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  • Amy Bruscato

    Amy Bruscato

    Vice President, Mortgage Banking Leader

    NMLS# 299280

    Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 713-2205 Contact MeApply Now

    As Vice President of Mortgage Banking, Amy Bruscato leads Northwest Bank’s Mortgage Team to ensure Customers receive the best possible experience. Amy works with our Customers on home purchases, home refinancing, and home improvements. She also ensures the bank’s Team has the necessary resources to serve Customers, while supporting other divisions within Northwest Bank.
     

    Amy is a graduate of Boylan High School and attended Loras College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and their blended family of four. On weekends, she likes to travel to Galena, Illinois or attend a Cubs game in Chicago.

  • David Zegunis

    David Zegunis

    Mortgage Originator

    NMLS# 227860

    Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 986-4934 Contact MeApply Now

    David Zegunis joined the Northwest Bank Team in 2014 and is a hometown boy who was born and raised in Rockford. David’s primary responsibility is helping Customers find a financing solution for their dream home. He’s been a mortgage originator since 2000, and enjoys the diversity of Customers, each with their own unique dream.  

    The youngest of four children, David is very close to his family, many of whom live in the Rockford area. He loves to golf, fish, grill, travel and cheer for his favorite teams: the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks.

  • Sherry Bell

    Sherry Bell

    Mortgage Loan Originator

    NMLS# 1740968

    Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 713-2224 Contact MeApply Now

    Sherry comes to Northwest Bank’s Mortgage Team with 20 years of local title and real estate experience. As a familiar face to many, Sherry is looking forward to helping buyers to own their very first home and to helping existing homeowners meet their current and future financial needs. Sherry is married to Ryan, and they have a blended family with three preteen children. Sherry’s hobbies include cheering their children on in sporting events, enjoying quality family time together, crafts, scrapbooking, upcycling old items and cooking.

  • Angie Johnson

    Angie Johnson

    Mortgage Specialist

    NMLS# 1439682

    Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 312-5610 Contact MeApply Now

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    Angie Johnson joined Northwest Bank Mortgage Team in September 2018 as a Mortgage Specialist. Angie's role will primarily offer home mortgage solutions for not only Northwest Bank but also its affiliate market. That includes German American State Bank, Lena State Bank, State Bank of Davis, and State Bank of Freeport. Angie has been involved in the lending industry for more than 15 years and is highly focused on the client experience.

    Angie is a graduate of Stockton High School (go Blackhawks!) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Columbia College. She enjoys quality time with her family, "glamping" with her friends, and spoiling her dogs. In her free time, Angie proudly cheers on her nieces and nephews in their sporting events, and plays poker with her grandparents.

  • Cathy Crain

    Cathy Crain

    Business Development Mortgage Specialist

    NMLS# 509210

    Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 986-4932 Contact MeApply Now

    I started in Banking in 1977 and moved into the mortgage side of it in 1987. I was born and raised in Rockford. I have two grown boys both are in the Banking industry. My oldest, Jordan, is the Chief Risk Officer for Old Second Bank in Aurora. My youngest, Corey, is in the mortgage area at Blackhawk Bank. I love spending time with my family and as much time as possible with my new grandson, Quin.  In my spare time outside of family, I enjoy running, photography, art and working out. I love building deep relationships with my clients and my new role with Northwest Bank will allow me to assist in Business Development with the Commercial and Retail departments as well as originate mortgages.

  • Kelsey Thruman

    Kelsey Thruman

    Mortgage Loan Originator

    NMLS# 1773080

    Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 713-2213 Contact MeApply Now

    Kelsey Thruman joined the Northwest Bank Mortgage Team in February 2018. She has had numerous positions in the mortgage industry in the last five years, this includes Compliance, Processing, Loan Assistant, and now Mortgage Loan Originator. Kelsey’s primary responsibility is helping customers navigate through their financing options that will best suit their financial needs. She is the younger of two siblings. Kelsey likes to spend her free time with her family, friends, and dog. She takes a lot of pride in her three nephews and loves cheering them on in their sporting events.