I was raised in Girard, Kansas and graduated from Girard High School in 1960. I started my banking career in January 1961, at First National Bank, Girard. I came to Tahlequah and went to work at Liberty State Bank for Earl Squyres in 1962. I worked there until 1988, then worked at Liberty Finance for Max Squyres for 1 year, until he brought me to First State Bank in 1989 where I have been for 30 yrs. I have been with the Squyres family for 57 years. I enjoy meeting and helping people through banking.