Matthew Backlund

Chief Lending Officer

NMLS ID# 730791

With over 18 years of experience in the Tri-Cities’ banking industry, Matt joined Community First Bank as our Chief Lending Officer in 2020. Over the course of his career, he has worked in retail banking, private banking and, most recently, in commercial banking. Matt has worked with companies of all sizes and scope; and has the experience and expertise needed to provide a variety of tailored financial solutions for our clients.

A homegrown Ellensburg native, Matt is a graduate of Washington State University and Pacific Coast Banking School. He uses his education and experience to lead his team in achieving highly efficient, client-centric financial solutions that are delivered locally.

Outside of the office, Matt remains deeply committed to the Tri-Cities. In addition to serving on numerous nonprofit boards, he enjoys spending time volunteering for Junior Achievement, as well as coaching local youth sports.

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