Our Lending Team

A man and woman standing in front of their newly constructed home.

 "We love our new house and couldn’t have done it without HVB.." ~Lincoln & Rebecca Royse      

Senior Vice President Craig Sweeney

Craig Sweeney

NMLS Originator #591640
NMLS Bank #407827


Craig is a lifelong resident of Athens County and is a Senior Vice President of the bank. He has worked for Hocking Valley Bank for 40 years and has been a lending resource throughout his career with the bank. Craig is committed to Hocking Valley Bank and, due to his local roots, has a deep understanding of all of  the communities the bank serves. 

Senior Vice President Rob Haley

Rob Haley

NMLS Originator #563766
NMLS Bank #407827


Rob grew up in central Ohio and is a 14-year banking veteran.   He enjoys meeting people and building relationships that help customers reach their financial goals.  Rob’s commercial lending experience, coupled with a deep understanding of treasury management and a history of working with the Small Business Administration will serve the bank and the communities we serve well. 


Vice President Mark Hamon

Mark Hamon

NMLS Originator #569128
NMLS Bank #407827



Mark is a lifelong Southeastern Ohio resident and is a Vice President of the bank. He is a graduate of the University of Rio Grande and the Ohio School of Banking. Mark has over 25 years of banking experience and specializes in consumer and business lending. He enjoys speaking with customers to better understand their needs and goals. 

Senior Retail Lender & Benefits Administrator Lindsey Hamlin

Lindsey Barnhouse

NMLS Originator #257964
NMLS Bank #407827



Lindsey is a lifelong resident of Athens County and is a Loan Officer of the bank. An experienced community banker with 20 years in the industry, Lindsey joined Hocking Valley Bank's lending team in the summer of 2020. She is passionate about helping customers find solutions to all of their banking needs and enjoys building relationships. 

Business Banker and Credit Analyst Cherokee Stover

Cherokee Stover

NMLS Originator #1951797
NMLS Bank #407827



Cherokee came to us from Cincinnati, OH and is a Loan Officer of the bank. After graduating from Ohio University in 2015, she joined the bank working from our Court Street office. She has since moved into our loan department where she enjoys working with local business customers and community members to meet their financial goals.  

Retail Lender and Coolville Manager Brandon Garrett

Brandon Garrett

NMLS Originator #1085431
NMLS Bank #407827



Brandon is a lifelong resident of Little Hocking and is a lender with the bank, primarily working out of our Coolville office. Brandon comes from a banking family and has 15 years experience in retail banking and financial services. He is a 2005 graduate of Ohio University where he majored in business. 

Retail lender and Albany Manager Wendy Olinger

Wendy Ohlinger

NMLS Originator # 193063
NMLS Bank #407827



We are thrilled to bring a full-time lender to our Albany office! Wendy, who also manages the office, is a longtime area resident with 20 years of lending experience.  She is dedicated to using her knowledge of banking and the loan process to help customers achieve their goals and dreams.