Alexandria MN Region Team

Corey Simonson

President

Corey has more than eight years of lending experience, most of it in commercial lending. As President, Corey helps ensure that local businesses and individuals have the financial products they need to be successful and leads the Alexandria Region team. Corey received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Southwest Minnesota State University and an associate’s degree in finance/credit management from Alexandria Technical College. Corey has lived in the Alexandria area for more than 10 years with his wife and two children. He is treasurer of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club and enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

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Paul Martinek

Assistant Vice President/Consumer Loan Officer

Paul Martinek has seven years of lending experience with BlackRidgeBANK, including agricultural, commercial and consumer lending. As a lender in the Alexandria office, a position he’s held since 2005, Paul is committed to ensuring that individuals, families and businesses receive the right banking products for their needs as well as consistent, outstanding service from our dedicated staff. Paul is a graduate of Alexandria Technical College, where he earned a degree in credit and finance management. He also has experience in financial analysis, leasing and inventory management. Paul is involved with Habitat for Humanity and other community activities, and is a member of the Alexandria Covenant Church.

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Colleen Bott

Operations Manager

Colleen has held a wide variety of positions during her 30+ years in banking. As operations manager in the BlackRidgeBANK Alexandria region, she’s committed to ensuring that all banking processes run smoothly and that customers receive outstanding service. Colleen earned an accounting degree from Alexandria Technical College.

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Joni Wunderlich

Branch Manager

Joni has more than 33 years of banking experience in a variety of positions, including consumer, real estate and commercial lending for a community bank. As branch manager in BlackRidgeBANK’s Carlos and Miltona locations, a position she’s held since 1991, Joni ensures that individuals, families and businesses receive the right banking products for their needs as well as consistent, outstanding services from our dedicated staff. Joni is involved in many community activities, including Carlos Commercial Club, Carlos Developers and Team Miltona.

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Karrie Bahr

Loan Officer

Karrie Bahr has 17 years of banking experience. She has 6 years lending experience including consumer and commercial lending for community banks. Karrie focuses on the customer and their financial needs and strives to provide the best product while providing exceptional customer service. Karrie is a past director and current volunteer with the Lakes Area Humane Society. Karrie has lived in the Alexandria area for 11 years and she enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Richard Hawes

Mortgage Lender

Rich has been in the mortgage industry since 1999. He has a great deal of experience in all facets of the industry and the products contained. A family man with a wife and four children. Born and raised in Minnesota though new to the Alexandria area. He enjoys spending time with family, golfing and travel.

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Rebecca Kelly

Credit Analyst

Rebecca was born and raised in south Texas. She obtained her Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University in 2006 and moved to Minnesota shortly thereafter. Rebecca has been in banking for six years doing marketing and credit analysis. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She is also an avid Texas Tech football fan and loves to cook.

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