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Starting Hearts proudly announces the addition of Zane Gearhart to the nonprofit’s Board of Directors.

“We are so pleased to have Zane join us in our mission to save more lives,” said Lynn Blake, founder of Starting Hearts.  “Zane’s commitment to our community and his extensive banking experience will greatly assist us in our efforts to make our home a safer place for all.”

Gearhart stated, “Since moving to the Vail Valley in 2013, I have been active in charitable work with a number of local agencies.  I greatly admire Lynn’s and her team’s work, and am so pleased to join the board of Starting Hearts to advance the cause.”

Born and raised on the Front Range, Gearhart attended Colorado State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Resource Economics. He earned a Master of Science in Business Management in 2010, also from CSU.  He currently attends Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington where he will graduate in August of 2019.

Executive Director of Starting Hearts, Alan Himelfarb, stated, “Zane is a wonderful addition to our organization.  I have worked with him on a nonprofit board and I know of his dedication to service our community.  His expertise and guidance will be so important to our continued success as he will now lead our Finance Committee and insure our best practices in all financial matters.”

Zane holds the position of Vice President at Alpine Bank. When not in the office, he’s traveling, fishing, hunting, camping, cooking up something good, or wandering the Valley with his Airedale, Roman.

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