age: 30 | AVP Commercial Loan Officer| Farmers Bank & Trust
Although it took Kevin Avery some time to get his bachelor’s degree from TAMU-T because he was working full-time, he never gave up on his goal of being the first in his family to earn a college degree.
That same determination and tenacity also pushed Kevin to land his dream job where he gets to help businesses and individuals with their banking and financing needs. “My career at Farmers Bank has been a whirlwind from the beginning. I honestly couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with and learn from,” he remarked. “The team I get to work with each and every day doesn’t really feel like work at all. I was fortunate to get an early opportunity to join Farmers when they opened the first branch in Texarkana on Summerhill. I can’t believe how much we have grown since that time and the opportunities that have come along with that growth.”
Best advice you’ve ever received:
“IF YOU SAY YOU’RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING, MAKE SURE YOU DO WHAT YOU SAY YOU’RE GOING TO DO." – LARRY AVERY, KEVIN’S FATHER
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather; daughter, Abigail, and son, Owen. He also has really grown to appreciate the game of golf and enjoys going to the lake and getting together with his friends. Each year, he gets to work with Laces of Grace whose mission is to provide a pair of shoes to children in need in Texarkana. He also volunteers in the kids’ ministry at Heritage Church and is a graduate of the Leadership Texarkana class of 2018.
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I grew up in a small town and went to a small school. My teacher once asked me to bring the school car around to the other side of the campus. I took that opportunity to perform two very well executed donuts in the school car. I later received a lick from the principal for each donut. Well worth it!”