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Get to Know Desiree Masterson-Whitehead

What do you do at Energize?

I have worked as the marketing specialist for Energize for the past two and a half years and have recently moved into the lending specialist position. I have loved working at Energize and I’m thankful to have a job where I am genuinely happy to go to work every day. Working with our members has been a wonderful experience and I am excited to continue working with them now and assist with all their lending needs!

What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year? 

My favorite memory would have to be my wedding and honeymoon! I got married in November 2021 in The Valley of Fire which is a state park about an hour outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. We had a small intimate wedding with just myself, my husband and both sets of our parents, and it was perfect! After we spent 9 days in Florida at Disney World, and we had a blast!

Are you a dog or a cat person?

I am definitely a dog person! My husband and I have two dogs. We have a six-year-old black lab named Dixie and one-year-old mini aussie corgi named Tug. Our dogs are spoiled rotten and think they are little four-legged people. They love long walks, car rides and evening trips to Sonic for pup cups!

What book are you reading now?

I live in Stillwater and commute to Oklahoma City everyday – so I have an hour drive both ways. My commute is where I tend to get most of my reading in via audiobooks. My husband and I have a library card and through that we can access hundreds of free audiobooks! Right now I am reading A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell which is a story of Virginia Hall who was an American woman spy during World War II.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?

The best advice I was ever given was from a previous mentor of mine and they would say “excuses only satisfy those who make them” and that has always stuck with me. Whenever I do something the wrong way or don’t complete something in a timely manner or just simply let something fall through the cracks I have learn to simply learn from the situation and do better next time – but I try to never make an excuse. The excuse will make me feel better, but it tends to not help anyone else out.