Meet Barb Hilde

Barb Hilde

Barb Hilde

Barb Hilde joined Heartland Trust Company in September as our Administrative Associate.  She has been a great addition to our team, and we can’t wait to try her Ham and Cheese Sliders with Eggs.

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in Grafton, North Dakota, and still enjoy going back to visit family and friends. I attended Mayville State College for two years and moved back “home” where I began my banking career. I moved to Fargo in 1988 and continued working in banking and in the mortgage area. I currently live in Moorhead with my husband, Jeff. I have two stepchildren, Samantha and Spencer, and we have three fun grandchildren, Christian, Jaxon, and Willa.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, shopping, watching sports, and doing anything with family and friends. You can find us at Big Cormorant Lake in the summer, and on the cold winter days I like to do puzzles.

Tell us about your favorite life experience.

 My favorite life experience was a two-week family vacation to the East Coast. We saw many sights along the way and experienced many of the historical memorials and monuments in Washington, D.C. We also traveled to Niagara Falls, which was beautiful. We saw too many things to mention. I also had an opportunity to travel to Spain with a friend which was a trip I will always remember.

What is your favorite movie/play/book?            

Some of my favorite movies are Grease, Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing. They are oldies but goodies.

I am not a huge book reader, but I did really enjoy the Hunger Games series.

What was the first car you owned?

The first car I owned was a 1980 Red Buick Regal.  I thought it was such a neat looking car, and I remember being so happy that I bought my own car.

If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

Princess Diana. She always appeared to have a shyness about her, but I was intrigued by her gracefulness, compassion, and charisma. I would love to hear what she had to say about living life as a “royal.”

How long have you been at Heartland Trust?

I have been at Heartland Trust since September 18, 2023.

What is your favorite part about working at Heartland Trust?

The people I work with. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming.  Everyone works hard but they also like to have fun, which makes it an enjoyable place to work.

Do you have a favorite recipe you would like to share?

Ham and Cheese Sliders with eggs are a favorite for breakfast/brunch at the lake or when hosting family and they are easy to make.

Ham and Cheese Sliders with Eggs


Deli Ham, Hawaiian Rolls, American Cheese, Eggs, Butter, Poppy Seeds (optional)

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat a 9×13 baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Next, slice the rolls in half lengthwise and lay the bottoms on the baking dish.
  • Place an even layer of ham over the buns in the baking dish.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, scramble the eggs with 1 tablespoon. of butter, and layer over the ham.
  • Cover the eggs with American cheese and put the bun tops on.
  • Melt the remaining two tablespoons of butter and brush on the tops of the buns. Sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.
  • Heat in the oven 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Enjoy!

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