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Ripple Effect Employee Award 

The Ripple Effect is given to the employee who is truly passionate about giving back and encompasses “No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone”. For every hour that the employee volunteers, they are entered into the drawing for this award.

Ashley AVP of Training

2021 Q4 winner is…
Ashley – AVP of Training

Ashley stays active in her daughters’ school, by being a part of the MHES PTAC as the Co-Vice President. Prior to obtaining the Co-Vice President title, she had attended meetings regularly since her oldest, who’s currently a 3rd grader, was in kindergarten. She also enjoys volunteering as a youth guide at her church. So every Wednesday & Sunday, you’ll find her corralling a group of 3rd graders or kindergartners. Ashley is looking forward to getting back to Junior Achievement this spring as well, in both of her daughter’s classrooms.

Thank you, Ashley, for the hard work that you do for our community. We appreciate you being part of the GRFCU team!


More About Ashley

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?
I really enjoy the sincere appreciation that myself and others have received by the simple giving of our time. It feels great to be able to help others in any way possible and the giving of my time is something simple that I can do.

Why is volunteering important to you?
It makes me feel good and feel like I’m a continuing to help create a more positive world for my kids and the kids of the future. Taking Junior Achievement (JA) as an example. I was fortunate to grow up with two parents who are great role models – especially when it comes to finance. I know that isn’t the case for everyone. By volunteering for JA, I can help kids learn more about finances and managing their money from a young age, to help them grow positive financial habits for life.

Besides volunteering, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Making memories with my kids – which usually means travelling! We love to travel together. We also recently welcomed a puppy to our family (currently have two other dogs and a cat). Redford, a Golden Retriever, is a bright spot in an otherwise dreary winter for our household. We’ve been doing a lot of training and will be embarking soon on his next round of obedience, to be an AKC Canine Good Citizen. I also enjoy visiting with my other four-legged child, Gringo – who is a 19-year-old Andalusian/Appaloosa horse. He’s retired and just chills out, looking for cookies and scratches.

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