Board of Directors
LuAnne Gordon Burkhart
LuAnne serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Villaorba LLC, MYKA LLC, and Day Creek Industries. These companies are in the business of property management and redevelopment in Skagit County. Previously Ms. Burkhart held positions as finance manager, title clerk and treasurer in the automobile industry. Ms. Burkhart received her BA in Communications from California State University at Sacramento.
Mike began his banking career in 1971 in Montana, moving to Western Washington in 1985 as President and CEO of Valley Bank in Mount Vernon, Washington. Mr Cann moved to Oak Harbor in 1992 taking the reins at the bank on Whidbey Island. He retired in September 2008 as President/CEO of Whidbey Island Bank and its parent, the Washington Banking Company. Mr. Cann brings extensive experience, local market knowledge, and a proven track record as an innovative and successful banker to the position at SaviBank.
Jay Duffy is an owner and President of Bob’s Burgers and Brew in Burlington, Tulalip and Everett. Mr. Duffy is a local graduate of Mount Vernon High School and continued his education at Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington with a degree in BABA Accounting.
Yvonne is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Ashton Capital Corporation, and serves as Controller for the various companies under its ownership. Since joining Ashton in 2000, she has been actively involved in the acquisition and sales of both operating companies and commercial real estate, the securing of financing through collaboration with banks and other financial institutions and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations. She was previously the Controller and Manager of four medical clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Fors holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Andy began his banking career in 1984. He joined SaviBank as Chief Credit Officer in 2010, and was named as the bank’s President in 2013. Andy has an extensive background in banking, primarily in lending, holding previous positions as Chief Credit Officer at banks in Washington and Oregon. A local graduate of Sedro-Woolley High School, Andy earned a BS in Economics from the University of Washington and a MS in Ag Economics from Penn State in 1980. He also graduated from the University of Texas Graduate School of Community Bank Management in 2000.
Rogan Jones founded Affordable Information, Inc., a custom software programming business, Rowen Investments, LLC. a commerical real estate business, Sleepmaster, LLC. a retail mattress sales business, and is the President of Mt. Constitution Sites, Inc., an antenna farm business. Mr. Jones is a former Director for KGMI, Inc. Raised in Bellingham, Mr. Jones graduated from Sehome High School and from California Polytechnic University.
Chet T. Lackey is an attorney with Belcher Swanson Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Bellingham. Mr. Lackey was appointed Attorney and Counselor at Law in November 1975 and specializes in General Law. Mr. Lackey graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and the University of Puget Sound Law School with a Juris Doctorate.
Dean Alan Smiley
Mr. Smiley, has been in the insurance business for over 20 years. He sold Smiley Insurance Services, Inc on January 1st, 2005 but continues to be employed as an agent. Mr. Smiley also develops and manages commercial properties in Skagit and Whatcom counties. Mr. Smiley earned a BS degree in Agricultural Mechanization from Washington State University in 1983.
Rick retired in January 2008 from SaviBank with more than 32 years in banking. Mr. Tremaine developed the Real Estate Department at SaviBank and has been instrumental in the bank’s growth. In 2007 Rick was inducted into the Building Industry Association of Washington’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Tremaine has served as a director of the National Association of Home Builders, BIAW, SICBA and Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce.
Ron Wallin is the owner of P&L General Contractors, Inc. (P&L). He started working for P&L as a laborer in 1973, with promotions to project superintendent and project manager until 1996, when Wallin purchased P&L. Since that time, P&L has grown to 32 employees, with offices in Oak Harbor and Bremerton. P&L works throughout the Northwest in both the private sector and on government contracts at NAS Whidbey Island, NBK Bremerton, NBK Bangor and JBLM. Wallin has been involved with several professional and community boards, including board membership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County, and as an elected Commissioner for Whidbey General Hospital. He is also active as a Rotary Club past president, member and volunteer.
Jim is Head of Corporate Acquisitions and Vice President Real Estate Operations at Ashton Capital Corporation in Renton, Washington. He is responsible for sales and acquisitions of real estate holdings, as well as the acquisition of new companies for Ashton Capital’s portfolio of companies. Prior to joining Ashton Capital in 1996, Jim worked as an Escrow Closer for Independent Escrow, Inc. and as a Sales Associate for Quadrant Homes. His extensive business experience includes a wide range of business capacities, including the research, profitability analysis, negotiation, management and execution of purchases and sales in commercial real estate and business operations.