Tammy Bullock, 36, loves her community and she’s got the mileage to prove it.
Bullock, a fifth-generation Eureka Springs resident, made a three-hour round trip from Holiday Island to Fayetteville for more than two years while earning her bachelor’s in general business. She then spent nine months commuting to Harrison before opening Community First Bank’s Eureka Springs branch.
“I just love the area,” Bullock said. “It feels good to be in a community and be able to help people that you know.”
Bullock has helped as a banker and a volunteer. The branch she helped open had seven employees sharing a space of about 1,000 SF. Now she oversees a staff of 22 in a building “maybe 10 times that size.”
Bullock spends a lot of time on daily reports and loan projects, but keeps an office next to the teller line because she still enjoys being “on the front line.”
That attitude is evident in the time she spends determining patient eligibility at the Eureka Christian Health Outreach clinic, which provides free health care to low-income, uninsured individuals.
“That clinic has meant a lot to a lot of people,” she said. “It’s changed lives.”
Family time is spent enjoying outdoor activities — where else? — in Eureka Springs’ lush surroundings.
“It has all of the things we enjoy doing,” Bullock said.