Client Support Associate II with Alpine Bank Wealth Management
Meet Martin Newman, Client Support Associate II with Alpine Bank Wealth Management. Martin started with Alpine Bank in the communications center, transitioned to the internet banking division and then joined the wealth management team. He works with clients in the Colorado River and Roaring Fork River valleys.
Martin graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial sciences, a discipline that assesses financial risks in the insurance and finance fields through mathematical and statistical processes.
In an avocation that is equally as unique as his field of academic study, Martin is a former professional ultimate frisbee player on the Atlanta Hustle team, in the American Ultimate Disc League.
Often described as a cross between soccer, football and basketball, ultimate frisbee is distinctive in its absence of referees. In what’s known as the Spirit of the Game, the responsibility for fair play falls on every player. While competitive play is encouraged, it’s never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to rules and the basic joy of play.
Martin brings this unique avocation and its principles into his work with wealth management clients and coworkers, his leisure time and volunteer commitments.
“Before my daughter was born, I volunteer coached the Colorado Mesa University Ultimate Frisbee team. I took the year off to focus on spending time with my wife and baby,” says Martin. “The sport helped me find community in college. I wanted to help a new generation of players find community and to teach them about the sport.”
Now, while most of Martin’s off-time is spent caring for his newborn, he also enjoys listening to podcasts, joking with his coworkers, hiking, backpacking, fantasy football and basketball, a little TV binge-watching and some ultimate frisbee, too.
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