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Owl of the Quarter

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The owl symbolizes wisdom, intuition, and the ability to perceive what others may find difficult to see. Owls often demonstrate regal silence, fierce intelligence, and—when needed—power and endurance. For six generations, Baker Boyer employees have demonstrated such an unwaveringly prudent and long-term perspective.

With its “Owl of the Quarter” award, Baker Boyer celebrates an employee who best exemplifies these characteristics. Whether this be demonstrating teamwork, helping other employees achieve their goals, or providing clients with excellent customer service, the Owl of the Quarter is recognized by his or her peers as going above and beyond for those around them.

Winners of Owl of the Quarter

Morgan Metz

Morgan Metz

Morgan Metz is the Branch Coordinator and Lead Universal Banker in Yakima. Morgan's day-to-day duties include being the point of contact for those needing to deposit funds as well as implementing streamlined scheduling for Family Advising.

Here is what Morgan's nominator had to say about her:

"Morgan's commitment to her team in Yakima and our clients deserves recognition. Her work with the Yakima Family Advising team to create and follow through on all action items has further deepened our relationships within the Yakima office. Morgan always supports her team with a smile on her face and continually shows dedication to our clients."

Alanna Jacob

Alanna Jacob

Alanna has been with Baker Boyer since 2021. In her role as Senior Program Manager, she designs and develops technology solutions that improve Baker Boyer's existing tools and processes. Alanna collaborates with users across all lines of business to review and understand their needs in order to develop and implement solutions that work for them.

Here is what Alanna's nominator had to say about her:

"Speaking to Alanna as an individual, she embodies our core competencies. Her performance has been superlative. She has developed an entirely new business process that provides clarity and transparency to our inflight deals, increasing the accuracy of information." 

Chris Christianson

Chris Christianson

Chris Christianson has been with Baker Boyer for 4 and a half years. In his role as a Credit Administration Specialist, Chris works alongside the lending team to develop and execute various projects such as audit findings, compliance requirements, and risk mitigation strategies. He also performs a variety of duties related to 1-4 family residential loans within the bank’s portfolio, including, but not limited to, consumer collections.

Here is what Chris' nominator had to say about him:

"Chris has gone above and beyond as the leader of the Baker Boyer Finance Academy program EverFi, which helps provide opportunities in education through scholarships for students in need. We are so grateful that Chris is taking the time to advocate and promote financial literacy in our community. He clearly has a passion for helping others."