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CEO & Lending Professionals

Meet our CEO and Lending Professionals

As your local community bank, Savings Bank is uniquely focused on the families and businesses in Lake and Mendocino Counties. We’re here for you to find the right loan to meet your individual needs, whether you need a home loan, a small business loan, personal loan, or any other form of financing.


UKIAH MAIN OFFICE – COMMERCIAL LOANS   

(707) 462-6613    200 NORTH SCHOOL STREET

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Stacy Starkey

President and Chief Executive Officer

NMLS #762943

Stacy began her career with Savings Bank in 1994, spending her first few years in the Investment Department before transferring to the Loan Department. Stacy grew up in Ukiah, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and attended one of the nation’s premier masters-level extension programs for senior officers in the banking industry.


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Jeff Mindling

Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

NMLS #2090083

Jeff joined Savings Bank in January 2021. He brings more than 30 years of banking experience in credit and loan operational risk, consumer, small business and commercial lending and bank safety and soundness oversight. He has also played a key role in growing safe and sound loan portfolios for several community banks. Prior to joining Savings Bank, Jeff served as Chief Credit Officer for several community banks in the Florida market as well as positions in lending, loan operations and credit underwriting. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration.


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Pete Dodson

VP, Head of Retail and Small Business Lending

NMLS #892078

Pete has comprehensive experience in Agricultural Lending and Commercial Lending. He enjoys working to meet the lending needs of local businesses of any size in both Lake and Mendocino Counties. Pete earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Management. He has been a Lake County resident for over 25 years. Being involved in local activities is important to Pete and he is active in organizations with focuses of community service and agriculture.


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Shawn Nunnemaker

VP, Head of Commercial Lending

NMLS #762939

Shawn began his banking career in 1993. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Bachelor of Arts degree in English and attended on of the nation’s premier masters-level extension programs for senior officers in the banking industry. He relocated to Mendocino County in 2011 with experience in both the retail and lending areas of banking. He is excited to offer his unique ability to meet the whole relationship needs of our lending customers. Shawn has been a small business owner and is aware of the challenges facing our small business clients. His experience in hospitality lending adds to the Bank’s strong participation in this key driver of our local economy. Shawn takes an active role as a volunteer in the community with a focus on local youth.


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Brady Wildberger

VP, Commercial Loan Officer

NMLS #762947

Brady began his career with Savings Bank in 2002. His lending experience allows him to meet the diverse needs of our clients. He enjoys getting to know his customers and is committed to serving them in a professional and personal manner. As a Mendocino County native, Brady has a long family history in the area. He earned an Associate’s degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Social Science. Being involved in the local community is important to Brady and he is active in organizations with focuses of community service, developmental disabilities and education.


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Sid Harper

VP, Commercial Loan Officer

NMLS #958979

Sid began his banking career in 2005. His experience in both the deposit and lending areas of banking brings great value to the customers he works with. His knowledge partnered with his desire to help others supports the Bank’s ongoing commitment to serving the citizens of Mendocino and Lake Counties. Since coming to Ukiah at a young age, he has called Mendocino County his home. Sid is active in multiple organizations with focuses of local commerce and mental health services. He also actively participates in financial education programs sponsored by Savings Bank for the benefit of the youth in our community.


UKIAH MAIN OFFICE – CONSUMER LOANS 

(707) 462-6613    200 NORTH SCHOOL STREET

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Cristina Lopez

Consumer Loan Officer

NMLS #1824899

Cristina began her career with Savings Bank in 1994. She earned an AA Degree in Liberal Studies after graduating from high school. Cristina’s experience in both the deposit and lending areas of Savings Bank brings great value to the customers she works with. She enjoys being involved in community activities and assists throughout the year with coordinating various fundraisers which benefit local non-profit organizations.


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Kim Max

Consumer Loan Officer

NMLS # 2161640

Kim began her career with Savings Bank in 2003. She was born and raised in the Ukiah Valley. Her experience in the deposit side of banking and loan accounting has placed her in an ideal position to provide her customers the absolute best service that they deserve. She enjoys providing volunteer support to organizations which benefit our local youth and animals.

UKIAH MAIN OFFICE – REAL ESTATE LOANS   

(707) 462-6613    200 NORTH SCHOOL STREET

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Richard Kucz

Senior Vice President

Real Estate Loan Department Manager

NMLS #568787

With more than 40 years of employment with Savings Bank, Richard’s vast lending experience ranges from installment loans to real estate lending. A large part of his customer base comes from repeat customers and referrals. That says a lot about the kind of service he provides and the importance he places on meeting his customers’ needs. Richard was raised in Ukiah and received his Bachelor of Science degree after graduating from high school. Throughout the years Richard has been involved with local organizations with focuses in community service and education.

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Lisa Doster

AVP, Real Estate Loan Officer

NMLS #762929

Lisa began her career with Savings Bank in 2000. Raised in Ukiah, Lisa appreciates all that the greater Ukiah area and Mendocino County has to offer. Lisa coordinates Savings Bank’s annual employee fundraiser for the benefit of essential food distribution services locally and is also passionate about supporting literacy programs at local schools, where she volunteers for multiple organizations.

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Renee Elliot

AVP, Real Estate Loan Officer

NMLS #762930

With more than 30 years of experience in lending and finance, Renee’s knowledge proves valuable to her clients. A Mendocino County local, Renee appreciates the unique qualities of the beautiful Ukiah valley. She also recognizes the many real estate opportunities all over Northern California. Renee’s wealth of knowledge and custom, versatile approach to any transaction is of value to her clients and sets her apart. Renee’s expertise comes from her experience in the banking industry, construction and real estate lending as well as her education.

WILLITS OFFICE   

(707) 462-6613    145 SOUTH MAIN STREET

Tim King

Tim King

AVP, Loan Officer

NMLS #762934

Tim is pleased to be working in his home town and appreciates the opportunity to meet the commercial lending needs of the Willits community and its surrounding areas. Being raised in the Willits community has provided Tim with a deeply rooted understanding of the history and economy of the area. After graduating from high school, Tim continued his education and received his Bachelor’s degree. Being involved locally, beyond assisting clients with commercial lending services, is important to Tim. He is involved in multiple local organizations with a focus in community service and education.


Eric Weston

Eric Weston

Consumer Loan Officer

NMLS #2174947

A Mendocino County native, Eric began his career with Savings Bank in 2008. With his understanding of both the Deposit and Lending aspects of community banking, Eric has a developed perspective for the needs of the local community. Expanding upon his Lending knowledgebase in the Bay Area's Silicon Valley, Eric has returned to Savings Bank of Mendocino County looking to use his experience to further help the residents and local businesses thrive within the community.

FORT BRAGG OFFICE  

(707) 462-6613  490 SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET

MENDOCINO OFFICE

(707) 462-6613 10500 LANSING STREET

John Leckey

John Leckey

Commerical Loan Officer

 NMLS #946780

John began his banking career in 2008. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. He relocated to Mendocino County in 2022 with a deep level of experience in commercial lending. Having grown up in a family of small business owners, John knows all too well the challenges his clients in rural areas face while growing their business. He is excited to offer his unique commercial and industrial lending abilities to meet the needs of his clients as they grow and prosper in their industries. Additionally, John has a passion for participating in housing projects that focus on low to moderate income families.


Adam Perdue

Adam Perdue

Consumer Loan Officer

 NMLS #1393274

As a U.S. Navy Veteran, Adam moved to California in 2010. He began his banking career with Savings Bank in 2014. His experience in both the deposit and lending areas of Savings Bank brings great value to the customers he works with. Adam has a degree in Kinesiology / Sports Medicine and is working towards the completion of a Business Management Degree. Adam enjoys forging relationships by providing professional and genuine customer service.


Leslie Felkins

Leslie Felkins

Real Estate Loan Officer

 NMLS #762933

Leslie began her career with Savings Bank in 2009. Her experience in both the deposit and lending areas of the Bank brings great value to the customers she works with. In 2002, Leslie relocated from Colorado to Mendocino County where she enjoys the small town feeling of Fort Bragg and the beautiful coastal scenery. Leslie approaches her work with a smile and appreciates the opportunity to assist local families and individuals with their real estate purchases.