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Business finance Team

Terry Butikofer

Terry Butikofer

Managing Director


(208) 589-3836

Terry joined Altura in September of 1985. Terry currently serves as the Managing Director of the company and oversees operations with the assistance of a group of dedicated and talented team members.  Besides overseeing company operations, Terry is also the President of Altura (the loan division) and directs the Workforce Development effort for the company in partnership with the Idaho Department of Labor and the Idaho Workforce Development Council.  Terry is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Corporate Training with an emphasis in Human Resource Development. Terry makes his home in Rexburg, Idaho. He is the proud parent and grandfather of four children and eleven grandchildren.  Terry enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Katie Cook

Katie Cook

Sr. Closing & Servicing Specialist


(208) 589-4281

Katie joined Altura in 2015. She prepares loan documents and closes new loans for our many borrowers.  Katie also maintains and services our loan portfolio.  She enjoys working with borrowers by providing them with the best service she can to make the closing and servicing experience easy for them. Katie graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. Before coming to work at The Development Company, she worked as a licensed Realtor and still enjoys dabbling in that occasionally.

Forrest Grigg


Loan Officer


(208) 589-7208

Forrest joined Altura as a Loan Officer in 2021 after spending 10 years working in the manufacturing industry. He graduated from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. Following graduation, he went on to spend 10 years working in International Sales & Business Development. During this time, he also earned an MBA from Utah State University.  Forrest was raised in Eastern Idaho and has made Rexburg home with his wife and two children. He cannot imagine a better place to raise his family than right here in Eastern Idaho and finds great satisfaction in building the local economy by helping business owners start or expand their businesses.

Katie Jensen

Katie Jensen

Credit Analyst


(208) 589-6782

Katie considers herself a transplant to Rexburg and is originally from Iowa. She graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2019 with a degree in Business Finance. She started working for the company in 2018 doing underwriting and processing for new loan applications. Her passion to help small businesses has grown. She hopes to be able to continue to assist in growing and supporting the communities and businesses in Southeast Idaho through financing.

Katie also enjoys spending time with her husband in the outdoors and appreciates living in this area. They love a variety of activities including: snowboarding, hiking, biking, playing frisbee golf and camping. Katie and her husband welcomed their first baby girl in early 2021 and are excited for this new adventure.

Leslie Giles

Leslie Giles

Closing & Servicing Specialist


(208) 589-6350

Leslie joined Altura in 2020 after spending 12 years with the US Postal Service.  She grew up in Rexburg and has always loved the beauty and adventure found in southeast Idaho.  She prepares loan documents, closes new loans, and services the loan portfolios for our many borrowers.  She loves working with our borrowers and enjoys watching the success and growth our company helps businesses achieve.  Leslie has 4 children who keep her and her husband running.  They are always busy with supporting kids in their activities, sports, community, traveling, family, and friends.

Leslie Giles

Laura Griffeth

Loan Processor


(208) 589-6512

Laura is a Loan Processor at Altura with nine years experience in the lending industry helping individuals and businesses with their financial needs.  Specializing in commercial lending, Laura uses that experience to help businesses effectively grow and succeed.  By focusing on analysis and underwriting, Laura has been able to put the Economics degree and Business Management minor she earned from Brigham Young University to good use.  Over the years, Laura stepped away to raise her children but is excited to be back in the financial industry helping individuals and business achieve their financial goals. When she is not at Altura, Laura is chasing her kids to their latest rodeo or basketball game and loves spending time in the outdoors as much as possible.