Staff

Kelly Givens

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 husband, PJ and our children.  

 

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!

Sarah Conner

Melrose Branch/Operations 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: Mexican! Tacos!

Favorite Activity: 4x4 trail rides, traveling, quiet nights with a glass of wine, spending time with my other half, Zach and step son, Connor.

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.

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!

Kealin Beckner

Salem Branch Manager/MSR

Favorite quote/saying: Follow your arrow wherever it points.

Favorite food: Japanese

Favorite activity: shopping, spending time with family

Fun fact: Fall is my favorite time of the year.

Bio: I was born and raised in Salem.  I married my high school sweetheart, Aaron and we have a beautiful daughter, Ryleigh.

Josh Harris

Member Service Representative

Favorite quote/saying: We all began with the similar skin.

Favorite food: Big sandwiches

Favorite activity: Kayaking, umphrey's mcgee concerts

Fun fact: I've had lunch with Gene Simmons, (seriously).

Bio: I'm 26 years old, born and raised in Salem.  I'm always excited to learn new things.

Casey Lafon

Member Service Representative

Favorite quote/saying: Throw the pumpkin at the tree, unless you think that pumpkin holds your destiny.

Favorite food: Boston zone from mac & bobs.

Favorite activity: traveling, seeing live music.

Fun Fact: I own a screen printing business and am beginning my journey in becoming a professional wedding planner.

Bio: I love the mountains & I enjoy traveling and spending time with my dog Molly.  I cant live without iced coffee!

Jamie Priest

Loan Officer

Favorite quote/saying: Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else-Les Brown

Favorite food: fried rice

Favorite activity: family time

Fun fact: I have my motorcycle license and owned a GSX 600 for a couple of years.

Bio: I am a graduate of Longwood University with a major in history.  I have been married to my husband Sean for 5 years.  We have two beautiful kids, Olivia, and Jaxson.  I am so blessed in so many ways to have a supportive family here at work and home.