At VantageOne, we recognize the importance of Financial Literacy so much so that we actually have a special role dedicated to working with the schools and community groups in our region to improve their financial ability. Meet Kristine Lidstone, Financial Ability Liaison at VantageOne Credit Union.
Kristine started off working for credit unions right out of high school and started her 16 year career with VantageOne as a teller at our Main Branch and has worked in various positions throughout the organization including:
- Call Centre Representative (now Solutions Centre).
- As a Member Service Representative (MSR) in Armstrong for the opening of that branch.
- MSR and Account Manager (for seven years) at the Okanagan Landing Branch in Vernon.
- And she assisted with the opening of our Peachland branch.
In her role as Account Manager, she became very aware that our younger generation lacked basic knowledge in the area of everyday banking and credit that they needed in order to be successful at managing their own finances. It became her passion to improve the financial ability of those in the local communities and for over 15 years she has helped provide financial educational workshops in the schools and for community organizations in Vernon, Armstrong and area. Kristine’s presentations are informative and fun and specifically tailored to the group she is presenting to, whether it is a Grade One class or Grade 12’s through to young adults and seniors. She is passionate about what she does and in high demand!
When Kristine isn’t at work you will likely find her out in the community walking her dogs, volunteering, watching hockey or enjoying time with her husband, three daughters and two granddaughters.
As of March 2020 – we have gone digital! Reach out to Kristine to learn more about our digital programs.