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Akiptan is proud to bring you the team of people who are helping to make a change in Indian Ag Finance. Below you can meet our team of staff and the professionals from across the country that make up the Staff and Board of Directors. 


Sarah Frelsi

Loan Officer | 605-301-0477

Sarah Frelsi lives on the Pine Ridge Reservation and helps run a multi-generation cow calf operation with her partner and their daughter.  She is originally from Wyoming where she attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science and Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Business in 2018.  Sarah worked at a Native Owned federal credit union as a loan and collection specialist before joining Akiptan, Inc.  She believes that agriculture is the single most important industry to any community, and giving ag producers the support they need will not only help their businesses but also strengthen their communities.

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