One of the most unique aspects of First Western Trust is our accessible team of specialists, each of whom possesses deep expertise in their chosen field. From retirement consulting to mortgages, risk management to wealth management, our experts collaborate with our local teams to deliver wealth planning and banking services and solutions customized to each client we work with. Because all of our clients have the ability to work with all of our specialists, First Western Trust is able to deliver wealth management services that are truly holistic and support every dimension of our clients’ wealth.
Justin is responsible for developing new client relationships and fostering strong connections with the real estate community in Northern Colorado.
Before joining First Western as a relationship manager, Amy was treasury management specialist at FirstBank of Colorado and prior to working at FirstBank Amy worked at SunTrust Bank.
Paula Hendrickson, CFP®
Paula leads our Retirement team and provides consulting services and oversight to all retirement plan clients at First Western Trust.
Trusts & Estates
L. William Schmidt, Jr.
Bill works with clients to help them develop and implement plans for their estates and brings significant experience in wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, family partnerships, charitable trusts and charitable foundations.
Celeste P. Villegas, Esq., CFP®
As Wealth Planning Advisor, Celeste partners with our clients to build disciplined, measurable financial plans. Her goal is to create and help implement a well-thought-out, strategic, purposeful plan that meets our clients’ individual, family, and business objectives.
Don Silversmith is chairman of First Western Trust, Cherry Creek, and leads our risk management team where he provides insurance services to high-net-worth individuals.
Garrod has been part of the First Western team since 2009 and has been part of our insurance advisory group since 2011.
For the past 11 years, Catherine has been responsible for developing the insurance team through design, underwriting, and service for all insurance clients.