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First Western

Loan Associate | Northern Colorado

As a loan associate in our Northern Colorado office, Marissa is responsible for administering and overseeing loan relationships and partnering with the lending team to introduce new and existing clients to the wealth management approach of First Western. Marissa’s role also allows her to build relationships with our clients to help them reach their financial goals.

Marissa started her banking career in 2005 in Minnesota. She has worked as a teller, customer service manager and branch manager for Bank of the West, Wells Fargo and Colorado Business Bank. In these previous roles, Marissa worked with her customers to help with their banking needs, sourced new business to the bank, and found unique solutions to help business clients with their daily banking needs. In 2015 she relocated to Colorado after spending 5 years in Omaha, NE. Marissa joined First Western Trust in 2016 as a Private Banking Specialist before moving into the lending team in 2019.

Getting to Know Marissa

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Spending time with family and friends, enjoying life to the fullest.

What is your motto?
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

What person, living or deceased, would you most like to meet?
Pat Summit or Maya Angelou


  • NMLS ID 720161