Personal Loan Officer & Mortgage Loan Originator at Jefferson Bank
As a power couple, Stacy and Tyler Brown work as a team to better our community both at work and while volunteering. The two aren’t just wife and husband; they’re best friends raising two daughters, and while they are sometimes pulled in opposite directions, their shared goals of hard work and commitment to family keep them grounded.
“One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in business is to value your time,” Stacy says. “Time is valuable whether it’s at work or at home. By valuing my time at work, I’m able to better give more time to my family at home. There are so many distractions out there, it’s sometimes easy to lose focus. I often find myself in a rush to get things done. However, like one of my dear friends and mentors, Chris Wood, always says, ‘work smart, not hard.’”
For Tyler, it’s all about putting preconceived notions aside. “Never judge a book by its cover,” Tyler says. “It’s so important to always maintain an open mind when visiting with customers about their financial needs. I always try to remind myself that life happens and there is no cookie-cutter situation. Even if it’s just lending an ear and listening to their story, we all deserve that.”
Parents as Pillars
Both Stacy and Tyler say they found guidance in their parents and credit them with much of their success.
“Both my parents are self-employed, and their hard work ethic and never-quit attitude has definitely inspired me to live by the same motto,” Stacy says. “It’s so easy to want to give up sometimes, and life isn’t always fair, but if you want something, don’t ever stop going. They have taught me that only I, myself, can really make my dreams a reality.”
Similarly, Tyler credits his parents as the key providers of the tools, structure, and guidance to reach each of his goals both professionally and personally. Tyler’s boss, Roger Dudenhoeffer, has also been a guiding light over his decade-long career at Jefferson Bank. “He has taught me how to make sound loan decisions to build long-lasting business relationships,” Tyler says.
Things aren’t slowing down for the Browns anytime soon. As Tyler focuses on keeping customers happy at the bank and simplifying the loan process for them, Stacy is gearing up to join the Leadership Jefferson City class of 2020. “I feel this venture will really help me grow as a professional, individual, and member of the community,” Stacy says.
Among their many shared lessons, the Browns see staying true to themselves as among the most important.
“Don’t be afraid to be you,” Stacy says. “When I was younger — and still sometimes today as an adult — I struggled with confidence. Because of this, I tell my girls daily, ‘You be you.’ I want them to grow up not cocky, but confident in themselves. My mom always encouraged me when I was younger, and still does today, to believe in myself. She is my rock. She has never given up on me and the person she knew I could be.”
Echoing his wife, Tyler advises to always be yourself and treat others the way want to be treated.
“By doing just this simple task, you’d be amazed at the friendships you will form with co-workers and customers alike over the years,” Tyler says.
- Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce
- Jefferson City Area Young Professionals
- United Way of Central Missouri:
Days of Caring, Volunteer
Campaign Fundraising Committee
Past Community Work Place Committee
- Capital Arts:
CelebARTy Dinner & Auction Committee, Member
Trivia Night Committee
Chalk Art Committee
- Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors
RPAC Fundraising Committee
- Thomas Jefferson Awards at Jefferson City High School
- Jeffersonian Awards at Thomas Jefferson High School
- Jefferson City Chamber BBQ Committee
- Business Expo Committee
- Former Big Brother and current participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Chili Cook Off
- United Way of Central Missouri
- Real Men Wear Pink
- Capital City Cook Off to benefit Special Learning Center
Early Bird Night Owl – Neither!
Wine Beer – Hard Seltzer
Savory Sweet – Sweet with Savory!
For Here To-Go
Video Game Board Game
Early Bird Night Owl
For Here To-Go
Video Game Board Game