About Us

Bank of Feather River is dedicated to service and the tradition of personal banking. You might say we are committed to banking "the way you remember". At Bank of Feather River our first priority is you. We'll stay on top of the technological innovations which are state of the art, while at the same time, we'll deliver extraordinary service to you, because you'll know us and we'll know and understand your banking needs.

Jeff Cryer, EVP, Chief Credit Officer, Julie Morehead, President,CEO (sitting)
Liz Gates, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer(standing).

Bank Officers

Julie Morehead, President/CEO has been with Bank of Feather River since 2008. A lifetime and third generation Yuba City resident, Julie Morehead attended local schools entering into community banking shortly after high school. A graduate of the University of Phoenix and the Texas Graduate School of Community Bank Management, Ms.Morehead has been working at local community banks since 1979. Her vast experience includes branch operations, business development, finance, loan administration as well as shareholder and customer relations to name a few. She has held positions such as Operations Manager, Cashier, Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer.  She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank.  She is active in a wide array of community activities and organizations, and was awarded the 2011 Yuba-Sutter Chamber of commerce Ahtena Award recognizing leadership among women.

Jeffrey W. Cryer, EVP, Chief Credit Officer, has resided in the Yuba City area most of his life attending local grammar schools and high school in the nearby town of Live Oak. He attended Yuba College and graduated in 1980 from Chico State University with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture business with a business administration minor.

He has been involved in consumer and commercial lending in the Yuba City area his entire adult life working for area financial institutions.

Liz Gates, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, began working for Bank of Feather River in 2007 and has worked at local community banks since 1989.  Liz brings her operations experience, management skills and finance background to Bank of Feather River to lead the Operations and Finance Team. Liz truly believes that a staff dedicated to great customer service is what makes a team successful.

Harman Gosal, SVP, Relationship Manager with over 20 years of personal agricultural business experience in the local area with his family. Harman has utilized his expertise in agriculture and commercial finance as a community banker and lender for the past 10 years. Harman specializes in agriculture production, commercial, and retail real estate lending. Harman's commitment to the community is foremost and his customer portfolio is established and diversified.

Barbara Van Gilder, VP, Real Estate Loan Officer with over 30 years of local banking and community lending experience, Barbara has originated residential, construction and commercial loans locally her entire career. She has assisted previous local banks in establishing mortgage divisions and expanding their real estate operations. She is committed to her customers and brings her experience, dedication and work principals to our Bank.

Jag Madare, VP, Commercial Loan Officer with over eight years of agricultural and commercial lending experience brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our lending team.

Barbara Addington, VP, Compliance/Quality Control Officer has been working in lending since 1976 and began working at Bank of Feather River in 2011.  Barbara comes to us with banking experience in consumer, commercial and agricultural lending and loan operations.   She has spent the last 20 years working in local community banks, managing loan documentation, compliance and quality control functions.

Fawn Dulai, VP, Operations Compliance Manager/BSA Officer began working at Bank of Feather River in 2013 and has worked with local community banks since 1993.  During her career she has held positions in Branch Operations, Retail Banking, Business Development and Compliance for community banks in the Yuba-Sutter Area .  Fawn is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.  She is very involved in the local community by being on the Board of a local youth organization and has been involved in many community activities and organizations.

Mandy Jones, VP, Business Development Officer has been with Bank of Feather River since 2009 after coming to the bank from the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce as the Membership Director.  The relationships she has built with the local business community has proved to be an asset to the bank and its customers.  Mandy serves on several non-profit boards and is most proud of her work with military spouses stationed at Beale Air Force Base with the Happy Landings program.  Bank of Feather River was awarded the American Banker's Association award for Community Commitment for Mandy's participation in this program.  Mandy was awarded the 2014 Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, recognizing leadership among women.

Bank Staff

  • Christen Adams, Finance/Operations Specialist   
  • Jennifer Bechtel, Operations Officer
  • Alisa Carter, AVP, Executive Assistant
  • Ryan Chaney, Personal Banker
  • Yousaf Khan, Credit Analyst
  • Barbara McConnell, AVP, Loan Operations Manager 
  • Morgan Scotten, Loan Servicing Specialist
  • Catrina Sheperd, Personal Banker
  • Amelia Storm, Personal Banker