Joe joined PayneWest in 2019 as a business insurance sales executive in the Missoula office. His specialty is working and partnering with trucking/transportation, oil and gas and construction companies across the Northwestern United States. Joe finds it exciting and is appreciative that he gets the opportunity work with clients across multiple divisions of business. He enjoys "utilizing risk management to put out a fire before it starts, and in doing that, helps his clients stay out of the flames." He believes that "surrounding yourself with successful people will help you achieve success" and teamwork, communication and strong work ethic are all a must in running a business. The way Joe views the relationship between himself and his clients is that they will work as a team to find the best solutions to the client’s particular and specific needs.Joe was born and raised in Missoula where he attended the University of Montana, and he is proud to call Montana his home. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Chelsea, his family and friends. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys all the things that his home state has to offer.