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.
As President, Residential Mortgage, Alan oversees the sales and service operations for First Western’s residential mortgage division across Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, and California.
Before joining the treasury management team as assistant vice-president/manager, Greg was treasury management specialist where he supported First Western’s bankers with wire transfers, ACH, bill pay and internet banking, in addition to other services.
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.
Trust & Estates
As Senior Trust Officer in the Denver office, James is responsible to overseeing and coordinating activities relative to creating and administering personal and court-ordered trusts, delegated trusts, guardianship and conservatorships, charitable trusts, escrow agreements, and other fiduciary relationships.
Don Silversmith 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.
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.
As Director of Business Development, Suzanne Weller is responsible to lead First Western Trust's team of business development officers, office presidents, and product groups heads to develop sales strategies and sales efforts accordingly.