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!
Roy loves to travel and follow his son, a Top Dragster driver on the NHRA racing circuit. When not traveling or working, Roy enjoys spending time at home with his wife and 3-legged rescue dog Cooper.
President - Chief Executive Officer
Jeff is social, but he’d rather you call or stop by for a visit than connect on social media.
Executive 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.
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
You’d never know it by looking at her, but Karen is also a self-taught professional armadillo trapper.
Senior Vice President
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.
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.
Senior 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.
Senior Vice President - Loan Review
College baseball pitcher turned banker, Bobby found his calling in helping local businesses be successful. He’s been doing that for over 40 years. When it comes to food, he loves to eat but hates to cook.
Senior Vice President - Commercial Lender
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.
Vice President - Controller
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.
Vice President - Human Resources
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).
Vice President - Branch Manager Sulphur
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.”
Vice President - Market Development and Lending
Jamie has worked in banking since she was 17. She grew up in Westlake and can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. She’s not the only Jamie Schiro in her family; her husband and stepson all have the same name.
Vice President - Market Manager Westlake
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.
Asst. Vice President - Loan Operations
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.
Asst. Vice President - Marketing & Business Development
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.
Asst. Vice President - Branch Manager Nelson
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.
Banking Officer - Asst. Branch Manager Nelson
Aaron’s been in banking since the age of 18, when he landed a teller job while opening his first bank account with his graduation gift money. He relaxes by playing video games and builds custom gaming computers.
Banking Officer - Asst. Branch Manager Westlake
Jon works behind the keyboard during the week, but he switches to guitar for the local band “The Tugboats” and at Water’s Edge Church. His other pastimes include working out and riding motorcycles.
Banking Officer - Information Technology Officer
Lisa is a compliance officer who ironically thrives on adventure and adrenaline when she’s off the job. She loves to travel and is proud to be called a Mickey Mouse fanatic.
Banking Officer - Compliance 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