Employee Spotlight: David Wise
Location: Ripley Branch
Job Title: Special Assets Loan Officer
Tenure: 15 years
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Parkersburg, WV which is located along the Ohio River.
Tell us about your family. Our family had two sets of twins. My sister and I were the first set of twins. The other twins were girls. We are 3 years apart in age.
Favorite restaurant? Colombo`s Italian Restaurant in Parkersburg, WV. It is a third generation family-owned Italian restaurant. They have the best antipasto salad anywhere.
Favorite book? Mr. Clutch - The Jerry West Story. I remember bringing the book home from the school library. My dad read the book first and he shared his memories of Jerry West with me. That was special, listening to his stories of Jerry.
Favorite place you ever visited? A 12-day golf trip to Scotland. We played the old course at St. Andrews and all the British Open Courses that would fit our travel plans; an amazing trip with memories that have lasted a lifetime.
Favorite childhood memory? Making a hole-in-one golfing when I was 11 years old
What's something you saw recently that made you smile? Seeing a bald eagle flying above the fishing stream looking for food
What was your first job? I was with Sears & Roebuck Co. in the home improvements department as an outside salesman. I sold HVAC installations, roofs, replacement windows along with kitchen and bathroom remodeling. I used that experience to design my own kitchen remodeling project.
What's one accomplishment in your life that you are really proud of? I was the first one in my family to get a college degree.
What is your favorite thing about Farm Credit? The people I`ve worked with at Farm Credit. They make you feel like one big family.
Most interesting or favorite aspect of your job? We’re always learning something new. There’s never a dull moment.
What would you sing at Karaoke night? 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' by John Denver
What three words would your friends use to describe you? Honest, caring and unselfish