September 13, 2021
Lisa Bowdler is celebrating her 20 Year Anniversary at SBSI!
“When my two girls were off to Kindergarten and 1st grade, I was looking for a part time job since they’d be in school and my primary responsibility for being home with them had come to an end. Conveniently, SBSI was right down the road, and when I met with Linda Noone the Branch Manager to explore opportunities, I was encouraged to apply for a full time position. As luck would have it, a few weeks later, I started as a teller in the South Portland branch.
After getting my feet wet and developing a solid understanding of all teller related transactions, I was promoted to Teller Supervisor. After a few short years, there was an opening for a loan servicing position that was intriguing as it was split evenly between Residential and Commercial. Aside from the additional learning opportunity that this would provide, one of the biggest perks was knowing it was a Monday - Friday commitment, and I would get to have Saturdays back to spend time with my family.
Family is THE most important thing to me, and the Bank's support and flexibility provided me with the opportunity to be present at every soccer game, recital or event my girls were involved in. It's not too often you’ll find a workplace that has the ‘family first’ mentality and I am so grateful to have found that in SBSI. Not only have I been able to support and enjoy time with my own family, I’ve gained a family in my coworkers and colleagues. I truly adore the people I work with.
My girls are now 23 and 25 years old and we spend a lot of our free time at our camp on Pemaquid Lake (when they aren’t working that is). Being surrounded by family and friends, good food and outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking or paddle boarding is how I most enjoy spending my free time.”
Please join us in congratulating Lisa on this milestone!