Our Staff

Name: Kirk Chaligoj
Title: Managing Owner of Southern Land Title Co, LLC

Kirk is the managing owner of Southern Land Title Co, LLC. He spent 20 years managing finance, mortgage companies and a local bank before beginning his interest in the title insurance industry 12 years ago. Under his leadership, Southern Land Title has grown significantly since its inception. Kirk is an active member of the Poplar Bluff Kiwanis Club and is a member of the MLTA (Missouri Land Title Association) and ALTA (American Land Title Association.) His background in banking and real estate lending has been a tremendous asset in understanding the inner workings of a title insurance company. Southern Land Title is consistently recognized by their underwriter, Agents National Title Company, as a top tier agent in overall performance and quality of operation. The company maintains successful relationships with a multitude of both local and non-local lenders, mortgage companies, real estate professionals, and legal firms, among many other businesses. Southern Land Title is continually referred to as the company of choice for quality title and escrow closing services.

Name: Erica Crossen
Title: Closing Escrow Officer

Erica has 15 years’ experience managing all aspects of a closing and escrow department. She began her career in California as an assistant escrow officer providing customer service and closing services to lenders and real estate companies. Upon moving to Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Erica began working with Southern Land Title as Escrow Officer and has helped close thousands of transactions over the years.

Name: Kristy McElhaney
Title: Courthouse Title Researcher

Kristy McElhaney has over 10 years experience as a courthouse title researcher. She covers 8 counties in Southeast Missouri and enjoys the challenges of working in different communities across the region.

Name: Denise Resinger

Denise Resinger has been in the title insurance industry for 31 years. As an experienced title examiner Denise is responsible to clear any and all title issues that arise on an individual file. Her expertise in legal descriptions, leasehold interests, plats, and overall chain of title,  allows her to provide quality title commitments and policies to buyers, lenders, corporate clients and law firms just to name a few.

Name: Jennifer Robertson

In 2000, Jennifer Robertson began her career in the title insurance industry in Wayne County, Missouri, as a title researcher and she continued to expand her duties into the closing and policy departments. Since 2002, Jennifer has worked in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri, area where she has successfully developed relationships with many bankers, realtors, mortgage brokers and law firms, assisting them with both title examinations and closings. She is devoted to providing great customer service as well as high quality title insurance. Jennifer’s vast knowledge of the title insurance industry is a tremendous asset for all of the clients, customers and staff of Southern Land Title.


Southern Land Title Co., LLC
Serving the state of Missouri
2985 Kanell Blvd. Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
573.785.8100 | Fax: 573.785.8101
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