Wealth Management Professionals

Bell Investments
Retirement
Financial Planning
Personal Trust
Investment Management
Private Banking – Fargo
Private Banking – Minneapolis, Colonnade
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Brad_BakkenBrad Bakken
Financial Advisor – Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Pelican Rapids, Minn. and Wahpeton, N.D.
701-672-8608
800-279-1155

I feel the culture and reputation of this company is the best in the industry. When everyone works together to exceed our customer’s expectations, everyone wins. Working to build trust that allows me the opportunity to educate and work with clients to fulfill their savings and retirement goals is extremely satisfying. When we do this successfully, we have multi-generational clients. Outside of work, I enjoy most athletic events, particularly golf. I also enjoy spending time with my family and traveling with friends.

Tim_BushTim Bush
Financial Advisor/Manager – Alexandria and Minneapolis, Minn.
320-759-8402
800-279-1155

I honestly love my job! I get to work with our great customers and help them invest their money and save for retirement, college or other big events in their lives. Our program is great in that we are not commissioned sales people, so we are always searching for the option that is best for our customers. When I’m not at work, you can find me with my family, golfing, playing basketball or volunteering in the community.

Sean_DeichertSean Deichert
Investment Representative
952-905-5013
800-279-1155

Bell State Bank & Trust is an outstanding employer with excellent core values, great co-workers, and a positive, friendly working environment. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work here each day. My investment representative position provides a great opportunity to learn many of the fundamentals of investing. I get to build a great working relationship with our customers as I assist them with their investing needs. When I’m not at work, I love to watch and play competitive sports. I played hockey at Fargo South High School and NCAA hockey through my senior year at the University of St. Thomas. I have been an instructor/coach at goalie camps for several years as well as a high school hockey coach, and I continue to play in a men’s hockey league. I also love big dogs (especially Golden Retrievers), and I enjoy spending time at the lake, hunting and fishing.

Paul_Fleming"width="130"Paul Fleming
Financial Advisor – Fargo, N.D.
701-298-1596
800-279-1155

I am very happy to be part of the team of experienced financial professionals at Bell State Bank & Trust. I really enjoy building relationships with people who want to take control of their financial lives. Helping people develop and implement their financial plan is very rewarding to me. I am often invited to retirement parties and weddings that were part of my clients financial plan and it’s really fun for me to be a part of those special events. When I’m away from the office, my wife and I like to travel. We have been to many of the major U.S. cities and still have many more on our list. I’m also a sports fan, a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoy an occasional round of golf with friends.

Tom_GeraghtyTom Geraghty
Financial Advisor – Fargo, N.D.
701-451-7585
800-279-1155

It feels good to say with pride that I work for Bell State Bank & Trust. I enjoy the family atmosphere here, and everyone is so friendly. It’s always a rewarding feeling to help our customers. I am satisfied when someone leaves my office and has a better understanding of their investments and is comfortable with them; I get to experience that over and over again. Outside of work, I have been very blessed with a great wife and family. I get my greatest pleasure spending time with family and friends. I also like anything outdoors, including gardening, going to games, going for walks or even sitting around a campfire.

Missy_HexumMissy Hexum
Associate Financial Advisor – Fergus Falls and Pelican Rapids, Minn.
218-998-5608
800-450-8949

Bell State Bank & Trust is a compassionate employer that has a family like environment. They truly care about their employees and customers. It is a bank like no other. The best part of my job is that I have the opportunity to make a difference in a customer’s life. I enjoy working with people on defining financial life goals, and putting a plan together to attain those goals in a simplified way. When I am not at work, you can find me with my husband and triplet daughters, at group fitness classes or at the lake. I also enjoy spending time and traveling with family and friends.

Kelly_HubrigKelly Hubrig
Financial Advisor – Wahpeton, N.D.
701-672-2265
800-450-8949

Bell State Bank & Trust truly cares about its employees and customers, as demonstrated by the company’s commitment, dedication and service to the community. In my position, I enjoy working with customers and developing relationships that will help people enjoy the financial success they strive for. When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my wife and three children. My hobbies include golfing and following various sports teams.

Greg_JohnsonGreg Johnson
Investment Executive – Moorhead, Minn.
218-291-3318
800-279-1155

My real passion is in the investment industry. I thoroughly enjoy working with my customers while helping them with their investment needs and retirement goals. When I’m not in the office, I like to golf, hike, camp and spend time with my family and friends.

John_KuhnJohn M. Kuhn
Financial Advisor – Fargo, N.D.
701-451-3056
800-279-1155

I enjoy being able to listen to customers about their life goals, analyze their situation and put a game plan together to help them accomplish those goals. My hope is to create relationships that last a lifetime. Outside of work, I enjoy watching my children grow into young adults. In the summer, my family and I enjoy spending time at the lakes and playing golf. Other hobbies include hunting, fishing and growing a garden.

Lisa_MoeLisa Moe
Financial Advisor – Fargo and West Fargo, N.D.
701-433-7404
800-279-1155

I am fulfilling my career dream of helping individuals and businesses with their investment needs. The best thing about my job is knowing my clients can rely on me to be that contact person for their finances. My husband and I live in West Fargo with our son and daughter. On the weekends, I love doing yard work and going camping.

Cody_RielandCody Rieland
Associate Financial Advisor – Alexandria, Minn.
320-759-8408
800-279-1155

The family atmosphere at Bell State Bank is great! Everyone here is more than willing to help with anything at any time. The commitment the bank puts forth to better the communities it serves is also wonderful. In my position, I get the opportunity to build relationships with clients. Through these relationships I learn their financial goals and together we work on ways to fulfill those goals. Outside of work, you can find me spending time in the outdoors; hunting and fishing. I also enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.

Samuelson_Craig_Web.jpgCraig Samuelson
Client Services Manager – Fargo, N.D.
701-451-3008
800-279-1155

I enjoy working with the great people at Bell State Bank & Trust. I appreciate that both employees and customers are treated with the highest level of respect. I have the opportunity to strategically help develop our team in playing a key role at Bell and, most importantly in our clients’ financial well-being. Our people, resources, expertise, experience and supportive leadership can make Bell Wealth Management and Bell Investments the area’s premier, preferred financial provider. Outside of work, my wife and kids and I are big sports fans, following the Twins, Vikings, Gophers, Bison and Cobbers! I like to play golf and we enjoy our time with family and friends at our lake cabin.

Paula_SwansonPaula Swanson
Financial Advisor – Fargo, N.D.
701-451-3031
800-279-1155

I love working at Bell State Bank & Trust because the leadership really embraces a family atmosphere and truly believes in the philosophy that if we always keep the customers’ best interest in mind, we will have customers for life. In my position, I enjoy helping clients put a financial plan in place so they can work to achieve their personal goals. When I am not at work, you can find me spending time with my husband and two sons. I also enjoy going to the lake and camping with my family.

Steve_Swanson"Steve Swanson
Financial Advisor – Fergus Falls, Minn.
218-998-5606
800-279-1155

I enjoy working with my clients to help them reach their financial goals and objectives. Financial planning is not a one time event but a continuing process that needs to be reviewed and possibly adjusted over time. It’s great being able to make a difference in people’s lives and help them reach their financial dreams. When not in the office you can find me spending time with my wife. We also have 3 grown children. My hobbies include running, riding motorcycle, traveling and spending time at the lake.

Tammy_WoodTammy Wood
Financial Advisor – Fargo, N.D.
701-298-1613
800-279-1155

I like working with people to take the fear out of finances and investments, and that’s why I like being an investment representative. My husband and I live in West Fargo with our daughter and son. My hobbies include running and reading.

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Retirement


Michael_KobbervigMichael Kobbervig
Retirement Division Manager
701-451-3033
800-279-1155

I enjoy the people that I get to work with in the retirement division of wealth management. Everyone is extremely helpful and interested in providing the best customer service, both internally and externally. Every day is different and utilizing different skill sets for a variety of tasks appeals to me. One minute I might be helping a participant with investment allocations, while the next minute I need to solve an operations issue for a client. Outside of the office, I play basketball and enjoy tennis and golf as well. I enjoy working with youth sports and coach several youth teams. Additionally, I serve on our church council in Casselton, N.D. at Martin’s Lutheran.

Jeff_MelchiorJeff Melchior
Relationship Manager
701-451-3083
800-279-1155

My primary objective is to help employers and their employees reach their retirement goals through employer-sponsored retirement plans. The best thing about my position is helping employees save for retirement. I spend my spare time with my wife and three children.

skauge_jonathanWebJonathan Skauge
Retirement Services Coordinator
701-451-3410
800-279-1155

I enjoy working at Bell State Bank & Trust because of the way this company treats its employees. I feel like I am part of a family. My role in the retirement department is a great fit, because it gives me a chance to work with participants and gain experience in the retirement industry. In my free time, you will find me hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends.

Connie_SchultzConnie Schultz
Relationship Manager
701-451-3401
800-279-1155

There is great satisfaction in helping people understand their retirement plan and investment choices. It’s also rewarding to know that you can make a positive difference in someone’s financial future. When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my children and being outside walking, biking, or doing yard work.

Jennifer_HillJennifer Hill
Relationship Manager
701-451-3408
800-279-1155

As a young professional, I’m surrounded by a wealth of knowledge that is of great value as I grow in my position and follow my career path. I’m humbled to be given the opportunity to work alongside such great team members. The best thing about my position is that the world of retirement is ever-changing, bringing new challenges each day. I love the fact that no two days are alike. Spending time with family and friends, traveling, fishing, and running are a few of my passions when I’m away from the office.

Britani_RodriguezBritani Rodriguez
Retirement Services Coordinator
701-451-3412
800-279-1155

I enjoy working at Bell State Bank & Trust because of the company’s focus on its employees, and how management strives to maintain a family atmosphere. I feel that my position as a relationship manager gives me the opportunity to work with experienced people in the field, and strengthen my understanding of the ever-changing retirement world. I also am given the opportunity to help customers understand their retirement account, empowering them to plan for their future. Outside of the office, I enjoy biking, fishing, gardening and spending time with my family.

sanders_natashaNatasha Sanders
Retirement Services Specialist
701-451-3405
800-279-1155

I enjoy coming to work each day and being a part of the retirement team as we build relationships with our business customers and their employees. Each day is new and exciting, and I can honestly say that I’m never bored in my position. I appreciate the opportunity to get involved with various projects, and since customer service is our top priority, my goal is to ensure customers have a great experience when stopping by our office or giving us a call. Work is especially enjoyable because Bell State Bank & Trust provides a family-friendly atmosphere. When not at Bell State Bank & Trust, I enjoy being outside. My favorite hobbies are fishing, hunting, and most of all, just spending time with my husband and three children.

linstad_deannaDeanna Linstad
Relationship Manager
701-451-3086
800-279-1155

I enjoy working at Bell State Bank & Trust because the employees are so friendly, helpful and caring. In my position as a relationship manager, I enjoy the challenge of working with employers to create a retirement plan that benefits their employees. I find it rewarding to help participants understand the importance of saving for retirement. My hobbies include biking, gardening and spending time with my grandchildren.

Kathy_EggimanKathy Eggiman
Relationship Manager
701-451-3052
800-279-1155

In my current role, I am primarily involved in retirement business development and consultant services. I enjoy meeting with businesses to evaluate their retirement programs. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me spending time with my family and friends, spoiling my grandchildren, spending time at the lakes or playing in my flower beds.

Adam_KolleAdam Kolle
Retirement Services Coordinator
701-451-3061
800-279-1155

In my position, I enjoy being able to help our customers with their retirement and wealth management needs. I also feel privileged to work with the great people in our organization. The best thing about being a relationship manager is knowing that I am making a positive contribution to our customers’ financial well-being and future. In my spare time, I like playing softball and hockey, as well as listening to music, watching movies and sports, and spending time with my family.

schielke_elizabethLiz Schielke
Retirement Services Specialist
701-451-3403
800-279-1155

I truly enjoy working with my co-workers. We are all supportive of each other and are team players. It’s great to work with people that genuinely care about their company and their customers. The best thing about my position is the daily challenge. Every day brings different tasks and I love the satisfaction of knowing I accomplished them at the end of the day. My interests include playing tennis, cooking, photography and watching hockey. My sons play the sport, so I have spent more than 12 years traveling to hockey rinks in North Dakota and Minnesota.

borchert_owenOwen Borchert
Relationship Project Specialist
701-451-3133
800-279-1155

This is the best bank I’ve had the opportunity to work for. My co-workers, the family and community-centric culture, and the owners make me feel like a valued part of this organization. In my position, I am able to use my expertise, working with the systems and data management software, to create reports and simplify tasks in the retirement department. Out of the office, you can find me cooking, gardening, fishing, camping, playing video games and spending time with my family.

delling_abigailAbigail Delling
Retirement Administration Specialist
701-451-3404
800-279-1155

At Bell State Bank & Trust, I am blessed to work alongside great people who share the company’s core values. Because we treat each other as family, I feel like I have a “home away from home” at work. During my days here, I am constantly learning something new, which offers opportunities to grow and better myself. I like to spend my free time with close friends, family and my dog, Booker. I enjoy going for runs outdoors when it is nice outside – otherwise, I like to go to the gym. Just sitting at home reading a book is always relaxing!

Financial Planning


Jamie_BucholzJamie Bucholz
Wealth Management Advisor
701-451-3103
800-709-5781

I’m proud to be a part of the Bell State Bank & Trust family due to its strong positive community presence and the close-knit culture. Putting the customer’s best interest first is always our top priority. In my position, I enjoy helping our customers organize the breadth of their financial information to provide a simple streamlined picture of where they are today, where they may be in the future and how we can best position them to achieve their financial and non-financial goals. When I’m not working, you can find me entertaining family and friends, relaxing at the lake, playing board games and creating digital photo journals.

Alyssa_KreutzfeldtAlyssa Kreutzfeldt
Wealth Management Market Development Officer
952-905-5047
800-709-5781

Bell is about people and I strongly appreciate the foundation and core values that exist within the organization. Each day, we strive to make a lasting impact in each of the lives we touch. Through my role I aim to build a meaningful experience for those that I work with, both inside and outside Bell, as well as with the community partners we serve. When not at Bell I most enjoy spending time with my family, shopping for antiques, decorating, running and kettle bells, bible studies and leadership experiences.

BeckyWalenWebBecky Walen
Senior Wealth Management Advisor/ Financial Planning and Philanthropic Solutions
701-451-3079
800-709-5781

Bell State Bank & Trust is a respected asset to this region. I’m excited to be a part of the positive energy and growth of the Bell Wealth Management team. Listening to clients, understanding their needs, and developing comprehensive financial plans to help clients reach their goals is a great responsibility and honor for which I am grateful. It is very rewarding to work with a strong team in advising clients regarding their financial interests and legacies. Away from the office, I enjoy gardening, reading, and spending time outdoors with my family. I also enjoy being involved in the community, with a specific interest in helping children and families through board service and volunteerism.

Personal Trust


Dick_BrudvikDick Brudvik
Senior Trust Officer
701-451-3070
800-709-5781

I bring listening and empathy to my work with trust clients in their financial, trust and estate planning and administration. Along with that experience, I’m excited about working with such a strong team. Outside of work, I serve on numerous local boards.

gotta_joe_WebJoe Gotta
Vice President/Account Manager
701-451-3071
800-709-5781

I joined the wealth management team at Bell in 2003, and it has been an excellent decision in my life. I enjoy working with a team of professionals who focus on treating clients as we ourselves wish to be treated. I find it rewarding to work for an organization whose bottom line statement is “happy employees, happy customers!” Outside of Bell, I am focused on my wife and nine children, the biggest blessings in my life. I also love to hunt, fish and coach football.

Mary_LockenMary Locken
Senior Trust Officer
701-451-3084
800-709-5781

I care deeply about the positive impact we have on people and families through our investment management and trust relationships, and I am fortunate to be part of a dynamic team with Bell State Bank & Trust, an extraordinary financial firm. When I’m not at work, you can find me enjoying time and activities with my two teenage sons.

Greg_HammesGreg Hammes
Senior Vice President/Corporate Legal Counsel
701-451-3021
800-709-5781

Taking a team approach as part of the overall financial planning process ensures we do what is always right for the client. I truly enjoy interacting with our clients. I believe that getting better acquainted with people and learning what inspires them, allows for a plan to be put in place based on the their goals and values. When I’m not at work, I like to hang out with my “girls” (3 daughters and wife), work out, watch movies and read.

Sheri_SchrockSheri Schrock
Senior Vice President/Wealth Management Division Legal Counsel
701-451-3109
800-709-5781

I strive to use my skills and experience to help individuals understand complex legal and tax matters and implement solutions appropriate for their goals and circumstances. My family is my top priority, so you can find me with them on the weekends. I also enjoy playing the piano and organ, reading mysteries, watching and playing sports, spending time outdoors and helping my husband remodel our home.

Gail_BlairGail Blair
Trust Officer
701-451-3022
800-709-5781

The best thing about Bell State Bank & Trust is the culture of the organization; what an amazing place to work! I enjoy meeting a variety of clients on a daily basis and working with them to achieve financial goals. It is wonderful to build long lasting relationships with clients and their families. Outside of work, I spend my time scrapbooking, traveling and golfing with my husband and daughter.

Nicole_KungelNicki Kungel
Estate and Conservatorship Specialist/Trust Officer
701-451-3057
800-709-5781

Building personal relationships with families and helping them through difficult times is why I like what I do. Outside of work, you can find me spending time with my two daughters, golfing, being at the lake, reading, listening to music and going to concerts, and scrapbooking.

Vikkie_NielsenVikki Nielsen
Trust Officer
701-451-3007
800-279-1155

I truly enjoy building relationships with customers and learning about what’s important to them, specifically when it comes to helping achieve their retirement goals. Bell State Bank & Trust provides a caring and compassionate work environment, so as an employee I can do my best every day for our clients. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends at the lakes where we go fishing, tubing, swimming and biking. During the winter months you’ll find my husband and me supporting our three children in their activities.

Stephanie_StrandStephanie Strand
Trust Officer
701-451-3072
800-709-5781

I enjoy working with our various types of trust clients and take pride in playing a role in helping them achieve their financial, estate succession, and philanthropic goals. On the weekends I enjoy traveling, going to the lakes, and spending time with my family and friends.

Jonny_BergJonny Berg
Trust Specialist
701-451-3138
800-709-5781

I enjoy working at Bell State Bank & Trust because of the great culture and family atmosphere. The best thing about my position, is working with a variety of new and existing customers, and the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable team. Outside of work, I enjoy watching and playing numerous types of sports, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Matt_BushardMatt Bushard
Trust Specialist
701-451-3059
800-709-5781

I enjoy working at Bell State Bank & Trust because of the people. The people who work here are all unique and different, but they all share the same qualities in that they care about the people they work with, as well as the customers. This is what makes Bell State Bank & Trust so special. The best thing about my position is that I learn something new every day. Whether working with a new or existing customer, I learn something new about them or new about myself. That is what makes coming to work so much fun. Outside of work, I enjoy playing all sports, as well as spending time with friends and family and watching movies.

Daniel_EspeDan Espe
Trust Specialist
701-451-3027
800-709-5781

I enjoy working at Bell State Bank & Trust because the fast-paced and constantly changing environment in retirement plans always provides a challenge. I feel privileged to have access to a team with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to advise on any questions I may encounter. My position allows me to use my attention to detail to make sure we are successful in meeting our customer’s needs. Outside of work, you can find me playing billiards or golf and spending time with friends at the lakes.

jacobson_alisonWebAlison Jacobson
Trust Specialist
701-451-3018
800-709-5781

I am proud to work at Bell State Bank & Trust because the company is directed by admirable leaders and founded on strong core values. In my position as a trust specialist, I enjoy working alongside talented and personable people, together striving to best serve our clients. Outside of work, I like to play games, stay active, read, and spend time with my husband and our family and friends.

hennemann_barbWebBarb Hennemann
Trust Specialist
701-451-3081
800-709-5781

I enjoy working at Bell State Bank & Trust because of the people. Our leadership team promotes integrity and family values and my co-workers are like family. This makes for a terrific work environment. I also appreciate that Bell State Bank & Trust challenges each of us to Pay It Forward. The best part of my job is meeting with our customers. Putting the customers’ best interest first is always our top priority. Outside of work, I love to read, travel, vacation, snorkel, watch movies and entertain friends and family. My husband and I are blessed to have most of our family right here in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and I enjoy being an active grandparent.

Angie_LeClairAngie LeClair
Trust Specialist
701-451-3043
800-709-5781

I’m thrilled to be part of Bell State & Trust because of the values, clients and fellow employee relationships I’ve gained. The people here are like none other! The best thing about my position is having the opportunity to work with such a brilliant team that I can learn from, and building that relationship and trust with our clients. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and two daughters, visiting family and friends, traveling, golfing and keeping active doing anything outdoors.

Investment Management


Patrick_ChaffeePatrick Chaffee
Executive Vice President/Managing Director
701-451-3030
800-709-5781

Every day at Bell State Bank & Trust is a much different day than the day before. The organization’s entrepreneurial spirit makes working in a strategic role a lot of fun. All of the talented people in the organization create a lot of new ideas to grow and succeed, which makes my job very exciting. If not at work, you can probably find me on a golf course, running path, or spending time with my wife and my sons.

Greg_SweeneyGreg Sweeney
Chief Investment Officer
701-451-3003
800-709-5781

I am one of 4 on the investment management team that makes every effort to balance risk and return for client portfolios and best position investments in the current market environment. I enjoy what I do because there is something new in the market landscape every day. My hobbies are going to my children’s sporting, art and concert events, snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, biking, white-water rafting, snowmobiling, dirt biking, and playing hockey.

John_LyngstadJohn Lyngstad
Portfolio Manager
701-451-3060
800-709-5781

The best part about my position is working with the investment team to manage the portfolios for our institutional, personal, and retirement clients as well as serving on committees with other members of the trust department. My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends at the lake, volunteering in the community, and traveling.

Zac_WanzekZac Wanzek
Portfolio Manager
701-451-3433
800-709-5781

I love the entrepreneurial spirit at Bell State Bank & Trust. This, coupled with its focus on happy customers and happy employees, makes for a great place to work. The financial markets are exciting and always changing. I thrive on the fact that no two days in the life of an investment manager are the same, and every day brings a new challenge! When I’m not working, I enjoy playing golf, hockey, spending time at the lakes, and most of all, spending quality time with family and friends.

David_GeeslinDavid Geeslin
Portfolio Manager
218-844-8321
800-279-1155

I enjoy working at Bell State Bank & Trust because of the wonderful family atmosphere this company creates for both customers and employees. I enjoy my position because it allows me to accomplish the investment needs of customer portfolios, while creating lasting relationships both professionally and personally. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, being at the lake, camping, or enjoying a good book.

laszewski_joeWebJoe Laszewski
Portfolio Manager
701-451-3063
800-279-1155

I enjoy being a part of such a talented and caring group of individuals within the wealth management group at Bell State Bank & Trust. The mix of entrepreneurial spirit and people-first focus makes the organization a truly exciting and special place to work. Bell State Bank & Trust has an outstanding reputation within the community, and I am very proud to be a part of that. The thing I most enjoy about my position is the opportunity to serve both individual and institutional clients while navigating the ever-changing financial markets. I find it very exciting that no two days as a portfolio manager are the same as we strive to manage risk and control returns for our clients. While not working, I enjoy hunting, fishing, reading, golfing, playing softball, watching sports and traveling.

Private Banking


Paul_BensonPaul Benson
Private Banking Manager
701-433-7434
800-279-1155

My banking services expertise runs the full gamut: consumer, commercial, investments, and trust. I believe my experience is my greatest strength. During my downtime you can find me with my wife and son.

Alyson_BjornstadAlyson Bjornstad
Private Banker
701-298-7148
800-279-1155

In my position, I assist clients with all aspects of their financial portfolio by making recommendations to create a custom plan to meet their financial needs. I enjoy working to develop trusting long-term relationships with my clients. Outside the office, you can find me running, snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends.

Diane_BlotskyDiane Blotsky
Private Banker
701-433-7436
800-279-1155

I will help evaluate your current situation to propose the right mix of solutions tailored to your financial needs and goals. I feel privileged to be a part of a dedicated team that provides an unparalleled level of service throughout the wealth planning process. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, flower gardening, working out, and spending time with family and friends. I also spend a lot of time with my family attending basketball and baseball events that my son is involved in.

Private Banking – Minneapolis, Colonnade


Bauer_Rachel_WebRachel Bauer
Private Banker/Minneapolis
952-847-1103
800-279-1155

Bell State Bank & Trust is an employer with a family-like work environment and a passion for having a community presence through their Pay It Forward program, and that’s why I enjoy working here. In my position, I truly enjoy building long-term relationships with customers and helping them find solutions to their financial needs. When I am not at work, you can find me spending my time in the outdoors helping on the family farm, working in my flower beds, running or spending time with family and friends.

brown_michaelWeb.jpgMichael Brown
Private Banking Associate/Minneapolis
952-905-5034
800-279-1155

People are what I enjoy the most about Bell State Bank & Trust. It is a privilege to work with great customers and employees, and it’s rewarding to help promote and sustain a caring, family atmosphere here. In private banking, I work with customers at a professional level to help determine and meet their personal and business banking needs and goals, and I endeavor to provide unequaled service to them all along the way. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing sports, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering in the Twin Cities community.

Chris_ChristensenChristine Christensen
Private Banker/Minneapolis
952-905-5007
800-279-1155

I believe in the values of Bell State Bank & Trust: to promote and sustain a family atmosphere, provide unequalled personal service to every customer and to give back to the community. As a private banker, my deepest satisfaction comes from helping individuals and their families achieve their personal financial goals and manage their personal financial lives. I work with other team members to surround my customers with the expertise they require. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, hiking and spending time with my large and abundant family.

Nelson_Loyd_bell_4345WebLloyd Nelson
Private Banker/Minneapolis
952-905-5025
800-279-1155

I look forward to getting up in the morning and going to work at the bank. By placing the overall interests of the customer first as a foundational principal of Bell State Bank & Trust, we do what is right on behalf of the customer. A “how can I assist you” family attitude among co-workers and a high emphasis upon constructive community involvement provide the backdrop for a meaningful professional career. When not at the bank, my activities include family time, golf, volunteering at my church and a local prison, taking my dog Bear to the dog park and gardening.

Private Banking – Minneapolis, Woodbury


StrombeckKathleen Strombeck
Private Banker/Minneapolis
651-783-5264
800-279-1155

The culture and values of this company are so genuine. There is such positive energy and excitement around the bank, and that makes a huge difference in the quality of people – both employees and clients – that we attract. No two clients are the same! Private banking is about providing the most responsive service with the most appropriate solutions for each client, regardless of the complexity of the individual or family situation. I like being part of a team that surrounds and supports clients in all aspects of their financial needs. When I’m not working, I enjoy any activity that involves time with my husband, children, other family and friends. I also enjoy meeting new people and learning their stories.

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