Luke Parnell was born and raised on the Parnell Ranch in Auburn, CA. He has been involved in the livestock industry his entire life. Luke graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Agribusiness Finance and has been in the banking industry for 4 years.
Luke Parnell is a Vice President and Loan Officer with Community 1st Bank in Auburn, CA. Prior to this, he was employed by Comerica Bank as a commercial loan officer for three years both in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley. He graduated from Comerica’s Credit College, and worked in the Middle Market and Commercial Real Estate Development Departments.
Luke is also a licensed real estate agent and runs Parnell Dickinson’s real estate auction division.
In 2007 Luke was appointed to the 20th District Agriculture Association Board of Directors by Governor Schwarzenegger, which oversees the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.