The OnPoint Spotlight is an ongoing blog series that highlights our employees, celebrating the drive and personality of individuals on our team. It’s one way we show our appreciation for their hard work and achievements while helping our community get to know the people who make things happen here at OnPoint.
This week’s employee spotlight is on Aliyah Kelly, Branch Service Specialist at the Clackamas Promenade Branch. Aliyah grew up in Oregon City, OR, and spent two years in Eugene, OR, attending school and playing softball at Bushnell University. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, skiing, boating, or baking.
Here’s what Aliyah had to share about her life and time at OnPoint:
What were you doing before joining OnPoint or taking on your current role?
I worked at Mount Hood Meadows for two seasons. I started with OnPoint as an intern in 2020, following my junior year of high school, and because of the pandemic, I could continue working while attending school online. I am also the third generation in my family to work for the credit union! My grandma was in the accounting department before she retired, and my mom still works here.
What was your childhood nickname?
I still get called “Yah Yah” by family, coaches, and old teammates!
What are your favorite hobbies or activities?
I played softball for 15 years but recently retired, which has allowed me to find new hobbies. You’ll find me at Orange Theory Fitness before work (almost) every morning. In the summer, I love boating—I’m the one applying SPF 100 and then hopping in the water to wake surf. When the weather gets too cold, I’m skiing at Mount Hood Meadows.
Which sports teams do you root for?
Despite having absolutely no ties to Cincinnati, I am a huge Bengals fan. My family loves the 49ers, and we recently went to the Bengals vs 49ers game in San Francisco!
Have you ever run a marathon or climbed a mountain?
I was convinced to run the Portland half marathon this year. I am now considering a full marathon just to say I have done it!
Who was your most influential school teacher? Why?
Paul O’Malley at Central Catholic. I transferred high schools going into my junior year, and he was the administrator in charge of welcoming me to the school. I became incredibly involved and quickly became the one that he reached out to. It changed how I viewed school and made me feel incredibly valued!
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