Some folks, OK — lots of folks, say I’m hardworking, pro-active and trustworthy. And, they seem to like these qualities in me. I also have over 20 years’ experience in both consumer and commercial lending and hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.
One of my favorite quotes is “Seek first to understand, then to be understood,” by Stephen Covey, the author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” I always enjoy meeting with members and hearing their unique stories. It’s inspiring when they share the passion they have for their customers and business.
When I arrive home from work, I’m always greeted at the front door by Lucy, my friendly German shepherd. When not hanging out with her or taking her for walks, I like to fish, garden, play golf and try out new recipes on my family. I also enjoy going to the symphony and jazz concerts with my wife. Now and then, one of my sons will even talk me into going to a rock concert.