Growing up on a farm south of Bertrand, Beverly’s roots run deep in the area and the agricultural community. She started her banking career in Nebraska and completed her extensive career in Colorado. Beverly returned to Bertrand in 2008 when she and her husband, Bob, married. Her daughter, Sarah Bell, serves in the military as a Combat Systems Officer and is based in Oklahoma. Bob’s son and daughter‐in‐law (Jeremy and Cristal) own The Hansen Gallery at the Herald and Those Blasted Signs and Designs in Bertrand and have a daughter, Addison, and son, Bishop.
Bev is a founding member of the Bertrand Area Community Fund. She has served as treasurer since BACF’s inception in 2011 when the community was issued a 1:1 Challenge Grant. BACF recently completed their second challenge grant, the Holthus Hometown Challenge, raising $450,000 for their unrestricted endowment.
Bev’s NCF involvement includes being a Peer Mentor, serving on the Expo Committee, Sponsorship Committee, and Community Impact Committee. She is actively involved with Bertrand Area Chamber, Bertrand Agricultural Society, Bertrand Days Events, and other community organizations. She was a board member of Phelps County Community Foundation for six years and chaired several sub committees for them.