Lauren found her niche in recruiting in 2006 and joined PayneWest in 2014 as the recruiting director. She is a Denver native who moved to Bozeman in 2012. She studied psychology and political science at Metropolitan State University of Denver and began her career in the insurance industry while attending school. Since 2003, Lauren has served in a number of different roles within the industry including administration, claims and customer support.Her focus is to manage the strategic direction of PayneWest’s recruiting efforts. She collaborates with management to develop teams consisting of the best and brightest talent in the region. Lauren is passionate about volunteerism and promoting activities for children in the community of Bozeman and the Northwest. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sweet Pea Festival and is a membership chairperson for Lions Club International. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, rafting, fishing and all of the outdoor activities that Montana offers.