Meet Our Staff

Jacob Mueller

I come from a strong agricultural background with a family who has farmed in the Ogallala area for four generations.  I graduated from Ogallala High School in 1994 and received my Bachelors degree in Agribusiness from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1999.  From there I attended the University of Nebraska College of Law and have been practicing law since the fall of 2002. 

Growing up in Ogallala, Jim and Peggy Thalken were a constant influence in my life, and I considered myself very lucky when Jim and Peg afforded me the opportunity to move back to Ogallala when they hired me in the fall of 2002 and eventually sold me the business in 2012. 

I enjoy spending time at Lake McConaughy with my wife Laci and our two children Max and Ella.  In the fall we are all about Husker football and when the opportunity arises, enjoy taking the kids skiing and getting in a round of golf. 

Emily Theiler

I was born and raised in Alliance, Nebraska. After graduating from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Business Education, I spent my first year in Ogallala student teaching and coaching at Ogallala High School. I began my career with Thalken Title Co., shortly after in 2011.

I love spending time with my husband Brett and our daughter Wren. When the weather is nice you can find me playing tennis, running, or relaxing at the lake.

Kandi Franklin

I grew up in Grant, Nebraska.  After graduating from Perkins County High School in 1985 and Kearney State College in 1991, I met my husband John and lived in Lincoln for a number of years before accepting an opportunity to move back West to Ogallala. I spend my free time enjoying all that Lake McConaughy has to offer – often boating, fishing, and camping with John and their two children Carter and Lauren.   I love rural Nebraska and feel fortunate my husband and I can raise our kids in a small town close to where I grew up. 

I have worked in the financial and insurance industry for over 15 years and joined Thalken Title Co. in January 2012.  I enjoy working with buyers and sellers, lenders, and realtors to make the closing process as easy and efficient as possible. 

Pam Holscher

I graduated from Arnold High School in 1974. After graduating I attended Central Technical community College in Hastings where I met my future husband Kelly. We were married in 1977 and moved to the family farm near Ogallala. We have three sons. Klint – married to Mary, Tanner – married to Jackie and Cale. We also have three beautiful grandchildren, Cohen, Rozlynn and Matthew. I've been privileged to work at Thalken Title Co. since 2006.

Bonnie Mueller

I am Jacob’s mother and have been an employee since 1997.  Peg Thalken and I were the first escrow closing agents and worked together on the one office computer and prepared Hud statements by hand. Through the years we developed many wonderful relationships with people in the real estate business and our community. Thalken Title Co. has certainly progressed and expanded since that little beginning! After enjoying many years as a closing agent I now work part time finalizing policies and balancing the books as escrow account manager.

I grew up on a ranch with six siblings in the Keystone valley, graduated from Ogallala High School, attended Chadron State College, married Marty Mueller, a farm boy and raised three children, Jacob, Jessica (Eidem) and Joanell (Staab).  Marty and I now grow corn and flowers.  We have Mueller’s Greenhouse, which is a seasonal retail garden center, south of Ogallala.  I love our four grandkids and the outdoors. Our daughter-in-law, Laci (Eiler) and sons-in-law Nate and Jarred are pretty special too.  My favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life” and that says it all.

Jody Snogren

I grew up on a farm west of Grant, Nebraska – the 5th generation of my family to live in Perkins County. I graduated from Perkins County High School in 1984. I had the opportunity to live on both coasts of the U.S., in the states of Virginia and California. I returned to western Nebraska to raise my children and be closer to family. I have two grown sons, Lucas and Nick who both live in Lincoln. Nick is married to Brianna and has one son, Noah. My daughter, Samantha is attending college at UNK.

I love studying genealogy, gardening, scouting for antique treasures and reading. Every summer my girlfriends and I plan at least one camping trip to Lake McConaughy. I appreciate the slower pace, work ethic and kind people of rural communities.