Rob Macauley, a Loan Officer with the Home Lending Division of 1st Security Bank is another of my BNI colleagues. I could never have understood that doing math, reviewing paperwork, and coaching people along about the process of buying a home, could be done with as much passion, grace, and good humor as Rob brings to the work. He also has an amazingly rich understanding of the complexities involved in the effort, and is the kind of Broker who warns his clients of upcoming changes in policies or procedures six months in advance.
Rob is a business-casual guy at work. But nothing like after-hours…
Rob, nonchalant in his hat, is a member of The Cherry Valley Riders horse club. A non-profit, it’s the oldest riders club in Washington, fostering life-long relationships among members. By organizing trail tours, competition, and traditional participation in the Duvall Days Festival Parade, the club nurtures the bonds between its members and their animals. The club encourages adventurers of all ages and abilities (and non-riders!) and welcomes families to join.
Rob cares deeply about his horses and his riding companions. Rob honors other communities just as generously. Rob, his friend next to him in this photo, and I all belong to the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA). The GSBA’s mission is “to combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and those who support equality for all.” Rob has given many volunteer hours to one of the GSBA’s most impactful programs, its Scholarship Fund, which has a vision of funding “diverse leaders who have the vision, compassion and capability to solve global issues and secure human rights for all.” The Fund supported 38 students in 2015.
And when Rob met me at a GSBA cocktail party, he invited me to… dun Dun DUNNNNN Sky Valley Business Boosters Monroe.