Meet Our Staff


Brenda Bennett
Customer Service Representative


Brenda is a long-time employee of Lowry State Bank and has lived in the Lowry area her entire life and has great appreciation for rural living.  Brenda enjoys interacting with customers throughout the day.  Her hobbies include spending time outdoors and at the lake, as well as, travelling as much as possible.



Carla Mattson
Senior Loan Support


Carla joined Lowry State Bank in 2011; she brought with her over 30 years in the banking industry.  Carla has lived in the area since the 1980’s and enjoys the rural setting that Lowry offers.  During her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.



Dave Lorence
President (NMLS #1046548)


Dave has been Lowry State Bank’s President since 2007.  He started his community banking career in 1979, after serving in the military and obtaining his business degree from St. John’s University.  A native of Glencoe, Dave has a strong agricultural background from growing up on a farm and working at a dairy farm throughout high school.  When not at the bank, Dave and his wife Sue enjoy time with family and their quiet lifestyle in rural Lowry.



Dena Onken
Operations Lead


After 15 years of experience in the banking industry, Dena joined Lowry State Bank in 2009.  The most enjoyable part of her job is getting to know customers and community members.  Dena lives in rural Brandon and spends a majority of her time outdoors with family and friends.  She also finds great joy in following her grandchildren through various sporting events.



Jamie Randt
Residential Lender (NMLS ID#1676371)


Jamie joined the Lowry State Bank team in 2020; she is a resident of Alexandria and grew up south of St. Paul.  As a Residential Lender, Jamie has the pleasure of getting people into their first homes, lake homes, and everything in-between.  Like a true Minnesotan, she enjoys spending her time outside.



John Clasen
Assistant Vice President/Agricultural Lender


John joined Lowry State Bank in 2013, with five years of experience as an Agricultural Lender.  After growing up on a dairy farm near Villard, John’s decision to purchase his own farm in the early 1980’s was a simple one.  When John isn’t working, he is trying to sneak in a golf game or two.



Shiona Olson
Senior Loan Processor


Shiona joined Lowry State Bank in 2014.  Though she was new to the banking industry, she grew up in the Lowry area.  As a Loan Processor, Shiona works with the lending team to process loans of all types.  She likes to spend her free time with friends and family and enjoys camping and the outdoors.