Josh Stendera grew up in the Wenatchee Valley and couldn’t wait to move to the big city of Seattle after graduating from Cashmere High School. He spent 10 years in Seattle which included obtaining a degree in Business Finance from Seattle Pacific University. After 10 years he realized the slower pace of life wasn’t so bad after all and moved back home in 2006 where he has been a community banker since. Josh joined North Cascades Bank in 2014 and serves as the bank’s Chief Credit Officer. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the bank’s loan portfolio to appropriately manage the bank’s credit risk. Josh enjoys the quality of people, strong sense of community, and outdoor activities the Wenatchee Valley has to offer. When not wearing his banker hat you can find him enjoying his family, mountain biking, hiking, or fishing. And if it’s a really good day, all of the above.