We’d like to give you a behind-the-scenes snapshot of our hardworking and dedicated employees. These profiles may be of a teller at one of our branches, your business banker, or someone who works in the back offices ensuring your deposits, loans and debit cards transactions are being handled promptly and accurately. With over 100 employees we are proud to say that each and every one of our team members plays a very important part in keeping the bank operating and running smoothly.
Shawn started at the bank in 2004 as a Teller. Since 2007 she has worked as one of our Loan Operations Specialists. In her current role, she works behind the scenes with business, agriculture and consumer loans both before and after the loan has closed.
She has been married to her husband, Ross, for over 25 years and has two adult sons, Parker and Jarod. In her spare time, Shawn enjoys watching her husband and sons race ATVs. She is also an avid reader and is part of a book club that meets monthly. Shawn is a huge animal lover and she enjoys taking the family dog, Chase, for long walks during nice weather.
Joanna has been with the Bank for over 12 years. She has held different roles within the organization but since 2016 she has been an Agribusiness Portfolio Manager working out of our Denmark branch. In this position, she works closely with our agricultural customers and agribusiness bankers assisting with loan applications, loan closings and account maintenance.
Joanna and her husband, Ryan have been married for over 7 years and have a young son named, Evan. Outside of the office she is busy with many different community activities. She volunteers at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, she is the Committee President for Manitowoc County Dairy Promotions, and is the Food Chairwoman for Manitowoc County Breakfast on the Farm. She also teaches Sunday school at her local church.
Stacy is a Personal Banker working out of our Denmark branch. In this role, she’s had the opportunity to work with many of our customers by opening new accounts, including checking, savings and consumer loans. Behind the scenes she is responsible for maintaining the bank’s deposit account software.
She has been with the bank for over 25 years and she has gained a lot of knowledge in many areas of the bank and has become one of the go-to sources when questions come up. And, whenever her coworkers need an afternoon chocolate fix, they head to Stacy’s office, knowing her candy dish will always be full.
Outside of work, Stacy and her husband of 12 years, Todd, enjoy taking trips to Minnesota to visit their son and daughter-in-law and exploring Door County. She is an avid reader and also enjoys fishing and just being outside enjoying the warm weather.
Lynn is a Teller working out of our Whitelaw location. She has been with the bank since 2017.
Lynn and her husband of 29 years, Jeff, have three adult-aged boys and a fur-baby cat named Marty. Lynn loves the summer heat, so living on a lake is perfect for her and her family. They all enjoying going out on their pontoon boat and kayaking. Lynn also likes to bake and decorate cookies. She also very active in her community and volunteers her time for many events, including; Manitowoc Breakfast on the Farm, the Reedsville Fall Festival and the Christmas in the Village of Reedsville holiday event.
Ashley has been with Denmark State Bank since March 2013. During that time, she has worked at several different branch locations. She can now be found at the Lawrence branch, where she is the Lead Teller since that branch opened in May 2017. As the Lead Teller, she assists customer with their more complex transactions, she makes sure the branch transactions balance each night and she reviews operational reports.
Ashley loves spending time with her husband and their two young sons. Ashley’s upbeat personality and friendly attitude is contagious. In her spare time, you’ll find her cheering on the Green Bay Packers and in the summer months she enjoys camping, swimming and just being outdoors.
Melissa has been with Denmark State Bank since November 2017. She is the Personal Banker at the Shawano office and helps our Treasury Management team when needed.
Melissa loves spending time with her husband and teenage daughter. Recently she got her motorcycle license and bought herself a Harley. She also enjoys bow hunting, watching Wisconsin Badgers women’s volleyball and making quilts for her family.
Liz started as a coop student at our Reedsville branch in February 2017. And while she hasn’t been with the bank for very long, she is quite accomplished. Shortly after she started at the bank she applied for and won the 2017 Wisconsin Bankers Association Scholarship. She is also bilingual, which is very helpful for our Spanish speaking customers. Liz is also our ‘Artist in Residence’ at the bank. During high school she won several awards for her drawings and painting and while maybe a bit less formal, she is the first to sign up when we need artistic work done for our company events. Outside of the bank, she is actively involved with events with the Human Rights Campaign.
In her spare time, she loves listening to music and exploring new places.
Sheena is one of our Loan Operations Specialists. She reviews and enters all approved loans and loan renewals into our systems. She is always available to help answer any loan questions both for customers and other employees. She ensures the loan accounts are balanced and processes any changes.
She started at Denmark State Bank as a Teller 15 years ago and has worked in the loan department for the last 10 years. Sheena and her husband, Ricky, have been married for 12 years and they have two boys. On the weekends they all enjoy outdoor activities and running their family business.
Joe is a Financial Services Representative working out of our Whitelaw location. He assists customers with opening accounts, performs maintenance on existing accounts and helps with teller-line transactions. In his spare time, he likes spoiling his nieces and nephew, playing the piano, cooking and baking. His coworkers are often the recipients of his latest recipes. Joe also volunteers as the Trustee of the VFW Auxiliary in Denmark.
Nick started at Denmark State Bank as a Teller. He is now a Personal Banker at our Bellevue location. Nick and his wife Christel are the proud parents of a Miniature Dachshund named Ishmael. Outside of work and chasing after their dog, Nick enjoys reading, fishing and cooking.
Liam is our Treasury Management Specialist working out of the Denmark branch. When Liam isn’t at the office helping our business customers, you can find him hanging out with his girlfriend Leah and her dog, Bama. Or, he’s out with his friends watching sports, hunting or golfing.