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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Get to Know Dean Kinkel

Get to Know Dean Kinkel

September 17, 2019

Coloradan, banker, volunteer, sports fanatic and dog lover. This fifth-generation Coloradan from the eastern plains has always been an outdoors guy and a team  player. When Dean Kinkel isn’t helping customers at Alpine Bank Glenwood, he might be pedaling on the Rio Grande Trail to or from his office, riding first chair to the powder, …

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Ponder Year-end Gifts Now

Ponder Year-end Gifts Now

September 16, 2019

With autumn’s arrival, the inevitable frenzy of the holiday season and the year-end is just around the corner. Before you know it, we will all be making our 2020 New Year’s resolutions, so there’s no time like the present to begin thinking about any year-end gifts and charitable contributions you are interested in making during …

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Q & A with Matt Michalski

Q & A with Matt Michalski

September 16, 2019

Q. What is the velocity of money and how does it impact investing? A. Recently, the Fed has cited a lack of inflationary pressures in the U.S. economy to justify cutting interest rates. The Fed claims that the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Index is currently below its 2% target. The PCE measures the prices paid …

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Mortgage Fraud: Borrower Beware

Mortgage Fraud: Borrower Beware

September 16, 2019

When it comes to mortgages, there are ten ways from Sunday to defraud in the quest to illegally profit from the mortgage loan process. Whether it’s to bilk a financial institution or steal from an individual, mortgage fraud can target either side of a mortgage transaction. Common sense and paying attention to details are the …

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