When you live in a small town, it’s all about community – and when you work in a small-town bank, you’d better love the idea of community. That’s what makes the Norwich branch of Mascoma Savings Bank a great match for Jamie Kenyon. “I’ve been in banking for the past seven and a half years, but just came to Mascoma in August.” Jamie explains, “I think my favorite part of my job has been the friendly atmosphere in town, and in our branch. We work as a team here, and I like that.”
Originally from out of state, Jamie moved to Vermont four years ago and has settled in Wilder. She loves spending time with her son and two step-children. She’s active in their schools and has enjoyed volunteering there. As a parent volunteer, she’s helped with crafting activities, field day and even an outing to the Tunbridge Fair. She’s not sure what’s next on her volunteer calendar but she’s looking forward to it!
When she gets a break from work and family, Jamie is an avid reader. She enjoys romances, crime stories, thrillers and mystery stories. When asked, she had a hard time nailing down a favorite book, “How about favorite authors instead? Blake Pierce, Nicholas Sparks, Heather Huffman, James Patterson… just to name a few.” As a teen, she collected Chicken Soup for the Soul books and still has them to this day, which might explain her positive outlook on life.
It wasn’t so hard to find a favorite children’s book, though. She’s shared her love of reading with her children and together they’ve enjoyed Roald Dahl’s BFG and B.J. Novak’s The Book With No Pictures.” We suspect that she’ll pass the cold, winter months in Vermont happily with a reliable book by her side.
If you stop by the bank, you may find Jamie in training as a Personal Banker, which is a new title for her. She’s completed her teller training at Mascoma and is now working on the other aspects of job. So far, training has been going well and Jamie said “I’m here to help and look forward to providing folks with the best service possible.” As far as the future plans are concerned, she’s looking forward to “staying happy and taking life day by day.”