Four Bands is proud of our highly experienced and qualified team of staff members and board of directors. As long-time residents of the area, our team has an intimate understanding of what it is like to start or expand a business on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation and beyond. We believe that by helping this generation build assets, we are improving the quality of life for future generations. We are passionate about creating economic opportunities for individuals, families, and youth.
Lakota Vogel
Lakota Vogel
Executive Director
(605) 964-9337
April Anderson
April Anderson
Loan Officer
(605) 964-9332
Alissa Benoist
Alissa Benoist
Director of Programs
(605) 964-9331
Chaylyn Birkeland
Chaylyn Birkeland
Loan Administrator
(605) 964-3687
Tori Chasing Hawk
Tori Chasing Hawk
Loan Officer
(605) 964-9339
Shalyn Hawley
Shalyn Hawley
Director of Operations
(605) 964-9338
Darla Lawrence
Darla Lawrence
Director of Finance
(605) 964-9333
Elaine Neigel
Elaine Neigel
Loan Officer
(605) 964-9334
Tommy Robinson
Tommy Robinson
Regional Revolving Loan Fund Manager
(406) 748-6107
Kristen Stambach
Kristen Stambach
Director of Lending
(605) 964-9335

Kelsey Scott, Chairperson
Natural Resource Director for Intertribal Agricultural Council in Eagle Butte, SD; resident of Armstrong, SD; joined the board in 2017; member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Vice Chairperson
Founder and Lead Precoverist of Precovery Labs, photographer, and writer; founder of Four Bands Community Fund; resident of Takoma Park, MD; joined the board in 2020.

Noorie Brantmeier, Secretary
Partner at Seven Sisters Community Development Group and Associate Professor at James Madison University; resident of Penn Laird, VA; joined the board in 2020; descendant of the Arapaho and Saponi tribes.

Mary Kaye Gesinger, Treasurer
Finance Director at Intertribal Agriculture Council; resident of Armstrong, SD; joined the board in 2022; member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Seth Pearman
Tribal Attorney for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in Flandreau, SD; resident of Sioux Falls, SD; joined the board in 2018; member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Jade Farlee
Owner of Farlee Trenching and Trucking; resident of Eagle Butte, SD; joined the board in 2019; member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.        

Mark Stevens
Assistant Vice President at 1st Financial Bank in Dupree, SD; resident of Dupree, SD; joined the board in 2022.

Brittany Brooks
Assistant Executive Director of YMCA Seven Fires in Dupree, SD; resident of Dupree, SD; joined the board in 2023.

Melissa Swan-Curley
Senior Loan Officer at Akiptan; joined the board in 2023; member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Phone: 605-964-3687
Fax: 605-964-3689
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
412 S. Main Street