Meet Our Team

Shayna Ferguson

Manager/Loan Officer

I have been an employee of the Lakota Federal Credit Union since October 18, 2012 – shortly after the credit union received its charter and before we officially opened our doors to the public in November that year. As a manager, I play many roles here at the credit union. I also do underwriting for loan products, assist members with opening accounts, open Share Certificates, and work the teller line processing everyday transactions for members.

I was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation here in South Dakota and am a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. After graduating as valedictorian of the class of 2005 at Red Cloud Indian High School, I attended South Dakota State University and then later Oglala Lakota College.

My goal is to provide our surrounding communities with easier access to a financial institution, which is member owned and not-for-profit. I enjoy conducting community outreach to the Oglala Lakota Nation and encouraging our people to utilize the products and tools that we provide here at home on the Reservation.


Lexxi Hunter

Teller/Member Service Representative

I grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. I graduated Little Wound High School in 2014 and then enrolled in college classes at Oglala Lakota College to study in Nursing. I have been an employee of the Lakota Federal Credit Union since June of 2015.

As the Teller/Member Service Representative of Lakota Federal Credit Union, I enjoy providing service to our members and helping them with their daily transactions and other services. I also provides services to new people by encouraging them to join our team and become new members to Lakota Federal Credit Union.


Averia Fast Horse

Member Service Representative

I started working for Lakota Federal Credit Union in May of 2021 and I am a Member Service Representative. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe. I grew up in Pine Ridge and attended Pine Ridge High School. It’s been an honor to be a part of Lakota Federal Credit Union. It brings me joy to be able to help nonmembers become a member of LFCU.   While opening accounts I also have the opportunity to inform our members what we have to offer here at the Lakota Federal Credit Union with all our convenience products and services.


Sarah Frelsi

Collections Specialist

I am the current Collections Specialist for Lakota Federal Credit Union where I have been employed since June of 2020.  My position involves loan collections and loan underwriting as well as general member services including opening new accounts, processing teller transactions, and providing financial education courses.

I am originally from Wyoming where I graduated from Natrona County High School in 2013 and then went on to attend the University of Wyoming. In 2018 I graduated with  Bachelor’s degrees in both Animal & Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Business with a concentration in accounting.

I look forward to developing strong relationships with our members and helping them achieve the financial goals they have!




Shay Old Horse

Member Service Representative