Jessica Ellerd: Branch Manager

Come to the Norman Branch during the month of March and enter to win a $250 local gift basket!

Get to know your Norman Branch!

What year did your branch open?

  • 2009

What makes your branch stand out in your community?

  • We stand out by helping people rebuild their credit. We offer services like a credit score analysis, as well as money management and financial education services.  

How long have you been with True Sky Credit Union?

  • Jessica Ellerd: 6 years. 

What’s the most significant thing your branch has done?

  • We collected blankets and toys for The Mary Abbot House. We also collected more than 100 stuffed animals for The Cart House where each child receives one when they come though the center. Both centers work to help children who were abused. 

Why should non-members come see you?

  • Non-members should come see us because we are here for them. As long as I have been here, the credit union has gone above and beyond for our members and employees. When you join our financial institution, you become a part of the family. 

What community events is your branch involved with?

  • The Norman branch gets out in the community as much as possible. We sponsored several employees to run a 5k to help support a local charity. We held several dog adoptions with Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. 

What’s the best piece of financial advice you could give someone?

  • Don’t let the stress of paying your debt overwhelm you. Tackle them one at a time and you will have it all paid off before you know it. 

What’s the best thing about True Sky Credit Union?

  • The best thing about True Sky Credit Union is that we live by the credit union principle of “people helping people."

What sets your staff a part from others?

  • My staff loves to help members. They greet them with a smile and will stay late if needed, to help with a loan or a teller transaction.

Where do you see your branch in the next 5 years?

  • I see Norman growing by our involvement in the community.

What sets you a part from the competition?

  • What sets us apart from our competition is our service.

What are you most excited about for your branch in 2018?

  • I am excited about all the events we are going to host this year. 

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

  • We are going to have a booth at the Norman Music festival and designing a T-shirt to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 

What’s the best way for your branch to give back to the community?

  • The best way we can give back is by volunteering our time with local charities. 

What is the fondest memory you have of True Sky Credit Union?

  • The credit union really took care of my family and me when we went through the tornado in 2013. I know that the credit union has my back no matter what.  

What the most memorable moment you have of an event or situation?

  • We had a huge cook out for Norman’s fifth year anniversary. It was a great day celebrating with our members. 

What is a goal you look forward to accomplishing?

  • I look forward to making Norman a prosperous branch.

What’s your biggest achievement at TSCU?

  • Becoming a branch manager.

Fun Questions For The Staff

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

  • Cydnie: A talent of mine is that I have been playing piano competitively since I was six years old, as well playing the saxophone since middle school.
  • Caleb: Plays the guitar. 

What are your hobbies?

  • Jessica Ellerd: Participate in fun runs like rugged maniac; color me rad, glow run.  
  • Caleb: Archery, hunting, playing drums.
  • Jessica: baking and crafting.
  • Cydnie: riding horses, cooking, and baking.
  • Ryan: Playing basketball and studying.
  • Shaina: I absolutely love photography.It has been a huge hobby of mine since 2011. Recently I have started getting into bullet journaling as well.
  • Greg: Road tripping, cooking, playing with my dog.