As Compliance Officer, Kara assists the business lines to improve their first line reviews and has implemented second line reviews. It is her responsibility to ensure the bank is in compliance with policies and procedures. Kara enjoys working at First Western because she has reconnected with past work colleagues and met other great people who work here. She also sees a benefit in working with an organization with vast opportunity. Outside of work, Kara enjoys spending time with her son, Marcus, and as a Colorado native, she also enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including biking, hiking, and camping.