Meet Our Lenders



Ken Pekola Ken Pekola

SVP/Chief Credit Officer

Ken Pekola joined Thurston First Bank in October 2007 as Senior Vice President Chief Credit Officer with over 23 years of community banking experience. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a major in Economics, and in 2006, graduated with honors from the Pacific Coast Banking School. Ken says he underwrites for risk like every dollar lent by the bank is his own.

He's also a "weather geek" and loves tracking and forecasting weather. Someday, he'd like to go on a storm chaser adventure. While waiting for those severe storms, he is the handyman for his wife's horse-training business, mentor to his daughter and family gardener.

Contact Ken directly at 360.528.4104 or*.

Tim Shute

VP/Commerical Loan Officer

Tim started his community banking career serving the South Puget Sound and Southwestern Washington markets. His 15+ years of experience includes all facets of business lending, including equipment, facility, and capital financing. He also has extensive experience in commercial real estate lending, for both owner occupied and investor properties.

Tim has always enjoyed service and volunteerism to the communities he lives in and has served many charitable boards including United Way, Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together. Though Tim grew up outside of Washington, he has called the Olympic Peninsula and the Greater South Puget Sound region home for over 30 years.

Contact Tim directly at 360.528.4115 or*.



Sandi WilsonSandi Wilson

VP/Commercial Loan Officer

Sandi’s 30+ year’s banking career in Thurston County has evolved many times, landing her at Thurston First Bank. Her role as Commercial Loan Officer feeds her passion to help businesses succeed while allowing her to stay active in the community. Sandi says she also "loves the way we're like family here and we have fun while we're working."

When not pampering her clients, Sandi spends her time traveling to any place where there is sand, sun and snorkeling! She also enjoys theater and spending time with family and her grandchildren.                                    

Contact Sandi directly at 360.528.4110 or*.


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