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We are pleased to offer a team of highly-experienced relationship managers who can meet all of your commercial banking needs with a custom-designed relationship and personalized attention. Their combined experience includes local business acumen plus a thorough understanding of commercial credit options, deposit and cash management solutions and even SBA lending and residential mortgage.
We'd like to introduce our professional team and invite you to contact them for all your business banking needs.
Business Loan Officer
Leslie Somes joined Sound Credit Union (formerly The Bank of Washington) in September 2018. Ms. Somes has spent most of her illustrious career right here in the Snohomish County region, most recently coming from Umpqua Bank. Having a lifetime dedication to each and every client, she has built a strong following of business partners and is known for being a true relationship manager, which has become notably rare in the industry. She is primed to help your business grow and will provide you the full banking relationship of treasury, deposit, and credit services. Community involvement and giving back have always held high credence in Ms. Somes’ career. As a lifelong Snohomish resident, she is a key partner in local high school DECA programs, teaches financial literacy courses, conducts mock interviews, and provides professional insight on student interview prep.
Business Loan Officer
TJ Forney joined Sound Credit Union (formerly The Bank of Washington) in August 2016. Mr. Forney’s relationship-oriented banking skills enable him to assist clients with unique solutions to fit all of their distinct banking needs. Being a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident has given him the knowledge and experience to offer a competitive advantage to business owners and assist them in further sustainability and organic growth. Mr. Forney can assist clients in many areas of business lending, including SFR construction lending, C&I, CRE, business lines, and more. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a graduate of the renowned University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.
Director of Residential Construction
Mr. Devery has spent his entire 29-year career in the real estate lending business. His experience in residential mortgages is unsurpassed, with a track record as a frequent top producer. Mr. Devery is a graduate of the University of Washington and is an active member of the Port Gardner Rotary Club.
Mortgage Loan Officer
Stephanie Pahlow joined Sound Credit Union (formerly The Bank of Washington) in May 2018. Ms. Pahlow has been Residential Mortgage Loan Officer or Sales Manager in the Puget Sound Region for the past 30+ years. Ms. Pahlow has been the recipient of the Five Star Mortgage Professional award for more than 5 consecutive years. This designation is based on the feedback of former clients, on criteria such as customer service, market knowledge, communication, experience, overall satisfaction, as well as production levels. Stephanie has served as a member of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood for more than 10 years, serving on the board and also receiving the title of Rotarian of the Year. Stephanie has participated as a member of the New Home Council and Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association.