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Our Lending Team

NMLS ID# 456477

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Chris has been with Centinel Bank of Taos since 2004. He’s been working with and processing loans ever since. Chris knows that borrowing money can be a nerve-wracking experience that’s why he works hard to make his clients feel at ease during the process while still educating them on their decision.
He likes working in loans at Centinel Bank because he has the opportunity to help people achieve their dreams “It always challenges me to think outside the box to find solutions. I find I am always learning something new. It is gratifying to see people be able to purchase their dream home, build a home, purchase a business or buy a property for their business.” Chris also enjoys working with his co-workers and colleagues at the bank.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Science Technology and Globalization and a minor in International Business. He has also graduated from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Born and raised in Taos County Chris enjoys living where he grew up, but he especially likes the climate and the mountains of Northern New Mexico.

NMLS ID #456481Leticia headshot

Leticia has been with Centinel Bank of Taos for 15 years. For the past eight years she has been working within the loans department, meeting with applicants, determining creditworthiness, and ultimately helping people achieve their dreams. Prior to working at Centinel Bank Leticia worked with loans at Norwest Bank.

As a loan officer Leticia specializes in consumer, mortgage or commercial loans. She is also bilingual, speaking Spanish. Leticia has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of New Mexico.

Leticia says she enjoys working in loans because she often has the opportunity to help people. “Centinel Bank is a locally owned, independent, community bank which allows me, as a lender, the opportunity to help the community and the Bank’s customers find solutions to meet their needs.”

Leticia has lived in Taos County for 20 years and likes the small town, know your neighbor, atmosphere Taos has to offer along with the diversified people and the outdoor activities.

NMLS ID# 456479

Will headshotWill has been with Centinel Bank of Taos for 16 years. He has been working with and processing loans for the past 11 years. He began his loans career in 2005, was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2010, and then Vice President in 2016.

As a loan officer Will assists customers with loan applications for cars, college tuition, homes, businesses, and more. Will enjoys working in loans because he gets the opportunity to help people “We get to see all types of situations, and being able to come up with solutions to help improve a customer’s situation is an awesome experience. It creates trust not only between the bank and customer but also between the customer and me. Some of my really good friends started out as customers.”

Will graduated from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado University as well as Texas Tech School of Banking. He is currently taking online classes and is 4 classes away from completing a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Born and raised in Taos Will loves working within and helping his community. He enjoys being close to family & friends and the outdoors. He especially loves camping! When he’s not working he also enjoys spending time watching his kids with all their various activities: basketball, soccer, cheerleading and gymnastics.