Joe Schierhorn is the chairman, president, and CEO of Northrim Bank. He stepped into the role of president and CEO in June 2017 after a long career at Northrim that started in 1990 when he was hired as vice president, commercial loan officer, and regulatory compliance manager. "One of the things that attracted me to the finance industry was the ability to deal with people," Schierhorn says, which is his favorite part of his daily work. "As the bank has grown, so many of our customers too have grown... [and I've] developed strong personal relationships with a number of customers over almost a thirty-year time period. I really like developing long-term relationships.'
Alaska Business: What do you do in your free time?
Joe Schierhorn: I hike a lot with my beautiful wife and our dog in the mountains around Anchorage and cross-country ski when we have snow... |We] travel a let-all three of our boys live outside of the state right now.
AB: Is there a skill you're currently developing or have always wanted to learn?
Schierhorn: I take a lot of pictures... it's a passion of mine, generally of family and friends and so forth. If I was to have the time I'd like to learn how to take Dhotos better
AB: What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Schierhorn: Probably Whitewater kayak down the Nenana River after kayaking for oh, probably a month. It went okay Ihe laughs].
AB: What's your go-to comfort food?
Schierhorn: Lemon chicken and risotto. My wife makes it best
AB: Other than your current career, if you were a kid today, what would your dream job be?
Schierhorn: I've had a lot of fantastic experiences flying in and around Alaska, and I would say being a pilot
AB: What's your favorite way to exercise?
Schierhorn: Hiking and skiing, working out, and walking with the dog.
AB: Dead or alive, who would you like to see perform live in concert?
Schierhorn: Kenny G
AB: What's your greatest extravagance?
Schierhorn: Probably all the flying that we do to visit our kids... We do spend a lot of time traveling now that the kids are spread throughout the United States and Europe.
AB: What's your best...