VP - Sr. Credit Manager, River City Bank
- Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you work? What do you do for fun?
Work: VP & Senior Credit Manager, River City Bank
Fun: Mens sana in corpore sano! Backpacking, fishing, trail running, weightlifting, skiing, and recently I have been trying my hand at a little yoga. Basically, anything that can get me active and out of dodge for a perspiring respite.
- What motivated you to join United Way’s Young Leaders Society?
I was motivated to join YLS by my desire to remain engaged and make a positive impact on my local community, focused equally on service and philanthropy. The K2C project is near and dear; with my financial acumen, it is an opportunity to utilize my specific commercial skills for the betterment of my community.
- What’s the best advice you’ve ever received.
Don’t mess it up! Kidding aside, my personal philosophy is well described by a quote from a classic stoic, Epictetus: First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
- What would you say to other young professionals looking to get involved in the community?
Most simply: do it. It is easy to get caught in the hustle and bustle of early career. From a personal enrichment/betterment perspective (as well as ongoing career development), it is essential to play an active leadership role to serve those around us.
- If you could change one thing about our community, what would it be and why?
Enhanced engagement and pride. I see these things as highly interconnected. The greater Sacramento area is a wonderful community, in terms of our abundant natural resources but more importantly its people. Once we get engaged, this becomes clearly evident. However, those of us that fail to do so are too often left missing the picture.
- Favorite Book and TV Show:
I don’t watch much TV, and I could never pick a singular book. Lifelong learning, related to my profession as well as other fields, keeps life fun. Triggered by a much more intelligent close friend in the psychology field, my most recent reading has been in behavioral finance/neuroeconomics. I highly recommend Thaler, Kahneman, and Ariely.
- Little known fact:
Despite my diminutive stature and comprehensive lack of coordination, I actually started on a national championship rugby team and was selected to an all-star football team. Things make more sense once one realizes how many blows I’ve taken to the head!