Whidbey Island Bank has hired Deborah Cook as a real-estate loan officer in Bellingham.
Cook has more than 22 years of lending and real-estate experience in the Pacific Northwest. At Whidbey Island Bank, she will be responsible for the origination of residential, custom construction and land/building site loans in Whatcom County.
Previously, Cook was employed at Wells Fargo as a home mortgage consultant, and was also a licensed senior loan officer at Security First Mortgage in Bellingham. She was also an independent broker and owner/operator at CityView Mortgage Professional, also in Bellingham, for 11 years.