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First Western

Loan Associate

Elio was a Credit Analyst before moving into his role as Loan Associate. Heā€™s responsible for processing loans and tracking on-going information for the Boulder Office loan portfolio. Elio facilitates relationship-based lending among First Western Trust, our leaders, and our entrepreneurial clients.


Getting to Know Elio

What do you like most about what you do?

I really like the intuitive and creative challenge it brings.
What do you believe is your best quality?

I feel great about my positive attitude and my ability to connect with people!


  • Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationĀ in Finance from the University of Denver


  • Junior Achievement USA, Volunteer
  • Financial Literacy Spanish/English, Teacher