Employee Spotlight – Sharmin Buck

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This month’s Employee Spotlight is on Sharmin Buck. She is a Strategic Consultant for Engage fi and has been with us for eight months. She provides guidance to clients on core selection, core processing, and improvements. Sharmin stumbled into banking when she got her first job at a Credit Union. She discovered her passion for the financial industry and still has the same passion and love for the industry today.

Outside of the office, Sharmin enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and watching reality tv shows. A few of her favorites include The Real Housewives and Bachelor in Paradise. Her favorite foods include pizza and coffee (and yes, to be debated if coffee is a food)! One of her favorite activities is running with her daughter. In the summer, they also enjoy boating and wakeboarding.

Sharmin grew up in Klamath Falls, a small town in Oregon. Her favorite thing about Oregon is the climate and seasons. She says it has a dry desert-like climate, so you can smell the juniper when it rains. Yet, it still snows in the winter and is so beautiful. Sharmin attended a year of schooling to be a Drug and Alcohol Counselor as she wanted to help those impacted by addiction. However, she decided to switch career paths, and for that, we are very grateful because it brought her to Engage fi!

Q & A:

What do you enjoy most about working here?                                                    A. I love the opportunity to listen to client’s needs and challenges and provide guidance on core processes/efficiencies. I also think that we have so many smart and accomplished people working at Engage fi.

Q. What inspires you?                                                                                          A. Those who have lived a life of sacrifice for the benefit of others.

Q. What is your favorite holiday?                                                                       A. Christmas.

Are you messy or organized?                                                                              A. Organized.

Q. What book did you read last?                                                                        A. Lost City of Z.

What is an ability you wish you had?                                                                 A. Probably programming.

First Concert?                                                                                                            A. Night Ranger.

What chore do you hate?                                                                                      A. Cooking.

Q. Best advice you’ve ever been given?                                                            A. Not given to me personally, but I try to “seek to understand and then be understood”, which is one of Steven Covey’s principles.