Bryn Siegel | Oregon Pacific Bank

Bryn Siegel

Bryn Siegel

Vice President, Senior Trust Officer
Medford Branch

Bryn Siegel appreciates her job as a Vice President & Trust Officer at Oregon Pacific Bank in Medford because she enjoys engaging with the community.

“We see people who have a pretty big need for what we do,” she says. “There’s a lot of opportunity to help people.”

Bryn has been with OPB since June 2021. Before that, she spent time as a Trust Officer for a large bank and worked as a corporate tax and legal associate for several financial firms, as well as the California State University. She also taught Professional Responsibility and Immigration Law at the Pacific Coast University in Long Beach, Calif. She earned her undergraduate degree at Berkeley.

Before entering law school, she worked internationally, as a sailing instructor at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico, teaching English in China, and volunteering with Amigos de Las America in the Dominican Republic. She earned a law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 2008. She was admitted to practice law in California in 2008 and Washington in 2016.

Among all her different career opportunities, the one that felt most meaningful was during her time as a Trust Officer. “I really liked being a Trust Officer previously, but I just didn’t like working for a big bank,” she says. So, when Bryn discovered an opportunity to work in Trust Services at OPB in Medford, she made the move.

“At a community bank, there are more personal interactions with each other, less bureaucracy, more one-on-one engagement,” she says.

As a trust officer, Bryn helps our clients preserve and protect their assets, plan for the future, and ensure that their wishes are carried out, so that loved ones can focus on what matters most. In the process, she develops lasting relationships with clients and their families.

Originally from the Bay Area and having spent most of her career in California, she wanted to move to a smaller city and connect with more people, professionally and personally. Having easy access to recreational opportunities is another big plus.

Bryn enjoys a quick commute to the Medford office from her home in Ashland, a community she’s quickly grown to love. She especially enjoys the vibrance of the Southern Oregon University community and Lithia Park, one of Ashland’s crown jewels, with its natural beauty, trails and variety of cafes, restaurants and shops.

“It’s nice to be in a town that cultivates arts and education,” she says. “It’s a smaller community and there’s more opportunity to get to know people.”

In her off-time, she likes to get out in nature, hiking or kayaking whenever she can. She enjoys curling up with a good book, too. “I like to read, write, be in the outdoors, be on the water,” she says.

Bryn also wants to get more involved with the local community. Community service is important to her, having volunteered for many groups in the past, including Heart of Ida in Long Beach, an organization committed to connecting older adults with the resources they need, as well as the League to Save Lake Tahoe, a solutions-based organization dedicated to keeping Lake Tahoe blue. She also worked with children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and a Big Sister through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Los Angeles.

At Oregon Pacific Bank, she has participated in training opportunities for local nonprofits. Last fall, OPB presented a Virtual Roundtable Event: Tapping into the Estate Giving Pipeline. She has also had the opportunity to attend a number of charitable events with the bank, including one for Community Works in Medford, which supports and empowers anyone impacted by domestic and sexual violence. She has also participated in events with Rogue Retreat, which helps the homeless and unsheltered community.

In addition, Bryn has served as a Board Member for professional organizations, including the California Young Lawyers Association and the Long Beach Bar Association Board of Governors.

Through her work in Trust Services at OPB, Bryn joins her co-workers in playing a vital role in helping people in crisis situations, like assisting someone who needs to get their finances in order when having trouble managing their bills on their own. They’re also ready to help at a moment’s notice following traumatic events, such as the loss of a spouse or the loss of a home.

“It’s nice to know there’s a place like this,” she says. “A client can come in and somebody knows who they are. People put a lot of trust in us. We’re stepping in and helping those who need it the most.”

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