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Situated in the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley in the scenic Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains, Aspen, Colorado, is a beautiful place to call home. From outdoor recreation to its bustling local business and philanthropic communities, Aspen has something to offer for residents and visitors alike. Our Aspen private banking and wealth planning team members have been ingrained in the local community for more than a decade.

Our Aspen team is led by President Charles Bantis. With more than 33 years of experience, Charles brings a unique understanding of the private banking world coupled with a commitment supporting the holistic wealth management needs of the town of Aspen.

Charles has assembled a strong team that provides outstanding personal service, builds strong, trusted relationships with our clients, and offers exceptional expertise in private banking, lending, and wealth planning to the Aspen community.

First Western Trust Bank
201 North Mill Street
Suite 202
Aspen, CO 81611

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Phone: 970-710-7200
Fax: 970-544-7034
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm

Equal Housing Lender
NMLS ID 477166
Member FDIC

Our Local Leadership

Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson

As Regional President, Josh is responsible for managing the operations and associates of First Western Trust’s regional offices. Josh proactively seeks new business solution opportunities and strengthens relationships with current clients.

 Charles Bantis

Charles Bantis

As President of the Aspen office, Charles is responsible for the day-to-day operations and business development of the Aspen team.

Our Local Team

Andrew Godfrey

Andrew Godfrey

As Wealth Advisor, Andrew specializes in developing and strengthening relationships with existing and new clients.

Elise Cohen

Elise Cohen

As Vice President, Elise builds strong relationships with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to help them reach their goals through her lending specialty.

Tim Hassall

Tim Hassall

Tim is a Private Banker in our Aspen office. In this role, he grows and builds relationships with his clients by helping them with their daily banking needs, opening new accounts, and providing business banking services.