About Us

Since 1983, Cascade Capital Funding has been helping Oregon companies expand their businesses, purchase real estate, machinery and equipment and create jobs in their communities through a partnership with local banks and the SBA’s 504 Loan Program.  The SBA 504 Loan Program offers small business owners the opportunity to obtain long-term, fixed rate financing reserving much needed business capital.  Your bank will provide 50% of the Project financing and Cascade Capital Funding will make a second mortgage for up to 40% of the remaining Project total.


Our Professionals:

Cascade Capital Funding is a non-profit Certified Development Company with a Board of Directors that represents communities across Oregon.  Our Directors are volunteers, dedicated to developing the communities in which they live and work.   The Board is comprised of professionals with expertise in commercial lending, internal controls, financial risk management, corporate governess, economic development, community & workforce development and legal issues related to commercial lending.   All of our Directors play a vital role as leaders of our organization, setting policy and providing oversight and industry expertise to our staff. If you would like more information about our Board of Directors or are interested in becoming a member please contact Sadie Sands, Executive Assistant (503) 990-6868
Cindy Kent

Cindy Kent

Executive Director

Drucilla Chapman

Drucilla Chapman

Loan Officer

Jewon Lemari

Jewon Lemari

Business Development Officer

Sadie Sands

Sadie Sands

Executive Assistant


Board of Directors

Director Company Board Position
Mary Merriman Cetan Funds, LLC President
Doris Johnston Retired Vice President
Michael O’Connor Oregon State Credit Union Secretary/Treasurer
John Pascone AMEDC Director
Cindy Kent Cascade Capital Funding Director
David Green Citizens Bank Director
Rachel Wolfe Central Willamette Community Credit Union Director
Kristi Minto Hoots, Baker & Wiley, P.C. Director
Curt Arthur SVN Commercial Advisors, LLC Director
Aaron Walker Columbia Bank Director