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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

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."

Michelle Conner

Michelle Conner

Michelle began her career with Baker Boyer in 1995 and is the Private Business Banking & Deposit Strategist. Over the years she has held various roles, taken on increased responsibility, and gained a vast knowledge of bank processes. This knowledge gives her a unique perspective for understanding how to best serve her clients and fulfill their needs.

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

"As a client-driven individual, she has been known to run into the office on weekends and holidays just to help a client in need. When it comes to providing support and helping her co-workers, she doesn't know the word "no". She finds a way to take care of everyone, no matter how busy her day is! One must also mention her generous personality and great sense of humor!"

Tori Anguiano

Tori Anguiano

Tori Anguiano joined Baker Boyer in 2019. She is currently Executive Assistant to Vesna Dodge and Paraplanner with Baker Boyer's Financial Planning Department. Tori's day to day duties include assisting Vesna with anything she may need, working with the Financial Planning team on long-term planning, financial plans for clients, and participating in client meetings.

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

"Tori has been a role model in our department. She has such an amazing work ethic and an extremely positive attitude. She is basically working multiple positions and studying on her own time to obtain some credentials in the finance industry. She is someone that others feel like they can talk to and go to for advice. She always strives to continually learn and grow and be an asset for Baker Boyer and our clients."

Joe Burlingame

Joe Burlingame

Joe has been with Baker Boyer since 2011. Joe works directly with business clients in his role as Senior Business Advisor. He specializes in commercial lending with a focus on small businesses and agriculture. Joe provides business counsel and financial services to his clients on a daily basis.

Here is what Joe's nominator had to say about him:

"Joe has been an unbelieveable asset to the bank. There has not been a better mentor, coach, or human being that I have come across in my time here. Truly a great man and we are all lucky to have him here!"