Ulrike Lapkass

Senior Vice President — Relationship Manager


Email: ulapkass@community1bank.com

Phone: O: 530-268-4640|F: 530-863-4892

C: 530-913-5230



Meeting the financing needs of business owners and investors is Ulrike's primary goal. Over the last fifteen years, Ulrike has been instrumental in the funding of over $200 million in loans. She is well versed in both conventional as well as SBA financing, with her primary focus on commercial real estate transactions.


Born, raised, and educated in Germany, Ulrike immigrated to the US in the eighties. Within a few months of her arrival, she was able to find employment with Wells Fargo Bank. Over the years, she has worked in various areas of banking, but found her calling in business banking. She joined Bank of America as Vice President/Business Client Manager in 1999, California Bank & Trust in 2005, and Chase Bank in 2010. In 2013 she accepted a position as Senior Vice President/Relationship Manager for Community 1st Bank.


Over the past several years, Ulrike has served as Vice President and later President on the Board of the Montessori Charter School in Grass Valley. She also served on the Long Range Planning Committee of the Lake of the Pines Homeowners Association. In 2013 she volunteered for Scooters Pals, a non-profit rescue organization, with the rescue and placement of homeless dogs.


Ulrike and her husband Paul are raising a young son in the Auburn area. She has two adult sons with degrees in finance and international business working in the banking and commercial real estate field.


Ulrike has a deep appreciation for the challenges that business owners face every day and prides herself in helping them reach their goals.