How long have you been with Merchants?
Wendy: In 1993, I started in Mortgage Processing – the same year I got married, actually! In 1996, I accepted a position in Loan Review. When I started in Loan Review, I mainly reviewed mortgage loans and created monthly Board reports. Eventually, I transitioned to commercial loan review and commercial has become my main focus. I audit our loans to make sure loan policy is followed and risks are identified. I also review a sample of all other loans throughout the year too.
What do you enjoy about coming to work every day?
Wendy: I definitely enjoy my co-workers. They make my day fun. I truly enjoy my work too. A lot of people might think loan review is boring, but every file I open is a new adventure. I’m looking at new things every day. You get to see how businesses grow over the years. Plus, Merchants is such a community minded place. Our management’s positive approach brightens our work environment.
What’s one thing your mom or dad taught you about money?
Wendy: I’m a saver. If I wanted to buy something special when I was growing up, I had to save my own money for it.
What’s one thing on your bucket list?
Wendy: I’m not really a bucket list type of person. I want to live life every day and not wait for the future.
Besides money, what’s your favorite green thing?
Wendy: Green beans. I am a green bean nut. I’m a vegetarian and they are a staple of my diet.
What’s your secret talent?
Wendy: Always trying to see the good in every situation. I’ve been called Miss Positivity.