About Us

Summit Team

Our Staff is here to give you the professional, personalized service you deserve.

  • Craig Wanichek, President and CEO

    Craig Wanichek, President and CEO

    Craig is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He has over fifteen years of banking experience during which he managed significant business relationships with family owned businesses in the Willamette Valley. He currently serves on the Associated Oregon Industries Board, and previously served as chair of the City of Eugene Budget Committee and on the Boards of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce and Cascade Health Solutions.

  • Scott Goldstein, Chief Financial Officer

    Scott Goldstein, Chief Financial Officer

    Scott holds an MBA from the University of Southern California in Financial Services and Portfolio Management. His educational background and perspective from working for large banks and a small business make Scott uniquely qualified to help create innovative financial solutions for our customers.

  • Michael Mercer, SVP Chief Banking Officer

    Michael Mercer, SVP Chief Banking Officer

    Mike has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance Management from Western Oregon University and over twenty five years of banking experience including branch management, commercial lending and wealth management. Mike serves on the boards of A Family for Every Child, Oregon Club of Eugene-Springfield, and is past Chairman of Junior Achievement. NMLS# 810646

  • Mary Merriman, SVP Chief Credit Officer

    Mary Merriman, SVP Chief Credit Officer

    Mary is a native of Eugene graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's degree in Management and Finance. She has over thirty years of banking experience with extensive management, administrative and executive experience in retail and commercial banking. Her expertise in government, residential, and commercial real estate lending adds value to our commercial lending team. NMLS# 811599

  • William "Bill" Whalen, SVP Chief Lending Officer

    William "Bill" Whalen, SVP Chief Lending Officer

    Bill’s affinity for and career in banking began over twenty-five years ago when he graduated from California State University - Long Beach with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He offers a diverse background in lending, credit administration and management, further complemented by his graduation from the Pacific Coast Bankers’ School. Bill’s knowledge drawn from experience in both large corporate and community banks gives him a unique perspective that makes Bill an exceptional resource for local businesses and community members. Actively engaged in the local Eugene community, Bill serves as a Board Member for CASA of Lane County, is a Vice-Chair of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce’s Local Government Affairs Council, and is a commissioner on the Eugene Police Commission. NMLS #1008717

  • Rachel Arbogast, Banker

    Rachel Arbogast, Banker

    Rachel is a native of Eugene. While new to banking, she has 10 years of customer service experience. She volunteers as team mom for her son's football and baseball teams, and has been a Sunday school teacher for eight years.

  • Tim Calhoun, Client Services Officer

    Tim Calhoun, Client Services Officer

    Tim is a native of Springfield and a graduate of Oregon State University. He has ten years of banking experience in branch and operations support. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for First Tee of Willamette Valley.

  • Joyce Colley, VP Business Client Advisor

    Joyce Colley, VP Business Client Advisor

    Joyce is a graduate of the Northwest Intermediate Banking School and has over thirty years of experience in operations, commercial real estate, and consumer lending. NMLS# 810524

  • Jayson Davis, Associate Business Client Advisor

    Jayson Davis, Associate Business Client Advisor

    Jayson is a native Oregonian graduating from Northwest Christian University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He has over twelve years of banking and five years of mortgage lending experience. NMLS #113463

  • Chris Hemmings, Finance Analyst

    Chris Hemmings, Finance Analyst

    Chris is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Chris has three years experince in banking and over ten years of customer service experience. He is a Golf Coach for the Special Olympics and is an active volunteer for Food for Lane County.

  • Olivia Hemmings, Proof Operator & Admin Assistant

    Olivia Hemmings, Proof Operator & Admin Assistant

    Olivia is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a bachelors degree in Anthropology and Sociology. While new to banking, she has over ten years of customer service experience.

  • Mara Hooker, Dir. Mktg & Business Development

    Mara Hooker, Dir. Mktg & Business Development

    Mara is a fourth generation Oregonian graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration. She has seven years of banking experience in operations, business development, marketing, event planning, and over twelve years of customer service and business experience.

  • Chris Kline, VP Business Client Advisor

    Chris Kline, VP Business Client Advisor

    Chris has a Finance degree from Oregon State University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. He has over 25 years banking experience and has also been a small business owner. He is involved in the community through Springfield’s Main Street Program, City Club and the Commercial Investment Division (CID). He is a native Oregonian and has lived in Eugene the last 25 years. NMLS #345673

  • Kerry Lancy, Corp Secretary HR & Admin Officer

    Kerry Lancy, Corp Secretary HR & Admin Officer

    Kerry has 20 years combined experience in human resources, business administration, customer service, and market research. She is an active volunteer for March of Dimes, United Way, Food for Lane County, and serves as President of the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics Parent Club.

  • Genevieve McClary, Treasury Management Officer

    Genevieve McClary, Treasury Management Officer

    Genevieve is active in the community and volunteers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She has over 13 years of banking experience in customer service and treasury products such as; ACH, online banking, remote deposit and bill payment services.

  • Hans McKnight AAP, Client Services Specialist

    Hans McKnight AAP, Client Services Specialist

    Hans is a native Oregonian graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Business Administration. He received his Accredited ACH Professional certification in 2010 and has over six years of banking experiece.

  • Kathy Metzler, Client Services Specialist

    Kathy Metzler, Client Services Specialist

    Kathy is a native of the Eugene/Springfield area and has been in the financial industry for over 25 years. She is a certified high school volleyball official and also keeps score at Oregon's home volleyball matches. She enjoys volunteering at various events in the community.

  • Jack Omlin, Banker

    Jack Omlin, Banker

    Jack has over three years of experience in branch operations and support with Summit.

  • Kris Parker, Associate Business Client Advisor

    Kris Parker, Associate Business Client Advisor

    Kris is a graduate of the University of Oregon and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. She is relatively new to banking and yet, she brings over 30 years of financial analytic experience and knowledge, from working in the manufacturing and insurance industries. NMLS #1136509

  • Pam Pliler, Senior Client Services Officer

    Pam Pliler, Senior Client Services Officer

    Pam started her banking career in Springfield over thirty years ago. She has a comprehensive banking background, having worked for large regional banks and small community banks. Her experience includes both branch and support department operations.

  • Summer Roat, Administrative Assistant

    Summer Roat, Administrative Assistant

    Summer is a native of the Eugene area and has been in banking for over twelve years both in the branch and in administration.

  • Kim Scofield, Client Services Officer

    Kim Scofield, Client Services Officer

    Kim is a native Oregonian and has worked in the banking industry for over thirty years. She brings a wealth of experience in Operations, Loans and Regulatory Compliance.

  • Alicia Voorhees, Associate Business Client Advisor

    Alicia Voorhees, Associate Business Client Advisor

    Alicia holds an MBA from Willamette University as well as a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Portland State University. She has over seven years of operations finance experience in both the tech and healthcare industries. NMLS #1136455

  • Kim Voorhies, Client Services Specialist

    Kim Voorhies, Client Services Specialist

    Kim is a native of Eugene with over 25 years of financial services experience. She started her career in a small community bank, worked as a lending analyst for a financial software company and spent several years working specifically with government guaranteed loan programs. She actively volunteers in the community.