Cal Blethen

Vice President - Branch Director

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I live in Yakima with my wife Bridget, an educator within the Yakima School District, and our son Denman. We love the outdoors and new adventures -- and spend our free time skiing, cycling, sailing and fly fishing throughout the Pacific Northwest.

I am an active member of the Yakima community - involved with organizations such as Rotary, United Way, Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, and the Yakima School District through various capacities, including Co-Chair of the Crystal Apple Awards. I am passionate about community issues, particularly those relating to education and youth engagement.

I grew up in Bellevue, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. I have been with RBC since 2013, and prior to joining RBC I worked for my family’s businesses — The Seattle Times and the Yakima Herald-Republic newspapers — where I gained a diversified business background that includes digital and print media, marketing, sales management and journalism.

Kathy Kovatch

Office Associate

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Kathy is married to her husband Mike and they have three grown children and six beautiful grandchildren. Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and summertime trips to the Oregon Coast.

Kathy has been with RBC Wealth Management since the Yakima branch opened in 1994, and provides service on client accounts and administrative support for the office. She has more than 30 years in financial services.