NAME : Samantha "Sam" Tripp
Business: Kasson State Bank
Title/position: Loan/Compliance Officer
Hometown: Kasson, MN
Family: Husband Dean, children, Dakota, 17, Mason, 13, and twins Reese and Delaney, 8
College/Education/Training: one year of college at RCTC and banking experience at Think Mutual Bank.
Organizations/volunteer involvement: I have volunteered to teach Sunday School at St. John's Lutheran Church and to help out with the various sports my children are involved in. I am also a co-chair for the Ride for a Reason. (Editor's note: The 10th and final Ride for a Reason is scheduled for this Saturday, July 13th. The Ride is held to honor former KSB president, Dick Palmer and his wife Jo, who both lost their battles with cancer. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For more info go to www.rideforareason.com)
Length of time in business: 12 years in banking, eight at KSB
What do you enjoy most about your work: The relationships I have developed with customers and co-workers.
A typical day consists of: Meeting with customers, doing work-ups on loans, analyzing financial data, insuring the bank complies with federal rules and regulations.
Your most despised chore: Laundry
What motivates you: My kids…They are the reason for everything I do.
Greatest accomplishment: Marrying Dean and having my kids.
Who do you admire? This is a hard one. I would say my family, all the way from my grandma to my cousins to my kids; every single one of them has a quality I admire.
Hobbies: Music, playing the piano, songwriting, my kids' sports, going to our cabin on the lake
Favorite color: Black
Favorite food: Pickles
Best vacation: Hawaii with my family, my parents and my mother-in-law Janet
As a child what did you want to grow up to be: A country western singer
How would you like to be remembered? As an honest, Christian person who kept God and family at the center of her life.
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