By Abby Day, SBA Loan Servicer, Core Bank
Let’s see, where do I begin??? Who is Abby Day?
First off, but most importantly, I’m a mother of three! Joren is 11 and just started 6th Grade at Gretna Middle School. Yikes! I cannot believe my little baby is now a middle schooler! I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that time is just flying by and he will be graduating before I know it, or the fact that when I speak to him, we see eye to eye! Oh, the joys of puberty and a pre-teen attitude!
On the flip side, I have a set of eight-year-old twins, Jexsen and Aeralynn. Both started 2nd grade at Aspen Creek Elementary in Gretna, NE. When I first found out that I was having twins, I literally cried for a full day straight. I kept thinking to myself, “How in the world am I going to fit two growing babies in this little 5’2″ body of mine?!?!” After all was said and done, I was blessed with two more beautiful additions, also known as my little twinkies, to our little family. They are all doing amazing and I am one proud mama!
So, what brought me into the banking world, you ask?
I was a young, 19-year-old girl working at a local grocery store and going to college full time at North Platte Community College. My parents banked at First National Bank for as long as I could remember, so I followed in their footsteps and opened up my first accounts with FNB. There was one teller, in particular, Brenda, that I just absolutely loved! She was so spunky and full of energy and was always just a pleasure to talk to.
One evening, I stopped in to make a deposit, and she had asked if I had ever thought about working at a bank. Of course, I was caught off guard, but politely said no. She said that they were hiring for a teller position and she thought I would be a great fit. She went and talked to her manager, and next thing I knew, I was sitting in an office with the manager and the gal who was head of HR. Talk about being put on the spot!
I started back in 2003 as a teller and worked my way up the ladder working for First National Bank. In 2008, I decided to make a career move and took a position in the Commercial/Ag Department for about a year. I have to say, I wasn’t well versed with farming and ranching! Shortly after, I went back to Retail and became the teller manager for one of their small branches in North Platte, NE.
I then moved to Katy, TX, which is a small suburb of Houston in 2014 and was there for about 10 months. At that time, I decided to be a stay-at-home Mom, which was a little nerve-wrecking at first. I wasn’t used to being at home, I was always busy, working my 9-5. But, I am very grateful I was given the opportunity to spend that quality time with my little ones. Time flies by way too fast, and there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to watch them grow and spend those special moments with them.
Banking must have been a great fit for me… I’ve been in banking for a total of 14 years.
After doing some research, Core Bank really just stood out to me. I loved everything that Core Bank stood for and wanted to be a part of it! The rest is history my friends! I’ve been with Core Bank for a little over a year and I’ve loved every second of it. I was hired as a Universal Banker and have learned so much along the way.
I was part of a pretty amazing team and have met a lot of great, down-to-earth people. But, about a few months ago, my fiancé, Walter, was offered a position in Sugar Creek, MO. Talk about throwing a major curve ball! After a lot of deliberation, blood, sweat and tears, we decided to take the plunge and move to the Kansas City area. We’re currently living in Grain Valley, MO and absolutely love it. (Minus my hour commute to and from work every day!) I was fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to continue to work for Core Bank here in Overland Park. Even though I’ve had minimal time here in Overland Park, everyone is fabulous and I’m thankful to be a part of the team here in KC!
Outside of Core Bank, I really enjoy reading, hiking, watching movies, FOOTBALL!! (Go Huskers!!), going out and trying new things and really anything that involves being outside. I also enjoy cooking, and most importantly, spending time with my amazing fiancé, family and friends.
Last but not least, since I’m now a Kansas City resident, I am required to say “GO CHIEFS!” (But, really, I am a Chargers fan through and through.)