Meet Our Mortgage Team

Your Idaho First Bank lending team brings you knowledge and guidance founded on a personal relationship with you and a professional understanding of your personal and business finances. Together, we can develop creative and custom solutions that address all your capital needs quickly and effectively. Feel free to click on an officer's name to email them.



Alison Gillespie

SVP,  Residential Real Estate Manager

Alison has been in the mortgage industry for over 25 years. She is well versed in current legislative events, mortgage and construction underwriting and compliance, and is involved in local and national associations that are creating policy to keep the industry healthy and responsible for customers. Alison enjoys many local cultural events including the Boise Philharmonic, Idaho Botanical Garden and The Shakespeare Festival.


Lenny Frings

VP,  Residential Real Estate Operations Manager 

Lenny joined the Idaho First Bank mortgage team in the spring of 2015. With over 20 years of mortgage lending experience in the Boise valley, Lenny has worked through almost every loan scenario and has become knowledgeable in all loan programs. Having worked in all phases of the lending process, from processing, originating, underwriting and closing, Lenny understands the utmost importance of knowledge, performance, honesty and hard work and will provide outstanding service for your mortgage loan transaction.


Kate Asbury

Residential Real Estate Officer

Kate has been a loan officer since 2003 and brings a finance degree and an extensive background in humanitarian help to our team. As a certified instructor with the Idaho Real Estate Commission, teaching Lending Boot Camp for REALTORS®, she has become a trusted resource and mentor to many in the real estate industry. Though raised in Seattle, she claims the Colorado Mountains are the best place on earth. She currently resides in Meridian, ID with her husband and children


Judy Clausen

Residential Real Estate Officer

Judy Clausen is a Residential Real Estate Officer for Idaho First Bank. She has over 25 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry. Many years as a top producer and knowledgeable in all areas of lending such as Conventional, FHA, VA, Construction, and Portfolio lending. She has always loved the energy and the dynamics of the business. Judy enjoys, shopping, camping, shopping, travel, shopping, basketball…..did I mention shopping.


Emily Leavitt

Residential Real Estate Officer

As a Mortgage Lender, understanding my borrowers' financial goals with regard to home ownership satisfies my love for working with people as well as numbers. I am an extremely loyal, dedicated and integrated part of everything I do. Helping others in any capacity is really what brings me the greatest joy in life. Creative problem solving is a passion of mine and my outgoing nature has allowed me to develop excellent leadership and communication skills. When I was 14, my Mom bought me a bumper sticker for my first car that has since morphed into my life's motto: "Get Involved. The World is Run by Those Who Show Up." I am fluent in Spanish and love taking on new challenges. My favorite hobbies include fly fishing, cooking, painting, camping, writing and spending time with my family and friends…especially with my 4 year old niece!


Eric Leigh

Residential Real Estate Officer

Eric has been helping home buyers in the Treasure Valley since 2005. A former school teacher, Eric pride himself on making sure each customer knows what to expect during each step of the loan process. Eric’s goal is to educate and empower each client to achieve home ownership and realize financial stability. Eric is a husband, father of four and enjoys coaching kids in a variety of sports.


Sheila Moore

Residential Real Estate Officer

Sheila has over 10 years as a Loan Officer and has been instrumental to the growth of IFB’s lending department. She has been recognized as the Top Producer at Idaho First Bank in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. Sheila was awarded Idaho Business Review’s Top 40 under the age of 40 in late 2010. Sheila prides herself on her work ethic and enjoys spending her downtime with her husband and daughter at their cabin in Pine, ID.


Roger Schumacher

VP, Construction Loan Officer

Roger Schumacher has over 20 years of Commercial and Construction lending experience. A graduate of Iowa State University, he spent the first 11 years of his career financing agriculture in Southern California in the Farm Credit system, after which he moved into commercial/construction lending with Pacific Western Bank in Indian Wells, CA. He moved his family to Idaho in 2004 working with Farmers & Merchants Bank. Outside the office Roger enjoys spending time with his children and playing in Idaho's wilderness and sand dunes.