Introducing Our Fort Collins Midtown Team

Elevations Credit Union Fort Collins

Hello Fort Collins! We’re excited to announce that our Fort Collins Midtown branch at 2025 S. College Avenue is now open.

Since opening our first Elevations Credit Union Fort Collins branch on Harmony Road, we’ve proudly brought our passion for great service and steadfast commitment to the power of localism to the Fort Collins area. From educational programs for young people to philanthropic support of local organizations, we actively reinvest in the place we call home.

We’ve grown our credit union along Colorado’s northern Front Range slowly, with a long-term plan to support the individual communities we serve rather than just popping up a branch here and there until we’re on every other corner. Because we believe home is where we are all stronger, together.

We hope you’ll see that we don’t just act different, we think different, too. So we’ve created this blog for our new neighbors, where we’ll feature some of our favorite Fort Collins happenings, helpful financial advice, and more. To kick it off, I’m proud to introduce you to the talented and dedicated Fort Collins Midtown team at 2025 S. College Avenue. Stop by and say hi!

Alex Dutton Elevations Credit UnionAlex Dutton – Branch Manager

Alex is honored to call himself the branch manager of the new Fort Collins Midtown branch. It has long been his dream to serve the people of this community, and with Elevations’ investment into Fort Collins, he can better help our members achieve their dreams, financially or otherwise. During his off-days, you can find Alex at EPIC playing hockey, hiking with his wife and their dogs, or obsessing about all things Batman, as he is a self-described nerd with the nerd-cred to back it up.

James Gutowski Elevations Credit UnionJames Gutowski – Senior Financial Solutions Guide

James grew up in Fort Collins, where he attended Rocky Mountain High School (Go Lobos!) and CU Boulder, where he studied Economics. He wised up and moved back to Fort Collins, where he entered the banking industry. James is a quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink, and he enjoys going to breweries, hiking, camping, playing video games, and watching football.

Kori Brooks Elevations Credit UnionKori Brooks – Senior Financial Solutions Guide

As an experienced and dedicated lending professional, Kori’s focus is on helping members with all their financial needs and building strong member relationships. In her free time, you can find Kori skiing, fishing, camping and boating.

Sydney Bhebhe Elevations Credit UnionSydney Bhebhe – Financial Solutions Guide

Sydney grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he completed his first bachelor’s degree (the second he completed in Waterloo, Iowa). Sydney is currently working toward his MBA at Colorado State University. He enjoys learning more about different cultures and religions, which is why Sydney loves working with people as an FSG.

Sabrina NowlingSabrina Nowling, VP Business Development

Sabrina manages and supports Elevations’ market development activities by working closely with retail banking, mortgage, commercial lending and small business banking teams to drive revenue and grow market share. By creating strategic partnerships, she helps generate new business opportunities and goodwill in the community. Sabrina has an extensive banking and mortgage background spanning 26 years. She serves on the board of directors and is a committee chair for the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association and is the 2017 recipient of the Aksel Nielsen Award.

Kari Coover Elevations Credit UnionKari Coover, Senior Commercial Lender

Kari Coover comes to Elevations Credit Union with 14 years of experience in commercial and retail banking. In addition to Kari’s banking experience in the Northern Colorado, Boulder and the Denver market, she is involved in several organizations including Northern Colorado ladies’ networking groups, Chamber, Rotary, NAIOP, Food Bank, and Junior League. She was selected two years in a row as one of the candidates for Distinctive Women of Northern Colorado.

Nadine Trujillo-Rogers Elevations Credit UnionNadine Trujillo-Rogers, Business Banker

Bringing more than 20 years of experience helping businesses grow and thrive, Nadine’s knowledge of and background in the Northern Colorado/Fort Collins market is second-to-none, and we are thrilled to have her on Team Elevations. A fifth-generation Coloradoan born and raised in Northern Colorado, she loves to get out and boat, camp and play in the mountains or on the beach with her husband and four children.

Jim Perkins ElevationsJim Perkins, Mortgage LO

Jim has been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years and is a graduate of Colorado State University, where he developed a passion for banking. Since then, his mission has been to help as many people as he can, in a way that significantly improves their lives through appropriately financed homeownership. Jim has achieved President Club status for 13 years, an award that goes to the top 10 percent of loan officers in recognition of their mortgage production and high customer service standards.

Ed Hermsen Elevations Credit UnionEd Hermsen, Mortgage LO

Ed has been in the mortgage industry for over 14 years and prides himself on being able to form long-lasting relationships with his clients. He enjoys spending time with his family, and you can usually find him coaching one of his three sons on their many sports teams on the weekend.

Our Midtown team also proudly includes:

Stephen Calistro, Mortgage LOA; Jodie Da Vault, Mortgage LOA; Autumn Perry- Commercial Credit Analyst; Daylin Sellers – Financial Solutions Guide (left to right)

Stephen Calistro Elevations Credit UnionJodie da vault elevations credit unionAutumn Perry Elevations Credit UnionDaylin Sellers Elevations Credit Union





Stay tuned for more from our Fort Collins team on our blog, and be sure to stop by our Midtown branch on February 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to celebrate our Grand Opening! You can also play our scavenger hunt in Midtown from January 22 to February 10 for a chance to win $2,500. Learn more here.

Author Bryan Watkins

Bryan leads Elevations’ Northern Colorado market development activities, with an emphasis on creating strategic partnerships that generate both new business opportunities and goodwill in the community. Look for content from him about all the exciting happenings in Northern Colorado!

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