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Meet Our FIT Coaches

Our FIT Coaches are Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors (CCUFC)*, but they’re also people – just like you. Get to know each coach a little more by reading their profiles below. You'll have the option to select a coach when you request your initial FIT session.

Amy Gonzalez, CUCFC

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“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

Dallas, TX 

Having a financial education – understanding your options and resources available – and committing to a plan is the key to financial independence

I help our Members reach their financial goals, develop good financial habits, and create a debt-reducing plan for spending, bill-paying, and saving (plan de gastos, pagos de facturas y ahorros que reduzcan las deudas). When I’m not helping others, I’m usually outside running or cruising a nearby garage sale. I like to play around and make people laugh.

Expertise

  • 14 years of financial industry experience
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Jessica Hernandez, CUCFC

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Avid Baker

Greenville, TX

An open mind and a willingness to flex your budget it the key to financial independence

Lover of indie music. I help educate and encourage anyone who is willing to help themselves with their finances.

Expertise

  • 2 years of financial industry experience

 

Kim Simmons, CUCFC

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Positive Personality Plus Proven Potential

Greenville, TX 

Use of these 5 keys – create a budget, save first, set financial goals, take control of your finances, and use credit wisely - is the key to financial independence

Christian Woman, Happily Married, Horse & Dog Lover, Music & Food Enthusiast, Breast Cancer Survivor! Relaxed and open to helping others. I have a sense of humor and like to laugh. I am comfortable talking to everyone from business owners to cowboys. I improve the lives of our Members by giving them the tools and encouragement to improve their credit and take control of their financial wellness.

Expertise

  • Consumer Lending
  • Healthy Use of Credit
  • Planning for Your future
  • 41 years of financial industry experience
Laurie Parnell, CUCFC

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Outdoor Enthusiast

Terrell, TX 

Setting up a flexible budget that allows shifting from having debt to being debt-free, as well as establishing a savings to prepare for the future, is the key to financial independence

I encourage, educate, and empower our Members to achieve financial stability by giving them the necessary tools and resources needed to achieve their goals. Outside the office, you can usually find me camping, riding motorcycles, or riding the trails on the ATV with my family and friends.

Expertise

  • 30 years of financial industry experience
Shae Nelson, CUCFC

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“A place for everything, and everything in its place”

Dallas, TX 

Being debt free, paying yourself first and, most importantly, taking control of the challenges you may face when money crises arise is the key to financial independence

I believe making people happy is a reward. I am a relaxed person who enjoys listening to others, but also a thrill-seeker who is usually the first to try anything (other than new food)! My loves are volleyball, football, and being with my family. I find peace in staying organized and use bright colors to keep things in order. I give our Members the education, confidence and resources needed to be able to conquer financial stability and empire their finance goals. I help to ensure you enjoy your paycheck to the fullest while managing your expenses.

Expertise

  • 2 years of financial industry experience

*Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation through the CUNA Financial Counseling Certification Program