The OnPoint spotlight is an ongoing blog series that highlights our employees and takes a closer look at the drive and personality of individuals on the OnPoint team. It is 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 April Weissert, who joined OnPoint in 2012 and now serves as the Branch Operations Supervisor at our new Vancouver Waterfront Branch.
Here is what she had to share about her life and experiences at OnPoint:
Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Idaho and moved to Oregon when I was very young. I met my husband in high school at the beginning of our senior year and we dated for five years before getting married in 2002. We now have two beautiful daughters and reside in Washington with our two dogs, two cats and eight chickens! I love crafting and making signs in my spare time.
What is your history with OnPoint?
I have been in banking since my junior year in high school. I worked part-time at US Bank and then joined OnPoint Community Credit Union when it was Portland Teachers Credit Union! I left PTCU in 2003 when my husband and I purchased our first house in Vancouver and began working part-time at another financial institution because it was closer to home. I came back to OnPoint in 2012 and have been fortunate to experience different roles at four of our branches, including Member Service Specialist, Teller, Member Service Representative and Teller Coordinator.
What makes you proudest?
Hands down, I’m most proud of my daughters. I have two talented and beautiful girls who keep me on my toes daily. My oldest daughter is 14 and a freshman in high school—she enjoys softball, her kitties and her phone. Our 5th grader just turned 11. She was passionate about gymnastics for most of her life until discovering soccer last fall.
What is your favorite cereal?
I LOVE CEREAL. I could eat it for every meal. I often suggest it at home as a quick and easy dinner option and always get outvoted. My go-to cereal would be Special K Fruit & Yogurt, but every once in a while, I also indulge in a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles. And yes, I drink the chocolate milk.
If you could be on any TV game show, which would you choose?
The Singing Bee! I love to sing and listen to music and couldn’t live without it. I don’t have the greatest voice, and I have a horrible memory, but I can remember song lyrics like nobody’s business.
What’s your favorite book?
I’m not sure that I have a favorite book, but I definitely love to read. My favorite author is Alex Kava. She writes psychological suspense novels that keep me on the edge of my seat. I have read (and own) all of her books. My 2019 New Year’s resolution was to read 12 books, one per month. I finished 2019 with 21 books on my list and over 5,000 pages. I am hoping to beat that number in 2020!
Do you volunteer anywhere?
Yes, I enjoy volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank. I also donate blood through the American Red Cross whenever I can. I gave blood four times last year!
What can you share about your time with OnPoint?
I am extremely lucky and honored for the opportunity to open the new Vancouver Waterfront Branch and be a part of this ever-growing SW Washington community. Here, we have an amazing team that I am truly excited to be a part of and work with every day.
Are you interested in joining our team? Learn more about a career with OnPoint.