Corporate Staff

Corporate Staff

Meet Our Staff

Laurie Lewis
President

Lewis began her insurance career in 1995, as an account manager with Tri County Insurance, but her passion for sales led her to CoWest where she could be a full time producer in 1997. In 1998, the prior owner asked Lewis to take on additional responsibilities in the corporate office as the IT Director, office manager for the corporate office as well as the CoWest Affiliate liaison. In 2004, she was given the ultimate opportunity and became majority owner.
 
Laurie received one of the highest honors of her career when she was recognized by the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado (PIIAC) and received the prestigious award as the 2007 Insurance Person of the Year. Her commitment to the community earned her the Castle Rock Business Person of the Year Award in 2008. 

Stacie Barton
Commercial Lines Manager

Stacie began her insurance career at the CoWest Corporate office August of 1999 and is now the commercial lines customer service manager. She lives in the Castle Rock area where she enjoys spending time with her daughter Rebecca and her cat Bootsie.

Anita Mast
Commercial Line Account Manager

Anita joined the commerical lines department at CoWest Insurance Group in 2008 after working for two Denver agencies for 27 years. Anita's family moved to Colorado from Iowa in 1970 and she followed in 1978. Anita's main hobby is gardening and she enjoys hiking in the mountains and traveling.

Erin Schaper
Commercial Lines Administration

Erin started with the CoWest commercial lines department in February of 2014. She has lived in Colorado her entire life with her husband Steve and two children Kaitland and Logan. Together, they enjoy the outdoors and going on family trips.

Paula Quinney
Personal Lines Manager

Paula has been servicing Personal Lines insurance customers for 30 years. She began working at an agency affiliated with CoWest in 1998, when she and her husband moved from New Hampshire to Colorado. 
 
In 2004 Paula transferred to the CoWest Corporate office in Castle Rock and is now the Personal Lines Manager. Paula and her husband recently restored a 1908 home and she is currently working on the yard and finishing details. In Paula's spare time she enjoys painting and spending time with her family.

Ilona Schneider
Personal Lines Account Manager

Ilona started with CoWest May of 2015. She is married with two children that keep her very busy when not at work. In her free time she enjoys crafts, the outdoors, photography and reading

Heather Lucero
Personal Lines Account Manager

Heather has been in the insurance industry since 1998. She started her career at Progressive and moved to CoWest in 2011. Heather is married with two awesome kids. As a hobby, Heather is a DJ for an internet radio station.

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