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Meet Jennifer

Hello Star Choice Members! My name is Jennifer and I just started working with Star Choice Credit Union as the Accounting Assistant about 3 weeks ago. I was born and raised right here in Bloomington, MN and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2010. I then went on to further my education at Monmouth College in the small town of Monmouth, IL. I graduated in 2014 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting.

I have been a member with Star Choice since my high school days and my mom and I always talked about how much fun it would be to get a job with Star Choice and now here I am! The environment of the office is exactly what I was looking for in a workplace and, since I live right on the other side of Jefferson High School, you can’t beat the commute!

Outside of Star Choice, I work part-time at the Mall of America in Nickelodeon Universe. You could say that I’m very good friends with Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, and the rest of the characters there. I’m also very musical. I have been singing in choirs since I was 2-years-old and have been playing handbells since 3rd grade. I currently play in a handbell choir at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in South Minneapolis. I’m also a huge fan of anything Disney and the Minnesota State Fair! Every summer, I volunteer a week of my time to work at Episcopal Youth Music Camp. This is where I met my boyfriend Joel (pictured below). We have been together since September of 2011.

Now that you know a little more about me, I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you better. 


Meet Lexie!

Hi everyone, my name is Lexie, the newest employee of Star Choice!

I am 18 years old and I was born and raised here in Bloomington, MN. Aside from working at Star Choice, I also work at Aeropostale in the Mall of America. My favorite food is waffles (yum!) and I enjoy traveling. So far I have traveled to Florida and I am going to France with my Grandmother next summer because she was born there. C'est cool n'est pas?

I really enjoy working here so far and it is definitely a different working environment than I've ever experienced. Everyone is very welcoming and nice and it is a fun place to work.


Meet Tracy!

Hi, my name is Tracy Bartholomew and here is a little information about myself!

I started working at Star Choice in February of 2013 and I must say that I’m impressed with both the staff and the members. Everyone here is truly dedicated as a team.

I’m married to my soul mate (going on thirteen years this October!) and we have a wonderful son, who will be turning eight at the end of April. We feel very blessed and are amazed at the little man he is becoming.

I have had various jobs over the years working in retail (Dayton’s – Remember when it used to be?) as a cashier, and as a pretty awesome Cosmetologist for over 20 years.  I felt I needed a change of pace in my life and I’m glad that I have taken that chance. My past employment seems to have prepared me for the work here at Star Choice Credit Union. I love customer service. 

My interests include shopping, movies, scrap-booking, decorating, hanging out with family and friends, trying new restaurants, music, and book clubs. Oh, and I love to travel! My favorite getaway of all time was my honeymoon in Hawaii. My husband and I plan to go back some day, it truly was magical. Another little getaway that I love is my parents’ cabin in Turtle Lake, WI. It’s on the lake and it’s really close to the casino (in case you get the urge to splurge).

I look forward to getting to know all of you!


Meet Sara!

Get to know Sara, one of our Financial Service Representatives at our Bloomington branch!

Where are you from? I am originally from Austin, MN.

Do you have any siblings? I have the best brother in the world, Coleman!

Do you have any pets? I have one cat, Finn, and two snakes, Scoot & Kora.

What is your favorite destination spot? My favorite destination so far is the Grand Canyon. I went there in 2006 and it was the most beautiful place I have ever been. The scenery is breathtaking!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Since I am Irish, I would travel to Ireland.

What is your favorite quote? "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

What do you like to do in your free time? In the winter I like to snow board, otherwise I enjoy hiking, traveling, and trying out new restaurants.

How long have you been with Star Choice? I started last November, so about a year now.

What is your favorite part about working at Star Choice? My favorite part is the staff/co-workers and talking with our members and getting to know them!




Meet David!

David is our newest MSR here at Star Choice Credit Union. He comes to us with a witty sense of humor and excellent customer service skills. We are glad to have him be a part of our team! Continue reading to learn a little but more about David!



My name is David William Clayton Nelson, I am 20 years old and I currently live in Inver Grove Heights, although I grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota.  My parents, who are happily married, are Dennis and Sandra Nelson. I have two older sisters, Danielle (half-sister, but I love her as a whole) and Ray (full sister, still love her). Some interesting facts about me:


·         I am an ipso facto vegetarian
·         I love to work out (specifically run, just like Forrest Gump!)
·         I am a student of Zen Buddhism
·         I attend the American Military University, where I study management and leadership
·         After national and international service, I would like to attend graduate school and achieve my Master’s in Public Administration and a Jurist Doctorate (law degree).