Nicole Aarestad

Nicole Aarestad

SVP/Commercial Banker

What I enjoy most about working at Bell is the teamwork that goes into taking care of clients. In my role, I help businesses work toward achieving their financial goals by finding ways Bell’s services can enhance their operations. While I work directly with commercial loans, I also often coordinate with various bank departments on how we can best serve our clients.

I appreciate the relationships I develop with customers and being able to learn about their businesses and goals. I also enjoy when I get to know their employees.

A Larimore, N.D., native, I earned an associate’s degree from the University of Minnesota Crookston and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Parkville, Mo.-based Park University. I’ve worked in banking since 1997, and that means I have plenty of experience in credit underwriting and lending.

My husband, Aaron, and I live in Fargo, N.D., and have 4 children. Outside of work, I spend my time reading, going to the lake, golfing, watching my kids’ activities and being outdoors when the weather permits.