Relationship Banking Assistant
Since moving to the Oregon Coast in 2011, Stephanie Restrepo has become fond of Florence and believes in doing her part to make it even better.
“This is my community,” she says. “I live here, and I work here. I need to pay my dues. Your community can’t be what you want it to be if you’re not helping out.”
To that end, Stephanie serves on the board for Siuslaw Outreach Services and on Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue’s budget committee. She has also taught financial literacy classes to elementary and middle school students—they learn about budgeting, saving and the difference between wants and needs.
Baseball has been another big part of Stephanie’s life. She’s coached her daughter’s T-ball team and serves as treasurer for the Siuslaw Baseball Softball Association. She’s also an adviser for Siuslaw Middle School’s Junior Interact, which is associated with the Rotary Club of Florence and spearheads fundraisers and community service projects.
As a Relationship Banking Assistant at our Florence Branch, Stephanie enjoys serving our banking clients and assisting commercial customers with payment and cash management services.
“I do love my job. I love being able to help people reach their financial goals,” she says. “If they’re not sure of the answer, I like that I can provide that for them.”
Named “Best Bank Teller” two years in a row, as part of the Siuslaw News “Best of Florence” awards, Stephanie values the relationships she’s formed with clients and community members over the years.
“My kids hate going to the grocery store with me because I get stopped all the time and everybody wants to talk,” she says with a laugh.
Having started her career at OPB as a teller, she appreciates the support she’s received. “I have the best co-workers,” she says. “I know everybody thinks that, but I’m actually right when I say it.”
When she’s not at the bank or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and family, as well as gardening. Her three kids and their three dogs, three cats and five ducks all keep her busy.
Overall, she’s loving the rural lifestyle. After growing up in New Jersey and living in Hawaii for four years, she admits that it did take some adjusting.
“It’s a slower pace and so it took a while for this feel like home, but now I couldn’t live anywhere else,” she says.
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