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Say Hello to Our New OlyFedders!

This past quarter we were pleased to welcome seven new OlyFedders to our family of caring bankers. These individuals bring a multitude of talents, skills and tremendous personal values to our team and we’re excited to introduce them to you:

Blakely Anderson, Customer Service Representative

Blakely Anderson joins our Hawks Prairie team as a Customer Service Representative (CSR). As a CSR, Blakely Provides prompt and courteous service to customers by efficiently and accurately conducting teller transactions and answering inquiries regarding products and services. Blakely was born and raised in Olympia and his hobbies include mountain biking and hiking. A fun fact about Blakely is that he has 10 siblings! Please join us in welcoming Blakely!

Toni Biksen, Assistant Controller

Toni Biksen joins our Accounting team as an Assistant Controller.  In her position, Toni, along with the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the Association’s finance and accounting functions and providing superior level customer service. In her role, Toni, actively participates in the Association’s financial planning and budget management process.

Toni has worked in banking, accounting and finance for over 20 years.  She is originally from Hoquiam, but has spent most of her life in Alaska. She and her husband moved to Olympia in 2014 with their three kids. They have two dogs and a cat and spend most of their time with their son’s baseball teams from the spring through the fall.  In the winter, they enjoy going to the mountains for some fun in the snow, including skiing and snowboarding.  Toni also enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking and photography. Please join us in welcoming Toni!

Thomas Brice, Reporting Specialist

Thomas Brice joins OlyFed’s Accounting team as a Reporting Specialist helping to write, design, monitor, analyze, translate, balance and distribute systems and financial reports. In addition, Thomas is responsible for conducting research and providing support in the creation of new reporting initiatives.

Thomas recently began his career with OlyFed and his experience in school with software and data analytics will be an asset in his new position. Thomas graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Statistical Emphasis and he brings academic experience with software and data analytics.  He enjoys playing basketball, watching sports (especially the Seattle Mariners) and spending time with friends.  Join us is welcoming Thomas!

Angelina Contreras-Duran, Universal Banker

Angelina Contreras-Duran joins our Downtown Olympia Branch team as a Universal Banker. As a Universal Banker, Angelina is Responsible for opening, processing and servicing of all types of savings and deposit accounts.

Angelina is a transplant from California, born with the need to live in the Pacific Northwest, which became a reality when she and her husband packed up everything they could fit in their small sedan and moved to Olympia in July of 2015. Together, they haven’t looked back since!  She is a self-proclaimed nerd and kid at heart.  You will often hear her share random anecdotes about favorite movies, comics and games. On the weekends, you can catch Angelina reading a good book, baking to her heart’s content or spending quality time with friends and family. Please join us in welcoming Angelina!

Dana Williams Eckstein, Customer Service Representative

Dana Williams Eckstein joins our Tumwater Branch team as a Customer Service Representative (CSR).  As a CSR, Dana Provides prompt and courteous service to customers by efficiently and accurately conducting teller transactions and answering inquiries regarding products and services.

Dana has prior experience in retail, admin and teaching.  In her free time, Dana enjoys working in her ceramic studio and painting.  She is passionate about traveling and spends much of her time enjoying the outdoors.  This year she will be attending an online university where she hopes to earn her Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Please join us in welcoming Dana!

Scott GuntherScott Gunther, Loan Funder

Scott Gunther joins our Loan Origination team as a Loan Funder, where he reviews and verifies all required aspects of the loan process have been met prior to funding all types of Association mortgage and consumer loans. His responsibilities revolve around making sure that all documentation is in place so the borrower gets their mortgage on time.  Additional responsibilities include scheduling loan signings, meeting with customers for signing appointments and ensuring that loan files are complete and accurate following closing.

Scott is a recent graduate of St. Martin’s with a BA in business administration with concentrations in finance and management.  He enjoys water sports, loves being outside and played collegiate baseball.  Join us in welcoming Scott!

Kate JonesKaitlyn Jones, Universal Banker

Kaitlyn Jones is joins our Yelm Branch team as a Universal Banker. As a Universal Banker, Kaitlyn is Responsible for opening, processing and servicing of all types of savings and deposit accounts.

Kaitlyn is from Huntsville, Alabama and the Army brought her and her husband to Washington State for their next adventure. They are parents to both a dog and cat that are actually friends and enjoy snuggling with each other. They absolutely love the Pacific Northwest and the opportunities to explore the outdoors. Please join us in welcoming Kaitlyn!