When you walk into Access Plus Capital’s Fresno office, Sandra Mesa will nearly always be the first to greet you. As our Lending Assistant, Sandra’s responsible for making visitors welcome, answering our phones, and making sure the Access Plus team is operating as efficiently as possible.

Because Sandra’s face is one of the first you’re likely to see as you get to know Access Plus Capital, we wanted to get to know Sandra herself a little better. Which is why we recently asked her to share a bit about her life, her time at Access Plus Capital, and her deep love of softball. 


First, Sandra, tell me a little about yourself. What did you do before you became part of the Access Plus Capital team? 

I worked for Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) as an Accounting Manager for 17 years. When I worked for FCRTA, I had countless communications with the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC), which provided most of our services. So I knew working for Access Plus Capital, which is a subsidiary of the EOC, would be incredibly rewarding.


So tell me a bit about what you do at Access Plus Capital (besides being one of the most welcoming front desk people I’ve met).

Well, I am the Lending Assistant at Access Plus Capital. I mainly assist our Credit Department, but I assist all our departments as much as possible. I am the first person you see when you walk into our office, and I am the friendly voice you hear over the phone when you give us a call.


What is your favorite part of working at Access Plus Capital, and with the business owners you serve?

I love seeing the enthusiasm of our startup clients, and hearing about the visions they have for their new businesses. And I also love when clients come back into our office and make a payment, because I get to talk with them about how their business is doing. I always enjoy hearing about their progress and success.


What’s the latest project you worked on? What was unique about it? 

The most unique project I helped out with recently was our 10-year anniversary party. And I’m happy to say that it was a success! Seeing all the people who attended to celebrate our 10th anniversary with us was very pleasing.


And finally, what are some of your outside-of-work hobbies? What might Access Plus visitors not realize you’re into? 

My husband and I have been managing a travelling softball team for six years now. Our granddaughter plays on the team as well. I love seeing the development and progress of our team. Softball is my life outside of work!


Now you know – the next time you stop into our Fresno office, be sure to ask Sandra about her softball team! She’ll be delighted to tell you how her team is doing, while she gets a hold of whatever information or Access Plus team member you need to grow your business. 

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