Kelly Givens


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: Biking around Salem aimlessly with my hubby.

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

Bio: I am raising chickens!  I love dark chocolate, and sunshine!  I've worked at FedStar since 2003.  


Helen Stallard

Vice President of Lending

Favorite quote/saying: Nope.  Ok, great! Are you kidding me? It is what it is.  

Favorite food: Starbucks, Taco Bell, Chik-fil-a, Salad

Favorite activity: Spending time with my granddaughters, Cabela Lane and Amberlynn, and my children Ashlie, TC,  Ross, and Amber along with my husband Ken.

Fun Fact: I have 5 tattoos!

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.

Kealin Beckner

Collections Officer

Favorite quote/saying: When you love what you have, you have everything you need.

Favorite food:  Greek salad from Joe's deli

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.  Sunshine is my favorite!

Jamie Priest

Loan Officer

Favorite quote/saying: Only I can change my life, no one can do it for me-Carol Burnett

Favorite food: Chinese and Japanese

Favorite activity: family time

Fun fact: I started riding horses when I was 12 years old.  I would lead trail rides during the summer for the dare camps.  When I was 14 I started to get into hunter jumping show class.  My horse Mia was amazing.  There is no feeling like riding a horse.

Bio: I am a graduate of Longwood University with a major in history.  I have been married to my husband Sean for 6 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.  

Abe Murphy

Member Service Representative

Favorite quote/saying: ""If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else"- Booker T. Washington"- Abraham Murphy

Favorite Food: Mama Jean's BBQ

Favorite Activity: Playing Drums

Fun Fact: My diet is weird.  Many of my friends disapprove of my creative food combinations.

Bio: Still working on source material...

Trudy Vance

Poff Branch Manager

Favorite quote/saying: Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow...Don't walk behind me, I may not lead...Just walk beside me & be my friend.

Favorite food: A little cheese to go with my wine 

Favorite activity: Besides drinking wine?  Making people laugh and feel good about themselves!

Fun fact: I'm a new "grandma to a sweet baby girl, she calls me "sassy".  The average person laughs 13 times a day.  I guess that makes me above average!

Bio: I was born in London, England, grew up in Macon, Georgia, but I've lived in the Roanoke Valley for 20 years and am happy to call it home.

Suzy Greenberg

FedStar Mascot

Favorite quote/saying: Ruffff!

Favorite food: Kibble

Favorite activity: napping and greeting FedStar members!

Fun Fact: I'm named after a phish song!

Bio: I was born in Elliston, Virginia.  My middle name is Sunshine!  Come see me at the Salem branch, I'll give you a welcoming butt wiggle!

Lauren Budlong

Member Services Representative

Favorite quote/saying: Can't this wait 'til I'm old-Can I live while I'm young.

Favorite Food: Mediterranean

Favorite Activity: Sewing, dancing, hiking, phish!

Fun Fact: I coach my daughter's cheer squad! Ready....okay!

Bio: I love dogs, cats, and bad puns.

Kayla Murphy

Member Services Representative

Favorite quote/saying: If you ain't first, you're last!

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite activity: Bowling, watching football and baseball

Fun fact: I have two cats, Peanut Butter and Puffin Nutter

Bio: Youngest of 3, moved to Roanoke in the mid 90's

Alex Paxton

Member Services Representative

Favorite quote/saying: Not all who wander are lost

Favorite food: Spaghetti

Favorite activity: going to see live music

Fun Fact: I painted the wings on the FedStar building.

Bio: I am a mother of two beautiful boys as well as a furr mama to 4 crazy cats!

Myleah Akers

Member Services Representative

Favorite quote/saying: "she is clothed in strength & dignity & she laughs without fear of the future"- Proverbs 31:25

Favorite food: Any kind of seafood-crablegs

Favorite activity: traveling

Fun Fact: I sometimes wear my shoes on the wrong feet to shake things up.

Bio: I attend Virginia Tech, a place I tend to call "home" but FedStar will by my forever home.