Northrim Bank Announces Five New Hires
Northrim Bank is proud to announce new hires of Timothy Breeden, Commercial Loan Officer- Wasilla; Rana Hill, Corporate Secretary; Megan Liska, Technical Development Manager; Wolf Toller, Training Manager; and Scotty Watkins, Commercial Lending Team Lead- Fairbanks.
Breeden joins Northrim with fifteen years of experience in the financial industry, ten of those years as a lender. He holds a bachelor’s degree of applied science in management from Wayland Baptist University. A lifelong Alaskan, Breeden serves on the board of Gateway Community Council and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, where he was a Big for a few years.
Hill comes to Northrim Bank with more than twenty-five years of experience working with public and private companies with an emphasis on SEC filings and board of directors and shareholders meetings. She comes to Alaska from Atlanta, Georgia, where she was active with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and a founding board member of SNAP 2 IT, a Georgia animal rescue organization.
Liska joins Northrim Bank with more than sixteen years of experience in the financial industry. During her time at Alaska USA she developed policy, procedure, training, and other materials for systems and front line related processes.
Toller comes to Northrim Bank with fifteen years of experience in the financial industry, twelve of that in training. He holds a BBA from Wayland Baptist University. Toller is ISSP certified (Integrity Selling for Service Professionals) and is an active volunteer with The Reality Foundation.
Watkins joins Northrim Bank with more than thirteen years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked in banking in both Nome and Fairbanks. Watkins holds a bachelors in animal science from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and an MBA from the University of Alaska Southeast. He volunteers with Ducks Unlimited and coaches Interior League Baseball and Basketball.
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Diving into Alaska Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry Alaskans are probably familiar with, even if they’re unfamiliar with the term itself. Broadly, aquaculture refers to the cultivation of numerous species of fish and aquatic plants, such as shellfish, algae, and finfish, as well as enhancement and restoration projects designed to increase wild populations of specific species, says Heather McCarty, vice-chair of the Alaska Mariculture Task Force.