• January 2020 Member Spotlights

    December 27, 2019
    Board Member Spotlight: Linda Tyler of the Port of Skagit

    After more than 20 years working for non-profit organizations, Linda Tyler joined the Port of Skagit in January 2019 as their Community Outreach Administrator.

    A lifelong resident of Skagit County, Linda brings years of experience in community outreach, programming and marketing to the Port team.  With a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Washington, she has spent two decades in the non-profit sector, with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County and most recently as the Development Director for Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland.  

    At the Port of Skagit, Linda’s work involves public relations, internal communications, marketing materials, and operation of the Port’s web site.  She also has the pleasure of serving on a number of boards and community groups, including the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce, Venture Club, Innovation Partnership Zone, and Padilla Bay Foundation.  

    Linda makes her home in Burlington, where she and her husband Jason are raising their two daughters, Brooke and Reese.  When she’s not working at the Port or volunteering in the community, she is busy keeping up with her kids’ volleyball schedules, teaching Sunday School at Edison Lutheran Church,  spending time with extended family and friends, or channeling her creative side with a variety of writing, art and photography projects.  

    About the Port of Skagit: Guided by the mission “Good Jobs for Our Community,” the Port of Skagit owns and operates four key facilities: Skagit Regional Airport, Bayview Business Park, La Conner Marina and the Sedro-Woolley Innovation for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Center. 

    Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator 
    (360) 757-0011

    Member Spotlight: Rupinder Kaur of Washington Federal

    Washington Federal is launching a simplified name and logo. Over the past several years, even after Money Magazine awarded us “Best Bank” in five of our eight states, questions like these have come up:
    Is Washington Federal part of the federal government?
    Can I open a checking account, or is Washington Federal only an investment firm?
    Is Washington Federal a business headquartered in Washington D.C.?
    We got the message. We needed to address that challenge while making sure our bank would be clearly recognizable in all our markets.

    About Us
    As active members of our communities, we’re truly invested in our clients—delivering simple, straightforward banking solutions to help you make the most of your money. We have over 230 offices to serve our clients. We operate in eight western states, including Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and New Mexico.

    WaFd Bank is ready to help bring clarity to banking. We offer a variety of accounts: checking, savings, money market, retirement, save at school, and more. WaFd Bank always offers very competitive rates for both our loans and Certificates of Deposit. What sets WaFd Bank apart—we are a portfolio lender. We offer all in one custom construction loan which includes purchase of lot, building house and converting loan to 30-year permanent loan all together in one closing. WaFd offers business line of credit and merchant services. Our merchant service partner
    “Heartland” will come to you. 

    We have 24/7 available customer service team to help you with all your banking needs.  We are your next-door neighbor, located at 300 East Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington, WA 98233.  Come visit us and explore what great options we have available for you today!

    Rupinder Kaur, Personal Banker
    NMLSR # 1727008
    360-755-9241 Burlington.office@wafd.com

    Ambassador Spotlight: Carol Harris of Primelending

    As your local mortgage loan originator, I represent PrimeLending by working with prospective home buyers, builders, real estate professionals and existing home owners to provide information on a variety of home financing options.

    As a PrimeLending customer, you can count on fast, reliable top-tier service from your first contact through your final loan payment.

    I keep the home financing process simple by, offering several application options, either in person, by phone or online.

    I’ll recommend loans that suit your personal financial needs and goals and provide education about your loan options, so you can make informed decisions.

    I’ll personally guide you through the loan process from application to closing.

    At PrimeLending, we offer a wide array of financing products including, fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages, land/lot loans, construction loans, renovation loans, first-time homebuyer programs, FHA, VA and conventional loans.

    I can also prequalify you for financing before you begin shopping for a home so you’ll know how much you can afford.

    National mortgage lender PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is committed to helping you navigate the home financing process and achieve your dreams of homeownership.

    Thank you for choosing PrimeLending!