I grew up along the Wasatch Front in the beautiful state of Utah, but for the better part of my life have been in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. I am a Washington State Cougar, but don’t hold that against me. I have been working in the commercial & consumer finance industries for more than 16 years specializing in customer service, collections, asset management, bankruptcy and litigation. I have managed teams large and small and have lots of good stories to tell. I believe in building people and managing process, and that with good people, tools, technology, and the right approach you can create a competitive product and provide really excellent service. I enjoy travelling, but my 4 (younger) kids make that a bit more challenging so at this stage in life sometimes a trip to Target is as good as it gets. I love to cook and create culinary wonders (as in “I wonder what that’s supposed to be?”). If I’m not in my office or the kitchen you’ll probably find me in my workshop ankle-deep in saw dust working on my latest project.
I grew up wanting to do nothing more than supply apples to the world. As a fifth generation Washington apple farmer, I was passionate about the industry and the product. I spent my first spring break, at the tender age of 6, gathering tree prunings from the orchard with my grandfather.
When it came to equipment, I was always the guy who happened to be running the piece when it broke. That might be why I now help suppliers and businesses finance equipment rather than operate it. I am still passionate about the Washington apple industry, but I have become just as passionate about the equipment finance industry.
Instead of being the fifth generation to operate our family's business, I help multiple generations successfully operate their own.
Whether you are an equipment supplier that needs a financial partner to provide financing to your customers or a business that needs a solution, I can help your business grow. Consider letting me show you how equipment finance can effectively be used as a tool to run your business for generations to come.
Mike Arness, CLFP
I am originally from the Midwest. My wife Deb and I moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest after we were married. Here in WA state we raised our family. I entered the finance industry in 1991 and have never left. This experience is of great value when dealing with our clients. My original company was ClearView Financial. We merged with Allegiant Partners in 2013 and have evolved to AP Equipment Financing. Our merger allowed us to become a direct lender, which offers a much broader range of services and programs.
I am Director of National Accounts. I work with both the client when they purchase equipment and with the vendor who is selling the equipment. We are proud of the amount of repeat business we do with our clients. We also set up finance programs for manufactures, vendors and dealers to finance the equipment they sell.
When not behind my desk or on the road, my passion is the outdoors. I am an addicted snowmobiler, dirt bike rider, hunter, fisherman, golfer, hiker, kayaker etc. Deb and I own a cabin in the Cascade Mountains and spend much of our spare time there with our kids and grandkids, friends and of course our yellow labs.
William Mennesson, CLFP
I was born in Florida, though my family moved to my mother’s home state of Oregon early in my childhood, allowing me to grow up in Central Oregon. After graduating from University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, I began my career as a Business Banking Credit Underwriter at a regional bank. My wife and I relocated to our hometown of Bend, OR in 2015 and I took a job at a community bank, before joining AP Equipment Financing in July, 2016. Here at AP, I work as a Credit Manager, underwriting credit requests for our various target industries. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and young daughter. We love all the different outdoor activities available in Central Oregon including skiing, camping, fishing and hiking. I appreciate the opportunity to provide financing for our customers, while maintaining credit quality for our shareholders.
Briana Gagné, CLFP
When joining the AP Equipment Financing team in 2013, I began as a Funding Coordinator moving through the ranks and moving to our PNW office in beautiful Bend, OR in 2015. I am proud to have become a Certified Leasing and Finance Professional in 2016 and as I gained knowledge and experience was transitioned into my current role as the Funding Operations Manager. My responsibilities are wide and varying. I am still heavily involved in the day-to-day processes of documentation and funding working with internal staff, vendors, and customers, but as a manager I am also involved in higher level goals, process mapping, and always improving our efficiencies. I am grateful to work with an amazing team here at AP Financing and pride myself on the relationships built with our staff and our customers.
I am equal parts adventurer and homebody. After hours and weekends, my husband and I love going on dates to the movies, a local watering hole, hiking, or getting on the river. I love writing, blogging, yoga, and am also happy curling up on the couch with a book and our puppy.
Jennifer Fitzgerald, CLFP
I was lucky enough to join this innovative and growing company, AP Equipment Financing, in May 2011 as a Client Coordinator. In 2014, I was honored to join the Certified Lease & Finance Professionals (CLFPs) who are committed to upholding the best practices in our industry.
Currently, I hold the role of Credit Manager and oversee all internal and syndicated transactions. I’m also involved in the constantly evolving process of improving Credit-related operations and the creation of training material for our team.
I was born in California and raised in Oregon. To-date my biggest adventure has been traveling across the Pacific Ocean to meet my extended family in the far away beaches of the Philippines. I now reside in the beautiful state of Washington with my husband. On our off hours we enjoy eating great food and taking road trips whenever we can!
Sylvia Greninger, CLFP
I grew up on a farm in a small Central Washington town, Mansfield. I moved to Wenatchee where I attended the local college and earned an Associate’s Degree in Business. In 1990 I went to work for a small leasing company in the credit department. From there I worked in various departments within the Lease/Financing Industry from credit, sales support, doc/funding, to management positions. Having such a broad experience within the industry, I decided to test for and achieved my Certified Lease and Finance Professional designation in 1999.
In 2013, ClearView Financial, the Lease/Financing company I was working for, was purchased by Allegiant Partners. I am currently a Sr. Funding Coordinator where my main focus is on documentation while supporting the sales staff.
My personal time is spent with my husband fishing and camping where my passion for photography allows for some great photos. I also enjoy reading, canning, and gardening.
Chris Enbom, CLFP
I was born and raised in the North West. I spent most of my childhood in Corvallis, Oregon and I was very active with ski racing, hiking, water skiing, golfing, playing soccer, baseball, running…just being a “normal” hyperactive kid. I was involved in lots of clubs as well – including model UN (I actually was elected Secretary General of our state!) and other political clubs. I spent three months as an exchange student in Tunisia, North Africa my junior year in high school.
I decided I wanted a bigger city university experience, so I attended UC Berkeley and received a degree in Political Economy (political science and economics). I took six months off and worked for a Senator in D.C, and spent a semester in France but ultimately decided to learn Japanese and more financial skills so I ended up in Tokyo working for a leasing company in the late 1980s.
Japan was booming, and I sold Japanese aircraft leases to investors in Japan and helped airlines and railroads finance equipment all over the world.
I met my wife Margot in Japan (she is from Alberta, Canada) and we eventually moved back to San Francisco where I continued to do structured big ticket equipment finance for Bank of America and then the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
When I had my first child I decided I needed a new job with less international travel, so I quit….and started Allegiant with a phone and an office! I now have 3 kids, including one in college at Gonzaga, and we love mountain biking, hiking, skiing and spending summers in the Pacific Northwest where we have a family home. I love the company and culture we have created at AP Equipment Financing and I am proud we have grown from a one-person operation to a substantial company!
Chris Lerma, CLFP
Originally from Southern California, I graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. During my 11 year tenure at Allegiant Partners I have served in a number of capacities in the credit, syndication, accounting, and operations department. Currently I'm charged with overseeing the credit and syndication operations, managing the third party origination division, as well as co-managing the company’s portfolio. I also serve on the board of directors and am a minority owner of Allegiant Partners.
I obtained my Certified Leasing and Finance Professional (“CLFP”) designation in 2013 and am very active in the industry having served on the board of the CLFP Foundation and volunteered as a panelist on various topics for the National Equipment Finance Association (“NEFA”) and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (“ELFA”) conferences. I am part of the non profit One Brick San Francisco chapter where I volunteer my time to support other non-profit organizations.
In my free time I play in a competitive baseball league, golf, travel, and cheer on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Golden State Warriors.
Born and raised in San Francisco’s Bay Area, I have been blessed to always be able to call this place my home. I left briefly to attend the beautiful University of California at Santa Barbara where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in business economics and a minor in Mandarin Chinese.
After college, I returned to the East Bay and started working for different companies until I joined Allegiant Partners in 2015. As the accounting operations manager for AP Equipment Financing, my responsibilities include booking customer transactions, overseeing funding operations, and managing day-to-day accounting operations.
When I am away from my desk, I love to spend time with my fiancé and my dog, experiment and try new recipes in the kitchen, and visit my happy place – Disneyland!
Raquel O'Leary, CLFP
I am a Bay Area native who recently relocated to beautiful Bend, Oregon. I graduated from Mills Colege with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology. I have spent all of my career in the financial services industry with a focus in equipment finance since 1999 . I am proud to be a Certified Lease & Finance Professional since 2008 and I have served as conference chair for the National Equipment Finance Association. I joined the AP team in 2011 and I am currently Chief Operating Officer where I oversee the operations of AP Financing including documentation, funding, customer service, accounting and collections. I am responsible for the development and administration of our systems and internal processes that help ensure AP’s success. I am honored and privileged to work alongside an amazing team of dedicated individuals that make up the fabric of AP Equipment Financing.
My free time is spent raising my family and exploring the beautiful outdoors in our new home in central Oregon. I am a dedicated Bay Area sports fan (the Golden State Warriors and Oakland A’s are my teams), foodie, music lover, and Dave Matthews Band fanatic.
Hi my name is Martina and Customer Service is my Modus Operandi! My goal is to build long lasting relationship with our customers and bring them peace of mind knowing their business is in the best hands with AP Equipment Financing. One of my favorite customer service quotes is by Walt Disney.
“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends”
In my spare time I play roller derby and love hiking adventures.
Nick Fong, CLFP
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Despite the few years I spent in San Diego achieving my bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Diego State University, I have always called the Bay Area my home. I was very excited to join the Bay Area based Allegiant Partners in 2009 after I received my MBA in Marketing and Finance from California State University East Bay.
Currently, I am the CMO & CTO for Allegiant Partners and am responsible for the management and oversight of direct and indirect communication to business partners and customers within specified target markets. Additionally, I am one of the managers and architects of Allegiant’s CRM system, promoting and designing system efficiencies between marketing, sales, and operations.
In my off hours, my wife and I try to see how many of the great Bay Area restaurants we can explore while having our twin baby boys in tow. I have been lucky enough to see much of this beautiful country and many others, and hope to be able to share my love of travelling with my kids!
I was born and raised in North Central Washington in the beautiful Wenatchee Valley. I have been in sales and finance for over 30 years and I am passionate about building lasting relationships and providing financing solutions for both our vendors and end-users
I am Senior Vice President of Vendor Sales for AP Equipment Financing. I am responsible for leading and managing the vendor sales staff and specialize in developing new vendor relationships keying in on the arbor industry.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our 4 children and son in-law. I love spending summers at our small lake house and vacationing with family.
Aubri Anderson, CLFP
I joined Allegiant Partners back in 2013 after graduating from San Francisco State University. I work as a Senior Funding Coordinator in our Documentation and Funding Department where my job is to help make the documentation signing and funding process as easy and stress free as possible. Since joining the AP team I’ve become a Notary for the State of California and have earned the CLFP Associate designation.
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After work and on the weekends I love spending time with my family and friends and exploring my own backyard. I really enjoy getting outside and hiking or just being lazy with a book. Visiting every continent is one of the top things on my bucket list!
Christine Underwood, CLFP
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and am happy to still call the area home. In 2013, I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing from Sonoma State University, and started working for Allegiant Partners as a Marketing Associate at the end of that year.
As a Senior Marketing Associate, I work closely with some of our senior management to build out and integrate new campaigns for our niche industries. I also create printed & digital collateral to complement current campaigns and events, such as industry-specific tradeshows and conventions.
Outside of the office, I enjoy following my favorite sports teams, spending time with my friends and family, and spoiling my dog.
Mike Helder, CLFP
I am the Senior Vice President of Direct Sales and have been in the commercial finance industry for 15+ years. I'm responsible for business development with OEM's and end-users and creating industry finance programs for customers and marketing partnerships with 2nd & 3rd stage manufacturers. I have comprehensive knowledge of commercial vehicle fleet management and lease finance solutions and manage the sales staff in our Bend, Oregon office.
I spend my free time with my lovely wife Kaaedee and my dog Dutch enjoying the outdoors in beautiful Bend, OR.
Nick Gibbens, CLFP
I was raised in Berkeley, CA before moving south to Santa Barbara for college. I returned to the Bay Area in 1987 and started my equipment financing career with US Leasing supporting vendor partners in office and IT equipment. In 1993 I began work at Trinity Capital Corporation, which was acquired by Bank of the West in 2002. During my time with Trinity and Bank of the West I served in various sales management positions, supporting vendor finance programs across many industries. These relationships covered a wide range of leasing and financing products and services designed to enhance the competitiveness of our partners through comprehensive vendor finance programs.
I have been married for 25 years and have 3 teenage children who have all grown up in San Rafael. I am a lifelong sailor and actively race sailboats on San Francisco Bay and around the country. I enjoy mountain biking in Marin County’s many trails with my wife as well as skiing, backpacking, and hiking.
My role at AP Equipment Financing is Senior Vice President of Vendor Development, developing new vertical markets where we can leverage AP’s superior operational talents to forge long term relationships with top equipment resellers.
In 2016 I finally sat for my CLFP certification after many years of procrastinating!
I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I have lived most of my life. While I lived in other communities during college, at UC, San Diego and UC, Davis and while working as an Accounting Consultant at Peat Marwick, Sacramento, I have always been drawn back to the area where I was raised. Most recently, before joining Allegiant Partners in 2007, I established and cultivated my own company, providing accounting services to Bay Area businesses, while I raised my children. Currently I am the Vice President of Accounting, where I am involved in everything concerning the back-end accounting of our business, from booking and funding to payroll and the company financial statements.
When not working, I can be found traveling, spending time with my family, or enjoying any activity involving water, particularly swimming, snorkeling and boating. I love my Canadian roots, my Canadian husband and I am happiest when surrounded by family with my feet in the sand.
I joined the ClearView Financial team in April 2013 as a National Account Manager. Before that, I spent 2 years working for a national finance company and 15 years at a local bank looking at equipment loans. I have owned my own collection agency and my own equipment finance company as well. Even after all this time, I thoroughly enjoy helping customers with their equipment financing needs and dreams and is why I have spent primarily my entire career in the same industry.
I have two small daughters and a wife that keep me extremely active with hiking, swimming, motorcycle riding and most other outdoor activities. I also enjoy spending time in my small apricot orchard, which is definitely more of a hobby and not a money maker.
My wife Linda and I love life in the Cascade Mountains near the town of Leavenworth, Washington where we raised three children and enjoy our two young grandsons. Of the many outdoor activities the area offers we enjoy bicycle rides, hiking, kayaking, and windy mountain roads in my Miata. Our 1950 Oldsmobile is our choice for cruising the Bavarian Village tourist town of Leavenworth and occasionally is my ride to AP Financing where I serve as a National Account Manager.
Decades of experience serving customers in sales along with my Business Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, combine to make me a great choice to assist you in financing equipment to grow your business.
Raul Harnasch, CLFP
Born and raised in Washington State, small town through and through. Spent my earlier years in the construction business and then moved into route sales & delivery, spending a better part of 18 years with Coca-Cola, becoming 1 of 7 sales center managers here in Washington. After that, I purchased a restaurant where I met my dear friend Mike Arness of Clearview Financial and now have spent a better part of 12 years under his knowledgeable wing.
Currently, I am National Account Manager for AP Equipment Financing; offering services to both vendor relationships and customer base buyers, providing financial services for business purchases.
As an avid tournament fisherman, I spend a lot of my summer off hours on the water chasing the often allusive bass. As the weather cools, there is hunting, camping and riding the Harley!
I was born and raised in Fresno, California where I hung my hat for the first 26 years of my life. In 2004 I married my best friend and relocated to Henderson, Nevada making it our new home while I took on the challenge and opportunity to manage my father’s mortgage company. In 2009 my wife and I relocated once again to Bend, Oregon to settle down and raise our family.
In 2014 I was very excited to join a growing company here with AP Equipment Financing. As a Fleet Executive it’s my responsibility to communicate with business owners about their businesses specific financing needs as well as any help needed sourcing new or used equipment.
In my spare time, I enjoy taking road trips with my wife and three children if our schedule isn’t already packed full with sporting activities for the kids. Our summers are usually packed full with beach and camping trips while the winters include taking snowy adventures.
Hello my name is Jacob Mendoza and I am a Fleet Executive with AP Equipment Financing. I am fully Bi-lingual in English & Spanish. I have served in the financial industry sector for a few years now. Previously in the Insurance & financial planning sector and over the past year serving in financing & sourcing commercial equipment.
I enjoy developing and maintaining successful client business relationships. I believe a smooth process throughout the buying/leasing experience is key for converting a new business opportunity into a continued long term business relationship; and that is what I strive to provide for my clients. Living here in beautiful Bend, OR my family and I enjoy the outdoors from camping to fishing and riding our bikes. I look forward in being a valuable resource for your business growth and financial business needs.
I grew up in the West Suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. At the age of 20 I was hit with the "golf bug" and decided to move to Southern California. From the year 2000 to 2014 I was fortunate enough to travel the country via the golf business.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to join the Bend Team at AP Equipment Financing. I am a Fleet Executive and work with FedEx Contractors. This is a new and exciting career for me and I am looking forward to the rewarding challenges it has to offer.
When I am not at work you can find me in a river fly fishing, enjoying a round of golf, or taking in beautiful Central Oregon with the love of my life.
I joined the team at Clearview Financial in March of 2005. I started my career in the industry on the credit side, focusing on broker syndications. I transitioned into an account manager a few years later, and have been doing it ever since. I graduated from Washington State University in December of 2000, where I studied Business and Communications. After graduating I worked as a Financial Advisor at The Hartford for several years, then ran my own business before coming over to Clearview, which is now AP Equipment Financing. I work out of our Wenatchee Branch. I believe my dedication to my clients, and reliability are why I’m a success in the financing industry. I am available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When I’m not at work, I enjoy anything outdoors, including fishing and crabbing at our cabin in the San Juan Islands, hiking, or a nice day on the golf course.
I'm proud to say I was born and raised in the good ole midwest, in the little state of Indiana. Fun fact: Indiana is the RV capital of the world and also has the city with the most roundabouts in the world. In May of 2015 I received my bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Butler University. During my sophomore year, I took a semester off from Butler and attended Southwestern Michigan College for Automotive Technology and became a certified technician. After graduation, my best friend and I bought a 40 foot Freightliner school bus and converted it into an RV and were fortunate enough to travel the United States for 3-months, visiting 24 states, 22 National Parks and traveling a total of 15,000 miles.
I moved out to the Bay Area after 5 months of returning home from our long journey. As the Marketing Manager of AP Equipment Financing, I spend my time collaborating to create new campaigns that increase visibility in our target industries. I manage the live website chat tool, create new postings on our websites, create YouTube videos, and generate leads for our sales team. Outside of work, I travel all as much as possible and hang out with friends and experience all that this wonderful state has to offer!
I’m originally from a small town in New York called Washingtonville (current population 5,811 and growing!) but, like many of my AP Financing colleagues, I eventually made my way to the Bay Area, where I ultimately ‘grew up’ and spent some of my best years. I’ve also spent a fair amount of time in Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and, most recently, Washington, where my wife and I are currently living, raising our beautiful daughter and cheering on the Seahawks.
I started working with AP just recently, focusing on Lead Development, Operations and occasionally direct Sales Support. So far, it’s been an exciting, challenging experience! I work with a great team and aspire to develop a long-lasting and mutually beneficial career within the company.
Offline, I spend much of my time with my family, within which animals currently outnumber humans. We’re all outdoorsy and, on a typical weekend, you may find us on any of the local hiking trails, fishing, camping or rafting the Wenatchee River. My personal goal is to one day hike the Pacific Crest Trail—currently slated to begin as soon as I’ve accrued 3-6 months of vacation time.
Austin Kingsley, CLFP
I started as a Fleet Executive at Allegiant Partners in 2013, received my ALFP designation in April 2015, and CLFP designation in April, 2016. As a Fleet Executive, I spend my days on the phone assisting business owners in sourcing and financing commercial equipment. I enjoy watching small and medium size business owners grow their businesses and achieve success through new equipment acquisitions. I also enjoy the relationships that I get to build as an equipment lessor.
I’ve lived in many places, but consider Bend Oregon, the best yet. While the snow in Park City is amazing and the mountains of Colorado are endless, the rivers of Oregon have hooked me. I spend my free time in the outdoors. I recently married and we just had a little girl. Neither make very good bait, so we end up doing lots of hiking the Cascade Mountain Range together. No matter what I am doing I try to do it with enthusiasm.
I spent my first 18 years growing up in the Spokane Valley with my two youngest siblings living the typical 1960’s childhood. My first full time job before I turned 18 was in sales and it took me little time to realize my calling.
I managed my own retail store at the age of 21 and left that in 1979 to take up a career in route sales for US Bakery (Franz Family Bakeries). After 23 years of very a successful career I had an opportunity to go to work for a friend starting an equipment finance company in 2000. Mike Arness founded ClearView Financial in Feb of 2000 and I spent the next year and a half learning the business and went to work for Mike in May of 2001.
My responsibilities as a National Account Manager at AP Equipment Financing are to service the vendor relationships I have created over the years and to offer financing options to their clients. I personally take their customers through the entire process of getting an approval and setting them up with the terms that best fit their specific needs, then turn them over to my wonderful documentation and funding staff.
I have passed the Wrestling & Baseball coaching and refereeing on to the young guys and enjoy a relaxing golf game with my oldest grandson now-a-days, an occasional fish to fight and I’m a happy camper.
I was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am currently the collections specialist for AP Equipment Financing. Even though I am newer to the company, I have been in the commercial financing and banking industry for 8+ years. I have held multiple positions in my career from customer service, collections, special assets coordinator, asset based lending and corporate client credit. I live by the idiom “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” and uphold that in my position. I spend most of my free time chasing my toddler around the house and was lucky enough to spend the first 3 years of his life as a stay at home mom.
I am currently a Fleet Executive with AP Equipment Financing. My wife, Megan, and our four children live in beautiful Bend, Oregon. I grew up in Chico, CA and attended college at CSUC. In 94’, I became a Ski instructor at Lake Tahoe, CA and met my future wife. Two years later we moved to Bend, OR, and I continued as a ski instructor at Mt. Bachelor.
I played golf for the first time in central Oregon and I was immediately hooked, eventually becoming a golf professional three years later. This led to managing multimillion-dollar golf resorts, including two years in North Florida where one of my practice buddies was Bubba Watson…yes, Bubba had a big hook as a teenage golfer!!
I also became licensed insurance agent with Farmers Insurance in 2011, and this experience has helped build my skills with AP.
I am excited to bring my ability to listen and help with financial situations to the AP team. I’ve recently combined three of my favorite activities (run, bike and swim) by participating in Olympic triathlons. My free time is spent exercising, playing tennis or paddle boarding. My passions are steelhead fishing, training my hunting dog, water skiing and mountain biking.
Ryan Makris, CLFP
I joined the Walnut Creek Allegiant team in May 2011. My early days as an intern were filled with lots of filing, scanning, and other administrative chores while also attending school full-time. Eventually I was fortunate enough to earn some phone-time and so began my career as an originator.
Currently I am the VP of Sales for our work truck division. I oversee a team of originators while also pursuing end-user opportunities of my own. To-date I have originated over $11,000,000 of equipment finance transactions, earned the CLFP designation, and starred in several YouTube videos for our website www.WorkTruckDirect.com.
In my off hours I enjoy skiing, playing guitar, and hanging out with my puppy “Artoo”.
Grew up in the small town of Merlin, Oregon! I enlisted in the US Navy right out of high school, where I spent the next 20 years serving our country. After my Naval days, I landed in Coeur d’alene, ID, where I was introduced into sales! I started selling cars at the world's largest Dodge Dealer. I was quickly promoted to sales manager and ran a team of 10 sales consultants. I was with the company for 8 years and wanted a change. I was blessed with finding AP Financing! I am a Fleet Executive and absolutely love the job and the organization of this company “Top Notch”! I look forward to providing quality service to my contractors.
I’m so excited to be working with the AP team! I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Environmental Science. I’m an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy surfing, hiking, camping, and running.
I grew up in Wenatchee and attended college at Central Washington University. After spending 8 years in Western Washington, my wife and I made the best decision of our lives and moved back home to Wenatchee. Before beginning my career at AP Equipment Financing, I worked as an Account Manager in a couple different industries. I enjoy being able to develop relationships with my customers based on trust. I am excited to be a part of a team that feels like family. When I am not working, I enjoy being outside. Be it fishing, hunting, golf, skiing or taking the boat for a cruise on the river, I could not be happier being home in the great Wenatchee Valley.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I spent my youth in Oregon and moved to Seattle to attend Seattle Pacific University where I obtained my Business Degree and eventually to raise my two boys. I was introduced to the world of Finance at the age of 20 and have been in the industry in some capacity for over 20 years. I thoroughly enjoy helping individuals and businesses with their financing needs, building long lasting relationships, and focusing on high level customer service. I am passionate about wellness so eating healthy and exercising regularly are always my priority. Whether you’re a new business just starting out or an existing business looking to expand, I am dedicated to making the equipment finance process easy and stress free.
I call Central Oregon home, having been raised in Sunriver and spending the past ten years in Bend Oregon. I graduated from Oregon State University in the spring of 2017 and shortly after, happily joined the AP Team in the fall of 2017. I enjoy taking part in all types of adventures as long as I am surrounded by great people. Having spent most of my childhood in Central Oregon, I never pass up the opportunity for a lake day, camping, kayaking, and most recently fly fishing.
I was born and raised in El Dorado, Arkansas. A small town on the Louisiana/Arkansas border. I attended Ouachita Baptist University studying veterinary medicine. In 1991, I wanted to continue my studies in the PNW. After an unfortunate accident I decided to make a career change. I accepted a job working for AT&T in the marketing department in Bothell, WA. I was also working at Walter E Hall in Everett, WA on weekends. Hey FREE golf! During my tenure at both jobs I met some great people and learned some valuable lessons. I moved to the Wenatchee area in 2015, after learning about the job at AP. I applied, had a great phone conversation with Todd, met the Wenatchee and Ephrata teams, and I've been off and running since. I can’t explain how much I enjoy working with some truly wonderful people. I wouldn’t change a thing about making the decision to move out west. I have 4 kids who I’ve enjoyed watching grow up to start their own journeys.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I went straight into the work force after high school. I spent more than 15 years working in the movie theatre industry and retail management before moving with my fiancé to the Pacific Northwest. Upon moving, I transitioned my career to banking, working for First Interstate Bank (formerly Bank of the Cascades) as a Mortgage Loan Closer for almost 2 years before joining Allegiant Partners in 2017 as a Credit Analyst.
As a Credit Analyst my days are spent reviewing and underwriting requests for our various industries. I genuinely enjoy being part of the operations process that helps our customers grow their businesses. My passion is for all things movies and entertainment – I currently serve as the Treasurer on the Bend Film Festival board and contribute to a weekly podcast created by me and former theatre co-workers. In my free time, my wife and I enjoy getting outside; hiking, camping, kayaking, and exploring everything around our beautiful PNW town.