February 28, 2022

Meet Riverland Employee Chelsea Pulju!

Chelsea Pulju headshot

Chelsea Pulju is one of Riverland Bank’s newest Universal Bankers. Chelsea grew up in the Iron Range of northern Minnesota, spending 27 years there and starting her banking career at American Bank in Virginia, Minnesota. After a short time at American Bank, Chelsea moved south and landed a job at First National Bank in Belle Plaine. She started with us at Riverland Bank in September 2021. Learn more about Chelsea from her Q&A below!

Q. What do you like best about working at Riverland?

A. I enjoy working at Riverland for the simple reason that the community is so welcoming. I have wonderful coworkers and we like to have fun and get involved. We celebrate the holidays with different activities. On Halloween, we all dressed up as cats. We also participated in the holiday Jordan Dazzle parade in early December – that was fun!

Q. What do you like to do in your free time?

A. I like to spend my time outdoors hunting and fishing. When the weather isn’t cooperative, I spend time with my kitties in my apartment watching movies and staying warm.

Q. Do you have a favorite book or movie?

A. My favorite book is Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. I also quite enjoy the Harry Potter books and movies.

Q. What is your favorite quote?

A. “But you know, happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Q. How do you positively contribute to customers’ experience at Riverland?

A. I like to make sure that customers are having a good experience and help to the best of my ability with whatever they need. Whether they’re in the drive through or on the phone, I like to keep a positive attitude and a smile on my face!