Creating a Community: Hannah Provost

Hannah Provost, 2006, Plattsburgh, NY

What are you up to? We are raising our family while I build my career as a financial advisor. The community we live in is a big part of our lives. We absolutely love Plattsburgh because of how welcoming it has been, how much hope there is for the future, and how incredibly beautiful the landscape is.

How'd you get here? After high school I went to University of Vermont - if you ask Geoff Lutz he would say it was for "Save the Whale Economics".. but really, I went for environmental studies and community & economic development. I didn't love college so I decided to work instead after my Freshman year. I started a career in banking and I met my husband.

About 4 years ago, my husband's job brought us to Plattsburgh. I became interested in becoming a financial advisor after my experience as a branch manager in a local bank. I'm currently finishing up my Bachelor's Degree (apparently I was on the 10 year plan) and have obtained my FINRA series 7 & 65 licenses. In the last 4 years, we also became foster parents and adopted our two amazing, resilient daughters (ages 4 & 6).

What are your goals? I want to raise my girls to be strong, independent, and kind. I want to build a stellar career as a financial planner that allows me to be an active learner. I want to be a leader in growing my community and making it a safe and welcoming place for everyone.

Advice for WHS Students? Keep your mind open to new opportunities. The life I have now, which I absolutely love, is one that I could never have imagined even 5 years ago.

What is the last movie you saw in the theatre? Our arts center did a showing of Monsters Inc a couple months ago!