First Financial Northwest Bank

Steve Zilkey

Steve Zilkey

Steve Zilkey

AVP - Business Banking Manager

3555 Market Place West,
University Place, WA 98466
5500 Olympic Drive, Suite C201
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

zilkeys at ffnwb dot com


  • Results Driven Business Banking Development
  • Relationship Cultivation and Management
  • Retail Banking Analysis and Advisement
  • Community Involvement and Volunteerism
  • Client Communication


Over my past 30+ years of finding individual solutions, based on the needs/wants of my clients, I still get excited everyday coming to work. Sitting down, learning about a business, the wants/needs/desires/dreams of the owner, be it a sole prop business, or a company that employs 100’s of employees, everyday is a new adventure, and a chance to change someone’s way of life. Working as a team to come up with a business “game plan” if you will, seeing the implantation of the plan,  and  the success of that plan, it’s a feeling that is hard to beat and something that I take great pride in. I tend to use “coaching language” in my day to day life and find that it’s a language that everyone can understand. About 4 years ago, I hung up my coach’s whistle after coaching girl’s basketball from every level from PAA, (grade school), Middle School, High School and AAU. There are so many similarities between coaching a team and coaching a business.

I have lived in Gig Harbor for over 20 years, am an active member in the Gig Harbor Chamber, the Westside Chapter of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, The Village Collective at University Place, and active with the Economic Development Commission of University Place.

Interesting facts about me:

I live in my own “Brady Bunch” family. 2 girls from my side, 3 girls and a boy from my wife’s side. Holidays when everyone comes home, with significant others, is absolutely crazy, but we truly love it. A holiday fav is to watch “Blended”.

I am a information/news junkie and spend a couple hours a day reading everything from current events, business, coaching, local….

I have started to roast and grind my own coffee beans and learning to master the art of the “pour over”. In the land of a coffee shop on every corner, there is a huge taste difference.