Our Veterinary Banking Team is made up of healthcare industry experts who specialize in one thing: helping your veterinary clinic succeed. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your professional and financial goals.
Dani Collins has enjoyed an extensive banking career that has afforded her the opportunity to work with business and professional clients. During this time, she has worked in retail, commercial and private banking; developing relationships with business owners, attorneys, CPAs, physicians and dentists. This breadth of experience and knowledge has enabled her to assist her clients with the development and growth of their business, as well as their personal finances.
Dani believes in building relationships, both professionally and personally, and always placing the needs of her client first. It is that philosophy, coupled with integrity and sincerity that add value and sustain long term relationships. Dani not only draws from the knowledge and resources of the client’s professional advisors, but also relies upon the expertise and resources of the Columbia Bank team of financial experts to provide wealth management solutions and long term financial success.
Dani is a proud University of Washington Alumni and holds a Bachelors in Finance and Economics. She is passionate about making a difference in the local area communities and promoting health and wellness through her volunteer efforts with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Tacoma, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and various local area cancer support networks. A south sound transplant, Dani lives in Olympia with her husband, Todd, and two dogs. She enjoys time spent exploring the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Chris is a Vice President with Healthcare Banking within the Wealth Management Group of Columbia Bank. He has over 20 years of banking experience, including Private Banking and Branch Banking.
Chris understands the complexities of managing both personal and business finances for professionals who are invested in their own practices. As a trusted financial advisor he works closely with his clients to build customized wealth management solutions to best meet their financial goals. Whether it is wealth creation, preservation, or distribution, Chris strives to provide his clients with the resources to help them achieve their long-term goals.
Chris relocated to West Seattle over ten years ago from Chicago and currently resides there with his wife, daughter, and dog. He enjoys time with his family and friends, playing volleyball and working out, and volunteering in the local community.
Lynne Nelson is a Vice President of Healthcare Banking serving Columbia Bank’s growing client base of dentists, veterinarians and physicians in Eastern and Western Washington.
Lynne provides targeted insight and financial solutions as she uncovers client needs in order to create the best solutions. She has a keen sense of direction and recognizes the fine details of running an efficient practice, with more than 10 years experience as a senior practice broker.
Lynne graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She was also recently a member of the American Dental Sales, National Brokerage Association and the Practice Valuation Study Group.
Deeply rooted into her community, Lynne has been involved with many community organizations over the years including University of Washington School of Dentistry, Chelan High School Booster Club, as well as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Katia joins Columbia Bank in the Bellevue Private Banking office as a Vice President and Relationship Manager with the Healthcare Banking Group. She brings 20 years of experience working with a portfolio of high net worth clients. The past 10 years she has focused on professionals, providing financial solutions for the complex business needs of doctors and dentists.
She is passionate about building trusting relationships with her clients, understanding their banking needs, and helping them achieve their financial goals and dreams.
Katia is a lifelong resident of Washington, a University of Washington graduate,and an Eastside resident for the past 20 years, currently residing in Bellevuewith her family.
In his role as Vice President, Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager, Kyle Gibson is responsible for understanding client needs and providing them with the tools they need to be financially successful. He strives to always follow through on his commitments to clients and provide the best service possible, with open communication and transparency at the heart of every interaction.
Kyle has over 12 years of industry experience with expertise in commercial and industrial lending as well as veterinary lending. He is a graduate of Linfield College where he earned his Bachelor of Science in finance with a minor in coaching. Committed to providing for his community, he is actively involved with several organizations including the Oregon Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Oregon Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.
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