Chris currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Loan Officer for Bank of the Rockies, N.A., a community bank having 6 branches throughout Montana. She is responsible for bank wide lending training, policy development, underwriting standards and their implementation, lending compliance, loan quality, adherence to policy, development and proper completion of loan presentations and supporting credit analysis. Chris also ensures proper and accurate grading of loan portfolio and ensures satisfactory loan review program is in place and functional. She has worked at the Bank of the Rockies since 1988.
Chris has direct mining experience through past work with Western Water Consultants (specializing in mine hydrology) and Peter Kiewit at their Decker Coal Mine where she was responsible for accounts payable and payroll processing. Bank certifications include the National Consumer Credit School of the University of Oklahoma and the ABA National Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
In 2014, Chris and her husband Barry opened a microbrewery in White Sulphur Springs, 2 Basset Brewery. It has become a popular destination spot in Montana for locals and visitors alike. Barry handles all brewing and Chris shares in the management and financial aspects of the business.
Chris is a former Rotarian, White Sulphur Springs School Board Member; Board Member for Arrowhead Meadows Golf Course and SCORE Mentor. While on the school board, she served as Chairman and as a member of the budget and negotiating committees. She is currently a member of the White Sulphur Springs Chamber of Commerce and American Lutheran Church. Her hobbies include reading, baking and most recently enjoying craft beer. Chris was born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming. They have two children: Hank-a mining engineer currently working in Seattle, Washington and Molly- a registered nurse at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.