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.
In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.