Rio Rancho

2600 The American Road SE
Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Office: CALL (505) 994-6700

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  • Sandra Johnson
    Sandra Johnson

  • Talia Axelrod
    Talia Axelrod

    Escrow Officer


Sandra is a valued member of Old Republic Title’s Albuquerque escrow team with 24 years of experience in the title and escrow industry.

A native of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, Sandra graduated from Fort Sumner High School and Roswell College of Cosmetology before entering the world of title insurance. She quickly learned the business and built a career with two national underwriters prior to joining Old Republic Title. Her favorite things about her job are interacting with new people, building lasting relationships with her clients, and striving to make every closing transaction a great experience for them.

In her spare time, Sandra is active in a local business networking group and enjoys traveling with her husband of 33 years, Jeff. They love glamping and going on cruises, and are looking to invest in an RV soon, so they can spend more time with their daughters, Nichole and Michelle; dogs Sophie (a 2-year-old Boston terrier) and Brutis (a 15-year-old mastiff/pitbull mix); and hopefully, one day, some future grandchildren!

Meet Talia Axelrod, Escrow Officer at Old Republic Title's Rio Rancho Office in New Mexico.
Talia has seven years of experience in the title industry, having previously
worked for two other title companies before joining Old Republic Title (ORT)
in 2023. Attracted to ORT’s mission, culture and opportunities for growth
and development, she is excited to continue facilitating the closing process
by providing exemplary communication, document preparations, funds
management and customer service.
Talia’s professional superpowers of problem-solving and adapting to new
situations with ease make her a perfect fit for the dynamic environment of
the escrow office. Meeting the challenges of a fast-paced industry, ensuring
each transaction proceeds as smoothly as possible, and sharing the joy of
a successful closing are the most rewarding parts of her job.
Born in the U.S., Talia grew up in Lebanon, moved to California in 1999,
and relocated to New Mexico in 2015. She and her husband, Samuel, have
been married for three years, and she has one daughter named Sicily. In
her spare time, Talia loves spending time with her family, reading mystery
novels, and watching reality TV and documentaries