Meet the Pioneer Bank & Trust Team!
Pioneer Bank & Trust professionals are ready to help with trust and estate planning services for you and your family.
Cherie A. Coleman
Vice President & Trust Department Manager
Black Hills State University (B.S., Accounting and Business Administration, 1995).
Cherie joined the trust department in 1995 after obtaining her BS in accounting and business administration from BHSU. In 1998, she graduated from Cannon Financial Institute’s Trust Operations School as an honor graduate. In 2003, she graduated from Cannon Trust School also as an honor graduate. “I love the people I work with. We are truly families taking care of families.”
Edward J. Nelson, JD, CTFA, CFP®
Vice President & Trust Officer
University of Nebraska ( J.D., 1986), South Dakota State University (B.S., Commercial Economics; B.S., Agricultural Business, 1983).
Ed joined the bank in 1991, when he brought our trust services to the Rapid City market.
Melynda L. Pfarr
Melynda has been our insurance guru since 1997 providing direction on everything from medical to homeowners insurance and claims. Melynda applies her years of experience along with her training through Cannon Financials Trust schools to assist families in mitigating risk and fulfilling their estate planning objectives. In her spare time she enjoys baking, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Kalynn Scoular, CTFA
Kalynn joined Pioneer Bank & Trust in 2004 with prior Trust and Investment experience in the Rapid City Area. She is a 2000 graduate from National American University, earned her CTFA designation in 2012 and is a 2015 Leadership Rapid City Graduate. Kalynn’s background in agriculture, and currently being a small business owner with her husband, gives her an unique understanding of many of our clients challenges. Her everyday passions include her family, community, organization and scrapbooking and she will always greet you with a smile and a warm handshake or hug.
Northern State University (B.S., Accounting and Management, 1985).
Renae is a 1985 Graduate of Northern State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She joined the Trust Department in May 2018 after 28 years in public accounting in Belle Fourche. Her public accounting emphasis was in individual, trust and small business tax return preparation, as well as financial statement preparation and audit.
She grew up on a small ranch in northwestern South Dakota. Community Service is very important to Renae and she has been involved in many local organizations. In her spare time, Renae enjoys her family, camping and horses.
We’re a trust institution. That means we’re able to offer a wide variety of fiduciary services, from estate settlement and trusteeship to portfolio supervision.Call on us for professional help with all your wealth management needs.