“I was Born in Worland, WY, but raised in Casper and have lived here about 25 years total. Moved around a lot for short periods of time when I was little, but Casper always remained home”.
How long have you worked in the Auto Industry?
“Going on 5 years, almost all with Fremont Casper Dodge. Was selling at Black Hills Toyota in Rapid City for a bit before moving back to Casper a few years ago”.
How would you describe your day job to a child?
“I sell fast cars, dream cars, all cars!”
What is your favorite part of the job?
“Seeing customers happy and helping my coworkers succeed. However, nothing gets my adrenaline going like a surprise trade pulling up to the dealership. (something uncommon or rare that I’ll appraise)”
“I am most proud of my son, Theodore (Teddy) Giovanni Ideen and he was born this year. A lot of people don’t actually know I beat cancer at age 19 as well, Hodgkins Lymphoma… so that’s definitely up there on the list I suppose”.
Growing up as a child, what did you want your career to be?
“I really bounced back and forth when I was young. I did want to be a comedian pretty much since I was able to talk so that’s probably the winner. When I got older I hoped basketball would go further than college but it didn’t”.
When you aren’t working, what are you doing?
“Lots of family time and of course raising my infant son fills a lot of that. I’m just like everyone else binge-watching Netflix and some other shows… I watch Shark Tank and Impractical Jokers pretty much every day, too many others to name”.
What kind of music do you like?
“Basically everything except country and pop music. I just can’t do it”.
What is your favorite food?
“BBQ, no question. It is the one food I absolutely could not live without! (specifically brisket and ribs)”
What is your favorite Color?
Favorite movie line?
“Now that we know who you are, I know who I am.”
Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) Unbreakable
Given the chance, who would you like to be for a day?
“If we are picking anyone alive, it would have to be Warren Buffet. There is an endless ocean of knowledge that man carries with him from an investor’s standpoint”.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
“When I was 18 I decided to drop out of Casper College and quit the basketball team, moving to Spearfish SD for about a year and a half. I had no real plan, no job at first, and was just doing some soul searching. That was likely because it was so crazy to me, I had no real structure and was learning who I really was at the time”.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. A car geek, photographer, big game chaser and bagpipe player, powered by coffee. Send your questions to: