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Experienced, friendly and here for you!

Combining personal service with the latest technology, we’re committed to providing a banking experience rooted in long-term relationships, financial experience, and a standing commitment to the people and businesses of Southwest Louisiana.

Our friendly team of local bankers makes daily decisions on new products, interest rates and loan approvals, allowing Lakeside Bank to respond quickly to your needs. In short, we’d love to help you meet your financial goals!


Raised in DeRidder, Justin has earned several degrees, but has never strayed from his roots. He loves his wife and four kids, hunting, fishing, football, and his newest hobby, flying a plane.
Justin Holt Executive Vice President
Jeff is social, but he’d rather you call or stop by for a visit than connect on social media.
Jeff Mancuso Senior Vice President - Senior Lending Officer
A country girl at heart, most comfortable in boots and blue jeans, Shively has a unique love for accounting. She sees it as a big puzzle; when done right, all the pieces fall into place.
Shively Verrette Senior Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
You’d never know it by looking at her, but Karen is also a self-taught professional armadillo trapper.
Karen Quinilty Senior Vice President
The lone male in a family that includes five females, Matt is a skilled diplomat. He loves to travel and has visited almost every plantation in Louisiana. In keeping with his field, he also develops software for schools.
Matt Fruge Senior Vice President - Chief Information Officer
Well-versed in all aspects of lending, Aaron has earned a reputation as a trusted commercial banker. Away from work, he and his wife are usually chasing their son at the ball field, hunting, fishing, or golfing together.
Aaron LeBoeuf Senior Vice President
There’s a competitive sports mom who comes out in Misti when she’s cheering on her kids – watch out for her. She’s also jumped out of a plane from 12,000 feet. In her calmer moments, she enjoys hosting parties.
Misti Young Vice President - BSA and Operations Officer
Summer is Vickie’s favorite season. She looks forward to family beach trips with her kids and grandkids each year. She enjoys cruise vacations with her husband, and she is also fond of a good glass of wine.
Vickie Buckels Vice President - Loan Operations Supervisor
Born in Lake Charles, Kala spent half of her childhood in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She moved back home, raised a daughter and married a man from New Jersey who has a German last name no one can pronounce (Kool-Thaw).
Kala Kuhlthau Vice President - Branch Manager Sulphur
Renee’s banking talents spill over into her volunteer work. She serves as the treasurer for her church. She is a very active member of the congregation, also helping with the youth group.
Renee Lassiter Asst. Vice President - Assistant CFO
Mike grew up working in rice and soybean fields and speaking Cajun French. He has a strong interest in history, particularly local and Cajun history. He’s lived all over the country but has always called Lake Charles home.
Michael Hardy Asst. Vice President - Assistant CFO
A former McNeese football player, Mike remains a huge Cowboy fan. He’s also an avid hunter and fisherman, and loves to cook. His favorite quote sums up his most important business lesson, “Shy salesmen have skinny kids.”
Michael Moore Vice President - Market Development and Lending
Christa has never met a stranger. She can talk to anyone, about anything. You’ll often find her volunteering at community events, smiling and talking to everyone she meets.
Christa Comeaux Asst. Vice President - Branch Manager Nelson
Being a mom of a blended family of 7 children, she learned early on how to multitask the balance of work and home all while still producing YouTube videos on makeup and hair.
Adrianne Brignac-Gradney Banking Officer - Asst. Branch Manager Oak Park
Regina once took a leap – literally – to fulfill a childhood dream. She went skydiving and had one of the most amazing experiences of her life. Now there’s nothing she isn’t brave enough to do.
Regina Thomas Banking Officer - Asst. Branch Manager Nelson
A self-professed social coordinator, Cheryl has a wide circle of friends and organizes get-togethers for different groups regularly. She is a master of chicken foot dominoes and enjoys boating and crabbing with her husband.
Cheryl Bertrand Banking Officer - Business Development
Laurie grew up in a town so small, there were only 53 students in her class! She loves to read, listen to music and attend concerts. She works to support her travel habit.
Laurie Bonsall Banking Officer - Secondary Market Loan Officer
La Koshia is quite an accomplished pianist, having taken lessons for 12 years. Before attending law school, she taught gifted and talented middle school English and American History.
La Koshia Roberts, Esq. Banking Officer - Compliance/CRA and OFAC Officer
A college job as a teller was the first step in Ginger’s banking career. Ginger is an avid amateur geologist, thanks to really good friends and family she has collected rocks from all over the world.
Virginia “Ginger” Karcher Banking Officer - Head Teller Nelson
A huge New Orleans Saints fan, Melissa is from Ville Platte, Louisiana. She played softball all through her school and was also valedictorian of her high school class. She loves to cook and hunts deer every fall.
Melissa Miller Banking Officer - Asst. Loan Operations Manager

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