Northern Title



Kristal Talbot


Direct: 208-766-7700

If you haven’t already met her, Northern Title would like to introduce you to Kristal “Kris” Talbot. Kris, one of our most valued Escrow Officers and now Manager of our Malad Branch she specializes in commercial real estate. However, Kris also has a thorough knowledge of the residential side of the business and has successfully closed many such transactions with rave reviews. Kris is no stranger to title having been in the industry since 2003. Along the way, she has gained an impressive storehouse of knowledge of all aspects of the business from order entry, to ordering payoffs, clearing title, disbursing funds, preparing and recording reconveyances, and preparing final title policies. We might say that she is proficient in overseeing the journey of your transaction from start to finish making sure that everything is accomplished to perfection. She is very proficient in the most state of the art software that is so valuable to the client by allowing them to follow the status of their order all along the way. Kris was loyal to her last employer for the past 15 years, it was a job move by her husband that sent her our way. AND She will be loyal to you if you send her your next order. Kris has a very high energy level which possibly can be attributed to her being the mother of four active sons. Her hobbies can be summed up in four letters, ie BRSS…. BASEBALL, READING, SHOPPING AND SHOES.

Krystal Bates

Escrow Assistant

Direct: 208-766-7700

My name is Krystal Bates and I am new to the world of Title and Escrow. I am eager to learn as much as I can to assist those within, and those who are new, in my community of Oneida County, Idaho. I am currently the Escrow Assistant in our Malad office and I enjoy it very much. I love learning new things and I enjoy helping others so this is a win-win for me. My goal is to eventually become a Closing Officer. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. As cliché as that sounds we are a very busy but fun family. I have a wonderful husband along with three growing boys. We do everything from ranching and farming to hunting, camping, fishing and we love sports. Our two older boys are involved in just about every sport available to them. When I am not chasing them, I enjoy riding my horses and barrel racing when time allows.

Lori Christiansen

Escrow / Data

Direct: 208-766-7700

I was born and raised in Malad and enjoy working with people I have known all my life. I have worked for Northern Title for 10 years and I still learn new things every day! I work as an Escrow Agent and love seeing people as they purchase their dream home. I met my husband Jeff 36 years ago when his family moved up here from Salt Lake City and I was so excited to meet this cute guy with the brightest blue eyes! After dating for one week we were engaged and now live “happily ever after”!! Of Course with three daughters there was a lot of drama along the way!! We love spending time together and people always know when we are around because we are loud and laughing! No grandchildren yet but I do have 5 grand dogs!

Tracey Archibald

Escrow Assistant

Direct: (208) 766-7700

I am new to the title industry as well as Malad City and Idaho for that matter. I was a born and raised in Utah. Previously I have worked for government entities in accounting. I am currently filling the role of Receptionist/Assistant to the staff. I am excited to learn the ropes of the Title industry and meet the fine folks of Oneida County. I am an avid Archer and love the great outdoors, so Malad is the perfect place for me to call home. I look forward to assisting Oneida County in the future.