Board of Directors

Sara Nelson

Sara has been a lender for over 16 years, as a Mortgage Lender in Metropolitan Detroit, and now as a Consumer Loan Officer at Missoula Federal Credit Union. She received a Journalism degree from The University of Montana. Sara is passionate about equality and about helping people reach their financial goals. 

Before joining this Board, she served as a Homeword Advisory Board Member for a year, and continues to be a presenter in the Financial Fitness classes and serve on the Program Committee. Sara volunteers for a variety of non-profit organizations.  She enjoys hiking, camping, live music and running her business, Sara Anne Sunshine Photography.

“I love helping people understand how credit works, and how to use loans to better their situation. For instance, keeping the balance on a credit card to 30% or less of the max credit line at all times can really boost your score, and the fact that it may make sense to keep making payments rather than paying a loan off early. Every person’s credit profile is unique, so it’s important to speak with a loan officer or financial counselor to get individual advice."

Board Meetings

  • February 11th from 11:00 - 1:00pm
  • April 14th from 11:00 - 1:00pm
  • June 9th from 11:00 - 1:00pm