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Diane Metzler

With 18 years of lending experience, I have the ability to make the lending process a positive experience. I have been a lifelong resident of the Sauk Valley Area making it my home, raising my family and now enjoy spending time with my grandchildren. I think the Sauk Valley Area is ...read more

Mike Smith

I have 32 years in management, 22 years of those in banking.  I know how to uncover the needs of the area's business clients with the professional and personal touch you come to expect from your local bank. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Augustana College in Rock ...read more

Melissa Freas

I am a lifelong Sterling resident who has experience in both mortgage and consumer lending. I have over 8 years in the banking industry and 15 years’ experience in the financial industry. I take pride in educating my customers about their loan options and making sure that they have a stress-free home ...read more

Natalie Cole

I am a lifelong Dixon resident who has a varied background in banking with experience in mortgage and consumer lending. I have over 9 years in the banking industry and over 15 years of expertise in the real estate industry. During the real estate course of my career, I have worked with ...read more

Crystal Ocampo

I am a lifelong resident of the Sauk Valley area and have been with Sterling Federal Bank since 2009. I graduated from Dixon High School and earned my Associates Degree in Applied Science from Sauk Valley Community College.  I have over 11 years of experience in various areas of the ...read more

Crystal Wagener

I have over eight years in the banking industry with knowledge in multiple areas of finance and lending. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Kaplan University.  My main goal is to provide exceptional service that focuses on making your financial dreams come true.  From start ...read more

Angela Perna

Angela was born and raised in Rock Falls with her 3 sisters. She has raised 2 children in the community and now spends her free time with her 2 grandchildren. Angela graduated from Newman Central Catholic High School and earned her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Sauk Valley Community ...read more