Lender making return home

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Like many young people, Jarod Mathiason grew up in Martin County, attended college and moved to the Twin Cities because of job opportunities. Many of these people, as they get older and start families, find their priorities changing, and they return home.

Mathiason’s 20-year-old brother, Tyler, was killed in a motorcycle accident in June 2017. His father-in-law was having health issues.

“It re-shifted our values, from trying to build a career to wanting to get closer to family again. We just wanted to get back to the area,” Mathiason said. “It’s funny, but I spent the first 25 years of my life trying to get out of Fairmont and Martin County, and in the last year, we’ve been trying our hardest to get back.”

Mathiason was raised on a farm outside of Granada, graduated from Granada-Huntley-East Chain High School and then earned a business management degree from Rasmussen College. His wife, Amy (Pierson), is originally from Truman. In 2010, they moved to the Twin Cities area, eventually settling in Faribault, where he worked for a home health care company for a couple of years until a friend recruited him to work for a Mankato mortgage broker.

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