Chris CallChris Call

CEO

Chris began his career as a CPA for a public accounting firm in San Francisco and then moved into the banking world where he has spent the last 29 years. He is also a licensed real estate agent and mortgage loan originator. Active in Rotary, he has been involved in community affairs as the owner of a small business. He calls Healdsburg home and enjoys playing tennis and riding motorcycles. Fun Fact: He is known as the Parking Spot Whisperer for his ability to find a good spot no matter where he goes.


Monica LangeMonica Lange

Account Manager

Monica has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years. A degree in Business Management and Accounting led her into the banking world, where she worked for all the large banks in the financial district in San Francisco. She loves the personal-touch environment of a smaller community bank and NBCU fits the bill. She's a hiker, a biker and a skier (not necessarily in that order). Fun Fact:  She has been to the base camp of Mt. Everest.


Lori Elbert

Lori Elbert

VP Operations

Lori has worked in the finance industry for over 26 years, including managing branches and the Bankcard Department of North Bay bank. She later became an Operations Manager and moved to a payment gateway organization. Her experience provides her a broad view of banking, which, combined with her passion to help the credit union grow, offers our members a trusted resource for their needs. She is also a Notary Public. Fun Fact: She is a retired ballerina!


Efrain Monico

Efrain Monico

Mortgage Loan Specialist

Efrain has been making loans since before computers were mainstream. He is also a licensed real estate agent which makes him knowledgable from both sides of a mortgage transaction. He is happy to help our members understand the intricacies of the mortgage world. An outdoorsman at heart, he enjoys canoeing, fishing, and backpacking and watch out because he is learning martial arts. Fun Fact: He likes to wander the wilderness alone.


Sarah Lopez

Sarah Lopez

Member Service Representative

Sarah was born in Mexico and came to the United States as a young girl. She joined the Credit Union team soon after she graduated from SRJC. Sarah loves helping our members with their transaction needs. Fun Fact: She makes a mean margarita!


Cindy Nelson

Cindy Nelson

Financial Services Manager

Cindy is a lifelong Sonoma County resident who has worked for big banks and credit unions for over 25 years. Her experience includes branch manager, consumer loan officer, mortgage loan officer, and now Financial Services Manager for our Healdsburg branch. She owns a degree in Business Management. She is a public notary and has a current real estate license. She enjoys gardening, traveling, and riding her motorcycle around the North Bay with her husband. Fun Fact: She has an identical twin sister.


Hiwet Haile

Hiwet Haile

Member Service Representative

Hiwet was born in Eritrea in Eastern Africa and was raised in Santa Rosa. She attended San Jose State, where she studied Business Administration. She has worked in banks and credit unions all her professional life. She is deeply rooted in her East African culture and hopes to one day go back with her son and help build schools and clean water wells in undeveloped areas. Fun Fact: Hiwet is a big fan of Duke men’s basketball team (Go BlueDevils!).


Sheila Siroky

Sheila Siroky

Member Service Representative

Sheila comes to us with extensive banking experience - go ahead, try to stump her! You’ll see her in both our Santa Rosa and Healdsburg branches. Fun Fact:  Sheila loves to cook but doesn't know how (she experiments a lot!)


Lynnette Barlesi

Lynnette Barlesi

Branch Supervisor

Lynnette is a native of the Bay Area and has worked in the credit union industry for over 20 years. She believes in helping members and being involved in the communities we serve.  Lynnette and her family reside in Santa Rosa; they enjoy hiking and attending or watching local sporting events – especially NASCAR at Sonoma Raceway!  Lynnette is actively involved in her son’s school and has been a Relay for Life volunteer for over 15 years.  Fun Fact:  She is super-competitive when playing board games!  You can soon visit Lynnette in our Sonoma Branch.