Nick Capraro is the Banking Center Manager for both the Davis and Downtown branches of River City Bank. Nick is responsible for ensuring both branches run smoothly and the needs of all its customers are met. We caught him during his busy work day to sit down with us to discuss baseball, endurance running, and going the distance.
Hometown: San Jose, CA
First Job: I worked at Service Merchandise as a cashier and quickly learned how much I loved working with money.
First Car: 1977 Monte Carlo Favorite Quotes: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption First site or app you check in the morning: I always check out the Strava running app to see how many miles my friends have run. It inspires me to get out and run.
Favorite city to visit: Bend, Oregon. It has beautiful mountains, trails, lakes, and is dog-friendly. Which talent would you most like to have? The athletic ability to play professional sports.
Which causes/nonprofits do you support? Alzheimer’s Association, Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network, Inc.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness for me is running trails. It’s a great stress reliever. I get to run near lakes and rivers while taking in awesome views and seeing wildlife up close.
What did you want to be when you were a child? I wanted to be a professional baseball player. I played baseball in high school, but injuries derailed any further thoughts of continuing to the next level.
What was the best piece of business advice you were given when you were starting out? (Or a piece of advice you’re glad you ignored?) Do it right the first time.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Finishing a 100-mile race. The course started in Folsom, ran up to Auburn and Cool, and then finished back at Folsom. I’ve completed two 100-mile races so far and am trying to get into the 100 mile Western States Endurance Run. It starts in Squaw Valley and finishes in Auburn. It’s the most coveted endurance run for trail runners. After the race, my body was exhausted from being on my feet for 22 hours. Physically, I was not as sore as I thought I’d be and had no blisters on my feet. Mentally, I was drained, but very proud to have completed something not very many people have.
What do you like best about working at River City Bank? Working at the branch allows me the opportunity to build relationships with people in the community every day. I value those relationships and always look forward to establishing new ones.