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First Western

Vice President | Relationship Manager | Aspen

As Vice President, Relationship Manager, Lending, Elise builds strong relationships with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to help them reach their lending goals.

With her vast experience working in the banking industry, Elise is uniquely equipped to help her clients analyze their financial statements and find the right solutions for their needs. Before joining First Western, Elise was Vice President and Loan Officer at Vectra Bank. Previously, she was Vice President and Private Mortgage Banker at Wells Fargo.

Getting to Know Elise 

What do you like most about your job?

I love the challenge of helping people with their financial needs, on a relationship rather than a transactional basis.  In addition, we have a dynamic team, not only in Aspen but across the bank, which raises our ability to deliver for the client.

If applicable, how does your involvement with the community fulfill you?

Whether reading with kindergartners, or helping with the local hockey program or hosting an exchange student, I have always found community involvement to be incredibly rewarding.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Spending time or traveling with family, including my husband and 19-year-old twins.



• Bachelor's Degree in Business and French from Stephens College, Missouri
• NMLS ID 608130


• Member, Aspen Board of Realtors