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
Chief Executive Officer
Scott started his banking career as a commercial lending officer in 1984. He has spent most of his more than 30 years in the industry as a community banker and has been a community bank CEO since 2000. Since joining Savings Bank in 2011, Scott has been committed to sustaining the Bank’s position as one of the strongest community banks in the nation. He knows that a great local bank is a keystone of the community’s economy. He is dedicated to making sure that Savings Bank continues to meet all of the financial needs of its communities the way only a local bank can.
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.
Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
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.
VP, Head of Retail and Small Business Lending
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.
VP, Head of Commercial Lending
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.
VP, Commercial Loan Officer
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.
VP, Commercial Loan Officer
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.
Jose Cardenas Ortiz
Commercial Loan Officer
Raised in Ukiah, Jose began his banking career with Savings Bank of Mendocino County in 2011 after graduating from college. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy and a Business Banking and Commercial Lending diploma. Jose enjoys mentoring high school students in the Ukiah area as well as presenting higher education possibilities to Mendocino College Migrant Education students. His interests include participating in local adult soccer tournaments.
AVP, Commercial Loan Officer
With more than 30 years of experience in lending and finance, Renee’s knowledge proves valuable to her clients. Born and raised in Mendocino County, Renee appreciates the unique qualities of the beautiful Ukiah valley. She also recognizes the many opportunities for business owners 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 lending as well as her education.
UKIAH MAIN OFFICE – CONSUMER LOANS (707) 462-6613 200 NORTH SCHOOL STREET
Consumer Loan Officer
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.
UKIAH MAIN OFFICE – REAL ESTATE LOANS (707) 462-6613 200 NORTH SCHOOL STREET
Senior Vice President
Real Estate Loan Department Manager
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.
AVP, Real Estate Loan Officer
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.
WILLITS OFFICE (707) 459-5533 145 SOUTH MAIN STREET
AVP, Loan Officer
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.
Brenda began her banking career in 2006. Brenda has been a part of the Willits community for more than 35 years. Her desire to serve the Willits community and surrounding areas, as well as her experience in both the deposit and lending areas of banking brings value to her customers.
FORT BRAGG OFFICE (707) 964-4723 490 SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET
MENDOCINO OFFICE (707) 937-0545 10500 LANSING STREET (TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS)
VP, Commercial Loan Officer
Jody is a life-long Mendocino County resident and began his career with Savings Bank in 1997 after graduating from high school. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. In 2008, Jody began working at both the Fort Bragg and Mendocino Banking Centers of Savings Bank. He is experienced in Commercial, Residential, and Consumer Lending. Jody is involved in a local organization with focus on community service.
Real Estate Loan
Born and raised in Mendocino County, Ashley is a fourth generation resident. After graduating from high school she continued her education and then began her career with Savings Bank in 2016. She has completed a certificate program in Real Estate and is working towards completion of an Associate’s Degree in Real Estate. Ashley is a member of a local organization with a focus on community service. She enjoys working with customers and welcomes the opportunity to assist you with your home loan needs.
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.