Michael Sherman – General Manager
Michael lives by a few mottos:
- Do what you say you are going to do
- Do it with friendly efficiency
- Communicate that you are doing it / have done it
- Have fun along the way
Michael’s breadth of experiences from Dell Computers to Schwinn to mortgage lending to the title industry has given him a great perspective in meeting customer expectations. He knows that one size does not fit all and that consistently exceeding what customers expect is fundamental in building great relationships. He also knows that great people make great companies which is why 8z Title is staffed with the best in the industry.
Michael was born in New Orleans, grew up in Louisiana and spent some time in Austin, Texas. He thought Austin was great until he moved, with his wife Lisa, to Boulder in 1996. His three children were all born in Boulder, which he now calls home. He graduated from LSU and received his MBA from the University of Texas-Austin. He loves road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, camping, skiing, fly-fishing, tennis and sharing a good batch of gumbo with friends and family.
Mandy Cunningham – Escrow Manager
Mandy has been in the title industry since 2003. She believes that proactive communication, professionalism and attention to detail are the keys to exceptional customer service. She handles each transaction, and the people involved, with individual care and attention. Mandy understands that closing day is the culmination of months of hard work for everyone involved and tries to make the closing experience easy and enjoyable.
Mandy is a native of Arvada, Colorado, where she lives with her husband and daughter. The Cunningham’s enjoy camping, fishing and vintage cars.
Lisa Sreenen – Senior Escrow Officer
Lisa understands that taking care of the customer’s needs is a priority and must be done in a professional manner and as a team player. Her experience in customer service started as a licensed scuba diving instructor teaching the basic skills of scuba diving in Hawaii. After moving back to Denver, she worked for a commercial real estate company before learning the real estate closing business with two national title insurance companies over the following 5 years. After a brief foray outside of the title business, Lisa is excited to return to the real estate industry especially at 8z Title, a great company that shares her customer-centric focus.
In her free time Lisa loves to travel and has been to some amazing places that include Micronesia, Australia, Belize and, most recently, Bora Bora.
Anne Marie Romme – Senior Escrow Officer
Anne Marie began her real estate career in 1994. She intended to enjoy a short leave from her position as a paralegal at a Fort Collins law firm so she could stay home with her infant daughter. Little did she know that by accepting a part-time position assisting a land development company, her career path would forever change. As a key team member of that company, Anne Marie is proud to have been part of the evolution of several, beautiful, thriving, residential communities in Northern Colorado. Moving into the title insurance side of real estate was a natural progression. As an escrow officer, she gets a kick out of helping new home owners buy their dream home in a subdivision for which she may have recorded the original Plat.
With that daughter now away at college, Anne Marie has lots of time to enjoy her many hobbies, including cycling, fly fishing, skiing and yoga (to regain balance after a busy day of closings).
Pat Cooke – Senior Title Officer
Pat Cooke comes to 8z Title with over 31 years of experience in title. For the past 12 years Pat was the Title Operations Manager of Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., one of the underwriters of 8z Title. During her employment at ATGF, she was responsible for the daily operations of the title department, as well as the training of new title agents and assistance with underwriting questions and problems. She has been a member of LTAC, Colorado Prep and ALTA. She was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by LTAC in 2007 and held that award for 2 years.
Pat has a down to earth, common sense approach to title and the issues it presents, and enjoys all the challenges and rewards that are experienced by a job well done. Pat has lived at her home in south-central Denver for 19 years and enjoys her eclectic neighbors, as well as her Bichon Frise, Maggie. Her hobbies include gardening, sewing and reading.
Meghan Weiland – Closer
Meghan first entered the title business in 2009 while attending the University of Wisconsin. She took a break from the business to teach preschool, which was very rewarding, but was eager to get back to title after relocating from Wisconsin to Colorado in May of 2013. She enjoys working in a fun office environment with like professionals that see the importance of efficient productivity and outstanding customer satisfaction.
She and Mike, her husband, live in Denver with their adorable boxer/lab mix, Duke. They enjoy hiking, snow skiing, water skiing, boating, golfing and football season; you will find them wearing green and gold cheering on the Green Bay Packers. (Give her a few years and the colors will change to orange and blue or she will no longer be a part of the 8z Title team.)
Debra Keeney- Senior Escrow Officer
I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of such an important decision as buying or selling a home. If even for a brief moment, I enjoy getting to know the buyers and sellers and the interactions at the closing table.
I pride myself in delivering exceptional customer service and experience to each and every closing. Earning and maintaining great client relationships is paramount to my success as a closer. It’s more than just paperwork. It’s striving to bring a WOW factor to every client and enjoying their experience with me.
My Philosophy for Life: “Life is not about the things that come into my life, but about the people that pass through it.”
With four grown children, I have been blessed with many beautiful grandchildren who keep me very active in my free time! I enjoy everything Colorado has to offer from camping in Rocky Mountain National Park to exploring downtown Denver.
Matt Bryant – Senior Title Examiner
Born and raised in Colorado and not looking to live anywhere else. Graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and a Minor in Classical Cultures. Instead of digging in the dirt as a traditional Archeologist, I now dig through property records as a Digital Archeologist. Happy married and father of two fabulous girls. We all enjoy the incredible outdoor experience Colorado has to offer.
When I am not working, I enjoy playing guitar, reading, artistic outlets and getting into the mountains. The bigger the campfire the better. The best part of my job is helping others, and I am extremely proud to be part of the 8z Family.