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Meet our Commercial Lenders

LifeStore Bank's commercial lenders are more than experts in finance—they're your neighbors and well-wishers. We’re ready to work alongside you to ensure your business receives the support it deserves to flourish and serve our community. Meet the professionals behind our tailored lending solutions.

Hal Hood

Hal Hood

Watauga Market President


Meet Hal

Hal worked in Hospitality Management before starting his career as a banker. He enjoys using his expertise in running a business to help his clients reach their full potential. As a Boone native and Appalachian State University graduate, he's deeply connected to his community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. Beyond banking, Hal is a dedicated "girl dad" and a fitness and nutrition enthusiast. Embracing the philosophy of David Goggins—"Don't focus on what you think you deserve. Take aim at what you are willing to earn"—he approaches every day with the determination to create meaningful change.


Awards Logo ABOUT LIFESTORE BANK Founded in 1939, LifeStore Bank is committed to creating vibrant communities by providing excellent financial services. We offer personalized banking solutions that assist our customers in achieving their goals. At LifeStore, innovation and tradition converge to help you build your legacy.
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