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Meet Our Team

Commercial Banking

Peter D. Carvell
Senior Commercial Banking Officer and Vice President

As a banking professional with 21 years of experience, I have lived in the Brattleboro community for over 40 years. Before joining BS&L in 2008, I gained experience serving as a teller, personal banker, branch manager, consumer lender, and small business lender, working for Vermont National Bank and Chittenden Bank. My industry-specific education includes the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson, the Mass Bankers Association School for Commercial Lending, and extensive training in business development, financial statement analysis, SBA lending, leadership skills, and relationship management. Outside of work, I have volunteered my time serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, President of the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Holton Home, and Board Member of the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce. My wife, Toni, and I have two grown children, Kyle and Brett, and we reside in Brattleboro with our two rescue dogs, Lola and Rosie. An avid basketball player for over 42 years, I continue to play three times a week at 5 a.m. 

Patti Hurd
Commercial Banking Officer and Assistant Vice President

I joined BS&L in 1998 when the commercial department was established and currently as a commercial banker I continue to serve the local businesses in the area.  I am eager to help with all aspects of commercial banking and enjoy assisting the financial needs of the businesses while building relationships with them. 

Outside of my work, I enjoy biking, camping, snowshoeing, sewing, and cooking, along with spending time with her husband, three grown daughters and seven grandchildren. 

I believe in supporting the community and have done this by serving as former president and secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Brattleboro and other organizations in the community where I live. 

Bob Davis
Commercial Banking Officer

A native of Southern Vermont, I began my banking career with BS&L in 2009. I joined the Commercial Banking Department in 2012, where I spent several years gaining experience as a Commercial Credit Analyst, then developing into my current role as a Commercial Banking Officer. My commercial banking experience, paired with my knowledge of accounting, financial statement analysis and taxation, motivates me to better serve the broad range of businesses in our community. I graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2014 and Master of Science in Accounting in 2016. I continue to volunteer with the United Way of Windham County in various capacities, including as a Certified Tax Preparer for their Volunteer Income Tax Preparation program. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, and spending time with my family. 

Lisa Herzig
Commercial Banking Assistant

I joined the Commercial Banking Department in 2016 as the Commercial Banking Assistant.  I have an extensive background in customer service and administrative functions having spent 14 years in Retail Management and 17 years as a Department Coordinator at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. I am familiar with this area having lived in Brattleboro for over 25 years.  Working at BS&L provides the unique opportunity to work with our customers professionally and with the added personal touch that only a community bank can provide.

 

Personal

 

Theresa Masiello
Vice President Senior Retail Officer

As Vice President and Senior Retail Officer I oversee the Bank’s offices and branches, working with each of the managers and their teams to provide excellent service to our customers.  I frequently collaborate with the operations and technology folks to develop services like our new mobile banking apps, mobile check deposit and cash management services for businesses.  I love helping our customers, both individuals and businesses, achieve their financial goals throughout the various stages of their lives – it’s a great feeling to know that I’ve made a difference!  Working at BS&L allows me to be involved and engaged in both our business and our community, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Karen
Branch Manager Putney Road Office

I have just recently joined the Brattleboro Savings & Loan Team, and I am excited to put my 27 years of experience working with local customers and  businesses to work building a strong team, and bringing our commercial and personal services and expertise to our new Putney Road Branch. I look forward to meeting you, and providing you, and all of our customers, superior service.

Aly
Assistant Branch Manager Main Office

I am the Assistant Branch Manager in our Putney Road Office. I started at Brattleboro Savings & Loan 9 years ago working in the Career Center Branch as part of an internship in high school.  I was a teller for a few years at our Main Office location, then I worked in the Operations Department specializing in debit cards, online banking, and other in depth customer needs.   Assisting customers with their financial goals is most important to me.  Working at Brattleboro Savings & Loan has given me the opportunity to become more involved in the community I was born and raised in.  

Jane
Teller /Personal Banker

I have been working for Brattleboro Savings & Loan for almost 6 years, and I am a Teller at the Putney Road Office.  Besides being a teller, I also fill in as Customer Service and Supervisor whenever needed.  I enjoy working with people, so assisting customers with daily banking needs is important to me.

Bernadette
Receptionist/Information Desk Main Office

I have worked at Brattleboro Savings & Loan for nine years, and I make a point to acknowledge and greet all customers entering the bank and then direct and assist them to their area of interest.  I provide general administrative support to the retail area, and I am the Community Room contact. Often called “the face of the bank”, I’m usually the first person customers come in contact with, and as such, I think it’s important to welcome every customer and greet them by name whenever possible.

Linda 
Senior Personal Banker

I have a total of 35 years of Banking experience.
I have worked at BS&L for 7 years.  I started at the career center branch as a teller and working with students.  I also open up new accounts for consumers & businesses which includes IRA contributions and distributions , online banking, debit card, consumer loans and any other needs that may come up.  I enjoy working with customers to assist them with their financial needs
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Ella
Personal Banker

I have been with Brattleboro Savings & Loan working in Customer Service both as a teller, and as a personal banker. What I do is important because I help to show the community that we are a dependable, loyal bank and the experience here is always friendly.

 
 
 
 

 

Amanda
Teller

My name is Amanda and I’m a teller at Brattleboro Savings & Loan I’ve been with the bank since March of 2016. I’m an energetic, fun person with a great personality. I bring excellent customer service skills and smiles to BS&L. I reside in NH with my fiancé, my beautiful baby boy and my four legged child.

Roxanne
Teller

Hello all my name is Roxanne. I have two children that are eight and three which I adore and my fiancé and I just recently bought a house that we are finally settling into. I have recently joined Brattleboro Savings and Loan as a teller. My responsibilities include running and processing transactions for our customers. As a local customer of the neighborhood friendly bank myself I have always appreciated the warm and welcoming atmosphere BS&L brings to our community. I hope to assist in strengthening the personalized professional and friendly connection between our bank and our customers.


Mortgage 

 
Mia DeAngelis NMLS# 487902
Vice President Residential Lending

I bring over 25 years of lending experience to the team, and in conjunction with my knowledge of residential lending, I would like to think my passion for helping new and existing homeowners, comes across in each relationship I make.

Helen Wachtel NMLS # 488141
Assistant Vice President-Senior Mortgage Officer/Correspondent Mortgage Banking

“High Tech but still High Touch” – the best of both worlds in a mortgage professional. A mortgage lender for over 30 years and a technology advocate always on the lookout for new investors and mortgage programs for my borrowers, she is best known for the creative and personal attention she gives to borrowers.

Jim Johnson NMLS #488142
Mortgage Officer

When asked for statement, Jim's answer came easily! "I have been able to help members of our community realize their dreams of home ownership for 19-years". With his warm demeanor and lending expertise, Jim is an asset to the BS&L team.

Linda Hescock NMLS #1536097
Mortgage Officer

Our lives are strung together with memories and a lot of the best ones begin at home. Whether it be your first home or a vacation home it is more than just walls and a roof -it is a place to connect with the people you love, decompress and be together.  Getting to be a part of making these memories a reality seems like pretty important work. With a combination of 20 years and counting with BS&L I hope to create long lasting relationships throughout the community as I help people reach their goals of home ownership.

Susan Russell NMLS #1658532
Loan Production Manager/Sr. Underwriter

I have been working for over 23 years to help people obtain their dream of owning, building or improving their homes, by overseeing the loan production of residential mortgage lending and processing from start to close.

Leah
Mortgage Loan Processor

I began working at Brattleboro Savings and Loan four years ago. I’ve been a Teller, a Personal Banker, and now a Loan Servicing Representative. I’ve enjoyed helping people in the retail area and look forward to providing the same great service to our loan customers.


 Operations

Tammy L. Bischof 
Vice President- Operations

 I have been providing customers service, product innovation, marketing and operations expertise for 25 years, in Windham and Cheshire Counties.

Sherie Lewis-Berg
Customer Operations Manager

I joined BS&L in 2005 and throughout the years, I’ve been dedicated to serving the financial needs of our customers in our Retail, Mortgage and Operations areas.  In my current position as Customer Operations Manager, I focus on guiding our customers through all areas of electronic banking including debit cards, online banking, mobile banking and cash management services.  I work closely with other department managers and their teams to enhance our products and services.  

In all the various positions I have held at BS&L, the one consistent factor is my passion for giving superior customer service to my community.

Stacy
Customer Operations Specialist and Online Banking Guru

A lifelong resident of the Brattleboro area, I have worked behind the scenes, for the past 8 years providing our valued customers with a variety of account assistance, including online banking, and debit/ATM card security.

Wannetta
Customer Care Operator

I have been with BS&L for over 11 years. Though my main responsibility is to answer the phone when you call, my desire is to make sure that you receive the utmost professional service you deserve. I like to think my years of service shows in my ability to assist the community.

Loan Servicing

Melanie
Assistant Vice President -Loan Servicing

I have worked as a banker for more than twenty-five years, and I now head up the Loan Servicing Department at BS&L.  I have the privilege of leading the team that cares for your loan after you’ve signed on the dotted line!

 
Jeff
Loan Servicing Representative

I have worked in banking, in various capacities, for almost 10 years; previously working for BSL in the Commercial Lending division. After moving out of the area for a while I have returned to BS&L as a member of the Loan Servicing team. In this role I work to ensure that our loan customers are cared for and that they have someone to come to with any of their questions.  

Nicole
Loan Service Representative

I have been at Brattleboro Savings for 5 years.  Starting as a teller then I was promoted to Head Teller and now I am enjoying my Loan Servicing position.  My job consists of assisting customers with questions about their loans, discharging paid off loans, paying taxes and insurance, booking new loans and many other tasks.  I love my team they are very supportive and we have a great time together. 

 

   

 Finance

Julie
Controller

I am a native Vermonter and have lived in Guilford for most of my life.  I began my career at BS&L in 1983 and have held the position of Controller since 1997.  I enjoy volunteering on Boards and Committees within the community.   I have two children, Travis & Stephanie that both live locally.  I also has a baby Grand-daughter named Audrina!

Michele
Finance and Benefits Specialist


I have been our liaison between management and employees for the past six and a half years, handling all Human Resource responsibilities. I cover several areas of finance including Accounts Payable and Payroll. Having grown up in Vermont, I left the state for many years but have since returned and I thoroughly enjoy the many wonders of Vermont.

Debbie
Operations Specialist

I have been BS&L's Operation Specialist for 20 years this year!  I have worked in finance departments since I graduated from High school.  Before coming to BS&L I worked at the Town of Brattleboro for 17 years in the treasurer’s office and then as the Treasurer.

Sheila
Finance Manager

I have been with the bank for thirty years, starting as a part timer while still in high school!  I have lived in the Brattleboro area my entire life, growing up in Guilford.  I now live in West Brattleboro with my husband Rick. We have two sons, Eric and Kyle, who also live in Brattleboro


Administration

Dan Yates
President & CEO

As a banking professional with over thirty-five years’ experience in community banking, I have the privilege of leading a group of dedicated employees who understand that everything we do, for everyone we meet and help is what sets us apart from the big banks. Southeastern Vermont is an incredible collection of communities that seems almost as if it is one, maybe not so big, community, and my role is to see that we continue a greater than 100-year tradition of providing the best financial services to our customers that can be found here. My office is in the lobby, and when I say my door is always open and you’re welcome to stop in…I mean it!

Tom Martyn
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President

I’m the Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.   An employee for (almost) 4 years, and a director for 4 years before that.  I have 36 years of experience in financial and operations management in a wide range of businesses, including public accounting, energy efficient building products, organic spice and coffee trading, engineering services and insurance.   I manage the internal processes that support the lending and retail banking staff in their interactions with our customers.  A very significant part of this role is ensuring that the Bank’s assets and liabilities are properly deployed to create a fair and sustainable return to the Bank while providing sufficient liquidity to meet the Bank’s and our customers’ needs and controlling the Bank’s risk from changes in interest rates.

Compliance

Donna
Assistant Vice President | Assistant Compliance Officer | Assistant BSA Officer

I have worked at BS&L for 22 years as a Branch Manager and have a total of 33 years of banking experience. Recently, I moved into the Compliance Department in order to assume the role of Compliance Officer and BSA Officer, since our current Compliance Officer will be retiring at the end of 2017. Ensuring that the bank is compliant in every way will be a great challenge and I’m sure very rewarding! I also participate in the bank’s partnership program with the Windham Regional Career Center located at the Brattleboro Union High School. Currently, I co-teach the Personal Finance class and chair the Business Advisory Committee. Teaching continues to be a rewarding experience for me. Helping students develop a good work ethic is important to both their future and that of our workforce.

IT Department

John C. Keiler,   
Vice President Information Systems, CIO

Over 25 years of experience in information security and banking information systems management. A transplant from south Florida and a graduate of Miami University, Oxford OH and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, John brings with him a knowledge of banking compliance, disaster recovery, and deep sea fishing.

Patty Clements
Network Engineer

Patty has over 15 years’ experience in information technology in primarily Federal agencies.  A transplant from suburban Maryland she enjoying the hills of Western Massachusetts and Vermont.  Patty brings her experience in Federal regulations and compliance to the bank.  She is a Triathlon enthusiast.

Jason
Computer Specialist

Jason started his career at BS&L as a high school student before working full-time as a Teller and occasional Customer Service Representative. During that time he got to know many of our wonderful customers and was committed to making their experience as best as possible.  Currently he is our Computer Specialist where he works with disobedient technology in addition to other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

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