December 22, 2023
How long have you been a member of the OceanFirst Bank team? What role do you play on the Bank Team? I have been a member of the OceanFirst Bank team since December of 2015, through the Cape Bank acquisition. I am a part of the Southern Lending team as a Commercial Lender. Prior to this role, I spent 8.5 years as an Underwriter/Credit Analyst.
What has been your favorite volunteer activity – and why? I enjoy a lot of the activities I volunteer to do, as they are all unique and serve a different group or purpose. However, I will say the Habitat for Humanity home builds are always very interesting and fun. There is something really special about being part of building a new home for a family. I’ve also always enjoyed my time at the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. No matter who you are or where you come from, everyone deserves a warm meal and a safe place to live.
What has volunteering taught you? It has taught me the importance of raising awareness and the impact you can make in the lives of others. Donating your time can be a big ask sometimes, as time is precious to us all, but even the smallest contribution can have a big influence. It opens your eyes to communities and campaigns that you may not have had the opportunity to learn about had you not volunteered to help.
Would you rather skydive or go bungee jumping? Why? When I was “younger” I always wanted to try skydiving. Seems like a thrilling experience. I’d have to say now, especially after having my daughter, neither spark my interest. LOL
How would you spend a million dollars? I’d find a cozy place at the beach where my family could spend time together. Then I’d probably be practical with whatever is left.
What was the last book you read? Confess by Colleen Hoover
Are you a traveler or a homebody? Both! I love traveling to new places but also really appreciate the comfort of being home. In September, my family and I visited Kennebunkport in Maine – highly recommend!
What is the last TV show you binged and what review would you give it? Bosch: Legacy and the last season of Jack Ryan – I’d give both 5 stars. They are both action packed and thrilling.