lorenzo alvarengaLoan Consultant
Sahara Branch
Team Member since 2020

Describe the work you do at the Credit Union.

I’m lucky enough to be a part of the Lending team for the Credit Union! My job consists of helping members gain access to loans by aiding them in the application process and gathering the items needed to get the loan funded. I’m very proud of what I do because our loans provide opportunities for our members. From saving for a first car or a dream home to having a chance to consolidate debt, we’re able to help our members through many of life’s biggest moments. Each day is a new loan, and each loan is a new story.

What was your first job?

Right out of high school, I got my first job washes dishes for a Chinese restaurant. At the same time, I was studying for a degree in Medical Laboratory Technologies.

How did you come to be an SCE Credit Union team member?

After my son was born, my wife and I decided to move to Las Vegas to be closer to family. With the move, I took the opportunity to try something new – the world of banking and finance. I had some exposure to the industry already – my wife had been an assistant manager for a bank – but had absolutely no experience with it. For the six years prior to starting at the Credit Union, I’d been a retail manager. Thankfully, with some hard work, dedication, and a friendly smile, I was able to move up within the Credit Union and join the Lending team after a few quick years.

How do you spend your free time?

I spend most of my free time working the odd jobs my three-year-old has me take on. Whenever a toy is lost or in despair, I also run a tow truck company called Daddy Tow Truck, have a repair shop called Daddy’s Repair Shop, and head an emergency search and rescue team called Daddy Rescue Team. I never knew taking on so many jobs could be so rewarding! Outside of that, I enjoy going out to eat with my wife and exploring the entertainment capital of the world when we can.

Do you speak any languages, other than English?

Yes, Leetspeak.

Inspiration from Lorenzo…

You rarely notice the path you’re walking on until you trip on a rock. Mistakes don’t hold you back – they’re opportunities to slow down, look around and see where you’re going.