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dedicated to your financial success

Your Financial Partner For life is more than just a phrase. It is a vision for how people should be treated and served. We have carefully assembled a team of experts that believe in our cause and work cohesively together to ensure you receive unbiased advice and highly responsive service.

Meet the team



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Lee Adams

Chairman of the Board, Adams Enterprises

Bruce Ratchford

Board Member, Apollo Mechanical, Inc.

J. Tyler Haberling, CFP®

Founder, Board Member

Darrick Dietrich

Board Member, Basin Disposal, Inc.

Nicole Berg

Board Member, Berg Farms, LLC

Ryan Ratchford

Board Member, Apollo Mechanical, Inc.
Headshot photo of Eric Pearson, Chief Executive Officer at Community First Bank and HFG Trust in a black blazer with tie.

Eric Pearson

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Arneson

Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Backlund

Chief Lending Officer

William Wang, CFP®

Managing Director, HFG Trust
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Candice Smith

Human Resources Director

Jamin Clark

Mortgage Department Manager

Forrest Alexander

Business Development Director

Kevin Floyd, CFA, CFP®, AIF®

Director of Investments

Ben Messinger, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Michael Tallman, CFP®, CTFA®

Senior Trust Officer

Bob Lagonegro, CFP®, CTFA®

Financial Advisor

Stephen Palm, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Megan Nichols, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Richard Prime, CFP®

Financial Advisor

K. Paul Hansen, CFP®, CPA

Financial Advisor

Anthony Smith, CFA®

Portfolio Manager & Financial Advisor

Brent Schafer, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Caroline Bettendorf

Operations Manager

Brenda Bravo

Branch Manager, Pasco

Margarita Gourley

Branch Manager, Richland

Molly Kunkel

Branch Manager, Connell

Danielle King

Branch Manager, Kennewick

Miriam Coffman

Relationship Manager

Melissa Callaway

Director of Credit Administration

Cameron Stephens

Business Banking Team Lead

Russ Prince

Credit Manager

Bill Shibley

Senior Agricultural Officer

Derek Brownson

Business and Agriculture Banker

David Doak

Business Banker

Amanda Jones

Business Banker

Jesus Melendez

Business Banker

Dora Castaneda

Mortgage Consultant

Derek Robinson

Mortgage Consultant

Nicholas Haberling

Partnership Advisor

Andrew Bellon

Private Banker

Tracy Henry

Personal Banker, Kennewick

Karen R Leiby

Personal Banker, Pasco

Brandy Bustamante

Personal Banker, Richland

Rick Pullen

Construction & Consumer Banker

Jiovani Vargas

Personal Banker, Kennewick

Jared Waibel

Personal Banker, Kennewick

Allison Smith

Senior Client Service Consultant

Janice Wilson

Senior Client Service Consultant

Martha Gonzalez

Client Services Consultant

Jennie Prince

Client Services Consultant

Jacob Marcusen

Client Services Consultant

Amelia Reams

Client Services Representative

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