Janet Tempel, JD

Janet Tempel, JD

Janet Tempel has been with Peak Trust Company since 2014 as a Senior Trust Officer following the acquisition of Alaska USA Trust Company. In addition to her extensive trust administration experience, Janet also practiced law with a concentration in estate planning and business law. Her knowledge and background in trust administration help her to work seamlessly with attorneys, financial planners, and other professionals to facilitate the implementation of a wide range of estate plans. Her expertise includes helping clients establish and administer many types of trusts, including Domestic Asset Protection Trusts, Dynasty Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Alaska Community Property Trusts, among others.

Janet is actively involved in Alaska’s estate planning community and is a member of the Anchorage Estate Planning Council. She has taught community education classes on wills, trusts, probate, and LLCs, has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, and continues to keep abreast of estate planning and tax developments.

Janet received her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the Alaska Bar Association and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Trust School and Graduate Trust School.

Our Team

Brandon Cintula, CTFA, CFIRS
Brandon Cintula, CTFA, CFIRS

Chief Fiduciary Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Douglas Blattmachr
Douglas Blattmachr

Founder & Chairman of the Board

Lisa Russell, CFA
Lisa Russell, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Jonathan G. Blattmachr, JD, LLM
Jonathan G. Blattmachr, JD, LLM

Director of Estate Planning

Janet Tempel, JD
Janet Tempel, JD

Sr. Trust Officer

Nichole King, CTFA
Nichole King, CTFA

Trust Officer, Head of Nevada Office

Jamie
Jamie Rowley, CTFA

Trust Officer

Amber Gunn, CTFA
Amber Gunn, CTFA

Trust Officer

Christina Benson
Christina Benson

Trust Officer

Brenda
Brenda Tudor 

Trust Officer

Donn Lassila, CFIRS
Donn Lassila, CFIRS

Chief Compliance Officer


Michelle Stahle

Operations Officer

Gretchen Grau, CSOP, CTOP
Gretchen Grau, CSOP, CTOP

Alaska Operations Manager

Chelcie Ashwood, CSOP, CTOP
Chelcie Ashwood, CSOP, CTOP

Nevada Operations Manager

Daniel
Daniel Grondahl, CIPM

Investment Relationship Officer

Kristine Casteel
Kristine Casteel

Senior Trust Assistant


Kelsey Baldridge

Trust Assistant

Jillian Dennis
Jillian Dennis

Trust Assistant & Nevada Accounts Payable and Receivable

Mariam Hall
Mariam Hall

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Sabrina Volstad
Sabrina Volstad

Alaska Front Desk Receptionist

Josephine Cangemi
Josephine Cangemi

Nevada Front Desk Receptionist

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