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Meet Our Staff

Chat Ragland

Chat Ragland

Sales Manager

Chat grew up in Flora and Bentonia, MS. After college, he married his wife, Kim and moved to Yazoo City, Ms. They have three children, Hastings, Hamilton, and Emma Rose. He and his family now reside in Vicksburg. Chat loves cooking on his grill, fishing, and hunting.   Chat began working at Magnolia Estates in 2000. Where he quickly earned top honors in sales. He is currently the Sales Manager, and holds the title of “office favorite.” Chat’s main focus has always been customer satisfaction. He will be glad to assist you with your housing needs.

Mark Holdiness

Mark grew up in Vicksburg Mississippi. He has been living in Vicksburg his entire life.  Mark retired from teaching and coaching from the Vicksburg Warren School District in 2015. Mark is a member of our Sales Team at Magnolia Estates. He is married to Dru Holdiness and they have two sons. Mark enjoys hunting, fishing, playing music, and working at his cabin.

Jeff Ward

Jeff Ward

Sales Consultant

Jeff has been in Vicksburg his entire life. He is a graduate of Southern Mississippi . Jeff  enjoys all things outdoors and sports. Jeff joined our sales team in February of 2016.

Doug Tanner

Sales Consultant

Doug grew up in Vicksburg his entire life. He is married to Kathy Tanner. Doug has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Doug enjoys hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. He joined our sales team in February of 2018.

Megan Sanders

Megan Sanders

Service Coordinator

Megan grew up in Vicksburg, MS. Megan starting working at Magnolia Estates in 2011 as the Sales Coordinator. In 2014, She took on a new role as a member of our Sales Team. Megan is married to Will Sanders. She has one stepson, Jaden. Megan loves hanging out with her family and friends! Megan enjoys traveling, shopping, and watching sports.

Beth Ann Grey

Beth Ann Grey

Marketing/Insurance

Beth Ann grew up in Union Mississippi. She has been living in Vicksburg since 2012. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2011. Beth Ann began working at Magnolia Estates in 2014 as our Marketing Director. She is married to Ryan Grey and adores her seven nieces and nephews. Beth Ann enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves going to the lake and the beach.

Becky Nicholas

Becky Nicholas

Office Manager/ Book Keeper

Becky lives in Vicksburg, MS. She has worked at Magnolia Estates since 1996. After being here for so long, she can answer almost any question. She has a thorough understanding of the industry and is always willing to educate customers when they have a question or problem. She enjoys Soduko puzzles, travel, and gardening, and has an extreme soft spot for her cats, Jug Head, Punkin, and Sugar.

My Nguyen

My Nguyen

Service Technician/ Parts Store

My lives in Vicksburg, MS. He has been married for twenty-five years, and has two children. His son is serving in the U.S. Army, and his daughter is newly married. My has been employed at Magnolia Estates for fifteen years. He has an enormous amount of experience. From trimming out a house to repairing a water leak, My is our “go-to” man for almost all service needs.

Myra Davidson

Myra Davidson

Sales Coordinator

Myra grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She worked for Magnolia Estates from July 19,1998 to October 07, 2013. She joined our team again in June of 2015 as our Sales Coordinator. She works closely with our sales team at Magnolia Estates.  Myra and her family love to go camping to the beach, mountains or anywhere they can spend family time together.

Shane Upshaw

Shane Upshaw

Owner

Shane  grew up in Yazoo City, MS where he met his wife, Susan. They married in 1994, and have three children John Owen, Grace, and Phillip. Shane enjoys coaching his children and attending their games and activities. He has lived in Vicksburg since 1993.   Shane is an avid sports fan, and enjoys serving his community. He serves on Vicksburg’s Red Carpet Bowl Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of B&K Bank for five years, and as President and Vice President of the Y’s Men’s Association, where he is currently a senior member. Shane is active in the First Presbyterian Church; he is an elder, Sunday School teacher, and has lead the senior high boys small group. Because of his work experience, Shane has a vast knowledge of the manufactured housing industry. During college, he worked in a factory on the production line for two years and then, in service, as a technician. After college, he was employed, in sales, for AAA homes in Brandon, Ms  for a year before opening Magnolia Estates. These experiences give him a unique understanding of factory built housing. Shane is passionate about the Manufactured Housing Industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) since 1996, where he was elected President for two terms. Shane truly believes that these are the homes of the future, and would like the opportunity to earn your business.

Susan Upshaw

Susan Upshaw

Projects Manager/ Interior Decorator

Susan grew up in Benton and Yazoo City, Ms, and has lived in Vicksburg since 1994.  She began decorating here at Magnolia Estates shortly after her husband, Shane opened the business. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering at the First Presbyterian Church.

Phillip Shipp

Phillip Shipp

Asset Manager

Phillip grew up in Benton, MS, and now spends time between Vicksburg, MS and Plantersville, MS. He has been married for 49 years, has three children, and seven grandchildren. He has worked at Magnolia Estates for three years. Phillip oversees the refurbishment of used inventory, Magnolia Parts, and lot maintenance. He enjoys spending time with his children, grandchildren, and dog, Molly.