago and has become an integral part of our team, starting out at the front desk at our Executive Parkway office, she has worked her way up to Closing Coordinator and works out of our Briarfield Office. Prior to Midland, she worked at Cedar Point for 5 summers (in the merchandise department and resorts).

Lindsay enjoys traveling, camping, trying new things and going to the Metroparks (and how great is Toledo when it comes to Metroparks!!).

If you could be a superhero, what power would you possess? And why? The ability to teleport...


Manager of Residential Operations

Mike has been with Midland Title since March 2016 and in the local title industry since 1994. He manages the residential operations staff for Midland. In addition, he handles many daily tasks including performing closings, reviewing closing documents, handling customer and staff needs/requests and assisting as needed in the pre and post-closing processes. Mike has 3 adult children, and 2 grandsons. He enjoys golf, cigars, country music and socializing with the many friends he has made in the real estate industry (not necessarily in that order!).

Best Toledo restaurant – Packo’s...


Title Examiner

With 3 decades in the title industry and 17 years as a Midland Title veteran, our clients know they can trust the expert title work that Steve Kolinski delivers every working day. Few people in the industry rival Steve for what he knows about abstracting titles – the exacting process of putting together the abstract of title that is essential to certifying a clear and legal title.

On the personal side, Steve is known around the office for his dry sense of humor. Steve's family include his beloved wife Anmarie and “various cats.” He also cites his favorite hobbies as following Pearl...


Liljana (liːˈɑnə) Pounds has been an escrow officer with Midland for the past 4 years after spending the previous 22 years at a different title company. Her quarter century of experience in the industry lends itself marvelously to getting deals across the finish line efficiently and with great attention to detail.

Liljana spends most of her time away from work with her husband, Tom, and their two children, Nolan (13) and Harper (10) whose activities keep everyone on the move. Even with her busy schedule, Liljana still finds time to practice yoga regularly. Her passion is evidenced...


Front Desk Liaison

A self-described “Jack-of-all-trades” in the Midland Title ecosystem, Brandi Rutkowski joined the team over four years ago after nearly two decades as a preschool teacher! Aside from her responsibilities on the inside, Brandi is also the smiling face that greets visitors at Midland’s downtown location.

Brandi and her husband have two daughters, Breanna who participates in archery tournaments all over the country including Nevada, Alabama, South Dakota, and Kentucky and Heidy who loves golf and ballet. Brandi is an avid crafter, a few other hobbies include sewing, scrapbooking, and...


Commercial Escrow Officer

After spending 35 years at another title company, Gretta Laskey joined Midland Title in 2012. Over those many years she has enjoyed the friendship, trust and challenges of working with many commercial real estate associates and their transactions. According to Gretta, “Midland is a wonderful place to work – everyone tries to do their best and the company culture is do whatever it takes to achieve a successful closing for the customer. Along this path we have fun and try to always maintain a sense of humor. There’s a close comradery that exists with all of the employees”. In her spare time,...


Escrow Officer

  • Andrea has worked for Midland Title since 2014, prior to Midland she worked in the mortgage industry for over 20 years. She says, “the best part of my job besides all of our Midland family, is seeing how excited the customers are after purchasing their homes. The excitement they feel never gets old.”

    In her spare time, she owns a small business that she operates with her two sons. She takes great pleasure in spending time with her awesome “Grands”. She also loves spending countless hours hanging out with her three best buddies (sisters) traveling,...


CPA/Escrow Accounting

Sara has recently joined Midland Title after 9 years at Ernst & Young in Public Accounting and Auditing. Not surprisingly, she is a CPA in Escrow Accounting at Midland. When Sara says she likes being part of the Midland Title family, she really means it – as Don Mewhort’s daughter and Jack’s older sister. An Honors graduate of St. Ursula, Wittenberg University and The Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University, Sara is well prepared to take care of business for Midland clients. A varsity golfer at St. Ursula and also at Wittenberg, Sara also knows how to take care of business...


Vice-President, Esq.

  • Sandra Marie Hylant, Esquire, has been Title Counsel, Vice-President, and Member of Midland Title and Escrow, Ltd. since 2008. Her responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day operations and working to grow Midland as a business.

    Prior to 2008, Hylant had been Title Counsel and Vice-President of First American Title/Midland Title; Title Counsel, Vice-President, and Minority Shareholder of Midland Title Agency of Northwest Ohio, Inc.; and Vice-President, Corporate Secretary, and Principle Shareholder of Ameri-Land Title Agency, Inc. Hylant's past...



Jack Mewhort is no stranger to great teamwork. As an All-American with the Ohio State Buckeyes and as a starting offensive lineman with the Indianapolis Colts, Jack knows great teamwork when he sees it. And that’s exactly what he sees at Midland Title since joining the Sales Team at the start of 2021. “We have great people at the top of the organization,” Jack says, “Everyone in leadership is ready to jump in and do whatever it takes to take care of our clients’ needs.” Jack clearly knows a lot about what it takes to be a winner, and he is ready to roll up his sleeves to provide great...


Vice-President of Sales

  • Andy Shawaker has been Vice President of Sales at Midland Title and Escrow, Ltd. since 2014, when he joined the firm. Andy became a full partner at the firm in 2016.

    Andy’s work in the title business started over 30 years ago. He began his career at Northwest Title, where he worked in sales until 1996. Shawaker then moved on to Port Lawrence Title where he spent nearly 20 years. For five years of his time at Port Lawrence, Andy acted as Director of Operations.

    Shawaker graduated from Saint Francis DeSales in 1988, and went on to receive his business...


President, Esq.

  • Donald M. Mewhort, III, Esquire, has been the President and Owner of Midland Title and Escrow, Ltd. since 2008. Prior to 2008, Mewhort was President of First American/Midland Title for four years and President and Partner of Midland Title Agency of Northwest Ohio, Inc. He began his career in 1991 as Director of Association Services with Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio, before becoming President of that company in 1997.

    Mewhort earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wittenberg University in 1987 and his Juris Doctor Degree from University...



  • Neal M. Mahoney has been the Vice President and Partner of Midland Title and Escrow, Ltd. since 2008. Among his many responsibilities as Vice President, Mahoney manages the day-to-day operations of the company, focusing on the Human Resource functions, and works to ensure the business growth of Midland.

    Mahoney, a licensed title insurance agent for the state of Ohio, started at Midland as a Senior Sales Manager in 1999 when Midland was rebuilding the company. Seeing it as a challenging opportunity, Mahoney developed a sales and marketing plan for the new...