Lesley A. Farmer, CLFP



Business Development

Lesley has vast business experience including over a decade of involvement in the finance industry. Among her many accomplishments, she was chosen as one of Minnesota’s Top Women in Business in 2017. Lesley devotes herself to many professional organizations throughout the Twin Cities, most recently serving as President of the Risk Management Association’s Minnesota Chapter as part of her 14 years as a board member.  She is also on the board of the Turnaround Management Association of MN. She has dedicated countless hours to the success and mission of both of these organizations, along with many others.

 Having been with KLC Financial since 2005, Lesley has become a go-to resource for many banks who refer their clients to her because of her flexible ability to meet their needs. This reputation has only grown stronger within the past year. Lesley is passionate about being an advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurship by providing the financing necessary to succeed in those sectors. Her creative financing options provide acceptable risk for her company, while providing solutions that enable the companies she serves to thrive.

 Lesley has two wonderful children, Kaidence is 15 and Bennett is 12. She spends all of her free time with the two of them enjoying the outdoors, cabin life, riding her Peloton and enjoying life.


Our Creative Team


Marc P. Keepman, CLFP



Spencer Thomas, CLFP



Shannon Smith, CLFP

Chief Credit Officer


Kevin Kelly, CLFP

Chief Financial Officer