Vice President; Commercial Relationship Manager
Question: What do you enjoy most about being a lender for F&M?
I enjoy having the ability to build relationships with individuals and business in the community and provide them with a superior banking experience.
Question: What is the advantage of using F&M’s commercial lending services versus another local community bank?
The lending staff at F&M can work with commercial customers to provide quick decision making, and time matters when you’re a small business owner. We’re not just bankers, but knowledgeable professionals that can offer sound advice to a variety of industries. After all, we’ve been helping business grow in the Valley since 1908.
Question: Where are you from, and what’s brought you to where you live/work now?
I was born and raised in Elkton and am still happy to call the Shenandoah Valley home.
Question: What do you like best about the local community you serve?
The people make the community and being able to have personal relationships with those individuals is what I enjoy most.
Question: What are your hobbies and/or where do you volunteer?
In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and our dogs. I also enjoy volunteering through F&M Bank on various projects and currently serve on the Board for the Rockingham County Fair.
Question: How long have you been working in the commercial real estate and lending industry?
For the first four years of my banking career, I worked as a credit analyst. In 2016, I transitioned into a commercial lending role. I believe my background in credit is a solid foundation for my career in lending.
Question: What impact do you hope to make on the local community?
I hope to be a resource for business owners in the community who need consultative advice for making sound financial decisions.
Question: On a local level, what should business owners and entrepreneurs know about your market?
Banking in the Valley is extremely competitive, from local community banks to regional and national banks. What separates F&M from our competitors is the exceptional customer service that includes local decision making, quick response time, and industry experienced lenders.
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