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Our Professional Banking Team is made up of industry experts who specialize in one thing: helping you to succeed. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your professional and financial goals.


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Barbara A Cooch Private Banking Team Lead 11201 SE 8th St Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-456-8941

Barbara Cooch offers her clients more than 30 years of banking experience. She has previously managed in human resources, retail banking, business banking and premier banking. Her tenure in the industry combined with her breadth of experience translates to a value-added relationship with her clients. During the last 20 years, Barbara has focused on building professional banking for physicians, dentists and veterinarians.

The foundation of Barbara’s philosophy is to always do what is best for the client. She enjoys each life step with her clients, providing support, encouragement, coaching and a high level of service.

Integrity, sincerity, and value bring many lasting banking relationships and friendships. Just as Barbara works to be an integral part of each client’s team of professional advisors, she also coordinates with her Columbia Bank team of financial experts to achieve her clients’ wealth management solutions and financial successes.

Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a fifth-year secondary teaching certificate from the University of Colorado. She actively supports the YWCA, United Way and various other local charities. An Eastside resident for the past 25 years, she lives in Bellevue with her husband, Jim. She also has two grown sons, Devin and Rob.

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Cheryl L Dorman VP, Private Banking Officer 1301 S A St Ste 700 Tacoma, WA 98402-4205 503-478-1760
As vice president, Cheryl Dorman works alongside Columbia Bank’s Private Banking and Wealth Management teams to provide tailored solutions to clients throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

With more than 30 years of banking experience, including an exceptional background in customer service, relationship management and bank and branch operations, Cheryl works closely with high-net-worth individuals to incorporate investments, borrowings and assets into personalized banking solutions. She is an expert at strategically calling on a strong network of referral sources within the community and finding ways to partner with her customers to determine the best course of action for each individual’s business situation. Based in Portland, Cheryl previously served as a vice president, branch manager, for Columbia Bank’s Tualatin and Wilsonville branches, opening the Tualatin branch in 2004 and managing it for 10 years. She is a graduate of Portland State University with a degree in business and human resource management.

In her spare time, Cheryl is committed to serving her local community in the Portland area, currently serving as a board member of Portland State University’s business outreach program, board member and past president of the Tualatin Rotary Club and the Wilsonville Development Review Board. She also volunteers for Reach the Beach, Hood to Coast and Kiwanis Camp. Previously she served as the past president of the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.
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Dani Collins Private Banking Officer 1301 A Street Tacoma, WA 98402 253-310-2130

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 adds value and sustains 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 bachelor's degree 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 and 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.

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Chris Frankovich Private Banking Officer 11201 SE 8th St Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004 206-223-3606

Chris is a Vice President with Professional 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 10 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.

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Lynne J Nelson Private Banking Officer 11201 SE 8th St Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004 509-679-3496

Lynne Nelson is a Vice President of Professional 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.

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Katia Palander Private Banking Officer 11201 SE 8th St Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-637-1860

Katia Palander joined Columbia Bank in the Professional Banking office as a Vice President and Relationship Manager with the Wealth Management 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 physicians, dentists and veterinarians.

She is passionate about building trusting relationships with her clients, understanding their banking needs and helping them achieve their financial goals.

Katia is a lifelong resident of Washington, a University of Washington graduate, and an Eastside resident for the past 20 years, currently residing in Bellevue with her family.

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Debbie Woodrich Private Banking Officer 11201 SE 8th St Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-456-8942

Debbie Woodrich is a Vice President and Professional Banking Officer with more than 40 years of banking experience. She specializes in the areas of relationship management, private banking, commercial banking, treasury management and wealth management services.

Debbie brings a strong sense of sincerity, integrity and prompt follow-through to her clients. She is passionate about going the "extra mile" to provide a stellar banking experience. Her objective is to guide clients toward appropriate solutions to fulfill their financial needs, while providing personalized customer service.

Debbie is a strong supporter of the ARAS (Acceptance-Respect-Affection-Support) Foundation whose projects and programs provide lifelines to people locally and around the world. She is also a supporter of Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that helps families in need by providing affordable housing and support while children are hospitalized.

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Andrew G McKechnie Private Banking Team Lead 1301 S A St Ste 700 Tacoma, WA 98402-4205 503-478-1740, 1-855-282-6565
Andrew has over 17 years of commercial/retail banking experience in the Portland Metro Area. He specializes in a variety of spaces including real estate, medical/dental, property management, commercial and industrial and homeowner associations. Andrew has served on multiple nonprofit boards and committees that include: MMHA, Mid Willamette Valley Council of Government, Clackamas Women’s Services, CREW, Rotary.
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Vince Martinez Private Banking Officer 1301 S A St Ste 700 Tacoma, WA 98402-4205 503-478-1732

Vince is a Commercial Banking Officer serving the Portland business community for over 15 years. He strives to deliver innovative solutions to meet each client’s financial objectives. With over 25 years of commercial lending experience, Vince is able to navigate the complexities of the current banking and business environment to help businesses achieve their goals. His broad credit and risk management experience has proven valuable and he is seen as a trusted advisor by many of his clients.

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Cheryl L Dorman VP, Private Banking Officer 1301 S A St Ste 700 Tacoma, WA 98402-4205 503-478-1760
As vice president, Cheryl Dorman works alongside Columbia Bank’s Private Banking and Wealth Management teams to provide tailored solutions to clients throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

With more than 30 years of banking experience, including an exceptional background in customer service, relationship management and bank and branch operations, Cheryl works closely with high-net-worth individuals to incorporate investments, borrowings and assets into personalized banking solutions. She is an expert at strategically calling on a strong network of referral sources within the community and finding ways to partner with her customers to determine the best course of action for each individual’s business situation. Based in Portland, Cheryl previously served as a vice president, branch manager, for Columbia Bank’s Tualatin and Wilsonville branches, opening the Tualatin branch in 2004 and managing it for 10 years. She is a graduate of Portland State University with a degree in business and human resource management.

In her spare time, Cheryl is committed to serving her local community in the Portland area, currently serving as a board member of Portland State University’s business outreach program, board member and past president of the Tualatin Rotary Club and the Wilsonville Development Review Board. She also volunteers for Reach the Beach, Hood to Coast and Kiwanis Camp. Previously she served as the past president of the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.
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Jennifer A Kinkade Private Banking Officer 550 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 503-399-2908
Jennifer is a Vice President with Private Banking within the Wealth Management Group of Columbia Bank. She has over 14 years of banking experience, including Private Banking and Commercial Banking. Her focus is providing financial solutions for the complex business needs of professionals, including physicians and dentists.

Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Portland State University. She is active in many Salem non-profit organizations, volunteering to assist children in the community.
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Lisa M Howlett Private Banking Officer 1301 S A St Ste 700 Tacoma, WA 98402-4205 503-478-1741

With over 25 years of commercial lending and retail banking experience, Lisa has worked for national, regional and local community banks. Lisa’s focus is to develop lending strategies for local businesses in order to meet their financial needs and long term goals. She specializes in financing for medical/dental practices and homeowners associations. Her community involvement includes volunteering her time helping local organizations such as Dress for Success, Meals on Wheels and Portland Fit. Lisa holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Portland State University.

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Andrew G McKechnie Private Banking Team Lead 1301 S A St Ste 700 Tacoma, WA 98402-4205 503-478-1740, 1-855-282-6565
Andrew has over 17 years of commercial/retail banking experience in the Portland Metro Area. He specializes in a variety of spaces including real estate, medical/dental, property management, commercial and industrial and homeowner associations. Andrew has served on multiple nonprofit boards and committees that include: MMHA, Mid Willamette Valley Council of Government, Clackamas Women’s Services, CREW, Rotary.
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