About Us

Our Mission

We will be the best place for the people of western Montana to get a loan

Park Side Pillars

  • PRIDE – PROFESSIONALISM – PASSION – PURPOSE

***Annual Meeting Notice: Thursday, January 20th, 2022 – more information here.

Senior Management

Jeremy Presta, President/CEO
Carol Beniger, VP Lending
Troy Brackey, CFO
Maureen Bryan, SVP HR & Training
Malissa Campbell, Executive Administrator
Josh Kroll, VP Marketing & Business Development
Alisa McConkey, VP Operations
Laura Scoville, VP Back Office Operations
Teresa Short, VP IT & Security

Board of Directors

Carl Thomas, Chairman
Rick Flink, Vice Chairman
Terry Thorpe, Secretary/Treasurer
Daria Perez, Director
David Sutherland, Director
Ron Jarosch, Director
Dick Green, Director
Rich Pedersen, Director
Diana Lamers, Director
Tracy Brink, Associate Director
Doug Gilbertson, Associate Director

Supervisory Committee

Roxie Peterson, Chairperson
Lynda Sundberg, Secretary
Jeannette Feltus, Committee Member
Jerry Ren, Committee Member

2022 Holidays

New Year’s Day – Observed Friday, December 31st (2021)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 17th
President’s Day – Monday, February 21st
Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th
Juneteenth – Observed Monday, June 20th
Independence Day – Monday, July 4th
Labor Day – Monday, September 5th
Columbus Day – Monday, October 10th
Veterans Day – Friday, November 11th
Thanksgiving – Thursday & Friday, November 24th & 25th
Christmas Day – Observed Monday, December 26th

Field of Membership Eligibility

Park Side Credit Union’s field of membership is limited to: Any persons living, working or attending school in Flathead, Glacier, Toole, Liberty, Lincoln, Lake, Sanders, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, and Beaverhead Counties and spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, stepparent, stepchildren, stepsiblings, and adoptive relationships of current members. View map of eligible counties here.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

We realize there are many questions associated with being a Park Side Credit Union member in addition to questions non-members may have about Credit Unions and our services. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions below. If you don’t see an answer to your question(s) below, feel free to contact us and return to this page often as we will be adding more answers to your questions soon.

Q – What do I need to open an account?
A – Individual: Photo ID, Social Security Card, $5, Proof of Physical Address
Child: Certified copy of birth certificate, Social Security Card, $5
Business: Because business accounts differ for each situation, please contact a Park Side representative for specific account opening requirements.

Q – What is the ABA Routing and Transit number?
A – 292978005

Q – How do I activate my debit card/PIN?
A – Call 866-985-2273

Q – Do you accept Canadian currency?
A – No

Q – Do you have an on-site coin machine?
A – No, however we would be happy to supply you with coin rolls

Q – Does Park Side Credit Union sell or share my email or account information with third parties?
A – Absolutely not

Q – What can I do if I suspect fraudulent activity on my account(s)?
A – You can contact us directly at your local branch

Q – What happens if I get a suspicious email that claims it is from Park Side Credit Union
A – You can forward the email to our fraud department at infor@parksidefcu.com

Park Side History at a Glance

1965 – Whitefish Great Northern Federal Credit Union started on the front porch of Miner Stocking’s home to serve the employees of the Great Northern Railroad and their family members.

1973 – The credit union moved to its own building at 504 Railway Street in Whitefish and changed its name to Whitefish BN Federal Credit union.

1975 – Changed name to Lake-Mountain BN Federal Credit Union.

1976 – Changed name to BN Park Federal Credit Union. Over the next 20 years the credit union added Employer Groups (SEG) to its field of membership. If you wanted to become a member of the credit union you had to be an employee or a family member from one of our employer groups.

1998 – Changed name to Parkside Federal Credit Union to better represent its changing and expanding field of membership.

1999 – Columbia Falls Aluminum Credit Union who served employees and their family members who worked for Columbia Falls Aluminum Company merged in to Parkside Federal Credit Union.

2001 – Built current Columbia Falls location

2002 – Changed name to Park Side Federal Credit Union (two words).

2003 – Converted charter to serve all of Flathead County as an underserved area. Any person living, working, attending school or worshipping in Flathead County qualifies for membership with Park Side Federal Credit Union.

2003 – During the fall of 2003 opened Kalispell branch.

2004 – Received our Low-Income designation.

2007 – Flathead School Employee’s FCU who served Flathead school district and their family members merged in to Park Side FCU.

2007 – Merged in Flathead Credit Union July 31st.

2008 – Moved into the current building at 1300 Baker Avenue in June

2012 – Opened a loan office/satellite branch in Evergreen

2013 – Secured a state charter in order to expand field of membership to include eleven counties in Montana

2014 – New data system conversion

2014 – New logo and branding

2014 – Merger with Gateway Community Federal Credit Union

2015 – 50 years of service to the Flathead and now Missoula