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Every member of the Alpine Bank team is invested in your success. From our relationship bankers and managers to our mortgage lenders, investment team and trust experts, you get the quality and personalized service needed for a great banking experience. Use the filters below to narrow results by Location and Division.

  • Cass Wolfenberger

    Cass Wolfenberger

    Senior Vice President, NMLS# 133909

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2493 Get in touch with me

    Contact Cass Wolfenberger

    Cass has been providing mortgage expertise to homebuyers, for over two decades.  He was employed by Alpine Bank before becoming an owner and co-founder of a successful, local mortgage banking firm.  He says, “That experience gave me the global view of not only the entire mortgage supply chain, but also the business practices required to be successful in a highly complex and competitive environment.” 

    As a Rockford native, Cass continues to give back to the area by volunteering for United Way, Breast Cancer awareness events and Northern Illinois Food Bank.

  • Michael Urnezis

    Michael Urnezis

    Vice President Regional Lending, NMLS# 133911

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2758 Get in touch with me

    Contact Michael Urnezis

    Mike has been in the financial industry for 20 years, with 16 of these years in the mortgage lending field.  He was an owner and co-founder of a local, successful mortgage banking firm.   A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Finance, Mike was born and raised in Rockford and currently resides in Boone County.

    He remains active in the community by being a charter member and board member of The Parks Kiwanis Club and is active in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

  • Randy Foss

    Randy Foss

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #327861

    Location: Alpine Bank - Roscoe Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 623-3317 Get in touch with me

    Contact Randy Foss

    Randy knows the needs of the communities he serves, having been raised in the Rockford area. Randy’s experience in the financial industry and real estate lending, as well as his willingness to go the extra mile to help customers feel comfortable with the loan process, have been beneficial to Randy’s customers.

    Randy has kept his roots in Winnebago County where he is actively involved in The Parks Kiwanis Club and is a member of the Rockford Road Runners.

  • Beth Girard-Phillips

    Beth Girard-Phillips

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #562040

    Location: Alpine Bank - Belvidere Downtown Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 544-7223 Get in touch with me

    Contact Beth Girard-Phillips

    A Rockford-area native, Beth originally joined Alpine Bank back in 1990. Since then she has been utilizing her decade-plus of experience and extensive knowledge of mortgage banking in combination with her customers’ needs to provide the best recommendations.

    Beth remains active in the Rockford area by being involved in the Belvidere Chamber, Rockton Chamber and Rockford Chamber.

  • Rob Grindle

    Rob Grindle

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #462766

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 229-3223 Get in touch with me

    Contact Rob Grindle

    Born and raised in Rockford, Rob attended Rockford Public Schools and Rock Valley College.  He went on to study at Arizona State University.  Rob started his banking career in 1984 and has been in Mortgage Lending since 1989. 

    Fast, quality service is Rob’s forte.  His experience to guide customers through the home financing process, combined with his 7 day a week availability with hours from 7:00am until 11:00pm, makes him well-suited to meet customer needs and schedules.  He can also get loan approvals to customers and Realtors on nights and weekends.

  • Stacy Jones

    Stacy Jones

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #565711

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2752 Get in touch with me

    Contact Stacy Jones

    With 25 years in the local real estate market, Stacy prides herself on providing the best and easiest home buying experience possible.  As a part of the Alpine Bank family, she has access to an unmatched network of resources.

  • Eric Klein

    Eric Klein

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #1457134

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (630) 781-4054 Get in touch with me

    Contact Eric Klein

    Eric has been in the financial industry for 19 years, building a career that has spanned roles in insurance, mortgage and brokerage. He now returns to the mortgage business as a Mortgage Banker, motivated by his desire to provide the peace of mind and protection to those seeking a mortgage. Whether a first-time home buyer armed with questions, or a growing family looking for professional guidance as to the best mortgage for their situation, Eric appreciates the difference that a seasoned professional can make in providing a great experience.

    Originally from Syracuse, New York, Eric moved to Illinois in 1985. He attended Wheaton College, where he received his BA in Psychology. He now lives in Batavia with his wife and two children. He volunteers his time with Cal’s Angels, a non-profit aimed at granting wishes and providing financial assistance to the families of children fighting cancer.

    Eric is located in Batavia and provides Alpine Bank Mortgage services to the Fox Valley Market.

  • Sandi Marinelli

    Sandi Marinelli

    Mortgage Banker NMLS #462770

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2737 Get in touch with me

    Contact Sandi Marinelli

    Sandi’s knowledge of local lending trends and her close relationships with a network of local realtors help her provide the best mortgage solutions for her customers. Well known and respected throughout the community, Sandi has a great reputation for helping her customers through the mortgage process.

  • Ken Muehlfelder

    Ken Muehlfelder

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #523645

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2738 Get in touch with me

    Contact Ken Muehlfelder

    Ken has been in the mortgage lending field for over 15 years.  He prides himself on customer service, listening to his customers and working with them to find a program that will fulfill their needs.  He is well-versed in conventional, FHA/VA and construction loans.  He specializes in 1-4 family investment properties.

    A Past-President and JCI Senator of the Rockford Jaycees, Ken remains loyal to the communities he serves.  He devotes his time by volunteering as a member of an early responder disaster team, where he is FEMA trained to enter disaster areas to help affected residents.

  • Chris Paul

    Chris Paul

    Mortgage Banker NMLS #559664

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2760 Get in touch with me

    Contact Chris Paul

    Chris is a native of Rockford and has over three decades of experience in local real estate, with most of those in mortgage lending. With her expertise, Chris focuses on making the mortgage process as easy as possible for customers and prides herself on ensuring her customers are making an informed decision with their mortgage.

  • Frank Valentine

    Frank Valentine

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #462776

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2785 Get in touch with me

    Contact Frank Valentine

    Frank has been with Alpine Bank since 2005, helping customers choose the right loan program for purchasing or refinancing. Using his vast experience in loan origination, Frank prides himself on guiding customers through the loan process to find the right loan solution.

  • Tom Weingartner

    Tom Weingartner

    Mortgage Banker NMLS #462777

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2742 Get in touch with me

    Contact Tom Weingartner

    Since joining Alpine Bank in 1995, Tom continues to provide help, not a hassle, for customers and their home loan needs. A Luther College graduate, Tom caters to customers’ needs with his flexible hours and ability to identify the right mortgage program for each individual he works with.