Employee Stories

Alex Aburto

Alex Aburto, Business Banking Trainee


As a native of Kimberly, Idaho, I was ready to leave the small-town life and begin a new adventure. I pursued my education at Utah State University, and as graduation approached, I was eager to find career opportunities in the busy urban cities. That mindset changed after leaving Utah, as I was quickly introduced to pursuing a career with First Federal.

Never did I imagine pursuing a career in banking; being a graduate with Accounting and Business Administration degrees, my immediate thoughts were to follow the CPA route and do accounting of some sort, whether it was audit or maybe even tax. However, after meeting with First Federal's upper management, I was introduced into a career path that sounded appealing and fitting to my lifestyle. Fortunately, after discussions I was hired onto the First Fed team as a Management Trainee and have greatly enjoyed this journey.

From learning basic cash handling to opening complex consumer accounts, my learning experience is continuously growing. I am extremely grateful to work for a company that genuinely cares about its employees and cares about having an impacting connection with the community. Solely, we are the largest mortgage lender in Southern Idaho, which in itself says we are doing that and more incredible things in the Magic Valley. I am proud to represent First Fed Red!


Deanne Bailey

Deanne Bailey, Branch Lending Manager


My family and I moved to Twin Falls in 2004, and we have never looked back. We opened our accounts with First Federal, mainly because we saw them on every corner for convenience. We became customers first, and then I became an employee because of the great customer service we received.

I have now been with First Federal for over 10 years. I have been in different areas of the bank but my passion is helping homeowners find their forever home and community bank. I truly enjoy each and every day that I come to work and want everyone else to as well!


Marty Guzman

Marty Guzman, Retail Loan Assistant


In August of 2000 I started my career with First Federal. I started as a Teller and quickly learned there was so much more to learn! I learned how to open accounts, back up the Loan Secretary and then became the Loan Secretary. I went on to learn more about lending and became a Loan Officer. I am currently the Retail Loan Assistant at our Burley Overland Branch and loving every minute of it!


Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin, Business Development Officer


Many factors came to mind when I was making my career choice. My past experiences and education field of study help set a foundation in my decision-making process. I asked myself: How does this company view loyalty, teamwork, and community?

First Federal follows a philosophy where loyalty to one another is important and provides a sense of belonging in the workplace. I enjoy making strong relationships with fellow employees and customers. The bank helps each employee succeed by educating us on products and services, and we receive guidance on future growth and employment opportunities. It’s nice working for a strong financial contributor that focuses on the success of the communities we serve. Come join us!


First Federal is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.


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