Brooke Hassel

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Brooke Hassel

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Personal Banker

Bank: 218.281.3305
Toll Free: 888.329.3305
Fax: 218.281.6339
NMLS#: 1477471
Email: [email protected]

Focusing on the Long View

Knowing a place and its people helps bring their needs into focus. As a long-term Minnesota native, Brooke Hassel combines her banking expertise and knowledge of the region to help clients meet their goals.

From helping clients find banking solutions for their busy lives to achieving their dream of home ownership, her approach to helping clients reach both short-term and long-term financial goals centers on serving those in her community.

Areas of Expertise

  • Home ownership
  • Convenience banking
  • Major purchases

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Crookston High School

 The Rest of the Story

Born and raised in Crookston, Minnesota, Brooke enjoys the hometown feeling of community that helps her provide customized banking service to her clients.

Her previous professional experience in health care also means she understands that attention to the big picture as well as the details make for a successful customer experience.

As an amateur photographer, Brooke observes people and their surroundings to capture the right moment. In addition, she views customers’ financial needs from the dual perspective of wide angle to zooming in on the details, offering banking solutions that help you meet your goals.

Phone
218.281.3305

Location
304 N Broadway
Crookston, Minnesota 56716
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Hours
9 am – 4 pm, M-W, F
9 am – 5 pm, Th

Drive-Up
7:30 am – 5:30 pm, M-F

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Jace Holm

Jace Holm

Jace Holm

Jace Holm

Business Banker
Assistant Vice President

Bank: 701.235.9906
Direct: 701.893.3909
Cell: 701.541.1916
Toll Free: 877.235.9906
Fax: 701.237.6599
Email: [email protected]

A Focus on Relationships and Trust

Jace is a banker who is dedicated to honest, upfront communication and building long lasting client relationships. He prioritizes transparency and trust, guiding his clients through business decisions as a trusted partner.

As a specialized Business Banker, he focuses on serving the unique financial requirements of his client’s businesses while providing them strategic financial advice. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a commitment to delivering exceptional service through relationships built on respect and trust.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial and Industrial Lending
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Risk Management

Education and Professional Credentials

  • BS in Business Administration – Minnesota State University of Moorhead

The Rest of the Story

Jace has truly seen almost every facet of banking. He began his banking career as a service representative before advancing to personal banker, and eventually branch manager before finding his calling as a Business Banker.  

Jace thrives on staying active in his time off and participates several adult recreational sports in both summer and winter. In the summertime he enjoys spending time at the lakes and on the golf course with family and friends. When fall rolls around he continues enjoying the outdoors through hunting.

Phone
701.235.9906

Location
1301 30th Ave S
Fargo, North Dakota 58103
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Hours
9 am – 5 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
7:30 am – 6 pm, M-F
9 am – Noon, Sat

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Ryan Indergaard

Ryan Indergaard

Ryan Indergaard

Ryan Indergaard

Ag/Business Banker
Officer

Bank: 701.235.9906
Direct: 701.893.3901
Cell: 701.653.5210
Toll Free: 877.235.9906
Fax: 701.237.6599
Email: [email protected]

Commitments to Long-term Relationships Accomplish Long-term Goals

Ryan Indergaard has always understood the value in establishing long-term financial relationships with his customers, and knows it’s the best route for helping them reach their goals. Relationships that span years offer insights and perspectives that simply can’t be replaced, and he seeks to establish that with each and every one of his clients.

Area of Expertise

  • Farm Ownership & Expansion
  • Risk Management
  • Equipment Purchase & Leasing
  • Strategic Planning

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics – NDSU
  • South Dakota School of Banking Attendee

The Rest of the Story

Ryan grew up on the family farm/ranch in Carrington, ND. He began banking in LaMoure, ND in early 2018, before eventually joining American Federal.

Ryan is a member of the Big Brother program, and has served as a fire, rescue and ambulance volunteer. He has two dogs, and enjoys traveling, hunting and outdoor sports.

Phone
701.235.9906

Location
1301 30th Ave S
Fargo, North Dakota 58103
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Hours
9 am – 5 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
7:30 am – 6 pm, M-F
9 am – Noon, Sat

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Jason Jaeger

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Jason Jaeger

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Business Banker
Market President, Fargo Downtown

Bank: 701.235.4248
Direct: 701.297.4864
Cell: 701.446.6973
Toll Free: 800.214.4986
Fax: 701.297.4860
Email: [email protected]

Navigating to Achieve Success

Operating a small business isn’t easy. Jason Jaeger provides proactive financial strategies tailored to clients’ business and personal goals. He helps business owners navigate through the stages of business, including growth, transition, succession and retirement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business and ag lending
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) lending
  • Cash management

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree / Finance – Minnesota State University Moorhead

The Rest of the Story

With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, Jason Jaeger’s knowledge of finance, wealth management, business operations and retirement planning helps to foster full-service relationships with his clients. He helps clients evaluate options, offers strategies and implements solutions to help them reach their goals.

Phone
701.235.4248

Location
215 5th St N
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
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Hours
9 am – 5 pm, M-F

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John Jessen

John Jessen

John Jessen

John Jessen

Business Banker
Market President, Fargo South 

Bank: 701.235.9906
Direct: 701.893.3921
Cell: 701.591.9417
Toll Free: 877.235.9906
Fax: 701.237.6599
Email: [email protected]

A Career of Taking Care of What’s Important

With more than 30 years of experience in banking and the financial services industry, John has a simple philosophy: “Take excellent care of your customers and your employees, and the rest of it takes care of itself.” Throughout his lending career he’s worked in a number of disciplines and has also held multiple high-level leadership positions in the industry.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial and Industrial Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate Lending
  • Multi Family Lending
  • Risk Management

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — Dickinson State University 
  • Graduate School of Banking – Boulder, Colorado

The Rest of the Story

Although a native of Dickinson, ND, John says he loves the down to earth nature of people from the Fargo/Moorhead area and the vibrant economy that never seems to slow down. He’s active in the community, and is on the Board of Directors and is President Elect of TNT Kids Fitness and Gymnastics, an organization that advocates for the power of inclusiveness by engaging with community partnerships and making a difference in people of all abilities lives through movement.

In his spare time John enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising and staying fit, and he loves watching sports and live music.

Phone
701.235.9906

Location
1301 30th Ave S
Fargo, North Dakota 58103
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Hours
9 am – 5 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
7:30 am – 6 pm, M-F
9 am – Noon, Sat

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Charlie Jorgensen

Charlie Jorgensen

Charlie Jorgensen

Charlie Jorgensen

Personal Banker

Bank: 218.233.2791
Direct: 218.477.0924
Toll Free: 877.532.2791
Fax: 218.233.6609
NMLS#: 2260821
Email: [email protected]

Helping Clients Reach Goals is its Own Reward

When planning to meet your financial goals, Charlie Jorgensen uses financial expertise that is fueled by a strong desire to help his clients. Whether looking for convenient ways to manage your finances or looking to make a major purchase, his work ethic and attention to planning and achieving results can help you achieve financial success.

Areas of Expertise

  • Home ownership
  • Personal loans
  • Convenience products and services
  • Cash management

The Rest of the Story

Preparing to meet your financial goals requires expertise along with someone on your team who will also help you go the distance. When it comes down to it, Charlie’s main motivation is helping people.

Early in his career he had a defining moment – he was working with a client who had been living paycheck to paycheck, and Charlie sat down with him to help him understand his options when it came to things like paying down debt and saving money. The customer was appreciative and frankly surprised that Charlie was willing to spend time laying things out for him — in past banking relationships the customer had been brushed off or told to look online when asking for financial advice. The satisfaction of being able to help make a difference for this customer was an ‘ah-ha’ moment for Charlie, and he’s carried his dedication to helping however he can throughout his career.

Charlie is originally from the Fargo area, and his favorite part of the F-M community is the friendly and hardworking people and the sense of community they’ve built. In his spare time, he likes to play basketball, read philosophy, write, watch sports, and listen to podcasts.

Phone
218.233.2791

Location
601 Center Ave
Moorhead, MN 56560
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Hours
9 am – 5 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
7:30 am – 6 pm, M-F
9 am – Noon, Sat

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Michael Kjelshus

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Michael Kjelshus

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Ag/Business Banker

Bank: 701.775.1133
Direct: 701.335.2103
Cell: 701.213.8378
Toll Free: 877.775.1133
Fax: 701.775.8713
NMLS#: 1636676
Email: [email protected]

Precise Planning Helps Clients Reach their Goals

Hundreds of changing variables can affect your financial future. An advisor such as Michael Kjelshus, with broad knowledge and a commitment to relationship building and teamwork, can make a difference.

With business, real estate and retirement expertise, Mike cultivates long-term relationships with customers. He customizes financial solutions for you in the near-term and long range, throughout various stages of life. Whether preventive maintenance or fine-tuned planning are required, Mike listens keenly and collaborates to help you reach your financial goals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business acquisition and expansion
  • Commercial real estate
  • Multi-family rental property financing

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Accountancy – University of North Dakota

The Rest of the Story

Mike knows how multiple parts working together with precision make a difference in performance.  Prior to his years in banking, he worked on military aircraft for 15 years, serving in the U.S. Navy in both active duty and reserve roles.

He applies similar teamwork and commitment to developing plans and advising clients to meet their financial goals. As part of the community, he participates in activities of the Chamber of Commerce, Optimist International and the American Legion.

Mike says the best thing about living and working in the Greater Grand Forks area is the people, as well as the big town amenities with a small town feel. His extensive experience will help you develop precise plans that create a smooth path to achieve a successful financial landing

Phone
701.775.1133

Location
2551 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
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Hours
9 am – 4 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
8 am – 5:30 pm, M-F

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Paige Kjesbo

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Paige Kjesbo

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Ag/Business Banker
Market President, Wahpeton
Vice President

Bank: 701.642.8434
Direct: 701.672.1032
Cell: 218.689.5800
Toll Free: 877.642.8434
Fax: 701.642.8435
NMLS#: 1748837
Email: [email protected]

Multi-Dimensional Fields Require a Banking Advisor with Multi-Dimensional Skills

There are many sides to a financial picture. Paige Kjesbo uses her multi-faceted agricultural and business experience to provide detailed analysis and solutions for her banking clients.

Paige’s leadership roles in agricultural organizations help her uniquely understand the technical and operational sides of agriculture. She uses that acumen to assist producers and agri-business clients to plan for their financial futures.

Born and raised in Hallock, Minnesota, her Red River Valley roots are evident in the career path she chose to help clients in agri-business. Her experience in credit analysis, agriculture, animal health and leadership blend well to assist clients in propelling their businesses forward.

Areas of Expertise

  • Livestock enterprises
  • Deposit and cash management solutions
  • Credit analysis

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Animal Science and Microbiology – North Dakota State University

The Rest of the Story

Paige is committed to fostering the connection between consumers and agricultural producers through education. In turn, she provides her agricultural clients with information to help them reach financial goals for their multi-faceted businesses.

Her 15 years in 4-H provided a solid foundation, emphasizing head, heart, hands and health. Paige was Little International Beef Superintendent at North Dakota State University, as well as President of the Collegiate Cattlewomen and an Ambassador for the College of Agriculture.

She served as a Research Assistant for the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Fargo.

As a member of a collegiate meat judging team, she traveled the United States to observe a variety of agricultural operations.  She is a member of Rotary International in Wahpeton-Breckenridge, and traveled with the local service club to Guatemala where Rotarians built a schoolhouse.

Most importantly, Paige appreciates the sense of community and connection to agriculture that she has experienced throughout the Red River Valley. She uses her multi-dimensional experience to help clients make prime choices in planning for their financial future.

Phone
701.642.8434

Location
615 2nd Ave N
PO Box 906
Wahpeton, ND 58075
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Hours
9 am – 4 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
7:30 am – 5:30 pm, M-F
9 am – Noon, Sat

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Brianna Klegstad

Brianna Klegstad

Brianna Klegstad

Brianna Klegstad

Ag/Business Banker


Bank: 218.843.3656
Cell: 218.526.0947
Toll Free: 877.884.3656
Fax: 218.843.3658
Email: [email protected]

A Focus on Long-Term Solutions

Brianna is a local banker who is proud to live in the community she serves. She’s committed to her clients and dedicated to finding solutions to their goals. She prides herself on  focusing on providing long-term solutions and giving honest feedback to each client she works with.

Areas of Expertise

  • Farm ownership and expansion
  • Business acquisition and expansion
  • Multi-family housing

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Managerial Finance & Accounting from University of North Dakota

The Rest of the Story

Brianna loves the sense of community in Hallock and the relationships she gets to build with customers in the office and within the community. She’s very active in the community, serving as an EMT on Kittson County Ambulance Service and volunteering with BIO Girls and at church.

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, spending time outdoors hiking, hunting (big bucks only), and fishing, traveling, and golfing.

Phone
218.843.3656

Location 
157 2nd St S
PO BOX 189
Hallock, Minnesota 56728-0189
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Hours
8:30 am – 4 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
8:30 am – 5 pm, M-F

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Tanner Kratochvil

TANNER KRATOCHVIL

Tanner Kratochvil

TANNER KRATOCHVIL

Personal Banker 

Bank: 218.773.9711
Direct: 218.773.4720
Cell: 701.741.8149
Toll Free: 877.773.9711
Fax: 218.773.4710
NMLS#: 2351345
Email: [email protected]

Identifying Goals and Developing Solutions

Tanner specializes in helping clients identify their financial goals and providing resources and developing solutions to help achieve them. His client-first approach builds long-standing relationships that help clients chart their financial futures.

Tanner is well versed in the financial services industry, beginning his tenure with American Federal as an Associate in college.

Areas of Expertise

  • Home Ownership
  • Convenience Services
  • Personal Banking

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree / Business Administration – University of North Dakota

The Rest of the Story

Tanner’s favorite part about being in Grand Forks sales office is being able to be part of a community that is also his hometown. He enjoys going to UND sporting events and playing hockey. In the summer, he likes to spend time at the lake, and enjoys fishing, boating, and golfing.

Phone
218.773.9711

Location
140 Gateway Dr NE
E. Grand Forks, Minnesota 56721
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Hours
9 am – 4 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
8 am – 6 pm, M-F
10:00 am – Noon, Sat

Night Depository & ATM