Our Team

Christopher Hudock | Director

Christopher Hudock is the Director of The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund providing leadership and direction as well as technical assistance to potential and current borrowers. With more than 27 years of lending experience, 12 of which have been at the Rising Tide, Chris is skilled in business plan development, financial analysis, loan packaging, organizational budgeting, policy development, and employee supervision.

Prior to joining the Rising Tide, Chris was a Financial Specialist for Wachovia Bank, a Loan Officer for Waypoint Bank, and the Lending Manager for People First Federal Credit Union. He holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science with an Accounting concentration from Northampton Community College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.

Yajahira Rodriguez | Business Development Associate

Yajahira Rodriguez is the Business Development Associate of The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund providing internal marketing support along with technical assistance to potential and current borrowers. With more than seven years of community development experience, Yajahira, who is fluent in Spanish, will work directly with business owners to address their needs.

Prior to joining The Rising Tide, Yajahira worked for Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) for over seven years, the past two years as their Information and Referral Advocate.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kean University in Union, NJ.

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