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Banking on the Future

Tyler Dahl, ‘06

Alumnus Tyler Dahl attributes his banking career to the well-rounded education in finance he received at CMU. Currently the regional manager at Alpine Bank, Dahl graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration and a minor in sport and fitness management.


He then attended the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Banking, which focused on the community banking industry.


While in school, Dahl applied to the Alpine Bank Officer Trainee Program that he learned about in one of his finance classes.


“Coincidentally, my current boss at Alpine Bank, Mike Burns, another CMU alumnus, came to a business forum on campus and shared information about Alpine’s trainee program,” he said. “Without these initial introductions, I would not be in the position I am today.”


Dahl was a resident advisor (RA) at Tolman Hall when he met his future wife, Jessica, who worked the front desk. They were married in Telluride, Colorado, in 2012 and have three sons.


“Being a Maverick fan is a family affair — both of my brothers and sisters-in-law are CMU alumni,” he said. “My entire family is appreciative of the relationships built while on campus and the education we received at CMU.”


After Dahl graduated, he began working for Alpine Bank in Montrose and recently returned to Grand Junction for his new position.


“Moving back to Grand Junction has been a homecoming of sorts. We have enjoyed running into familiar faces and reminiscing about our CMU days with others. We have attended sporting events with our boys, who are happily growing the Maverick fan base.” 


In the 15 years since he left the university, Dahl is amazed at its growth and how unrecognizable it is in comparison to what it was in 2006. He’s excited to see what CMU will look like in 10 years.


Written by Heather Portenier