First Financial Northwest Bank

Steve Zilkey

Steve Zilkey

Steve Zilkey

AVP - Business Banking Manager

207 W. Kent Station Street,
Kent, WA 98032
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.