Get to Know Angela Meraz

Get to Know Angela Meraz

October 17, 2019

Helping when there’s hopelessness Angela Meraz, senior vice president and New Castle branch manager, celebrates a silver anniversary with Alpine Bank in 2019. Her reputation as a solid performer, team leader and customer service pro at the bank is rivaled only by the size of her heart. Angela takes her can-do attitude with her as a board member for …

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Financial Q & A with Lisa Isaacson

Financial Q & A with Lisa Isaacson

October 10, 2019

Q:  How does the recent Federal Reserve rate cut affect me? A:  The best answer is “It depends.”  If you are borrowing money, mortgage rates are at near historic lows.  Although mortgage rates do not move identically with the Fed Funds Rate, they are influenced by some of the same factors. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage today …

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Get to Know Kent Wilson

Get to Know Kent Wilson

October 9, 2019

Banker, family man, music lover, camper, cyclist and strummer Family is his first love. But single-track descents and  bluegrass music are a close second for this Glenwood  Springs  native. In fact, Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs Senior Vice President Kent Wilson has been front and center at the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival for 28 consecutive years. …

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Get to Know Tara Bair

Get to Know Tara Bair

September 19, 2019

Coloradan, banker, volunteer, wife, mother & ballerina. As Alpine Bank’s eBanking Officer, she helps choreograph all things electronic for customers when it comes to business banking solutions. But that’s not all. Tara balances her multiple roles: as a career woman, a wife and mom, and as volunteer board chair of Literacy Outreach. We think you’ll …

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Get to Know Shelbi Bauer

Get to Know Shelbi Bauer

September 19, 2019

Coloradan, banker, volunteer, wife, mother & rafter. Shelbi Bauer has a big sticker on her water bottle. It says “rig to flip”. That’s a term for whitewater raft rigging, and it means being ready for unanticipated circumstances in  dynamic environments. Not surprisingly, this fourth-generation Glenwood Springs native, and the vice president and manager of Alpine …

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Get to Know Larry Stewart

Get to Know Larry Stewart

September 19, 2019

Coloradan, banker, volunteer, fiancée and friend on and off the court. Although his love of travel took him to dozens of states and international destinations from his native Indiana, this hoop-playing, globetrotting banker hadn’t ever been to Colorado. That was before he met his Colorado sweetheart at banking school in  Dallas. That precipitated win after …

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Get to Know Kevin Flohr

Get to Know Kevin Flohr

September 19, 2019

Banker-in-training, hiker, golfer, adventurer and basketball star. Alpine Bank Officer Trainee Kevin Flohr is legendary for his jump shots. When he played at Glenwood Springs High School, a new verb was even invented: Fans would say they were Flohred! He played varsity college basketball too, at Ft. Lewis College in Durango. More recently, he earned …

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Get to Know John Stelzriede

Get to Know John Stelzriede

September 18, 2019

Banker, family man, adventurer and leader. Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs President John Stelzriede is keen on discovery and self-improvement in both his personal life and his career. His penchant for exploration of our public  land  is representative of his outlook on many things: There are 59 national parks in the US, and John and his …

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Get to Know Jody Baehr

Get to Know Jody Baehr

September 18, 2019

Banker, wife, mom, motorcyclist, camper and history buff. Jody Baehr—the wildly efficient operations supervisor at Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs—is arguably the glue that holds the day-to-day bank operations together. But when she’s not helping her team help customers, you might find her in the desert in her camp chair, glued to a thick history book. …

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Get to Know Jay Rickstrew

Get to Know Jay Rickstrew

September 18, 2019

Banker, softie, Coloradan, outdoorsman and community volunteer. Alpine Bank Regional President Jay Rickstrew manages six bank branches from Glenwood Springs to  Battlement Mesa, a big job. But guess who’s really calling all the shots? “When I’m not working, I’m playing with Kira Mae. Or buying her whatever she wants,” says Jay, tongue-in-cheek, as he talks …

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