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HER VOICE Kera A. C. Porter BUSénESS Mortgage Banker, NMLS# 1295988 Frandsen Bank & Trust, Crosslake location Where did you grow up? My hometown is Kennesaw, Ga. This was quite the compliment because I was nominated by my peers and voted for by upper What was your first job and how did it help you with your current position? My first Job was a White Water Park Lifeguard It was important because families were trusting me with their lives as they took a moment to enjoy quality time at the water park. never forget guarding the most dangerous ride, and a family who couldn't swim came down one by one. I jumped in the strong current over and over as each of them entered the pool at the bottom. By the time the last family member was brought to safety senior lifeguards lined the pool for support celebrate them too! and the onlookers in the stadium management. What is the favorite part of your job? Buikding long-term relationships with our customers. Ohen, customers come into the bank with one pain point. Through conversation we're able to identify a solution and direct them to other services such as financial or estate planning. We want to build a lifelong relationship with our customers, and part of doing so is helping them with every stage of ife. We're here to help you plan for those pivotal life moments, and seating gave me a standing ovation! Lifeguarding helped me in my current position by giving me a sense of urgency for other people's needs, and teaching me to take on challenges one by one. Before you know it, you've conquered them all! What do you like most about the company you work for? That we're a big bonk with a small- town feel We know our customers by name, and we know their dogs names tool However, we have all of the latest technology and services that a big bank has to offer, and our primary concem is your success. What is something that might surprise your colleagues? I'm a licensed Esthetician in Georgia and Montana When I lived there I would do makeup for wedding parties outside of my full-time job, I'm certified in spa therapies, reflexology, waxing and makeup application. When you are not at work, what are you doing? Im at home with my husband enjoying our amateur farm. Now, I spend time in the garden and experimenting in the kitchen with farm fresh foods. I also have prioritized time to get involved in my community, While it looks a little different lately. I'm a part of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber What is your most proud career moment? Moving out of retail and into banking. I came into banking with no experience, but I was promoted from Teller to Assistant Manager within the first three years. Then, I was honored with Personal Banker of The Year Blue OX Leadership Discussion (BOLD), The Crosslakers and attend the Crosslake Chamber's Explore Crosslake meetings. Frandsen Bank and Trust 35470 Co Rd 3, Crosslake, MN | 218.692.2455 24110 Smiley Rd, Nisswa, MN | 218.963.3316 FRANDSEN BANK & TRUST frandsenbank.com Member FDIC 7429 Excelsior Rd, Baxter, MN | 218.855.1320 HER VOICE Kera A. C. Porter BUSénESS Mortgage Banker, NMLS# 1295988 Frandsen Bank & Trust, Crosslake location Where did you grow up? My hometown is Kennesaw, Ga. This was quite the compliment because I was nominated by my peers and voted for by upper What was your first job and how did it help you with your current position? My first Job was a White Water Park Lifeguard It was important because families were trusting me with their lives as they took a moment to enjoy quality time at the water park. never forget guarding the most dangerous ride, and a family who couldn't swim came down one by one. I jumped in the strong current over and over as each of them entered the pool at the bottom. By the time the last family member was brought to safety senior lifeguards lined the pool for support celebrate them too! and the onlookers in the stadium management. What is the favorite part of your job? Buikding long-term relationships with our customers. Ohen, customers come into the bank with one pain point. Through conversation we're able to identify a solution and direct them to other services such as financial or estate planning. We want to build a lifelong relationship with our customers, and part of doing so is helping them with every stage of ife. We're here to help you plan for those pivotal life moments, and seating gave me a standing ovation! Lifeguarding helped me in my current position by giving me a sense of urgency for other people's needs, and teaching me to take on challenges one by one. Before you know it, you've conquered them all! What do you like most about the company you work for? That we're a big bonk with a small- town feel We know our customers by name, and we know their dogs names tool However, we have all of the latest technology and services that a big bank has to offer, and our primary concem is your success. What is something that might surprise your colleagues? I'm a licensed Esthetician in Georgia and Montana When I lived there I would do makeup for wedding parties outside of my full-time job, I'm certified in spa therapies, reflexology, waxing and makeup application. When you are not at work, what are you doing? Im at home with my husband enjoying our amateur farm. Now, I spend time in the garden and experimenting in the kitchen with farm fresh foods. I also have prioritized time to get involved in my community, While it looks a little different lately. I'm a part of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber What is your most proud career moment? Moving out of retail and into banking. I came into banking with no experience, but I was promoted from Teller to Assistant Manager within the first three years. Then, I was honored with Personal Banker of The Year Blue OX Leadership Discussion (BOLD), The Crosslakers and attend the Crosslake Chamber's Explore Crosslake meetings. Frandsen Bank and Trust 35470 Co Rd 3, Crosslake, MN | 218.692.2455 24110 Smiley Rd, Nisswa, MN | 218.963.3316 FRANDSEN BANK & TRUST frandsenbank.com Member FDIC 7429 Excelsior Rd, Baxter, MN | 218.855.1320

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