Name: Esther Frank

Title: Commercial Loan OfficerEsther!

Business: First Community Credit Union

Location: 115 N Howard St, Newberg, OR 97132

City you live in: McMinnville, OR

First Job: Paper Route Girl for the Newberg Graphic

Dream Job: To operate my own spin studio in the greater Yamhill County. (Cycling, not yarn making with a spinning wheel.)

Favorite Happy Hour/Tasting Room/Bar in the Valley:  Subterra is tied with Red Hills Market.  A jar of spicy pickles is an acceptable meal, right?

Best Restaurant in the Valley:  Thai Country on 3rd in Mac!  Tom Yum FTW!!!!

Finish this sentence…”I know this makes me sound old but…”: …remember when big hair was IN??

The worst movie I have ever seen is…: Worse and favorite is “Dude, Where’s my car?”  Don’t judge me. 

Advice for my high-school self:  Slow down, or Ben Jaquith can’t save you on car insurance when you’re in your 30’s….  Wait, Ben Jaquith will be an insurance agent one day???  NO WAY!!!

Group/organization/demographic you are most driven to help:  Families in need.  That’s why I love, Love Inc! 

When I have a day off I…:  SO. MUCH. LAUNDRY.  Then manicure/pedicure.  Then nap.

When I have an out-of-town visitor, the top 3 things they should do in Yamhill Valley are…:  1) Visit Evergreen Aviation Museum.  2)  Drive thru Dundee.  3) Eat at Subterra.

Yamhill Valley really needs…:  A spinning studio, with a fresh juice bar on the side.

Esther is totally a grown up.  She gets up early, does community service, and works out regularly.  She is also totally a kid still.  She bikes everywhere, likes to tease people, goes out with friends, and ROCKS her curly big hair!  She is confident, career-minded, and straddles the line of adult and kid with grace and spunk.  I see her donating money and time to causes she believes in regularly.  I LOVE what she wants to bring to Yamhill Valley with her spinning studio and can’t wait to see it come to life.  Let’s all get on a bike and ride with Esther Frank!