North Star Credit Union’s team is committed to shaping our communities’ financial landscapes and providing members with opportunities for meaningful growth.


Leadership Team

Rich Crettol, Chief Executive Officer
Rich Crettol
Chief Executive Officer – Employee since 2005
Jennifer Stedt, Chief Operations Manager
Jennifer Stedt
Chief Operations Officer – Employee since 2017
Nikki Squires, Accounting Manager, Employee Since 2015
Nikki Squires
VP of Accounting – Employee since 2015
Peter Huberty, VP of MS, Employee Since 2016
Peter Huberty
VP of MS – Employee since 2016
Stephanie Burckhardt, Lending Manager, Employee Since 2008, 218-666-4026
Stephanie Burckhardt • 218-666-4026
VP of Mortgage Lending – Employee since 2008
Cindy Stevens, Nashwauk Branch Manager, Employee Since 1977
Cindy Stevens
Nashwauk Branch Manager – Employee since 1977

Loan Department

Lori Astleford, Mortgage Loan Officer, Employee since 2017, 218-666-4025
Lori Astleford • 218-666-4025
Mortgage Loan Officer – Employee since 2017
Crystal Scofield, Loan Officer, Employee since 2012, 218-666-4020
Crystal Scofield • 218-666-4020
Loan Officer – Employee since 2012
Alicia Dahl, Business Loan Manager, Employee Since 2016, 218-666-4024
Alicia Dahl • 218-666-4024
Business Loan Officer – Employee since 2016
Michelle Wright, Loan Processor, Employee since 2015, 218-666-4023
Michelle Wright • 218-666-4023
Loan Processor – Employee since 2015
Christie Kainwo, Loan Officer, Employee Since 2017, 218-666-4022
Christie Kainwo • 218-666-4022
Loan Officer – Employee since 2017

Member Services - Cook Branch

Jolene Wilson, Account Specialist, Employee Since 2008, 218-666-4019
Jolene Wilson • 218-666-4019
Account Specialist – Employee since 2008
Lizzie Pretti, Member Service Supervisor, Employee since 2015. 218-666-4016
Lizzie Pretti • 218-666-4016
Member Service Supervisor – Employee since 2015
Susan Stone, Member Services Representative II, Employee since 2014, 218-666-4018
Susan Stone • 218-666-4018
Member Service Representative II – Employee since 2014
Jay Linn • 218-666-4017
Member Service Representative II – Employee since 2013

Member Services - Nashwauk Branch

Lynda Carlson, Member Service Representative, Employee since 2014
Lynda Carlson
Member Service Representative – Employee since 2014
Holly Hanson, Member Service Representative, Employee Since 2017
Holly Hanson
Member Service Representative – Employee since 2017

Student Intern Program

Alli Sandberg, Senior Student Intern, Employee Since 2016
Alli Sandberg
Senior Student Intern – Employee since 2016

Administration Staff

Julia DeVries, Humane Resources Specialist, Employee since 2016, 218-666-4021
Julia DeVries
Human Resources Specialist – Employee since 2016
Dionn Hell, Accounting Clerk, Employee since 2014, 218-666-4011
Dionn Hell
Accounting Clerk – Employee since 2014
Miranda Kishel, Accounting Clerk, Employee Since 2017, 218-666-4010
Miranda Kishel
Accounting Clerk – Employee since 2017
Jody Feist, Financial Education Coordinator, Employee Since 2006, 218-666-4013
Jody Feist • 218-666-4013
Financial Education Coordinator – Employee since 2006

Board of Directors

Lara Whiteside, Board Member
Lara Whiteside
Cork Conner, Board Member
William Conner
Vickie Shelde, Board Member
Vicki Schelde
Pete Niska, Board Member
Pete Niska
Jeff Ross, Board Member
Jeff Ross

Supervisory Committee

Marla Kahn, Supervisory Committee
Marla Kahn
Bob Champa, Supervisory Committee
Robert Champa
Jodi Refsda, Supervisory Committee
Jodi Refsdal