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Shreveport

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5009
Shreveport, LA 71135

Physical Address:

2137 East Bert Kouns Ind. Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105

Phone Number:

318-524-2900

Fax Number:

318-524-2904

Shreveport Office Staff

Jon Fielder

Vice President/Branch Manager

jon.fielder@louisianalandbank.com
With LLB since 1992.

My favorite part of working at LLB is
the people I work with and the customers that I serve. I have been blessed to be surrounded by great quality people. Many of these customers and fellow employees have become some of my closest friends. Rural land owners are the backbone of this country.

I do what I do (at LLB) because
my career has provided me with a passion for rural real estate ownership, of which the Ark-La-Tex area provides great opportunity. Rural land ownership provides not only an additional income source with asset diversification, but it can also provide enjoyment. The enjoyment of land ownership may be difficult to measure monetarily, but it can help provide an emotional bond with a family member or friend. I don't know of any stock or bond that can accomplish this. A child or grandchild, who inherits family land, inherits a long term, enjoyable connection to the family as compared to inheriting cash that can disappear quickly. I enjoy working for the Louisiana Land Bank, who provides the best financing gateway to help make a land ownership dream come true. Whether it is a home site purchase, a purchase of an income producing timber tract, or purchase of a hunting paradise, it is rewarding for me to be able to help in any way I can.

My favorite thing to do outside work is
spending time with my family on our farm most of all. I live on a Caddo Parish cattle and timber farm southwest of Shreveport, where my immediate and much of my extended family live. My stress level usually drops once I hit the Fielder Farm gravel road.

What most people don't know about me is that
I enjoy kayaking. My son graduated from high school in 2013, which left a pretty big void. I filled it with kayaking. Since 2013, I have kayaked several water bodies. Some of my favorite water escapes are Broken Bow Oklahoma, Buffalo River Arkansas, Cross Bayou, Twelve Mile Bayou, Red River, Bodcau Bayou, Dorcheat Bayou, Cypress Lake and Cross Lake. It provides me with great exercise and is a good stress relief.

The people who inspire me the most are
two people. My mom and dad are my champions in life and deserve an MVP award. My parents recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. They have provided a consistent support role for me as well as a great example to follow. They both love each other greatly and are best friends. They have challenged me in life to be a better person, and to think of others first. When I grow up, I want to be like them!

I give back by
through my church, Westview Christian Church, where I’m a deacon. I serve a wonderful church who loves the Lord. I have coached girls’ basketball, as well as boys’ baseball, football and soccer.

I am most grateful for
my savior Jesus Christ. I am blessed to have a loving family and friends. I am so grateful to live in the United States of America, where I have freedom. I am humbled by the many soldiers that have sacrificed greatly for the freedom that I have today.

Aside from food/water/shelter, the one thing I couldn’t go a day without is
my salvation and my family.

Shining professional moment I’m most proud of is
working with David Ogletree most of my career – this has provided many cherished memories. The Shreveport Branch portfolio volume increased by over 3 times its size from 1992, which was when we began working together. Also, being able to hire the current Shreveport team is one of my most proud moments. I am truly blessed to work with great partners at the Shreveport Branch and I look forward to making some great moments in the future.

James "Bubba" Fuller

Vice President/Lending

james.fuller@louisianalandbank.com
With LLB since 2012.

My favorite part of working at LLB is
I enjoy the personal interaction with other LLB employees and with customers/prospects on a daily basis. I truly feel like we are all members of the LLB family.

I do what I do (at LLB) because
when we lived in Bastrop, LA, and I worked for a commercial bank, I developed a passion to work with customers in the field of agriculture. Being able to work with this segment of the economy is a blessing to me.

What most people don't know about me is that
that as a kid, growing up in a small town in North Central Louisiana, I never dreamed of traveling outside of the state, much less the USA. As it turns out, I now have a son living in Baton Rouge, two daughters living in Pennsylvania, and one daughter residing in Stuttgart, Germany. As a result, the hobby that takes up most of my time, and money, these days is traveling.

The person who inspires me the most is
my dad. I grew to understand more about life and the important things in life by his example, and not just from his words. Even though he is now deceased, I can still hear him.

I give back by
through my church.

I am most grateful for
unmerited grace.

Aside from food/water/shelter, the one thing I couldn’t go a day without is
interacting with people!

Tammy Ogrinc

Senior Loan Administrator

With LLB since 2012.

My favorite part of working at LLB is
having an extensive commercial banking and sales background, I can honestly say that joining the ranks of Louisiana Land Bank has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There is so much talent in this organization. The willingness to work as a team, sharing skills, and accomplishing goals has been refreshing! But, most of all, my favorite part is working with just some REALLY GOOD PEOPLE!

I do what I do (at LLB) because
I enjoy being able to help our members succeed and prosper in the agricultural industry, and sharing the love of the land with future generations.

My favorite thing to do outside work is
spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and photography.

What most people don't know about me is that
that within just a few hours of the F-5 tornado in Joplin, MO on 5/22/11, I was literally "boots on the ground". I spent several weeks (12-16 hours a day) working alongside my sister, who was a resident of Joplin, sifting through rubble the size of confetti, for any and everything (people, animals, family heirlooms, medals of honor, documents, photos, medical devices, clothing, etc.) all over the city. We helped set up Mission Joplin, organized food/clothing drives and had the opportunity to work with Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief Team. It was, by far the best and worst time of my life! I am forever changed by the time I spent there, seeing such unbelievable grief, devastation and loss. However, the outpouring of support from around the world and the resiliency of the residents of Joplin was incredibly inspiring and restored my faith in humanity. As Jesus said, "Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for ME." I thank HIM daily for the privilege of planting me right smack in the middle of that horrific disaster!

The person who inspires me the most is
Jesus Christ

I give back by
volunteering, chairing and organizing charitable events, both large and small, for various non-profit organizations for over 30 years. Service to others is my passion!

I am most grateful for
being an American and having the opportunity to live, work, speak, and worship freely in the greatest country in the world!

Aside from food/water/shelter, the one thing I couldn’t go a day without is
my Bible.

Shining professional moment I’m most proud of is
being awarded "Outstanding Young Person of Lincoln Parish" by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce in 1996.

Connie Wallace

Loan Administrator Associate

With LLB since 2012.

My favorite part of working at LLB is
definitely the people! Louisiana Land Bank is like having an extended family and I am very fortunate to be a part of it.

I do what I do (at LLB) because
I can help our customers accomplish their dreams.

My favorite thing to do outside work is
spending time with my family, traveling, and sports.

What most people don't know about me is that
that I was born in Guam. My father was in the military and retired at Barksdale Air Force Base.

The person who inspires me the most is
Jesus Christ.

I give back by
helping others put together events. My daughter had a fall festival for some of the special needs children in our area and had a great turnout. Seeing their faces light up is so rewarding!

I am most grateful for
the servicemen and women that protect our great country.

Aside from food/water/shelter, the one thing I couldn’t go a day without is
my family.