This month we’re featuring Joshua Alcantar, Commercial Lender at Waypoint Bank – Fort Collins.

Josh started with us last fall and quickly became an integral part of the Fort Collins office.  He is such a great fit for our culture, and we often forget he hasn’t been with us a longer time. He has lived in Northern Colorado for 20 years and has been in the banking industry for about 17 years.

At Waypoint Bank, Josh shares he enjoys the business development and community involvement aspects of the bank. Overall, he appreciates working for a family-owned bank and feeling valued here.

There is nothing more important to Josh than his family. He has been married to his “amazing wife” Michele for 20 years. They are richly blessed with three beautiful children: Taeya is a 16-year-old sophomore at Resurrection Christian School, Judah is a 13-year-old 7th grader at RCS, and Zoe is a 6-year-old kindergartner also at RCS. Taeya is a phenomenal vocalist and just won a prestigious musical theater award for her high school musical, Beauty & the Beast. Judah is a gifted musician and plays several instruments, and also is a talented athlete — loves baseball and basketball equally. Zoe is a gifted leader and enjoys playing soccer. Michele is the pre-school Music Director at RCS, coaches the RCS girls middle school volleyball and basketball teams, and even finds the time to coach their youngest’s 6U soccer team.

For the Alcantars, music really is all in the family. Josh remembers singing for as long as he can remember. However, he was cut from his elementary school choir and stopped pursuing singing altogether to focus on sports. He picked singing back up as a senior in high school on a bet from one of his buddies. Short of the long:  After auditioning on a whim, he ended up in advanced choir and then shortly thereafter, was promoted to its elite ensemble, Masters Voice. He also had the distinct privilege and honor of winning the prestigious “Excellence in Music Award” that same year. His first was musical Miss Saigon and the most recent was Les Misérables, a decade ago.

Joshua is now recognized as an accomplished vocalist and former opera singer.  Before performing in the musical All Shook Up around 2009, Josh was testing his microphone by singing Puccini’s Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot. A CSU vocal performance castmate heard him, and insisted on introducing him to distinguished former CSU Music Department Chair and Artistic Director of Opera Fort Collins, Dr. Todd Queen, who began privately training Josh.  And the rest as they say “is history,” and Queen cast him in OFC’s Turandot in 2014, which was his last opera.

He has a desire to return to the stage, and says 10 years away has been too long.  We all hope he’ll return and let us know where we can catch this musical side of Joshua Alcantar.

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