Laura began her banking career in 1985 after graduating from San Jose State University
with a B.S. Degree in business, concentration in Finance. She worked for two small
community banks, one in Tracy, the other Stockton, focusing on agricultural clients and
their financing needs. She has been involved in agricultural financing for the past
26 years, extensive background and experience in Farm Ownership financing through the
Farm Service Agency guaranteed program.
Laura was very active in the local community in the San Joaquin Valley, including her
involvement in the Grapegrowers Association, San Joaquin Haygrowers, Farm Bureau of San
Joaquin, Livestock Boosters, Farm Service Agency, and several others. Her plans include
the involvement in groups and committees that relate to agriculture of the Central Coast.
Laura’s primary focus at Community West Bank will be assisting the financial needs of the
Central Coast agricultural community.