Avista Corp Credit Union Staff
Mike Grabicki, Manager/CEO
Mike has been with the Credit Union since November 2012. He has over 25 years in Credit Union and Bank management. He has worked for AmericanWest Bank, Numerica Credit Union, Washington Mutual and Wells Fargo bank. Mike was the owner/manager of Mirage records and tapes for 13 years in Spokane. Mike has two boys and enjoys spending time with them. Mike loves Gonzaga basketball and is a long time season ticket holder. He also loves to cook, travel and has a large music collection with over 10, 000 albums, 45’s and CD’s. Working with members to achieve their financial dreams is his number one goal.
Chris Jentges, Assistant Manager
Chris started with Avista Credit Union November 2015, previously of AmericanWest Bank, now Banner Bank, for 12 years. 5 years of deposit operations management and 7 years branch management. Chris is married to wife Robyn, and has one daughter Katelynn. He enjoys Spokane Chiefs hockey, VW Bugs, reading, and just spending time throughout the area with family and friends. Chris was promoted to Assistant Manager of the Credit Union in August of 2019.
Amy Wilkinson, Senior Loan Officer
Amy started with Avista Credit Union December 2013 after 5 1/2 years of service at Chase Bank previously Washington Mutual. She enjoys working as a Member Service Rep serving our members’ everyday transactional needs as well as member loans. When Amy is not at work she loves spending time with her husband Carson and their 4 children being outside, playing games, and enjoying the numerous parks, lakes, and activities in Spokane and Coeur D’Alene.
Jessica Stratton, Senior Financial Officer
Jessica started with Avista Credit Union May 2019 after seven years of service at STCU and Sterling Bank. She enjoys figuring out complex problems and helping members with their personal finances. After work Jessica likes reading, listening to podcasts and visiting Spokane's many breweries and restaurants with her boyfriend and family.
Mike Siegel, Senior Loan Officer
Mike started with Avista Credit Union September 2018. He was previously at STCU as an Assistant Branch Manager for seven years. Mike has over 11 years of lending experience and enjoys helping members with their financial needs. When Mike is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, and enjoys the array of activities in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.
Emma Barrington, Loan Officer
Emma started with the Credit Union in July 2020 after about 5 years at STCU. She enjoys getting to know her members and gaining lasting relationships with them, all while helping them to improve their financial well-being. While she’s not at work, Emma enjoys spending time outdoors at the lake or in the mountains with her boyfriend, their dog, and their families. Emma is also a big WSU fan, Go Cougs!
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