Staff

Kelly Rutrough

President/CEO

Favorite quote/saying: So toss away stuff you don't need in the end, but keep what's important and know who's your friend.

Favorite food: Spicy anything

Favorite activity: Running, Netflix marathons, and phish shows!

Fun Fact: I love to travel, especially for phish!

Bio: I enjoy spending time with my amazing boyfriend, PJ and our children.  

 

Leighanne Blackwell

Melrose Branch/Operations Manager

Favorite quote/saying: Alrighty! You're such a goober!

Favorite food: Avocado

Favorite activity: Spending time with family, going to church, swiming, movies and food.

Fun fact: I sell scentsy!

Bio: I have been with FedStar for 2 years now, i love it here and all of the people that I get to see.  I am currently engaged and we are moving into our new home soon.  I am an upbeat christian girl that loves outdoor activies.  

Helen Stallard

Vice President of Lending

Favorite quote/saying: Ok great.  Woohoo!

Favorite food: Starbucks

Favorite activity: Watching Raven's football

Fun Fact: I love to shoot guns!

Bio: I've been with FedStar on and off since 1993.  I enjoy my job as loan officer and making peoples dreams and wishes come true.

Vada Thompson

Collections Officer

Favorite quote/saying: It is what it is.

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite activity: Shagging "the dance of the south"

Fun Fact: I love wine tastings!

Bio: I'm finishing my 16 years at FedStar, I love to help members get back on their financial track!

Tori Givens

Loan Processor

Favorite quote/saying: I don't want a perfect life, I want a happy life.

Favorite food: mexican

Favorite activity: watching netflix and shopping

Fun fact: I once hiked everest!

Bio: I was born in Salem and graduated from Salem High.  I have been a part of FedStar for almost a year.  I love coming to work to see the wonderful people I work with and the awesome members.

Sarah Conner

Poff Branch Manager/Marketing Manager

Favorite quote/saying: "Do not follow where the path may lead- go instead where there is no path & leave a trail"- Harold. R. McAlindon

Favorite Food: Anything my other half (Zach) grills.

Favorite Activity: 4x4 trail rides, traveling, quiet nights with Zach and a glass of wine, spending time with Zach and my stepson, Conner.

Fun Fact: I've shaken Sinatra's hand.  

Bio: I'm a graduate of High Point University, a Phi Mu (Gamma Zeta) Alumnae, and truly enjoy working with the public.

Syreeta Ross

Member Service Representative

Favorite quote/saying :To know me is to love me.

Favorite food: I have all kinds of favorite food.

Favorite activity: Jogging (pronounced Yogging)

Fun Fact: I'm the tallest girl in my family!

Bio: I graduated from National Business College.  I'm fun loving and I love people!

Megan Taylor

Member Service Representative

Favorite quote/saying: Life's roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors.

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite Activity: Yodeling

Fun Fact: My car's name means "earth."

Bio: I like to spend time with my boyfriend and I'm a full-time student!

Emily Bryant

Member Service Representative

Favorite quote/saying: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

Favorite food: Any type of pasta

Favorite Activity: Spending time with family

Fun Fact: I enter my dog in disney princess contests!

Bio: I am 21, I attend Virginia Western and will graduate May 2017.  I have two dogs and three sisters.

Madison Smith

Member Service Representative

Favorite quote/saying: The trick was to surrender to the flow.

Favorite food: Macaroni pizza

Favorite activity: Riding a bicycle

Fun Fact: A crocodile cannot stick it's tongue out.

Bio: I am 24 years old, born and raised in Salem.  Faking it till I make it, Can't I live while I'm young?

Erin Campbell

Member Service Representative

Favorite quote/saying: "Take the road less traveled"- Lauren Alaina

Favorite food: Gravy :) Thanksgiving :)

Favorite activity: Kayaking, camping, softball

Fun fact: Fishing is my life; Rivers, bays & deep sea, you name it, I'm there.

Bio: I am almost 26 years old & have lived in Salem all my life.  I love spending time with family and my amazing boyfriend, Jeremy.  Country girl at heart!