Photo of Melinda WelchHow do you like to start your day?
Drinking coffee!

Who has influenced you the most when it comes to your work ethic?
My Dad most definitely the most! I am fortunate to have been influenced by many wonderful people!

What drives you to work hard?
Taking care of our bank, our customers and such good co-workers. I do not always “nail it” but I like to feel that I have done a good job and put forth my best!

What inspires you at work?
My co-workers, the trust our customers put in us, hearing positive things from customers and co-workers.

What drove you down this career path?
Funny when I was little I thought being a teller was so glamorous, the tellers were dressed so pretty, had cool stuff in their areas and were so friendly. I was working retail heading into management and loved it but did not like the hours. A friend asked if I would be interested in a teller position at Colorado National Bank. I was hooked.

What’s your biggest pet peeve at work?
Negativity. Grumbling and complaining to co-workers instead of addressing concerns in a constructive way.

If you could add one thing to the workspace, what would it be?
Starbucks on tap! Seeing the atmosphere of working as one team continue to grow across the whole bank.

If you could pick a superpower, what would you choose?
A hard one for some reason! Flying. I always thought it would be fun! I could go anywhere I want, right now. Eat yummy food in different places, avoid traffic, visit family and friends super easy. Yup, flying!

Name one dead celebrity you would like to have dinner with!
John Lennon

If you were an animal, what would you be?
The tellers here say I’m a Quokka! You’ll have to look it up but it made me smile.

Imagine you could step in a teleport for a day and go to any place and time in history. Where and when would you travel to?
The 1920s in the states! Or the 1960s!

What’s the coolest thing about your job?
The people!

What is the best gift you ever received?
A helicopter ride from and with Anthony! It was amazing!

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time?
Watch or read Harry Potter.

That one song that’s the soundtrack to your life?  Describe.
One Republic, I Lived. At least I hope to always feel that way!

What’s the one thing you’re grateful for today?
The people in my life!

When you grew up, you hoped to become a …
I thought professional golfer so many times! Don’t laugh! An archaeologist.

The most courageous or embarrassing moment you remember while at school?
The day I fell off the risers during a choir concert!

Name one of your guilty pleasures
Coffee and Chocolate!