Meet Dylan and Julie. They are about to start their lives together. Through the help of their families, friends, and Gesa Credit Union – they are set to embark on a journey of fulfillment and exciting new adventures. See their story unfold and learn how smart financial decisions have empowered them to have the wedding of their dreams.
Dylan Johnson has been a lifelong member of Gesa Credit Union, his grandfather having opened an
account in his name soon after his birth. Gesa has been a part of the lives of everyone in the Johnson
family, as Dylan’s grandfather was one of the original members of GESA Federal Credit Union in 1953.
He met his girlfriend, Julie Alvarez, while attending the University
of Washington where he studied Biochemistry. He’s now employed at the Hanford-area, and enjoys
spending time with his friends, family and, of course, Julie.
Pick up a quick gift for Julie.
Some people say I look like the 'Twilight' guy...
Julie Alvarez has been a member of Gesa Credit Union for just about as long as she can remember. She
remembers monthly trips to the Gesa branch on Goethals with her plastic Gesa piggy bank full of coins
when she was a little girl. A graduate of Richland High School, Julie met her boyfriend, Dylan, while attending the University of Washington and immediately fell in love. Working locally in real
estate, Julie is familiar with the greater Tri-Cities area.
On top of Badger Mountain. You can see forever.
I donate to Junior Achievement. I love their classes when I was a kid.
I’m a Farmer’s Market fresh fruit junkie. Rainer Cherries!
Victor Alvarez grew up in San Francisco before moving to the Tri-Cities with his family in the early
1990's. He joined the credit union with his first car loan (and the help of his member parents) at age
thirty-one, and hasn’t banked anywhere since. He's a devoted husband to his wife Melissa, and father of two children. His neighbors might call him 'stern' but his
family knows that they are always his highest priority.
I've always loved Baseball. Go Dust Devils!
My restored 1975 Jensen-Healey.
Hide it from my wife.
Melissa Alvarez moved to the Tri-Cities and her daughter Julie in the early 1990's when
Victor got a great job working in North Richland. She wasn't familiar with credit unions at
first. "Aren’t they for rail road workers?" she thought when he husband encouraged her to join. Today,
she wouldn’t do her banking anywhere else. She enjoys that when she visits Gesa, everyone knows her
name, and that the credit union employees give back to the community.
The Parade of Homes in the fall. It’s great for design ideas.
Yes! Let’s go to Walla Walla.
It's time to shop.
My family. They're my everything.
Richard Johnson, Dylan's father, love two things: travelling with his wife, and telling awful jokes.
Recently able to retire early, Richard and his Katie attribute much of their success
to their lifelong relationship with Gesa Credit Union. He loves his two sons, and looks forward to his
upcoming European adventure.
Hopefully, I haven’t taken it yet!
I'd like to phone a friend.
Ask for change.
Hopefully, I haven’t eaten it...yet!
Katie Johnson became a Gesa member in 1976 when she married the love of her life, Richard. Since then, Gesa has become a partner in her financial success. Planning to pay for
her sons to go to college was made easy with the help of Gesa. She's retired early and is living her
dream of international travel. She doesn’t worry while she's away either, Gesa's investment services
keep her travelling!
Spring! Summer! Fall! Winter! I love them all.
Start saving now. It pays off in the end.
Save it. I've got future grandkids to spoil!
Art in the Park. Howard Amon Park was where Richard accidently proposed.
Kevin Turner is new to Gesa Credit Union, and joined after starting his new job in North Richland, WA.
He was referred to Gesa by his good friend Dylan, and will be serving as Dylan's best man
when the wedding day comes. Originally from Boise, Kevin moved to the Tri-Cities in high school, and
became close friends with Dylan while they attended Hanford High School.
Squeaky. Or K-Tut.
Water Follies! Or anything on the river.
Sounds like the beginnings of a trip over to Seattle!
Asking for your girlfriend’s hand in marriage is stressful enough. But it can be much easier when you know you can provide a stable, happy life for her – starting with your first home or car. Gesa offers dependable, personalized assistance whether purchasing your first home or refinancing your current high-interest auto loan.
Whether you are buying an engagement ring or just shopping at the mall, there is peace of mind knowing you can access your money through the convenience of your smart phone or tablet. With GesaMobile, you have the convenience of accessing all of your account balances and transferring funds all at your fingertips.
Gesa has helped countless members provide financial security and confidence. Feel secure in your future, whatever it may be, knowing that Gesa is there for you. From savings, to financing, to investments.
Making a purchase is much more special when you can earn rewards back for purchases like vacations, gift cards, or major events – like a wedding. Gesa offers a variety of credit card options that are suited for your spending needs, while providing you with added security if lost or stolen.
Financial stability and flexibility can help you plan for the future, ensuring your family has the freedom to enjoy the many things life has to offer. Gesa provides several options for protecting your money and saving for retirement, emergencies, or a second honeymoon.
From our earliest days, starting in 1953 – we have been dedicated to the credit union principle of "people helping people." Gesa has seen members through weddings, new careers, births, retirements, special occasions, and so much more. Every member is unique and valued. Your story is special and Gesa will bring you the financial freedom to ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE.