Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer
Peter joined Peoples Bank in 2018 as Chief Credit Officer, bringing over 30 years of community banking experience in Whatcom County and extensive knowledge of commercial lending, credit administration, and special credits. In this role, Peter is responsible for all aspects of portfolio underwriting and loan portfolio risk management.
Peter is deeply involved in the community having served as co-chair of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, president of Junior Achievement of Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties, and president of the Downtown Bellingham Partnership.
Peter was an adjunct faculty member of Whatcom Community College and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Toronto, and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Buffalo.
Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer
Christopher joined Peoples Bank in 2006 with more than ten years of commercial banking experience. Throughout his career at Peoples Bank, Christopher served in several roles, including Commercial Loan Officer, Commercial Team Leader, Commercial Production Manager, and currently as Chief Lending Officer overseeing bank-wide lending strategy.
Christopher is responsible for all commercial, real estate, consumer, and marine lending activities, including production and relationship management. He appreciates that his position allows him to have a positive impact on Peoples Bank employees, customers, and the local communities.
A graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, Christopher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage and an MBA, graduating with Master’s Honors, from Regis University in Colorado.