Team Member Spotlight
Kimberly S. – Portland Branch
When did you start working at Ironworkers USA Credit Union?
I started part-time about two years ago and became full-time last January. I started in the Local 29 apprenticeship in Feb 2019 and ended up in the Local 29 Hall before I came to the credit union.
Why did you want to work at Ironworkers USA Credit Union?
Besides the amazing women I get to work with and love, I wanted to be a part of the credit union because they have the same goal as the Hall and apprenticeship. We’re here to help, and give opportunities, to help people build their lives and give second chances to those who want and need them. This is not a suit-and-tie credit union. We are understanding of ironworkers and the hard, crazy jobs they do. Every day they risk their lives and leave their families to build our cities and they deserve to feel supported in every part of life, especially where they keep their money!
Tell us a little about yourself.
Besides taking care of my family, I love to read, take road trips, occasionally have a drink with my ladies, and try to relax when there is a moment in time. I grew up with four brothers and have lived all over the place throughout my life. I try to make a difference in life even if it’s just showing people that there are still people out there that really care.
What do you like to do in your free time?
LOL, what free time?! We love going to the beach, visiting family, and making memories!
Where is your favorite place to vacation or travel?
My favorite place to visit is the Redwood forest and Lake Shasta! No matter how big or old you are it’s a magical place to be! Other than that, anywhere with my kids and my other half is the best place to be for me!
What is special about the Credit Union?
I LOVE OUR MEMBERS! I love that they can call me in the worst and best of times and know we are here for them. I can give them my time to try to make their day better, encourage them, and remind them how amazing they are and the incredible things they do every day! Being there for our members makes every day a great day – seeing our members go from starting school or buying the car or truck they have always wanted, to buying their first home, or getting married and having their first kid! There is a relationship with our members you would not get at any other bank or credit union! I wouldn’t want it any other way! WE WOULDN’T BE HERE WITHOUT THEM!
If you could choose one song to play every time you walked into a room, what would you choose and why?
My favorite one is “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson. It boosts my and my kids’ mornings and sets the outlook for every day.
If you could have any superhero power, what would it be and why?
I think if I could have any superpower, it would be to freeze time or at least slow it down. Being a mom and watching life fly by is a heartbreaking feeling. As we get older we lose people we love and our children have to be raced through life with little time to space and enjoy the good moments.
Thanks Kimberly for being such an amazing part of this team! We can’t do it without you!