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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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