Favorite Part of Job: There are many aspects of my job that I love, making it difficult to select one favorite part. I truly enjoy the connections that I've made with our members over the years and being in a position where I can help them to accomplish their financial goals. I also recognize how fortunate I am to work for a company whose values I share, who has helped me to grow professionally, and has also supported me with my work within the community.
Most Inspiring Mentor: My most inspiring mentor is my Grandma Claire. Not only has she helped to reinforce the strong values that my parents taught me as a child, but she showed me the value of always seeing your glass as half full. She has an amazing ability to see the good in everyone and every situation and will forever be an inspiration to me.
Tell us something fun about yourself that few people know: When I was twenty-six I spent a month traveling alone in Alaska. While every day of my journey was incredible, the most memorable day was spent watching countless bald eagles fly overhead and a grizzly and black bear feeding on spawning salmon.
Favorite Vermont Escape: I love spending time at Little River State Park on the Waterbury Reservoir. Whether I am boating, swimming, camping, or just relaxing there it is a beautiful spot that's close to home.
Favorite downtime activity: I might have considered this answer dull ten years ago, but as I've grown older and my schedule has grown more chaotic, I've come to appreciate whatever down time I have. There's nothing better to me than spending a quiet night at home with my husband and our kitties.
VSECU: Burlington, VT- Branch Manager 11/5/2012 – Current
American Red Cross
Northern New England Red Cross Biomed Division - volunteer board member
-Plans/coordinates blood drives, brainstorms solutions to ongoing organizational issues, assists staff members.
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) - worked together with staff members at CVOEO to help design a loan product with their clients in mind.
Spectrum Youth and Family Services
-Each spring participates in the annual “Sleep-Out” to raise money for and awareness of the plight of homeless youth.