Bismarck ND Region Team
John has more than 18 years of banking expertise in a variety of capacities. His experience includes processing commercial loans, selling brokerage products in a bank setting and managing the business banking department of a large local bank. John draws on this experience to lead the BlackRidgeBANK team and ensure that customers receive common-sense solutions and outstanding service. John remains active in day-to-day operations, which allows him to stay in touch with clients and staff. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his daughter, exercising, playing sports and spending time with friends and family.
Joel has more than 11 years of banking experience, nine of which are in the business banking arena. Joel’s no-nonsense approach to business banking allows him to provide both conventional and unconventional financing options for his clients. He provides customized banking solutions with a high level of customer service and fast turnaround times. Joel enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, golfing, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding and cooking.
Vice President of Client Services
Kristen has more than 15 years of experience in banking, including lending, personal and private banking, cash management and merchant services. As vice president of client services, she uses her customer service, relationship-building and leadership skills to ensure that customers receive superior service. Her energy, enthusiasm and witty personality are infectious. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, a daughter and two sons. Her hobbies include shopping, running and spending time with family and friends.
Commercial Loan Officer
Kayla has over eight years experience in the banking industry in various areas including personal and business banking. She started with BlackRidgeBANK in Fargo in 2007 and joined the Bismarck team in 2009. Kayla prides herself in providing exceptional service and exceeding customer expectations. She is a 2008 graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in Business Administration and minor in Accounting. Kayla is also involved with the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber as an Ambassador. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, shopping, and being outdoors.