April 28, 2022

Meet Riverland Employee Christian Lizaola!

Meet Christian Lizaola, a new VP/Business Banker at Riverland Bank. Christian was born in Mexico City, but grew up in southern Minnesota. He attended Minnesota State University, Mankato and graduated with a business administration degree. Christian has been working in banking for several years – he started in an underwriting role and transitioned to commercial lending focus. His passion is to help customers see their business dreams become a reality, and he looks forward to doing this at Riverland Bank! Learn more about Christian from his Q&A below.

Q. What do you like to do in your free time for fun?

A. I have two rescue dogs, a German Shepherd chow and a Husky/hound mix, so I love bringing them to Purgatory Park with my fiancée, Heather. When I’m not with the pups, I enjoy playing hockey and going to Life Time Fitness. It sounds like there are a few golfers at the office here, so I (reluctantly) will have to take some lessons.

Q. What is your favorite book or movie?

A. I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan, so it will always be Space Jam.

Q. What is a cause or topic you are passionate or curious about?

A. Volunteering and donating to animal rescue organizations.

Q. What is your favorite quote?

A. “You get out what you put into it.”

Q. What else would you like to share about yourself?

A. Through community banking, there are many great ways to get involved in the community, so I look forward to the opportunity to do that here. I was born in Mexico City, so being involved in the Latinx community and being able to help Latinx business owners is something I look forward to doing with Riverland Bank. No two days are alike in banking; meeting people from all walks of life and being in a position to help out their business goals and dreams is what I am most passionate about!