Kate Templeman may have been born in Massachusetts, but she spent every childhood summer enjoying Montana’s blue skies and navigated her way west permanently after college. After completing her bachelor’s degree from Bates College, she started her banking career in Polson and then transitioned to TrailWest Bank in 2000. As the Chief Operations Officer here at TrailWest Bank, she has the pleasure of working at ALL locations from Hamilton to Kalispell and St. Regis to Bonner. Her role translates into two management areas: systems and people. Evaluating and selecting new products that leverage today’s technology while helping maintain security is a key focus for Kate and her operations team. She is also on the TrailWest Board of Directors and a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.
When not at the bank, Kate is likely to be found outside riding horses, biking, hiking, skiing, and other outdoor pursuits. She is active with several horse associations and animal rescue.