John joined PayneWest Insurance in 2010 as a commercial insurance sales executive in the Missoula office. He specializes in partnering with ski areas and oil and gas companies all across the Northwest to help their businesses grow and succeed. John believes taking a proactive approach to risk management has made all the difference in the world with his clients. He says, “It’s about fire prevention versus firefighting when you’re dealing with risk management the right way.” John was born and raised in Missoula, Montana, and is a graduate of the University of Montana. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their family at the lake and is an avid football fan. He also enjoys getting out in the community coaching youth sports, especially football and wrestling, and helping our young athletes succeed.