Happy Trust Company - Happy State Bank

Happy Trust Company

Our Trust Company is dedicated to creating value, improving wealth, and protecting the assets of our clients. We offer personalized services to individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations as trustee, executor, custodian and investment manager.

Our dedicated staff prides itself on building strong relationships with our clients. Our team is comprised of professionals with over two hundred years of combined experience.

Happy Trust Company

Trust Officers - Amarillo

Joby J. Mills, J.D.

Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer


(806) 349-9893

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Joby has over 16 years of experience in the corporate trust industry as an in-house attorney, trust administrator, and as a department manager. Joby credits long-time mentor and friend, retired attorney and trust banker Mr. Carroll W. Sturgis, Jr., for hiring him straight out of Baylor Law School in 2001 and for his many years of invaluable mentoring that he provided to him on managing and growing a very successful trust department that also provides the highest quality of services to clients. In June 2014, Joby joined the Happy State Bank family and is the head of its corporate trust department now known as “Happy Trust Company”. He oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies and management of trust assets while ensuring that customer investment objectives are followed. Joby currently serves on the Administrative Council for the Wealth Management & Trust Division of the Texas Bankers Association. He also serves on the respective Boards of the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council, Amarillo Area Bar Association, and Amarillo West Rotary Club. Joby earned his Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa and his Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law.


Alisa Scott, J.D.

Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Administrator


(806) 349-9880

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Alisa has 13 years of banking and trust experience. Prior to joining Happy State Bank, she worked at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in New York and Ohio. Alisa was born and raised in Amarillo. She earned her BA from the University of Denver, and her JD from Syracuse University with concentrations in taxation and estate planning. She is a certified trust and financial advisor (CTFA). Alisa is a member of the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council, volunteers with Junior Achievement of the High Plains, currently serves as Secretary of the board of the Maverick Boys & Girls Club of Amarillo, and the board of the Coronado Elementary PTA.


Terry Wright

Senior Trust Officer


(806) 379-5410

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Terry has over 30 years in trust and banking experience. During his tenure in trust banking, he has been involved in farm and ranch, real estate, and oil and gas management. Prior to joining Happy State Bank’s Trust team, Terry served as Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer for Herring Bank. Terry graduated from West Texas State University with a degree in Agriculture Business and Economics and serves on the boards of Amarillo Potter Venue District, Agriculture Development Association (WTAMU), Tri State Fair and Rodeo, and the Coors Cowboy Club, Inc.


Terri Wright

Vice President & Trust Officer


(806) 379-5409

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Terri Wright, Vice President and Trust Officer, joined Happy State Bank and Trust Company in April 2015. Terri began her banking career in Amarillo, Texas in 1987. She has extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of trust investments, administration and operations of a Trust  Department over the past 30 years. Terri has attended Amarillo College and is a 2000 graduate of the Texas Trust School offered by the Texas Bankers Association. Terri volunteers her time and services to several charities in Amarillo. She currently serves as a trust administrator of accounts for individuals and non-profits.


Trust Officers - Dallas

Chris Klemme, J.D.

Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer


(972) 407-4959

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Chris has been a licensed, practicing attorney since 1991. During his 20 years in private practice, Chris spent the first 13 years in a litigation practice, and spent the next 7 years running his own estate planning, probate and probate litigation practice. In 2011, Chris entered the bank side of trust practice with Regions Bank, where he served as a Vice President and Sr. Trust Officer. Chris joined Happy State Bank in June 2014 to expand the bank’s trust practice into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.   He received his B.A. in Political Science from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and received his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law in Waco.


Trust Officers - Fort Worth

Jason Carter, J.D.

Vice President & Trust Officer


(817) 989-3960

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Jason has been a licensed attorney since 2012. Prior to joining Happy State Bank, he worked as a securities licensed advisor and portfolio manager for a boutique wealth management firm. In December of 2016, Jason joined Happy State Bank to serve as the trust officer in Fort Worth. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas, M.S. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University, and J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law.


Trust Officers - Lubbock

Bryan Limmer

Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer


(806) 798-4827

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Bryan has worked in the trust field since 1993. Bryan is a Texas Tech University graduate with a degree in Animal Science and spent 6 years as a County Extension Agent with Texas Agri-Life Extension Service. Bryan is a graduate of the Texas Bankers Association Trust Schools and has attended the Cannon Trust School. In his role with Happy Trust Company, Bryan handles trust and estate administration, manages investment accounts and IRA’s and has a background with farm/ranch and oil, gas and mineral management. Bryan also serves as the head of the Trust Company for the Lubbock region. Bryan volunteers with the American Diabetes Association and the Lubbock County Livestock Show Association.


Eric Barbee

Vice President & Trust Officer


(806) 798-4828

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Eric has over 19 years of trust and banking experience and is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University. As a Trust Officer, he has administered numerous trust, estate, IRA, guardianship and investment relationships. He has handled farm and ranch properties, as well as managing mineral interests on behalf of clients. Eric has attended the Texas Bankers Association Trust I School, along with numerous other trust and estate-related seminars. Eric is a member of the South Plains Trust and Estate Council.



Todd Wetsel

Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Investment Officer


(806) 349-9901

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Todd has 14 years of trust and banking experience. He started banking with Bank of America while attending West Texas A&M University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration, he went to work for the trust department at Herring Bank where he served as an assistant trust administrator. Todd enlisted in the United States Army in 2005 and served two tours of duty in Iraq. In 2010, he joined Happy State Bank where his principal duties include market research and portfolio management. Todd has attended the Texas Trust School and Texas Graduate Trust School offered by the Texas Bankers Association. He is a member of the Amarillo East Rotary Club and serves on the board of the Wesley Community Center Foundation.


Farm & Ranch Mgmt

Kevin Rider

Vice President, Farm & Ranch Services


(806) 349-9940

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Kevin has 12 years of Specialty Asset Management experience with an emphasis on Farm and Ranch Management. Earning his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from Texas Tech University, Kevin spent the first 9 years of his career in the Sorghum Seed Industry before beginning his banking career. At Happy Trust Company, his primary duties include managing all specialty assets including farm, ranches, homes, commercial properties, and oil/gas interests. Kevin is a member of NARO.



Buffy Haden

Vice President & Trust Operations Officer


(806) 349-9890

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Buffy has over 25 years of trust and banking experience. Buffy began her banking career on the commercial side of the bank. In January 1995, Buffy joined a local trust department as an investment assistant and then later as a trust administrator. In her current role with Happy State Bank, Buffy’s primary responsibility is oversight of trust operations. Buffy graduated from West Texas A&M with a Master’s of Business Administration. Buffy is a member of the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council.


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