Name: Zach Reyes
Where do you work? First Financial Trust & Asset Management
What’s your job title/what do you do? CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / Relationship Manager / Trust Administrator
Where are you from? Rotan, Texas
If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? My wife and I lived in Abilene from 2007-2009, moving away to attend school and pursue career opportunities. We returned two years ago after the birth of our first child.
What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? No stop-and-go traffic.
What do you do in your free time? In my free time, I enjoy watching Disney Junior with my daughter, trying to get my 8-month-old son to say ‘dada’, and spending time with my wife.
What does being an Abilene Young Professional mean to you? Being new to the area, Abilene Young Professionals has provided an avenue to get broad exposure to many of Abilene’s businesses and organizations in short amount of time. It has also allowed me to become familiar with other professionals in a more relaxed setting, outside of the office. I have made several new contacts in fields related to my work in financial services through Abilene Young Professionals.
Do you serve on any boards in the community or participate in any other groups? If so, what do you enjoy about your participation? I serve on the board for Day Nursery of Abilene. I enjoy watching the impact that Day Nursery and its staff have on the children and families that they serve. At each board meeting, we have the pleasure of meeting one child that has been impacted by Day Nursery. I always come away from those experiences grateful that I am able to be a part of the organization.
What’s your favorite restaurant in Abilene? Whataburger, because it’s the closest thing Abilene has to In-N-Out Burger.