Laura Hofstad is a Sales Consultant at the Fremont Motor Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Trucks dealership in Casper, WY.
We interviewed her to find out a little more, here are the questions we asked;
Where were you born and raised?
“Casper, Wyoming! I’ve lived a couple of other places, but I always come back,” said Laura. What draws you back to Casper, we asked. “I would say family first and foremost, economy and community.”
How long have you worked in the Auto Industry?
“I think I’m on my fifth year, this year”.
What is your favorite part of the job?
“Outside of the product, I would say the everyday experience dealing with people and helping people. Also, the auto family I have gained over the years.”
Is it different being a female sales consultant in the auto industry?
“Yes and no. The industry has come a long way in terms of diversity. To any women in our world, we know you’ve got to have a light, an open mind, and tough skin.”
“I thought you were going to ask me this, and definitely being salesperson of the month was an awesome accomplishment. I do, however, think, that being a thriving saleswoman in the automotive industry is an everyday accomplishment.”
Growing up as a child, what did you want your career to be?
“oh man. I don’t know. Actually, I think I wanted to be a teacher of some sort or a psychiatrist.
When you aren’t working, what are you doing?
“I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. I just got an Enduro,(street legal dirt bike, which I’ll get out of these days!) Tennis is fun and I enjoy jammin’ to some good music.”
Speaking of music. What kind of music do you like?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite Color?
“I would have to say blue or black. When it comes to clothes, black.”
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
“I would say, probably moving halfway across the country with just a car and nothing set in stone. Did know what I was going to be doing or who I was going to be there with or even for how long. Super spontaneous and risky.”
What was your first car?
“haha, my very first car was a 1992 (same year as me) Oldsmobile Achieva.”
If money was no object, what vehicle would you own?
“I would probably want one of those self-driving Teslas”
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.