First Financial Bank
528 Merriman Ave. E
Wynne, AR 72396
Phone: (870) 238-2361
Fax: (870) 238-4284
NMLS ID: 2039919Apply Now
A lifelong resident of northeast Arkansas, Sarah Wood specializes in consumer and mortgage lending, but is also well-versed in commercial and agricultural lending in her community. She fondly recalls her first impression of the folks at FFB: “While I was waiting to be interviewed, I noticed employees laughing, smiling, and enjoying each other and their work. It really made it easy to say “yes” when I received the job offer to join the FFB family”.
Her role at FFB involves working with customers to find the best product for their needs and helping them from start to finish with their loan process - taking whatever steps necessary to make it as smooth as possible. “Being able to help someone buy a new home or business or just help them out in times of need is really satisfying”, Wood said. She was part of a team that worked around-the-clock to help businesses in her community during the PPP loan process. “I had one business owner that I visited with on a Friday night at dinner and they came to see me shortly after that and get the process started. They were able to get funding via the PPP program, keep their doors open and provide jobs for their employees during the pandemic. It felt great knowing I had a small part in helping them and helping our community”.
Sarah and her husband, Jim, have three kids who keep them very busy and on the go. When not working, you’ll most likely find her at the softball fields, the park, or the pool. She enjoys traveling, hosting gatherings, and is an avid sports fan. (Roll Tide!)