Julie Augedahl, Mortgage Lender
Julie Augedahl has joined Merchants Bank in Caledonia and Spring Grove as a mortgage lender, according to Matt Schuldt, Market President for Merchants Bank in Caledonia and Spring Grove.
“Julie is coming back to work in her hometown, and I think that’s something we’re all excited about,” Schuldt said. “Her knowledge as a Caledonia native, and her passion for building community will help make her an outstanding mortgage lender.”
With nearly 10 years of experience in personal banking and lending in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Augedahl said she’s looking forward to helping area residents through the mortgage process from start to finish.
“I think it’s important for my customers that I know them, and if I don’t know them, I may know their families. It’s a great place to start a long-term banking relationship,” Augedahl said. “I’m very excited to put my service-first attitude to work for everyone who calls this area home.”
Augedahl volunteers for the Caledonia Founders Day Committee and in the past has volunteered as a volleyball coach for the Caledonia High School varsity and junior varsity teams. Augedahl has a General Education degree from Rochester Community College and Business Management Degree from Winona Technical College.
Augedahl lives in Caledonia with her husband, Kyle, their 3-year-old son, Grayson, and 1-year-old daughter, Vienna.
Susan Clark, Mortgage Lender
Susan Clark is now helping customers in her role as Mortgage Lender at Merchants Bank in Winona, according to Sue Hovell, Director of Retail Banking Performance.
“Given her background, knowledge of the Winona market and her desire to provide customers with guidance and walk them the mortgage process from start to finish, we know Susan is an important addition to our growing Winona mortgage team,” Hovell said.
Clark has been serving Merchants Bank customers in a number of roles since 2003 and has been a Winona resident for most of her life. Her background includes finance, lending, and bank compliance. She is certified as an American Bankers Association Residential Mortgage Lender.
“With the wide variety of home financing options available and what seems like a mountain of paperwork before you start, it can be intimidating to know where to begin,” Clark said. “I can help, and look forward to making the process as clear and stress-free as possible for our customers. I truly want to be there every step of the way.”
Clark points out that her experience as part of their family business allows her to understand the complexities self-employment can create when applying for a home mortgage. Clark volunteers her time throughout the community in support of area schools as well as many non-profit organizations.