What is it like being a TV star? It’s funny the places I will meet people and they will recognize me from the commercial. It’s neat that our commercial has been shown all over Eastern Iowa and Illinois. We were back home for Christmas and my aunt who lives in East Dubuque was talking about seeing the commercial. My mother-in-law talks about how she sees it in Cedar Falls as well. We had a CD made so Jay’s grandma could see it. She had been hearing all about it she told his mom she wanted to see it!
What do your kids say when they see themselves on TV? They think it is exciting to see each other on TV. The first time we watched it, our son Parker had us rewind it over and over again so he could see it! I bet we watched it at least 5 or 6 times that first night.
How have your family and friends reacted? They have all been excited for us. Some of my friends at work will tell me when they woke up to my voice in the morning. The first night the commercial was on, our cell phones were buzzing and our Facebook pages had people sharing they saw us on TV!
Has anyone given you a nickname? I can’t think of any nicknames other than people joking that they are among celebrities when we are with them.
What did you think about filming the commercial? It was a very cool, sunny May morning. You know Iowa weather, you never know what to expect! I was a little worried how the kids would do with the shoot. They had so much fun watching the ducks, playing with the soccer ball, and going over to use the equipment on the playground. Daniel, who was shooting the commercial, was so easy to talk with! He was reassuring and would ask questions in different ways for me to answer. When you are the person answering the questions, you don’t know how you sound! I thought after seeing the commercial that he made me sound good!
What do you do when your commercial comes on TV? Quite often, as mentioned above, we will rewind it and watch it a second or third time. The kids really get a kick out of that!
What’s your favorite part about being part of the Linn Area family? Everyone is so helpful and kind! We have had nothing but wonderful customer care since joining Linn Area. Linn Area is so sweet to send out Kirby Kangaroo birthday cards and different mailings for events occurring throughout the year. They not only make Jay and me feel involved, but Parker and Marin as well! For us, that is pure gold!
Do you have a favorite Linn Area product or service? I must say my favorite feature is the online banking. It is so easy to track our spending and check to see if checks cleared, checking both our balances and our kiddos’ balances. We have a loan through Linn Area as well, so I am able to quickly move money to pay the loan or move money to my kids’ accounts whenever it is convenient for me.
What are three words you’d use to describe Linn Area Credit Union? Friendly, First-Class Service, Dependable
Anything else you’d like to add? We feel so honored that you chose our family as one of the four commercials to air on behalf of Linn Area Credit Union. It was our 30 seconds of fame and will be a memory we cherish forever!