Director Of Commercial Lending
(360) 606- 3831
Q&A with Melisa
Who is your hero, and why?
My Maternal Grandmother, Amalia, is my hero. She raised seven children and one grandchild (me) all by herself and never complained about hardships. She is a strong woman with an endless amount of love and a devout Catholic. She is one of the few people I look up to.
What does your dream Saturday look like?
My dream Saturday is sleeping in a little past 7:00 am, snuggled next to my 9 month old son and my future husband. Then getting out of bed to make breakfast for my family and watching TV all day with minimal interruptions.
Where is your favorite place to eat?
My favorite place to eat is anywhere Mexican food is served. Being a Latina, I love all Mexican cuisine . . . made with love.
What draws you to the lending industry?
I’ve been in the banking industry for the last 18 years, and I’ve held every position possible in the branches. My favorite was always the lending role. I enjoyed working with people to help them secure financing such as personal loans, mortgage loans, home equity loans, auto loans and business loans. My favorite is helping business owners get access to the loans they need to help achieve their business goals. Whether it’s working capital loans, equipment financing, commercial real estate loans or construction loans for their new locations. It’s all fun to me!
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.”― George Addair