An unexpected career change can bring unexpected surprises in life. That's what happened to Marisa Hinojosa who works with the Texas Champion Bank in San Diego.

Hinojosa originally moved from Mercedes, Tx when her husband had to relocate for work. She moved to the area and decided to apply for a job position at the local bank which she got.

"I have been here for 10 years now," Hinojosa said. "I started in Alice and than came to San Diego. I try and just serve the customers. I provide them with customer service and deal with them daily."

Hinojosa does her best to make sure her customers are taken care of and meet their financial needs.

"I don't know what kind of day they've had so I just greet them with a smile and try and help them out," Hinojosa stated.

Hinojosa recently won the 2018 Alice Echo News Journal's Readers' Choice for the best bank teller.

"I didn't even know until my co-workers mentioned it," Hinojosa stated. "I'm very humbled and I'm honored to have my customers think highly of me that they would recognize me by being a part of Readers' Choice."

"It's always about the customer; knowing the customer. They aren't just a bank account number," she said.

Hinojosa thanks everyone who voted for her.