I am a life-long Alaskan. My grandparents on both sides moved their families to the Peninsula (Kenai/Soldotna and Moose Pass) in the late 1950s. My family moved back to Kenai from Anchorage in 1982, I graduated from KCHS, and I fished commercially through high school and college. I am married with four children.
I began my banking career with a local bank in Kenai after earning my degree in International Business Administration. The bank moved me to Homer to take over their branch there in 1995. After 15 years in banking, I moved out of the banking sector for ten years. In March of 2018, I accepted the exciting opportunity to play a role in establishing Northrim Bank’s first presence here in my home on the Kenai Peninsula. I believe that Northrim’s focus on serving its customers and community will be a wonderful match on the Kenai.
I joined the KPBA board recently and I look forward to serving the organization and our community. I have been impressed with the KPBA’s level of focus in both giving back to our community, and in representing this integral industry on the Peninsula. Though I do not have direct construction experience, I do have extensive construction lending experience which I am hopeful will be useful to the organization.
In the 40 years since KPBA started, Michael has spent the following percentage of that time as: