Meet your Business Banking Team

Business Lending

Lots of places do loans. We do relationships.
Kent Bouma.
Business Lending Team

Kent Bouma

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Kent Bouma
VP - Business Banking
Kent was born and raised in Whatcom County. After graduating with an economics degree from the University of Washington in 1996, he returned to Bellingham where he began his career in banking. He spent nearly 10 years as a Commercial Loan Officer with Key Bank. He then joined WECU in 2008 to oversee the development and growth of Business Banking.
Grant Dykstra.
Business Lending Team

Grant Dykstra

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Grant Dykstra
Business Banking Senior Loan Officer - Manager
Grant was born and raised in Whatcom County. He grew up on a dairy farm in Everson and graduated from Lynden Christian High School. He received a finance degree from Western Washington University in 2006 and has been with WECU ever since. Grant loves the fact that WECU has local decision making, processing, and can think outside of the box, leading to better service and faster turnaround times.
Dustin Wilder.
Business Lending Team

Dustin Wilder

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Dustin Wilder
Business Banking Loan Officer
Dustin was born and raised in Whatcom County. After completing a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance he returned to Bellingham and began his career at WECU. He loves serving WECU’s members with their Business & Commercial Real Estate Lending needs and is thankful for the opportunity to live, work, and raise a family in this community.
Ron Richardson.
Business Lending Team

Ron Richardson

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Ron Richardson
Business Banking Loan Officer
Originally from Arizona, Ron moved to Bellingham in January 2013. He spent 12 years with Wells Fargo Business Banking both in Bellingham and Arizona, and in having made the move to WECU in September 2017, he is thrilled to finally be able to provide the true community lending experience he’s always dreamed of.
Ed Roddy.
Business Lending Team

Ed Roddy

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Ed Roddy
Business Banking Loan Officer
A Seattle native who made Whatcom County home following graduation from WWU, Ed worked in Commercial Lending and Private Banking for 28 years.  He is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Wealth Strategist and enjoys helping business owners and real estate investors with their financing needs.
Julie LaVergne.
Business Lending Team

Julie LaVergne

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Julie LaVergne
Business Banking Loan Officer Assistant
Julie was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and moved to the Pacific Northwest at a young age. Prior to joining the WECU Business Banking team, she served as the Executive Director for The Homax Group where she worked for 17 years. Julie is excited to be working with WECU in a position where she continues to apply her many talents for the benefit of our Business Members.
Eric Smith.
Business Lending Team

Eric Smith

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Eric Smith
Business Banking Loan Officer
Eric currently serves as a Team WECU committee member leading local volunteer activities for staff members. He recently served as a board member of a local business association. Eric is a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor, and he is grateful for the opportunity to serve WECU members every day with their small business financing needs.
Misty DeWispelaere.
Business Lending Team

Misty DeWispelaere

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Misty DeWispelaere
SBA Loan Officer Assistant
Misty has lived in Northwest Washington since the age of nine, and has over 5 years of experience managing retail environments. She has been part of the WECU team since July 2005, and joined the Business Banking team in February 2011, working as a loan processor, closing/post-closing processor, and recently became the SBA loan assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children at their many sporting events.
Tyson Meyer.
Business Lending Team

Tyson Meyer

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Tyson Meyer
SBA Loan Officer
Tyson was born and raised in the Seattle area. He has lived in Whatcom County since attending WWU where he studied business administration and entrepreneurship. He has been with WECU since 2004 and joined the Business Banking Team in 2005. He enjoys helping WECU members with their small business financing needs.

Business Experience

Cash management tools for what matters most. Your bottomline.
Becky Ludwig.
Business Experience Team

Becky Ludwig

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Becky Ludwig
Business Experience Manager
Becky was born and raised in Skagit County, making Whatcom County her home in 2009. Growing up, she worked for local small businesses and grew fond of the small business owner’s passion and drive. In her career, she has focused on helping these small businesses with their financial needs, from Small Business Lending to Cash Management and Merchant Services, to her current role as the Business Experience Manager at WECU. In her time away from the office, she enjoys spending her time with her husband and children, quilting and reading when time allows, traveling as often as possible while always appreciating the return home.
Julia Lough.
Business Experience Team

Julia Lough

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Julia Lough
Cash Management Officer
Born and raised in Europe, Julia moved to Bellingham in 2005. She has since graduated top of her class from both undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Washington University, with a concentration in Marketing and Finance. While working on her degrees, she worked in the banking and advertising industries, which offered amazing opportunities to learn and serve the local community. Julia joined WECU in 2015 and has been proud to be part of the organization ever since. She delights in creating new connections and building trusting relationships in the local community alongside her WECU team. Outside of work, Julia enjoys volunteering, reading, running, and taking hot yoga classes in Bellingham.
Breanna McManus.
Business Experience Team

Breanna McManus

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Breanna McManus
Business Experience Officer
Breanna was raised in Black Diamond, WA. After completing her Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University, she went on to manage a retail environment. Her love to work and serve the community, brought her way back up to Bellingham to begin her career at WECU. Breanna loves serving WECU members with their Business Banking needs and is grateful to be in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, Breanna loves to run with her dog, go to farmers' markets, and attend local comedy shows.
Kristen Hansen.
Business Experience Team

Kristen Hansen

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Kristen Hansen
Business Experience Specialist
Kristen was born in Seattle and raised in Spokane, WA. She came to Bellingham to attend WWU with a golf scholarship, studying economics, psychology, and business administration. Kristen also remained involved in WWU's athletic programs as both an athlete and a coach. She comes from a family of credit union employees and is passionate about both the credit union culture and the Whatcom County community. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys sports, trying new foods, the outdoors, and staying active.
Tyler Stockman.
Business Experience Team

Tyler Stockman

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Tyler Stockman
Business Experience Specialist
Tyler was born and raised in Whatcom County. After graduating from WWU with a finance degree, he joined the WECU team. He is grateful to be part of an organization that puts people over profits. Outside of work, Tyler enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading and the beautiful Northwest scenery.