Tara Vandel Bio
Tara is the Regional Manager Commercial Banking at Valley First a division of First West Credit Union. Specializing in commercial lending, Tara works with small and medium sized businesses providing advice in all aspects of their banking needs, including both growth and working capital solutions. She enjoys building relationships with her clients and helping them reach their financial goals. Tara began her career in banking in 2000 and in 2005 transferred to Penticton. Tara and her husband decided to raise their family in Penticton and have happily lived here ever since. Tara was raised in the small farming community of Morrin, Alberta, with a population of only 240. In this rural setting, she learned the importance of community and at a young age, fostered a commitment to giving back to the community in which she lives. Tara has been a member of the SOS Medical Foundation Board since 2018 and she is serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.