Team Member since 2006
You don’t have to carry a sword to be powerful. Some leaders’ strength is inspiring greatness in others. – Ahsoka Tano, Jedi Order
Describe the work you do at the Credit Union.
I’m the in-house graphic and web designer. I design the marketing collateral like posters, brochures, signage, corporate website, Online and Mobile Banking... pretty much everything, even the debit and credit cards our members use. Anything our members and public see or use, I probably designed it. I also sit on several corporate project teams bringing new products and services to the Credit Union – including the recently launched Video Calls, Branch Scheduling and Zelle.
And in case you’re wondering... yes, I programmed this post as well. 😊
What was your first job?
At 16, I started working at Del Taco as a cashier and by the time I was 17, I was promoted to manager. After graduating high school, I continued working there on the graveyard shift so I could go to college during the day. I also delivered pizza on the days I didn’t have class.
How did you come to be an SCE FCU team member?
As a Mechanical Engineer freshly out of college, I started designing dashboards for Toyota. After a mass layoff, I went to a temp agency who sent me to CO-OP Network. Shortly after starting, I was hired to work in their Marketing department. I learned a whole lot about credit unions and their mission while also learning graphic design and website programming. Seven years later, my manager accepted a job with SCE Credit Union and brought me with her. January 2021 marked my 15 year anniversary with the Credit Union.
How do you spend your free time?
My husband, Victor, is my partner in crime. We do everything together and together we’re the biggest geeks! We love video games, movies, Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, DC… you name it. We’ve been playing World of Warcraft together since launch in 2004 and still play all Blizzard games to this day – StarCraft II is my favorite. We’re also animal lovers and have rescued five huskies, four kitties and two parakeets. Recently, we both got into overlanding and spend most weekends gallivanting all over Southern California in our Jeeps.
Dawn was named Team Member of the Month this past May. She did an outstanding job launching our new website and giving it a major update! It looks great, is now more user friendly, and has improved features. She also helped on a few projects and been essential to those teams. Congratulations, Dawn!