The Path Became Clear
Like many young adults, I found myself in need of a college internship, but without a clear direction of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. As luck would have it, Union Bank hired me as a part-time teller, which fulfilled my internship requirement and put me on a path to success. Over time, that part-time gig turned into a full-time one, then an assistant supervisor, and finally branch manager. Each new position had its own set of challenges and rewards, and provided me with valuable insight into the bank, our unique way of serving our customers, and allowed me to meet many fascinating customers. It was during my time as Branch Manager of the Pioneers branch that I was able to visualize where I’d like to be – Private Banking.
My favorite part of my job is connecting with people. Whether it’s by suggesting a service that will simplify their banking, completing a home loan for a new Lincoln resident, or just learning about the interesting careers that our customers have forged for themselves, I enjoy really getting to know the people that I serve. My goal is to be their trusted “go-to” financial partner. Everyone is unique, and I enjoy the challenge of finding the right service to really fit their specific needs.
In the Ballpark
Baseball is my life. That may sound a bit dramatic, but it truly is. I learned so much by playing the game, from a kid learning to handle losses and adversity, to a college player who had to work harder than anyone just to keep pace. That work ethic is something I’ll always have, and it serves me well in my career. My high school coach, Doug Miller, had a profound effect on my life, helping me find passion and purpose, and see my own potential – in baseball, school, and life. He was instrumental in guiding me down the path I took. I’m forever grateful for that.
Now, as a coach, I’m privileged to teach those same lessons to a great group of 13-year-olds. Who knows, maybe I’ll have an effect on their lives, much like Coach Miller had on mine.
My kitchen is like a concession stand. I’ve even envisioned someday opening a concession-stand-themed restaurant. I can pretty much live on hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and all the ballpark favorites. My dad makes the best burgers, but mine are right up there. A good tip: when you’re grilling them, flip them once. Don’t be a frequent flipper – you lose a lot of juices and flavor.
If I were to define my life in five words or less, they’d be: Family, UBT, Baseball, and Nebraska sports. I’m strongly rooted in the Lincoln area, and I look forward to continuing to build on this foundation in the future. There’s nowhere I’d rather be.
If you need any help with your financial needs (or want to talk baseball or the Huskers), you can reach me by email or give me a call at 402.323.1569.