What neighborhood do you live in?
Lynden, WA However, lived in the valley many years prior.
How long have you lived in that neighborhood?
North Bend and Snoqualmie since 2004
What is something most people don't know about you?
I grew up in a very small (at the time) community on Vashon Island. Most people I knew had their own business and I saw the struggles that had at times and the community always rallied behind them. I love to travel and discover new things.
Why do you think it's important for people to shop local?
Shopping local provides our local businesses to thrive and give back to the community. When you shop local there is an interest that both the owner and shopper / client / member are vested in sustaining our community.
Where are your favorite places to go in the neighborhood/Valley?
The falls and both downtowns. It is a feeling of an old-fashioned community. Very warm and inviting.
What are your favorite things to do in the neighborhood/Valley? Shop and connect with the community. Hiking!
What are your favorite restaurants in the Valley?
Sigillo, Il Paesano, Francescos
What is something most people don't know about the business?
We provide small business lending to all sorts of businesses. From small equipment loans to larger SBA 7A loans.
Anything exciting going on that customers should know about?
SnoValley Innovation Center, Trail Youth Coffee Home, the Business Workshop @ Umpqua, and the many excellent programs of SnoValley Chamber of Commerce
VP Business Development & Community Relations
Working with small businesses and giving them the tools they need. We are small but mighty.
Small Business Accounts and Lending