About Us

John Elphick, CCIM | President

Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, and a graduate of LSU, John has been a “native” of Midland since 1975. After 14 years in oil and gas exploration, John refocused on his real estate background and in 1988 joined SCI as President and Principal Broker. John provides vision and leadership to the associates at SCI and is in the primary oversight position on all projects.
Email: jelphick@scirealty.com

Karen Elphick | Vice President

Karen ElphickKaren moved from her home in Waco, TX, to accompany her husband who was a geologist with George Bush’s oil and gas exploration company to Midland, TX, in 1982. Karen’s primary responsibility has been to manage the administration and financial wellbeing of SCI since 1998. Since 2004, Karen has become a gifted office leasing agent with some industrial experience as well.
Email: kelphick@scirealty.com

 Lucy Sisniega | Associate Hablamos Español

LucyBorn and raised in Mexico City, Lucy moved to the lower Rio Grande Valley in 1992 where she was a sales manager for an import-export company. Lucy’s real estate experience has been broad and varied including investment acquisition/disposition, site selection and land development, and buyer/tenant representation for Johnny Rockets, Checkers, and Kumori to name a few. Lucy moved to Midland in 2013 and is rapidly establishing herself in the retail, industrial, office and land markets while remaining active in projects in Mission and McAllen. Once voted “Super Mom”, Lucy is committed to her family and is always active with non-profits and charitable organizations.
Email: lucy@scirealty.com 

Wes Gotcher | Associate

Wes is originally from Oklahoma where he graduated with honors from Oklahoma Christian University with a BBA in General Business and Pre Law and an MBA specializing in Leadership and Organizational Development. His career includes stints with ERC Properties as Regional Vice President managing a portfolio of multifamily properties in KS, MO, and IA, and later as a Broker with Trammell Crow in Oklahoma City specializing in retail, medical and land. In Midland since 2011, Wes works as an Associate with SCI in sales and leasing of all types of product, with emphasis currently on land, industrial, retail and office. Wes also is Director of Portfolio Operations for Moriah Real Estate Company.


With Texas as its primary service area, SCI has completed projects in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Florida.

The following map shows locations of SCI's major projects.

  • Odessa
  • Downtown Midland
  • Chamber of Commerce Midland
  • Realtor
  • ICSC
  • North Texas CAR
  • North Texas CCIM
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