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Linda was born in Hastings, Minnesota, and lived in Las Vegas for a while as a child, until she moved back to Minnesota and finished High School in Northfield. She currently lives in Elko New Market and has been involved in banking since 1994. She has worn many hats in banking throughout her career – Teller, Vault Teller, Teller Supervisor, Customer Service Specialist, Loan Assistant, Bookkeeper, and Universal Banker II. Her current title at Riverland Bank is Deposit Operations Specialist-Retail Lead. Read on to continue getting to know Linda!
Q. What do you like best about working at Riverland?
A. I love that Riverland Bank is a community bank and not like the “big banks” – it’s much more personable. I also appreciate that as a team, we really believe in and work hard to maintain our core values.
Q. What do you like to do in your free time for fun?
A. I enjoy going to the lake, fishing, working at Elko Speedway, volunteering, working out, and watching short track and NASCAR racing. I am also an independent rep for Zyia Active, an active lifestyle brand, on the side. My favorite thing to do is to find a new destination every year to take a vacation to in the winter.
Q. What is your favorite movie?
A. Days of Thunder.
Q. In what ways are you involved in the community?
A. I have been a Treasurer/Board Member for A Race Worth Winning – ALS since 2006. We are a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) and we raise awareness and funds for others in need and donate to the MN/ND/SD ALS Chapter. I’m also going on nine years as a member of Race Car Alley, and we promote Short Track Racing. Our annual event takes place at Lakeville’s Pan-O-Prog Summer Festival in July. We invite local race car drivers to display their race car and interact with the crowd with our most popular event – a scavenger hunt for children and adults. They take pictures, sign autographs, and let their fans sit in the driver’s seat of their car.
Q. What is a cause you are passionate about?
A. See above! A Race Worth Winning – ALS is near and dear to me, as a friend of mine’s husband was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and passed away from it in 2009. We have raised over $600,000 for the cause since 2006.
Q. What is your favorite quote?
A. Always make time for things that make you happy.
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