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Samantha Sandford

Samantha Sandford VP and Director of Commercial Lending

Hello, neighbor! I’m a Southwest Washington native and resident of Battle Ground. I chose to work at Columbia CU because it has a longstanding culture of putting member’s needs first and providing local, personalized service. We also offer great deposit and lending products.

The best part of my job is the opportunity to meet with clients and learn the inner working of their business and goals so I can help determine what products and services best fit their needs. I understand the importance of providing clear communications, and my clients describe me as a valued resource and partner in the success of their business

I have 18 years of banking experience, including 11 specialized in commercial banking. I earned bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Studies from Eastern Oregon University.  I’m an active volunteer for the Free Clinic of SW Washington, as part of their Development Committee and the Friends of the Free Clinic, and serve as president of the Clark County Equine Foundation.

During my free time, you’ll probably find me outdoors – horseback riding, camping, kayaking or hiking. I also like hanging out with my farm critters and playing catch with my dogs.