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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.
Roy Raftery President - Chief Executive 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 Executive Vice President - Chief Financial 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 – Chief Lender
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 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.
Vickie Buckels 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.
Bobby Broussard Senior Vice President - Commercial Lender
Jonathan is from Franklin, Louisiana, and when he’s not working, he’s probably bringing his young children to one of their many activities. He loves being outdoors, whether it’s hunting, fishing or watching a good game.
Jonathan Boudreaux 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.
Renee Lassiter Senior 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.
Michael Hardy Senior 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).
Kala Kuhlthau Senior Vice President - Branch Manager Sulphur
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.
Jamie Schiro Vice President – Loan Operations Coordinator
Twenda is from Lake Charles and loves to cook for her family. She is famous for her homemade lasagna. She always has a household project underway and spends every moment she can with her five grandchildren.
Twenda Hanson Vice President – Market Manager South Lake Charles
Aimee has always called Moss Bluff home, but she is a traveler at heart and has ridden a motorcycle in 50 states. Her other hobbies include gardening, cooking, home improvement projects, archeology and genealogy.
Aimee Gilmore Vice President - Branch Manager Moss Bluff
Full-time banker and part-time DJ, history buff and collector describes Bryan. A volunteer DJ for McNeese, he collects movie posters, comic books and pop culture figures. Bryan and his wife also have three dogs and they love to travel.
Bryan Armentor Vice President/Commercial Lender
He’s from the small town of DeQuincy, but Dillan has traveled the world, visiting Belgium, Germany, Singapore, and Australia, just to name a few. When not traveling, he enjoys spending time with his two children, golfing and watching sports.
Dillan Rainwater Vice President/Commercial Lender
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 Vice President - Marketing Business Development
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.
Lisa Pinder Vice President – Compliance
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 Asst. Vice President - Loan Operations
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 – Mortgage Loan Officer
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 Branch Manager Nelson
Tessie loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Summer is her favorite season. Look for her enjoying the sun by the pool or in the barn with her horses.
Tessie Dupuis Branch Manager Oak Park
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 Bank Officer/Operations Support
Christi loves playing practical jokes on people. When she is not working, she is spending time chasing her son in his sport activities. She has also been known to wrangle a calf back into a fence wearing heels. Christi is originally from Jennings and a proud graduate of McNeese State University.
Christi Kingham Bank Officer/Loan Operations
Grace is from Lake Charles and loves being a banker. She also loves to sing and plays the piano. When she is not working, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends.
Grace Butts Assistant Branch Manager
Forget surprising Hollie, she planned her own surprise 40th birthday party and it was a huge success. Her favorite place to be is at the beach with her family and her favorite name to be called is “Granny Love.”
Hollie Saltzman Assistant Branch Manager Moss Bluff
Sam volunteers part-time in the music department at his church. In his spare time, he enjoys yardwork and watching television with his wife. He considers himself a coffee snob and his favorite food is steak, medium rare.
Sam Jimney Information Technology Officer

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