Summer brings over 15 years of experience in business management, promotions, and marketing in the wine, agribusiness, food manufacturing, and restaurant industry and provides local specialized financial leadership and community support to Exchange Bank’s Commercial Banking group.
Before joining Exchange Bank, Summer was the regional marketing manager at American AgCredit where she managed all aspects of marketing and community support for the Northern CA Region and territories in the Central Valley (a $2B portfolio within 15 counties). Summer worked with the agriculture community including youth with fair loans, scholarships and diverse programs which included real estate, leasing and crop insurance to young and beginning farmer programs.
Summer attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business with an emphasis in Sales/Marketing and a minor in Viticulture. Her education also includes a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW). Summer’s accomplishments include the NBBJ’s Forty Under 40 Award 2019 and Sonoma West Magazine’s Women in Business Spotlight 2018. She is a board member of the Sonoma Farm Bureau, Sonoma Fair Foundation, Naturally North Bay, Santa Rosa Junior College Ag Trust and a past Russian River Winegrowers board member. Summer is a Sonoma Vintners Barrel Auction committee member, sits on the Sonoma-Marin Boys and Girls club advisory board, and is the VIP guest sommelier for the Sonoma County Wine Auction. Summer is also a guest auctioneer for the PBS Travel and Wine Auction.
Summer lives in Santa Rosa with her two sons, Cooper and Cruz. When not pursuing her entrepreneurial and community support passions, she can be found gardening or casting a line in the water, hoping to catch the next big fish.