March 29, 2024



Allie Verchota Named Real Estate Lender

Allie Verchota Named Real Estate Lender

Baxter, MN — Deerwood Bank has named Allie Verchota a Real Estate Lender at its Baxter location.

A graduate of Colorado College, Verchota has been with Deerwood for more than 7 years, starting as a Marketing Coordinator before moving into her recent role as a Business Banking Officer. In her new role as a Real Estate Lender, Verchota is eager to leverage Deerwood Bank’s wide product portfolio to assist customers as they navigate the homebuying process.

“I’m extremely excited to support people as they move through one of the biggest purchases of their life. Especially for first-time homebuyers, who are experiencing this process for the first time.” said Verchota. “I’ve always been very passionate about home purchases and renovation projects, and I am eager to help others reach their home ownership dreams.”

Verchota’s appointment as Real Estate Lender at the Baxter branch underscores Deerwood Bank’s unwavering dedication to providing exceptional financial services to the local community. Her deep roots in the area and industry knowledge position her to contribute significantly to the bank’s ongoing success.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Allie to our Real Estate Lending team,” stated Craig Lind, SVP Residential Lending Manager at Deerwood Bank. “Her industry experience and dedication to serving the local community aligns seamlessly with our team’s goals and values. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact she will bring.”

Verchota is extremely active in the local community as she serves as a board member of the Brainerd Rotary, the North Central Economic Development Association (NCEDA), and the Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

When she gets a free moment, Verchota enjoys working on home renovation projects, taking walks with her dog, Darby, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Deerwood Bank has 12 offices throughout Minnesota – including Baxter and Brainerd. They were recently named by the Minneapolis – Saint Paul Business Journal as an honoree for Best Places to Work in Minnesota.

Contact Allie

Office: 218.316.3538



Jed Rusk Named as Director of Marketing and Communications

Jed Rusk

Office: 218.316.3539

Jed Rusk is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Deerwood Bank. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stout with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and Advertising. Jed handles all of Deerwood Bank’s business-related content, including press releases and community announcements.  When Jed gets a free moment, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, and their Golden Retriever, Leo. If Jed isn’t around the bank, you can probably find him at the local hockey arena or out on the golf course.

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