Meet Our Business Lenders
Local people helping local business.
John M. Clark
John left banking in 1991 when he acquired a local manufacturing company. He and a partner managed the original company along with two other acquisitions over a fifteen-year period before selling the businesses in 2006. After the sale of his business, John re-entered Commercial Banking in 2006 and in 2008 became Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at his previous bank.
In 2015, John joined West Shore Bank as Senior Vice President/Senior Lending Officer. He maintains his own Commercial Loan portfolio while also managing the bank’s other nine Commercial Loan Officers.
His background in managing and owning a business for many years (or as his customers call it – “working on the other side of the desk”) together with his commercial banking background allow for a unique perspective when putting together loans for his customers.
John enjoys anything outdoors. In 2015, he climbed Mt. Holy Cross in the Rockies – ascending to 14,005 feet. He spends most of his free time with his family. Coming from a family of six siblings, his wife from a family of eight siblings, with five children, ten grandchildren and many in-laws and nieces and nephews most of his holidays, weekends and vacations are a blur!
Shortly after, he returned home where he would lay down his roots and officially begin his career in banking as a commercial credit analyst at a community bank. This opportunity played a fundamental role in his growth both personally and professionally. It was easy for Ryan to see the value in working for a local community bank simply because it aligned perfectly with who he was and is as a person. It supported his core values, the way he was raised by his family, and he knew it would lay a strong foundation for all his choices and decision-making moving forward.
Ryan has a unique perspective on banking having served in many different capacities including the roles of a commercial credit analyst, personal banker, client service manager, and eventually commercial loan officer from years 2010 – the present day. This widespread knowledge of the industry allows him to transition from one area to the next with ease, instilling confidence and trust in his clients, which lets him focus his time on the heart of what he loves, which is providing great service and building client relationships.
An avid outdoorsman, Ryan spends a lot of his free time hunting, fishing, golfing, boating, and of course, spending time with his family and close friends. These are things he is very passionate about and would not find nearly as much joy in them if he were not sharing the experiences with the people he loves. He and his wife, Brianna, grew up together and they have two kids, Henry and Grace.
Lori VanAntwerp was born and raised in Traverse City. She then moved to East Lansing, earning a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University. She returned to TC shortly after graduation, having a better appreciation of the beauty of the area and a deep desire to raise her family where she grew up. She has 3 children and spent many weekends driving around the state for hockey tournaments and practices. Two of her 3 children have graduated from college and learning the fun of ‘adulting’. Her youngest will be a senior at TC Christian School.
Jordan is a Traverse City, Michigan, native who relocated to the Manistee County area in 2004. He is a graduate of Northwood University with a BBA in Marketing Management, an AA in Business Management and an AA in Entertainment, Sports, Promotion and Management. He also graduated from the Michigan Bankers Association / Risk Management Association Commercial Lending School through Michigan State University and the Robert M. Perry School of Banking through Central Michigan University, where he was awarded the ‘First Place’ Bank Simulation Award. He began his career in Banking in 2004 as a Credit Analyst and shortly thereafter was promoted to Commercial Loan Officer.
Jordan along with his four daughters, Zoe, Willa, Ellie and Harper resides in Onekama, Michigan, where they enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, hiking, spending time outdoors, skiing, sledding, cooking and taking random adventures with their three dogs, Avett, Scout and Mac.
Mike Jeruzal is a graduate of Aquinas College and the University of Oklahoma Commercial Banking program. He has over forty-eight years of banking experience, all of which have been spent in West Michigan. Customers find Mike to be well-experienced in Commercial Lending as well as Community Banking and creative in his approach to assisting them, and meeting or exceeding their expectations.
Darla Jones is a Bear Lake, Michigan, native, currently residing in Manistee, Michigan.Darla received an Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree from WSCC, a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Davenport University and a Master of Business Administration from Davenport University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Robert M. Perry School of Banking from Northern Michigan University.
She has expansive banking experience including Financial Center Management, Consumer Lending, Commercial Portfolio Management, Commercial Credit Analysis & Underwriting, and Commercial Lending.
In her role as a Commercial Lender with West Shore Bank, Darla is genuinely focused on providing exceptional service and guidance to customers to help them with their banking needs. She believes that lending solutions are multi-faceted and evolve throughout business life cycles. Furthermore, highly valuing relationships that are formed and establishing life-long connections with customers.
In her spare time, Darla enjoys spending time outdoors, walking with her Boxer dogs, reading, and traveling.
Bobby Fisher has been in banking since he was in high school. His first job was as a part-time teller in high school. He continued to excel in banking as a commercial lender and branch manager in the Big Rapids area for 10 years after graduating from Calvin College with his business degree in 2006. Upon earning his MBA from Michigan State University in 2016, Bobby relocated to Muskegon where he worked as a Senior Lender, joining West Shore Bank in 2020.
Bobby’s strong understanding of small businesses assists him in growing and serving businesses in the Muskegon area. He believes in structuring deals to best meet the needs and goals of each business he works with. Bobby also has knowledge of a wide-range of lending programs, helping him deliver results in diverse situations.
Spending time with family, especially his wife and two kids, is Bobby’s favorite pastime aside from traveling, sports, yoga, woodworking and indulging in quality food.
Damon Tondu is Frankfort, Michigan native, joined West Shore Bank in 2016 and has over thirty years of banking experience. He is responsible for developing new commercial loan and deposit business, as well as managing existing loans for the Bank, working out of the Frankfort Branch.
Damon resides in Frankfort, MI with his wife Nancy, and spends most of his free time with his family.
Adam Sheren began his career in consumer finance where he oversaw a branch of 14 employees and managed an extensive portfolio. He joined West Shore Bank in 2012 as a loss mitigation specialist. During his four years in that position, Adam aided the Bank in managing its portfolio to historically low levels of delinquency within the lending portfolio and much more. In 2016 Adam transitioned to the Bank’s Commercial Credit Department and served as a commercial loan analyst for 3 years, helping analyze and underwrite lending for the Bank. In January of 2020, Adam became a portfolio manager and commercial lender and focuses on growing his portfolio by meeting local businesses’ borrowing needs.
He spends his weekends outside with his family. Married in 2012, Adam and his wife and have 3 children—Lawson, Brantley and Ayla. In the summer, you can find them on the golf course, fishing or racing dirt bikes all over Michigan. In the winter, they spend their time snowboarding at Crystal Mountain or ice fishing one of the many lakes in West Michigan.