Please browse the episodes below and send us your questions at MoneyMinute@SpiritBank.com!
2022 Money Minutes
Meet Melinda Mercer, SpiritBank Board of Directors
SpiritBank Board Member, Melinda Mercer, has had many exciting life experiences including a ride on an ostrich, eating a mopani worm on an African safari and cycling 500+ miles across northern Spain. When not on an adventure, you can find her spending time with her family and grandchildren, cooking, gardening and entertaining.
View Season 3, Episode 6:Inflation
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Meet Joe Hill, Cash Management Officer
A resident of Bristow, Joe spends a lot of time volunteering in his community. When he’s not at work, he is grilling on his Hasty Bake, riding motorcycles, working on classic cars or at the softball field watching his daughters play!
View Season 3, Episode 5: Relationship Banking
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Meet Carla Curtis, Lender, NMLS# 1184086
Carla has been with SpiritBank for over 40 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family (husband, two daughters, two son-in-laws and three grandchildren), going to the lake and taking hikes and nature walks.
View Season 3, Episode 4: Home Equity Loans
Meet Brent Blansett, SBA/USDA Lender
Brent, a native of Bristow, is an OU super fan. When he’s not cheering on his favorite team, he is helping out in the community, playing golf or spending time with his wife and daughter.
View Season 3, Episode 3: The Differences Between SBA and USDA Loans
Learn more about USDA Loans here.
Meet Jason Dietzel, Mortgage Lender, NMLS #146783.
Not only is Jason a mortgage lender, but he is a US Army Veteran and medic. When you find him outside of the office, it will most likely be in the great outdoors. From camping, to hiking, to fishing, to water skiing, Jason loves it all!
View Season 3, Episode 2: The Benefits of a Pre-Approval for your Home Loan
Learn more about our Mortgage loan options here.
Meet Jacob Brallier, Commercial Lender.
Jacob is an SBA Lender who has previously worked at the Small Business Adminstration working on Covid Relief and Economic Industry Disaster Loans. When he’s not at work, you can find him spending time with family, reading, cooking, or playing music.
View Season 3, Episode 1: SBA Loans vs. Conventional Loans
Learn more about SBA loan options here.
2021 Money Minutes
Meet Becky Iverson, Consumer Lender.
In addition to being a bright face at SpiritBank, Beckie is also a family and sports photographer. She spends her free time as a “baseball mom” and checking off new locations on her travel bucket list.
View Season 2, Episode 5 – Budgeting
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Meet Joy Kelly, Chief Operations Officer, EVP.
Joy is a nature lover who has ridden the luge in Calgary at the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics and even zip lined in Glacier National Park. She loves spending time outside with her dog, Beau.
View Season 2, Episode 4 – CD Secured Loans
Meet Yesett Pina, Mortgage Lender (NMLS# 1249515).
Yesett is bilingual and loves to help her customers make their home loan dreams come true.
View Season 2, Episode 3 – ITIN Program
Meet Alex Gifford, Chief Credit Officer.
Alex has many hobbies including golf, woodworking, coaching his kids’ teams and traveling. He is “Lucky” to have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that follows him around like a shadow!
View Season 2, Episode 2 – Cash Flow
Click here to learn more about SpiritBank’s Cash Advantage product designed to help small businesses with their cash flow.
2020 Money Minutes
Meet Joy Kelly, Chief of Service Delivery, and star of Episode 1 of the Money Minute.
Joy is an animal rescue advocate and avid snow skier whose adventures have also taken her scuba diving in the Bermuda Triangle (true story!)!
View Episode 1 – Unprecedented Times
Meet Bill Lee, Chief Loan Officer
Bill is an Arkansas native, weight lifting buff and math enthusiast.
View Episode 2 – Commercial Lending
Meet Debbie Moss, Sapulpa Market President
Debbie is a certified scuba diver with a bucket list wish to swim with whale sharks one day! Her favorite hobby is fishing with her dad – he still baits her hook for her!
View Episode 3 – Good credit
Meet Julio Tirado, Director of Internal Audit
Julio plays the guitar and enjoys regularly jamming with his son who plays the bass guitar. He has practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 5 years, and loves the challenge of jiu-jitsu competition. You can also find him enjoying all things tropical!
View Episode 4 – Cyber Security
Meet Rachel Jones, Bristow Branch Manager
Rachel is a huge baseball fan who once auditioned for “Let’s Make a Deal!” You can find her playing with her dachshund or watching her two boys playing baseball when she’s not in the office.
View Episode 5 – Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards
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