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Matthew A Chrisman Branch Manager
phone: 503-603-8005
Wanda Hemenway AVP, Senior Residential Loan Officer
phone: 503-880-8992 other: 503-880-8992

As a residential mortgage consultant, Wanda assists the residents of Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas and Lincoln counties, and helps determine the best residential home loan options available to them. Communication is her number one goal, and Wanda is an expert in being honest and detailed on how to make it all happen.

With over 26 years of banking experience, Wanda offers her customers unparalleled knowledge and expertise in every aspect of the lending process. She provides clear explanations of the specifics on residential loans, which makes her ideal when working with first-time home buyers.

Wanda graduated from Hillsboro High School, and still has deep roots in her Oregon hometown. Both she and her husband contribute time to their community. Wanda’s husband coached baseball in Hillsboro for the past 25 years, and the couple still provides their services and support to the local Hillsboro schools.

John Alvarez Merchant Card Services Relationship Manager
phone: 800-900-1946

In his role as Merchant Card Services Relationship Manager, John is responsible for business development by partnering and building trusting relationships with retail branches in the Portland and Willamette Valley markets. In addition to retail clients, John also works with business banking, commercial, private, professional and wealth, treasury management and mortgage clients. John specializes in the business to business vertical as well as non-profits.

Prior to joining Columbia Bank, John served as Executive Director at Ladera Ranch Chamber of Commerce. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry. John received a Business Administration degree from the National University of Mexico and is also fully bilingual in Spanish.

 John is actively involved with the Nancy Ryles Community Organization, committed to promoting the well-being of students and enhancing their learning experience both at home and at school. Previous community involvement includes the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce, Ladera Ranch Chamber of Commerce, Ladera Ranch Education Foundation, Laguna Niguel Youth Soccer Association, and the Laguna Niguel American Youth Soccer Organization. 



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