Tell us about your background. Where you grew up, where you went to school, industry experience, and your family.
I grew up in Sioux Falls and attended O’Gorman High School. I earned my bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Dakota, and started working for the Bank a week after I graduated. I’m lucky to come from a big family, and most of them still reside here in Sioux Falls.
Q: What is your role at FNB? What does your day-to-day work look like?
I’m a personal banker at the 57th St. Branch. My day-to-day revolves around helping customers by opening checking and savings accounts, updating deposit accounts, and fulfilling a multitude of consumer loan requests.
Q: Why did you come to work at FNB?
I had actually worked for the Bank as a part-time teller at the Benson Road branch when I was in college. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do for a career at that point, but after getting to know the people that I worked with and seeing the numerous career paths that I could take within this organization, coming back to work at FNB was a no-brainer.
Q: What’s the best memory you have from working at the Bank?
This isn’t necessarily work related, but I’m going to say the first time my manager, Daron Van Beek, asked me to sub for his partner in their golf league. I was still pretty new to the Bank at that point, so I thought it was awesome that my boss wanted me to compete with him on his match play team. It was a terrible decision on his part, though, because I’m not a good golfer. Luckily, I still have a job!
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
I’ve been told I like to hear myself talk, so how about a sports announcer?
Q: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, which actor would you want to play you and why?
If Chris Pratt was willing to put on some pounds for the role, I’d go with him. I’ve been a fan of his since watching Parks and Recreation. He was hilarious in that show, but has since shown he can play somewhat of a more serious character, too.
Q: If you had $500 to spend at any local business, where or what would you spend it on?
We have a lot of fantastic locally owned restaurants and breweries here in Sioux Falls, so I would gladly use that $500 while visiting those establishments.