Young Credit Union Professionals of Oregon and SW Washington

"It’s about helping people’s lives be better." - Louise McCarren Herring

Nick Hellmich , YCUP Recruitment Officer, First Tech FCU

Nick Hellmich, YCUP Recruitment Officer, First Tech FCU

Nick Hellmich

Nick was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon. He found out about credit unions from a friend in the Navy and quickly became a part of the credit union movement. But it wasn’t until November of 2015 when he started working for First Tech Federal Credit Union. Coming from a collections background, he was shocked by the culture, but more importantly he was inspired. Seeing the credit union bend over backwards for members was new to him but he knew it was the culture he needed.

Seeing the amount of impact Nick could have in his community made him want to be a part of something bigger than himself. As the Senior Recovery Solutions Associate at First Tech, he took on extra roles by organizing volunteer events, participating in every event he could attend, and inspiring others to join the credit union movement.

Nick feels that credit unions truly are the future and states he will always be grateful for the impact the CU movement has had on him.

"Cooperation is the best educator known." - Alphonse Dejardins