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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.

Mortgage Services

Justin Crowley

Justin Crowley

Justin is responsible for developing new client relationships and fostering strong connections with the real estate community in Northern Colorado.

Treasury Management

Greg Guidici

Greg Guidici

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.

Philanthropic Services

Alexis Owen

Alexis Owen

As Director of Philanthropic Services, Alexis Owen advises individuals and families in building and implementing philanthropic strategies.

Retirement Consulting

Paula Hendrickson, CFP®

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.

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.

Wealth Planning

Celeste P. Villegas, Esq., CFP®

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.

Risk Management

Don Silversmith

Don Silversmith

Don Silversmith leads our risk management team where he provides insurance services to high-net-worth individuals.

Risk Management

Garrod Moltz

Garrod Moltz

Garrod has been part of the First Western team since 2009 and has been part of our insurance advisory group since 2011.

Risk Management

Catherine Runge

Catherine Runge

For the past 11 years, Catherine has been responsible for developing the insurance team through design, underwriting, and service for all insurance clients.

Our subject matter experts are happy to meet with you to discuss your goals for every dimension of wealth. If you are interested in reaching out to one of our specialists, please fill out the form below and specify which team you would like to connect with, or call us at our corporate office at 303.531.8100.