Meet Kari Skauge

Kari Skauge is the new kid on the block at Heartland Trust. She came onboard this quarter as our compliance officer. We are very glad to have her.

Tell us about yourself

I grew up in Hawley, Minnesota, and then attended the University of North Dakota where I earned a degree in business management. I started my career in the financial industry in 2013 and found my niche with compliance. Through our journey, my husband and I ended up building a home on the same farm where I grew up. I can honestly say, there is no place like home!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to spend time with family playing pinochle and cribbage, traveling, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing. My favorite chore is mowing the lawn – there is nothing more relaxing!

Tell us about your favorite life experience.

My favorite life experience has been raising our three kids. There is NEVER a dull moment in our home. They continually surprise me and push me to be a better person.

What is your favorite movie/play/book?

Pure Country, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls

What was the first car you owned?

A gray 1990 Geo Prizm with a hatchback!

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

George Strait – need I say more?!

How long have you been at Heartland Trust?

I’ve been at HTC since June 1, 2021.

What is your favorite part about working at Heartland Trust?

The people – HTC has created a wonderful culture and the wealth of knowledge is impressive! 


Here is Kari’s recipe for a unique breakfast pastry. 

Apple Breakfast

1 tube crescent rolls

1 apple

1 can Mountain Dew

Brown sugar




Divide crescent rolls into triangles. Cut apple into eight wedges and roll into dough. Place in baking pan. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the rolls. Pour Mountain Dew over the rolls.

Bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. 



Heartland TrustMeet Kari Skauge

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