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Meet Our Staff

Ag Lenders


Brian Lehman
Phone# 715-316-6231
Abbotsford Location
NMLS# 537479

By working in the dairy industry for over 30 years, Brian's wealth of knowledge provides our local agricultural customers a great experience while working with AbbyBank. Brian has supported the Agricultural industry for many years through volunteering at many local Ag events including Ag Dairy Breakfasts, such as the Abbotsford FFA Alumni and Taylor County Dairy Breakfasts.

Leo Braun
Phone# 715-316-6263
Abbotsford Location
NMLS# 1464860

Leo comes to AbbyBank with a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Having grown up on his family farm and helping out with the day-to-day operations, Leo brings knowledge and experience greatly benefiting our Agribusiness customers. His passion is helping farmers reach their goals and the dairy industry as a whole.


Jason Lindeman
Phone# 715-316-6222
Abbotsford Location
NMLS# 991074

Ag/Commercial Lender

Jason's education with his banking and farming experience help him provide the highest quality of service to our Ag and Commercial customers. Jason applies his Business Management degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stout, his Graduate School of Banking degree and his knowledge in the Dairy & Cropping Industry while growing up on his family dairy farm. Overall, Jason helps local agribusinesses and commercial businesses make smart financial decisions for their individual needs. Jason also supports our community as a Director for the Partnership for Progressive Agriculture (PPA), Chair of the Economic Development/Advocacy Committee, FFA Alumni Member, and City of Colby Fire Commissioner and Volunteer Firefighter.

Commercial Lenders

John Opolka
Phone# 715-298-4168
Wausau Location
NMLS# 918029

John understands what local business owners are needing from their bank. He came to AbbyBank with over 25 years of experience as a business owner in the CFO role operating several corporations. John also is very involved in the City of Wausau advisory committees for the Joint Review Board and Room Tax Task Force. In addition, John feels it is important to be active in civic organizations by presiding on the Board of Directors for both The Women's Community and Peyton's Promise and also by being involved in the Wausau Curling Club.

Philip Pesanka
Phone# 715-298-4186 
Weston Location
NMLS# 510763

Phil has been in the banking industry for over 19 years, with nearly all of those years with the AbbyBank family. While working in the banking industry, Phil graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Business Degree. Phil supports the small business lending, home building and real estate industries by continually being involved in events with the Wausau Area Builders Association, Junior Achievement and the South Area Business Association.

Craig Stuedemann
Phone# 715-298-4184
Weston Location
NMLS# 510767

Craig has 27 years of community banking experience, and has been with AbbyBank for over 17 years.  In his current role as senior lender, Craig works with business owners in many different industries, building relationships and meeting their financial needs.  Craig has a Business Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and has also completed the Graduate School of Banking.  His belief in giving back to the community is very apparent through volunteer efforts in his church, the Wausau Noon Kiwanis Club, South Area Business Association, Wausau Westside Business Association, Junior Achievement, DC Everest youth boys basketball and coaching various youth athletic teams. 


John Seal 
Phone#  715-748-8025
Medford Location
NMLS# 473024

John comes to AbbyBank with 29 years of knowledge in the community banking industry. He feels strongly about the personal approach a community bank can provide. John has been helping customers find their dream homes and helping them start, expand, or grow their business in the Medford area. John believes in a consultative approach to building lasting relationships and enjoys fully understanding a client's needs and opportunities to achieve their goals.

Mohammad Rashid 
Phone#  920-560-5845
Appleton Location

Mohammad's strong knowledge in the commercial industry and connection to Appleton community make him the commercial lender for you! He knows that taking care of the customers and helping them achieve their business goals is the most important part.

Business Development Officer


Peggy Hardt 
Phone# 715-298-4197 
Wausau Location

Peggy has over 35 years in loan and business banking experience and is valued for the knowledge and understanding of current trends for various industries. She builds relationships with every customer to learn more about their current financial needs to develop a future business plan to reach their strategic goals. One of Peggy's greatest passions is giving back to her community. She has been involved with several organizations throughout her career.



Mortage Lenders


Penny Searer
Phone# 715-316-6227
Abbotsford Location
NMLS# 510766

Penny has 30 years of experience in real estate lending in the greater Abbotsford area.  With her vast knowledge in real estate lending for first-time home buying, refinancing, or  remodeling homes, Penny's customers know their financing at AbbyBank is in good hands. She is very active with her family farm and growing family.


Mary Litzenberger
Phone# 715-298-4170 
Wausau Location
NMLS# 510760

With Mary's three decades of banking experience, knowledge of local lending trends and her local network with schools, community leaders and realtors help her meet our customer's needs with providing the right mortgage option that fits their needs. She is also very active in providing financial education on a broad spectrum by being the President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Financial Training, North Central States and as a Board of Director and Finance Committee Chair for Head Start in Marathon County.


Michelle Lor
Phone# 715-298-4169                                                                                             Wausau Location                                                                                                 NMLS# 194128

Michelle's banking experience and willingness to go the extra mile allows her to give each customer a great banking experience with the right product or service. Michelle is very active in the Wausau community with the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, Get Smart Wausau Coalition, SMART Program and Hmong Heritage Month.


Brenda Anderson
Phone# 715-298-4185
Weston Location
NMLS# 512078

Brenda has over 22 years in the banking industry specifically in real estate lending.  She is very involved in the Weston area as a Board Member on the DC Everest girls basketball program and has been involved with DC Everest Athletic Club, Peyton’s Promise, Fill a Backpack Fill A Need, Children’s Festival and is a member of the South Area Business Association.  While possessing a positive drive to help customers make good financial decisions, Brenda looks forward to helping many of AbbyBank’s Weston customers by making their banking experience easy.


Megan Dassow
Phone# 715-316-6240    
Abbotsford Location
NMLS# 991073

Megan has been in the banking industry for almost 10 years, and has been helping AbbyBank customers with their mortgage lending needs in the Abbotsford area for over two years. She takes the time to get to know her customers and provides her banking knowledge to improve their experience. She feels that the reward of helping people purchase a new home - whether it be their first home or their dream home - is priceless. Megan is active within her community and is involved in several Junior Achievement classes and Reality Fairs at local schools each year. Outside of the office, Megan enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, and is actively involved in her children's extracurricular activities.

Jackie Mohr

Phone# 715-748-8024      
Medford Location
NMLS# 844970

Jackie started her career in Real Estate in 2005. She found the most joy in her career by helping individuals and families purchase, sell and refinance their homes. Growing up in a small town in Southwestern Wisconsin has helped Jackie relate to the small town feeling of the Northwood's since she relocated here in 2010. When Jackie isn't at work, you will find her spending time with her family; fishing, hunting, playing or watching sports. She is an active volunteer for Teach Children to Save through the American Bankers Association, a member of the Spirit Lakes Improvement Association, an Ambassador for the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce and a sponsor for the Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club.

Rob Diedrich
Phone# 920-560-5828    
Appleton Location
NMLS# 473951

Rob has helped customers finance the homes they love for 25 years. He provides superior customer service and continually goes beyond his mortgage customers' expectations. By knowing the Appleton market, he is able to offer solutions and help assist an owner in the achievement of the goal to find their dream home. Rob enjoys working with customers new to the home buying process and helping them understand the complicated steps involved.

David Klein
Phone# 715-298-4178    
Wausau Location
NMLS# 408344

David comes to AbbyBank with 32 years of banking industry knowledge, 27 of which have been in real estate lending in the greater Wausau area. David has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing from UW-Oshkosh. He graduated from the Wisconsin Bankers Association's Commercial Lending School and has his Wisconsin Insurance License. He has been a member of the Everest Area Optimist Club for the past 30 years, and has served as treasurer, secretary and board member. His membership includes raising funds each year by working in the cheese curd stand at the Wisconsin Valley Fair. David enjoys working with his customers through the loan process, making sure to be with them each step of the way. He takes pride in providing great customer service which creates a continual robust relationship.


Consumer Lender

Terra Orth
Phone# 715-316-6247
Abbotsford Location
NMLS# 1349232

Terra has been in the banking industry for over 15 years, 14 of which have been with AbbyBank. Terra’s strength is finding ways to make banking more about the customer. AbbyBank has been fortunate enough to grow with Terra. Starting as a teller, she transitioned to the loan department for 5 years, prior to her appointment as Consumer Lender. Terra participates in Reality Fairs at local schools and loves to spend her free time with her family.


Personal Bankers

Karla Feldbruegge
Phone# 715-316-6242
Abbotsford Location

Karla's expertise as a Personal Banker keeps many of our Abbotsford customers returning. With over 35 years at AbbyBank, Karla continually earns the respect from her customers with the extension of her knowledge and warmth of helping our friends and neighbors.



Carol Redmann
Phone# 715-316-6212
Abbotsford Location

Carol brings a new level to making banking about the customers. Her eagerness to make our customers happy and provide the best products for each individual's needs is one of Carol's best attributes. Carol resides in the Athens area and enjoys working with customers.



Carmen Woiak
Phone# 715-316-6215
Abbotsford Location

As an Athens resident, Carmen's strong work ethic and great customer service relationship experience allow her to provide the best financial options to her customers. As a community banker, Carmen believes in being a part of our community and has volunteered her time at the Athens Fair, Fall Fest and as a Sunday School teacher for Trinity Lutheran Church.



Sam Lang
Phone# 920-560-5837

Appleton Location

Sam's positive attitude and great customer service skills allow her to help customers make great decisions on financial products and services. She continually helps our customers save time and money, by walking through ​the opportunity of using eBanking, eStatement, Mobile Banking and other electronic services that benefit our customers. Sam volunteers at various AbbyBank sponsored events.



Amanda Geurts
Phone# 715-298-4176
Wausau Location

As a Wausau native, Amanda has continually brought smiles to our customers faces for over a decade. Amanda's strength is her integrity and  ability to build trust with customers while showing them how we really do make banking about you. She is regularly involved in activities in her church and with her family.



Sharon Jagodzinski
Phone# 715-298-4187
Weston Location

Sharon was raised in Colby, WI and earned her degree in Economics and Political Science at Valparaiso University. Sharon makes banking about her customers by utilizing her working business and banking experience. Sharon stays busy with her young family and volunteers her time with the Wausau West Youth Wrestling Club.


Pam Hartwig
Phone# 715-748-8035
Medford Location

Pam has strong roots in the Medford Community, as this is her hometown. She has always been in the Customer Service industry because she enjoys meeting new people and helping her customers by building long lasting relationships. Pam's background includes Marketing which allowed her to pursue her philanthropic side. Pam is very active in her community. She is on the board for Stepping Stones in Medford, helps with the Medford School District, and the Humane Society along with several other fundraisers. Her most recent charitable event is near and dear to her heart. She helped her family start the Aaron Hartwig Memorial Softball Tournament for her nephew who passed away. All of the money raised goes to local scholarships in the Medford area.

Heather Schulz

Phone# 715-298-4175
Wausau Location

Heather joined the AbbyBank team with over 18 years of community banking experience in the greater Wausau area, 12 of which have been ​as a Personal Banker. Her passion is to strengthen our customer's financial knowledge to help them achieve success, taking pride in delivering quality service and building strong relationships. She is very involved in her daughter's school volunteering for several fundraisers, chaperoning field trips, chaperoning Girl Scout trips and camps, along with chairing an event for the entire school that celebrates Catholics Week, and designing the school's yearbook.


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