by Nikki Dickerson, Featured Ambassador, First Financial Northwest Bank
| Jul 22, 2017
"I joke that before joining the GSBA, I had no social life. But now, 6 years later, some of my closest friendships are a direct result of the contacts made through this tremendous organization. I joined GSBA to increase business, and becoming an Ambassador to help connect people to other GSBA members, falls right in line with my love for making connections and building relationships. When I joined First Financial Northwest Bank, the very first thing I did was make sure we became GSBA members. The value membership brings to your business, and to your life, is so much more than the cost of joining.
I have more than 25 years of banking experience. I have served in many facets of banking, from teller to commercial real estate associate, but found my true passion to be business banking. First Financial Northwest Bank
is a great fit for me. We are about delivering personalized service and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Renton, WA, we have been a fixture in the community since 1923. Residents and businesses alike have relied on us, not just as a bank, but also as a promoter and sponsor of scores of non-profit, civic and social groups. From smaller things like food drives, to big events, festivals, fundraisers, and helping those in need. Our goal is to bring a little more happiness into everyone’s life. For over 93 years, we've built our reputation as a provider of financial solutions, a concierge of professional connections, and a partner in community service.
I have lived in Snohomish County with my family since 1999. We share our home with our cat and two dogs. Some interesting facts about me include: I was raised on a horse farm. I trained and showed All American Quarter Horses and won my first trophy at age two! My parents tell me I learned to ride horses before I could walk. I have two rescued pit bulls that have no idea they are dogs; they think they are cats! I almost got tackled by the Secret Service at a University of Delaware football game for climbing across the bleachers to ask Vice President Biden to take a picture with me—which he did!
I am a huge Baltimore Ravens fan. I cheer for the Seahawks too, except when they play the Ravens.
If you see me at a GSBA Event, please come and say hello! I love making new friends!