If you’re stopping by our Watford City branch, you may have the opportunity to visit with Nathan Stoker, our Member Service Manager, who leads a team of five assisting our members with branch services. Nathan might also sit with new members and guide you through the process of opening a new account. Nathan could be the face at the drive-through on Saturday mornings, or he might be behind the wheel of a McKenzie County Ambulance, or plowing your driveway in the winter.
Nathan worked in law enforcement, but decided to make a career change and last year received his bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. “I wanted to take a new course with my life, and began working with Dakota West as a Member Service Representative.”
Moving to the Bakken region from Wyoming during high school, his family followed opportunities in the energy industry to settle in Watford City. Family time consists of camping and getting together with his parents, brother, sister, and including his extended family in southern Utah. He even journeyed to South Africa for two years on a mission trip.
One of the most common questions Nathan receives from members relates to the frequency with which he helps new members open accounts: what do you need to become a member? “That’s a two-fold answer,” he explains, “as there’s documents required to open any account, such as a proof of address, but many new members ask about what is required to belong to Dakota West Credit Union.”
Credit union membership varies, but for our members, it is simply a matter of living in or around one of our communities. Although Nathan admits he uses the question as a way to get to know new members and create lasting relationships with them.
If you’re interested in starting a relationship with Dakota West, stop by any of our branches and open a new account. You might find yourself sitting with Nathan and becoming a part of his Dakota West family.