Q: Tell us about your background. Where you grew up, where you went to school, industry experience, your family, and volunteer work.
I grew up here in Sioux Falls and graduated from Sioux Falls Christian in 2016. After high school, I went to Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, and got my bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance. After graduation, I moved back to Sioux Falls and started working at FNB shortly after.
Q: What is your role at FNB? What does your day-to-day work look like?
I am a client service associate in the Wealth Management department. Part of my job is working with the Wealth Advisory team, where I assist customers in making deposits or withdrawing from their investment accounts. The other part of my job is working with estate settlement closing out retirement accounts, checking and savings accounts, credit cards, etc. for individuals who have passed away. Once all the associated accounts are closed, we find the beneficiaries of the estate and distribute the money to them.
Q: What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is seeing our customers progress towards their retirement. Seeing them set up an automatic contribution or increase an existing automatic contribution and knowing what a difference that will make in 30+ years is awesome!
Q: What is something at the Bank that you’re proud of?
I am proud of how the Bank gives back to the community. Shortly after I started, FNB had a campaign for United Way. Seeing everyone get so excited and involved during that week was an incredible experience to have right off the bat.
Q: What are your hobbies outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy playing baseball, whether it is a competitive game or just playing catch in the yard, I do whatever I can to stay around it. I also really enjoy woodworking. I recently bought a house, so I have had plenty of projects to keep me busy over the last couple of months.
Q: What is the last interesting fact you learned?
It took the editors of the first Oxford English Dictionary five years to reach the word “ant.”
Q: If you had $500 to spend at any local business, where or what would you spend it on?
I would spend the money at D-Bat here in Sioux Falls. They have some indoor batting cages where I could continue to hit during the winter months. I’d also have to go for a meal at one of the locally owned restaurants in Sioux Falls, we have so many great options.