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Ashley Dyer

Financial Services Representative II, Augusta


June's Employee Spotlight is Ashley Dyer, a Gardiner native who is a Financial Services Representative II/Teller Float.

Tell us about yourself? 

I live on a large farm in Pittston that has been in my family for generations. We primarily bale hay and provide it to local goat and horse farmers, as well as companies doing road work. I have two black labs named Daisy and Finley, who are mother and daughter, respectively. I love sports and played basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse when I was a student at Gardiner High School. In my junior year, several girls wanted to play lacrosse, so I helped establish the girl's lacrosse team. I graduated from Gardiner High School in 2008. Currently, I'm enrolled at UMA, majoring in Business Administration with a focus on executive management.

Are you still involved with sports in the community?

Yes, I play in an alumni basketball tournament every year that raises scholarship money for a graduating senior. I also volunteer with the Special Olympics as a Direct Support Professional for the athletes, which is a fantastic experience.

What's been your journey at MSCU?

I started in March of 2019 as a Teller and am now an FSR II / Teller Float. Recently, I stepped in to help our Loan Servicing and Indirect Lending departments. I've enjoyed learning all the different aspects of the credit union in my short time here.

Why is MSCU a great fit for you?

I love the people I work with and the members we serve. We have a great community and a positive culture. There is a dynamic here that is very welcoming and a level of respect that you don't see in many places. MSCU is also a great place to grow, and I've always felt encouraged to do more. I'm always looking to learn new things.

What is something that impresses you about our members?

They have a great dedication to the credit union. Many of them have been with us for a long time and are proud of it. There's a personal feel with the members here; it's very much like a family. I enjoy our conversations and building relationships with them. I've found some members are funny and are going to make you laugh one way or another! Other members are quieter but just as kind. It's been wonderful getting to know them and learning how best to service them. We have some pretty great members here!

How does MSCU make our members' lives easier every day?

These have been difficult times [with COVID-19], and everyone is learning new ways of doing things. We try our best to go above and beyond. It may be something like tellers running coin outside to members or sharing drive-thru time with FSRs so they can perform notaries and other needs. Our members have been very patient with us and are always very appreciative. We get a lot of compliments about our tellers and staff from members saying how thankful they are for all we are doing for them!

If you could learn anything, what would it be?

I want to learn American sign language. We have several members that are hearing impaired, and I would love to converse with them the way they communicate. I know a few words and the basic alphabet, but to really learn sign language and have conversations with them one on one would be fantastic. It would show them a lot of respect to be able to do that.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love hiking and have hiked most of Maine's mountains. My favorite place is Gulf Hagas, in northern Maine. It's a giant gorge that's considered the Grand Canyon of the East. I'm also an avid snowboarder in the wintertime.

Where is the farthest you've ever traveled?

In college, I traveled with other classmates to Nicaragua to help build a school and housing. The group spent two weeks learning the culture and meeting many wonderful local people. It was an experience that I'll never forget.

Do you have a favorite book you enjoy?

I love to read and fell in love with the Harry Potter books. Every time a new one came out, I would re-read the previous ones. Currently, I'm reading a 15 book series called Sweep by Cate Tiernan. It's a pretty cool series!