From hiking and photography, to Teller and Wellness Ambassador, Michael Kuster does it all. Get to know him and what he enjoys most about working at Quad City Bank & Trust.
How long have you worked at QCBT/QCRH?
What is the best / your favorite part about working at QCBT/QCRH?
My customers and are my favorite part about working here. Many of them are regulars I see most days that I have enjoyed getting to know over my time here.
What does QCBT/QCRH mean to you?
QCBT to me is all about building relationships. We work with our customers and get to know what they need and who they are so when they come here they know they are in good hands.
How would you describe the company culture?
I would describe it as a positive place with good values. Everyone here is great to work with and are very willing to help if you need it. The goal here is to do what we can to help our customers and get to know them personally in the process.
What is one thing people may not know about your job or the company?
We have a volunteer program that when you volunteer places you let the company know and they will keep track of your service hours and at the end of the year they will help give back to the community to the places you served at.
What are some goals you have in life or work?
One of my goals this year is to work on dedicating more time to the things in my life outside of work that give me joy. I do hope to travel more this year to make up for all the staycations I did in 2020.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love to go hiking and traveling plus I am a photographer in my spare time.
What is one thing you love to do in the Quad Cities?
I love to go down to the farmers market and check out all the vendors.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I am red-green colorblind.
What is your favorite sports team?
If you could go to any vacation destination, where would it be and why?
I would love to backpack through Europe. I think it would be awesome to just walk through the countryside and meet new people along the way.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I would have to go with flying so I could just fly anywhere and save on air travel.
Do you have any favorite quotes?
Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.
What is the best advice you’ve received?
To always be yourself and share what makes you different with the world.
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