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First Western

Senior Private Banker

As Senior Private Banker, Kara builds and maintains relationships with her clients to help them reach their banking and financial goals. She is also responsible for executing banking operations and assisting with office activities, including lending, deposits, and investment management services.

Kara started in the banking industry straight out of college, where she worked her way from part-time teller to the youngest customer service manager in the region. Kara is originally from Alaska and loves the outdoors. She now lives in Lakewood with her husband, her cat, Moose, and her dog, Arrow. 

Getting to Know Kara

What do you like most about what you do?
I love to research a client’s need and help them feel important. Banking needs are individual to each client and finding what fits best always feels right. I also love coaching and developing new leaders to reach their professional goals.

What do you believe is your best quality?
My positive attitude and ability to relate to any personality.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Successful in all areas: professional, personal, and spiritual.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communications from Colorado Christian University