Employee Spotlight: Kim Harper

This week we caught up with Kim Harper, V.P., Servicing Department Manager over here at Mountain West. Kim’s been with Mountain west for over 20 years, and she was recently promoted to head up the Servicing Department, where Mountain West manages our vast loan portfolio. Kim’s been a key asset to Mountain West, and we appreciate the decades of experience that she brings to her new role.

Q: What’s your favorite restaurant?

Kim: I must admit, I love all foods unless it’s fish (or anything that swims, walks, crawls in or is grown in the sea!) I’d have to say I probably don’t have a favorite restaurant, but I love all Mexican food. A good Mexican restaurant would be my go to any day.

Q: What is something that you do for Mountain West that most people wouldn’t know about?

Kim: Mountain West has always been about giving back to the community. So they have graciously allowed me the time to serve on the Board of the Women’s Business Center, a division of the Salt Lake Chamber.

Q: What is your favorite memory from your time at Mountain West?

Kim: Mountain West has provided so many memories over the years that it really gets hard to pick just one. I’d have to say that my favorite memory is of the friends and co-workers I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the years.

 

Q: What would you say to your 10 year-old self if you could go back in time?

Kim: Listen to your parents! They really do know more than you do.

Q: What is the best book you’ve ever read? What made it so great?

Kim: I’d have to say my favorite book was The Book Thief. I can be, but most of the time I am not a very emotional person. I really loved that this book was not only a great read, but I also really enjoyed that it could evoke such a strong emotion out of me.

Q: What three songs have you been listening to the most lately? Why?

Kim: Hmmm, that’s a tough one! I just saw Les Miz again, and I guess you could say it’s been playing in my head the last week, over and over again. I love it because it has such a great message.

Q: Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

Kim: Probably the biggest thing that surprises people, and I would think it would be a dead giveaway, but I’m an introvert. I’ve always been on the shyer side. (I just pretend the rest of the time, fake it till you make it right??)