Kevin Smith joined PayneWest in 2017 as a risk control specialist in the Helena, office. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Montana where he completed his undergraduate studies and Montana State-Northern with a master’s degree in learning development and administration.Prior to joining PayneWest, Kevin was an educator for 32 years in both Montana and Wyoming prior to retiring in the summer of 2017. Kevin's school experiences include coaching, teaching and administration. Kevin likes being a part of PayneWest and its client-driven culture. Kevin was born and raised in Montana. He spends much of his free time fly fishing the many streams of Montana as well as spending time with his daughters and grandkids. He and his lovely wife, Paula, live in the outskirts of Helena with their two dogs, Ruby and Boomer.