Erika Lindholm, VP

Erika Lindholm joined Craft3 in 2014 and is a Senior Business Lender. She is responsible for generating new commercial loans on the Olympic Peninsula. Erika uses her more than 14 years’ experience in the CDFI industry to oversee Craft3 lenders in other rural markets while bringing best practices learned in these other markets back to her lending and leadership role on the Peninsula.

Erika’s experience in community development lending have honed her skills in tackling the financing needs of non-bankable borrowers and problem solving for complex community challenges that require multi-party collaboration.

Prior to joining the Craft3 team, Erika spearheaded a pilot enterprise loan fund for the NeighborWorks America network. Her other CDFI experience includes Senior Loan Officer for Mercy Loan Fund and Loan Programs Director at Mile High Community Loan Fund. For 10 years before joining the CDFI industry, Erika work experience included real estate development, urban renewal and small business counseling.

Since moving to the area in 2014, Erika and has become active in several community organizations including the Olympic Peninsula Conservation Resources (a subsidiary of North Olympic Land Trust), Peninsula Housing Authority and Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative.

Erika received her B.A. in English from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT and her MBA from University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.