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    Meet Shane Glacken, VP & Branch Manager Bank of the West, Castro District Office

    Shane Glacken, Vice President and Castro Branch Manager of Bank of the West, joined the bank last year. With seven years of financial services experience in California and Nevada, Shane has expertise in personal banking and team management. He brings to the new Castro branch an enthusiasm for customer service and problem solving that supports the needs of the community. He’s a Renaissance man too, whom you might spot at the Castro Theater or walking his dog. We hope that you will “Go West!” as the bank suggests, and meet him in person. We did just that recently.

    Bay Times: How did you decide to make the move from your hometown, Reno, NV, to San Francisco? When did you move here and what was it like to find yourself in a new city?

    Shane Glacken: Reno was a great place to grow up. Tahoe was my backyard and there was always something to do, no matter the season. After many visits, I realized that San Francisco would be a great place to live and I moved here in May of 2011. The move was challenging at first, because I only knew one person in the area, but at the same time it was a great experience getting to know new people and building a life in a new city.

    Bay Times: What do you enjoy most about living in San Francisco? Do you have any recommendations for friends who come here to visit for the first time?