Mountain Pacific Bank

Our Board's composition is a strong, balanced blend of skills and experience, which will allow it to provide guidance in many areas to Mountain Pacific Bank’s seasoned management team.


Mark Duffy, President & CEO

Mark Duffy has been involved in the banking industry for thirty-six years with the past 22 spent in community banking. Prior to organizing Mountain Pacific Bank, Mark was the President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Credit Officer of Coastal Community Bank in Everett. From 1996 to July 2000, he was associated with Commercial Bank of Everett, a business bank started by EverTrust Bank (fka Everett Mutual Bank) based in Everett. Prior to that, Mark served in various credit positions with First Interstate Bank. Mark was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. His involvement in the Everett community includes serving on the board of directors for Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center as President, the Providence General Foundation as Vice Chairman and Treasurer, and the board of trustees for the Economic Alliance Snohomish County. He is also a member of the Everett Rotary Club and past board member of Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, the Everett Public Schools Foundation and North Everett Little League. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Washington and is a 1996 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

Ross Maynard, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Ross Maynard has been involved in the banking industry for over 38 years, beginning his career with a locally owned community bank in his home town of Duluth Minnesota. Ross and his family moved to the Everett area in the mid 1980’s and Ross has worked for a number of local community banks since that time. Most recently Ross served seven years as the EVP and Cashier for Frontier Bank. Prior to joining Frontier Bank, Ross was part of the original senior management team of Towne Bank of Woodinville, a new charter started in 1991. In 1998 Towne Bank was sold to Banner Bank of Walla Walla, where Ross served as Senior Vice President until joining Frontier Bank in 2002. Ross holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Minnesota and is a 2001 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

Kirby R. Duncan, Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

Kirby Duncan has over 20 years of experience in Commercial Lending and Credit Administration. He began his banking career with U.S. Bank in 1990, while attending college. Following his graduation, Kirby has held a variety of progressively responsible positions, including Credit Analyst, Branch Manager, Commercial Loan Officer, and Loan Administrator. A Community Banker since 1999, Kirby has worked for Towne Bank, Business Bank and Whidbey Island Bank. He joined Mountain Pacific Bank in 2008 as a senior lender. His role later expanded to include Special Credits, Credit Administration and disposition of Bank Owned properties. Kirby was promoted to Chief Credit Officer in 2013. He is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Kirby is also a 2007 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

Nils Bajczuk, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

Nils Bajczuk has worked in the banking industry for over 22 years.  He started his banking career in 1994 with CityBank of Lynnwood, where he spent 17 years as a commercial lender.  Prior to joining Mountain Pacific Bank, he spent 3-years with Whidbey Island Bank as Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Team Leader.  Nils was raised in Edmonds and graduated from Meadowdale High School before attending Edmonds Community College.  He later served 9-years on the board of the Edmonds Community College Foundation.  Nils currently lives in Mukilteo and has been a resident of Snohomish County for almost 40-years.  He is also a 2014 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

April Hogan, Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer

April Hogan has been serving customers in the Puget Sound for more than 23 years. She began her banking career in 1994 with City Bank, where she successfully held numerous positions of increasing responsibility and oversight.  April continued her banking career with Whidbey Island Bank and most recently Heritage Bank, where she was named 2014 Community Banker of the Year.   April is a graduate of the Snohomish County Leadership program and Pacific Coast Banking School. In 2011, she obtained both the Washington State Insurance and Investment Advisor Licenses. April is very dedicated and actively involved in the community, as she currently serves on the Boards of multiple organizations, which include but not limited to the Edmonds Community College Foundation, Edmonds Public School Foundation, Work Opportunities, and Leadership Snohomish County. She also volunteers and supports several other non-profit organizations and charities within the community.


Rick Pedack, Chairman

Rick Pedack is President of Seattle Specialty Insurance Services, Inc., a subsidiary of National General Holdings Corporation, is among the nation's largest providers of specialty insurance and technology-enabled solutions for the financial services industry. Prior to forming Seattle Specialty in 1992, Rick developed the lender-based Fire & Flood Insurance programs for the Minnehoma Insurance Company. Early in his career, he served as an Officer of First Interstate Bank of Washington in the Retail Banking Division. Rick is a licensed Insurance Agent or Broker in over 45 states. He is an active member of several trade organizations including Mortgage Bankers Association, Independent Insurance Agents of America, Professional Insurance Agents, and Washington Surplus Lines Association. Rick also served in a number of volunteer positions within his church, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Snohomish School District. Rick holds a BS Degree in Business Administration, Finance & Marketing, from Central Washington University.

Morrie Trautman

Morrie Trautman has been a long time local businessman, having created and sold several area businesses, including Yukon Trading Company, a wholesale sporting goods sales and distribution company specializing in outdoor sports and Watershed USA, a warehousing, distribution and logistics company.  He was also co-founder of K and D Services, of Washington and Oregon, a regional traffic management company.  He is currently the Managing Partner of Brooktraut Properties LLC, a property management and development company, and President/Founder of Liqwood Assets LLC, a manufacturer and distributor in the craft beverage industry. Morrie is active in his support of several local community service organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Snohomish County Arts Council. He was a member of the mayor’s City of Everett “Vision 2025” team. Morrie is a fifth generation son, born and raised in the Everett area. He attended the University of Washington and Washington State University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, Pre Law.  

Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy is the President of Goldfinch Bros., Inc., a Commercial and Residential glazing contractor in business since 1892. Prior to joining Goldfinch Bros., Scott was Vice President of Finance for Safeco Insurance Company of America where he held a number of senior level finance positions.   In addition to his role at Goldfinch, Scott has also served on the Everett City Council since 2013.  Scott has been actively involved for many years as a board member for various non-profit organizations, including service as President of the North Everett Little League and the Everett Public Schools Foundation as well as Vice Chair for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County. Scott currently serves as Board Chair for the Community Foundation of Snohomish County. Scott is a 1984 graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Business Administration. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the Washington Society of CPAs.

Richard (Dick) Beresford

Dick Beresford is a partner with Beresford Booth PLLC, a full service law firm located in Edmonds. Dick has practiced law in the Greater Seattle Area since 1972 and has extensive experience in Business and Finance, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Banking Law, Estate Planning and Examiner of Titles for King County. He has been admitted to the Washington State Bar Association, the U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Dick has been active in professional associations which include the Washington State Bar Association (Member: 1972, Trustee Young Lawyers Section: 1975-1981, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee), American Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Snohomish County Bar Association, and American Arbitration Association. He has also been active in the community and business associations serving as Trustee and former President of Edmonds Community College Foundation, Chairman of the Puget Sound Center of Learning and Technology (Joint Venture with Edmonds Community College and Shoreline Community College), is a co-owner of Factors of Puget Sound, LLC and Pacific Continental Shippers, LLC and is a member of Everett Golf and Country Club. Dick is a Washington State native with a Bachelor Arts from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University School of Law.

Dr. William (Bill) Mester

Dr. Mester is the retired Superintendent of the Snohomish School District.  Bill had a 43 year career in education that included 35 years as a superintendent in Michigan and Washington, 14 years leading the Snohomish School Dirstrict. Prior to becoming a superintendent, Dr. Mester was a psychologist, a teacher and principal. He earned his B.S. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Administration.

Maddy Metzger-Utt

Maddy Metzger-Utt has been the President/CEO of the Community Foundation of Snohomish County since 2005.  Prior to working at the Community Foundation of Snohomish County she spent 12 years as an Executive Director of two non-profit organizations in Snohomish County.  Maddy is the current Board President for the Snohomish County Estate Planning Council, a Board Member for Leadership Snohomish County and the Everett Housing Authority.  She is the also the past President of the Everett Rotary Club. She was born and raised in Everett, and has a BA in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University.

Kristi Henderson

Kristi Henderson has spent over ten years at Bauer Evans and Madrona Financial Services where she has been involved in tax planning, business accounting and financial advisory services. During her time at Bauer Evans, she has had experience performing audits and has also helped clients through audits by various regulatory entities. Her involvement in the community has included coaching youth female athletes and serving on the board of directors for the Community Foundation of Snohomish County.  She was raised in Lake Stevens and graduated with honors from the University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business. She holds positions as Chief Compliance Officer and Fund Manager and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist and Certified Financial Planner and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.