About Us

The Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund was established in 2007 by the Chehalis Tribe. CTLF became a certified Native Community Development Financial Institution in 2012. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non- profit organization. Our mission is “Paving the way to financial empowerment through Education, Coaching, and Fair Lending.” CTLF serves Chehalis Tribal members, employees of the Tribe and Tribal entities, other Native Americans, and local community members and business. Our goal is to help clients become financially confident and solid enough to choose any lending institution they want for their financing needs.


CTLF Board of Directors and Staff

Kevin Bray, Chairperson – Kevin is an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe and has served as a CTLF Board member since 2018. He received a master’s degree from Evergreen State College and is currently the general manager for the Chehalis Tribe. Kevin also serves as Board member of the Grand Mound/Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

Gertrude Marcellay, Vice Chair – Trudy is an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe and has served as a CTLF Board member since 2019. She currently works for the Chehalis Tribe as heritage and culture coordinator.

Alicia Medina, Secretary/Treasurer – Alicia is an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe and has served as a CTLF Board member since 2016. She currently works for the Chehalis Tribe as a crime victim’s advocate.

Edmund (Frazier) Myer, Member – Frazier is an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe and has served as a CTLF Board member since 2018. He currently works for the Chehalis Tribe as a communications coordinator.

Christopher Pickernell, Member- Chris is an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe and has served as a CTLF Board member since 2023. He is currently works for the Chehalis Tribe as the assistant general manager.

Tamra Marlowe, Executive Director – Tamra graduated from Western Governor’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, a master’s degree in Management and Leadership, and an MBA.  She is currently a doctoral student at Franklin University with a focus on Organizational Leadership. Prior to becoming E.D., Tamra served as a CTLF Board member.  Since becoming E.D. in April 2022, she has implemented new strategies and programs to help Chehalis Tribal Members and surrounding community members gain access to financial education and training, small and microbusiness development support, and to avoid predatory lending practices.  The Executive Director is responsible for diversifying funding sources, managing the revolving loan fund and T.A. programs, and community outreach.

Raygen Shiver, Administrative Assistant- Raygen is currently studying Accounting and Tax at Centralia College. She has been on staff with CTLF since September 2023.