Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent my early life in the suburb of Northbrook – which was known at the time for Olympic skaters. My father was a research chemist and we relocated several times in my adolescence. Consequently, I attended three different high schools and graduated from Catholic High for Boys in Memphis, Tennessee.
I went on to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle for a year. I then attended Norwalk Community College, and finally got my college degree with a concentration in Business from Charter Oak College in Connecticut in 1988.
I’ve worked for several banks but my best experience has been with First County Bank. This January will be my 24th year here.
I also enjoy singing and have been working for many years with a group, “Marie’s Circle of Singers”. On occasion we perform in nursing homes.
What is your favorite part of your role at First County Bank?
My favorite part of my role at First County Bank is the customer contact and ability to offer first class service to our customers. They have certainly become family through all these years.
What is the most frequent question you receive from customers?
The most frequent question I receive is, “How many years have you been with the Bank?”
What is your favorite thing to do during the fall?
My favorite activity is traveling through the Northeast to experience the beauty of the fall foliage. My travels have largely taken me through New York State, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
What is your favorite First County Bank moment?
I remember cruising on the Long Island Sound around the Norwalk Islands with my co-workers in the early days of when I began working for the Bank. I really enjoy my co-workers and getting to know their families, attending their weddings, etc.