When entrepreneur Fred Lowry Sr. formed Lowry & Associates, Inc., in 1989, he did so with the determination to build the most experienced and well-trained audit staff in the industry. We aim to be the premier insurance provider in the areas we service. Today, with over 30 years’ experience, Lowry & Associates, Inc., has become an industry leader in physical, virtual, and phone auditing as well as loss control surveys. We provide phone and virtual audit services to all 50 States. Our physical auditors and surveyors service Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California and select locations in Texas.

The people at Lowry & Associates, Inc., are our #1 asset. Our unique business model and approach to auditor education and development has created an auditor workforce that provides accurate and timely audits along with outstanding customer service to insurance carriers, agents, and insured alike.Our goal is to provide our associates the ability to enjoy a lifestyle in accordance with the Lowry & Associates Laws and Values. Our management, administrative, and support staff provide an unparalleled customer service thanks to their experience and knowledge of the insurance auditing industry. Most of our administrative and management staff are remote employees living and working throughout the United States. This allows us to utilize the diversity and talents of experienced employees while providing them with the ability to spend more time with family.Auditors, both independent and employed, enjoy flexible and well-compensated wages allowing for an elevated work and life balance. The majority of our auditors are remote labor, located throughout the United States. This has been the Lowry & Associates, Inc business model for the past 30 years and has helped us triple our audit completion rate over the last 10 years.We look forward to serving and working with you and your insured to provide an excellent auditing experience.

Meet our Management Team

Lowry & Associates, Inc., was formed in 1989. Our management team has more than 160 years of collective experience in the survey and audit business.

Fred Lowry Jr


Fred Jr. is second generation in the insurance industry and has been a part of Lowry & Associates since 1989. When he graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications and English with the intent to attend law school, an opportunity to work with Fred Sr. in the early stages of Lowry & Associates became available, and he has never looked back.

Fred Jr. has been actively involved in the different auditor associations of the industry and has served as president for the following: Read More »

Troy Welch

Vice President of Premium Audit – Field Operations

Troy oversees the field operations for physical audits in CA, NV, AZ, and NM. Troy attended Christ for the National Institute and earned a degree in Biblical Studies and Ministry. Troy’s auditing career began in 2000 as a field auditor for another auditing company and moved to management in 2004. Troy joined Lowry & Associates in 2008 as a manager for field operations in Southern CA. His expertise and skills were vital when California field operations underwent the change from independent contract auditors to employee auditors in 2019.

Troy and his wife, Chris, have six children and five grandchildren. They love living on the edge of a National Forest in Arizona, while enjoying wildlife, hiking, fishing, and the Arizona Cardinals.

Paul A. Kotter

Vice President of Premium Audit – Field Operations

Paul oversees field operations for physical audits in CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY territories. Paul graduated from the University of Utah and went on to obtain an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He began working at LAI in 2001 as a premium auditor doing physical audits and surveys. Paul moved to an administrative role in 2005, assisting with the Draper, UT office operations and training and supporting field auditors. Paul has been instrumental in implementing online audit software systems and managing the Area Inventory Specialist team.

Paul and his wife, Jen, have two daughters and one son. The Kotter family enjoys golfing, camping, skiing, fishing, and just being outdoors.

Cameron Richards

Vice President – Survey Division

Cameron oversees the entire department for loss control surveys and inspections, for AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY. Cameron graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Economics and Sociology and has increased the Lowry & Associates survey division by more than 100% since joining the management team in 2015. He has over 16 years of experience in loss control, including Residence Quality Control and Field Inspections.

Cameron and his wife, Nicoleen, reside in Texas with their son and daughter. They enjoy spending time at water parks, amusement parks, the beach, and National Parks. They also enjoy hiking in Texas but agree that nothing compares to the mountain trails of Utah.

Dan Swensen

Vice President – Operations & People Development

Dan oversees the entire remote audit operation while working closely with the Carrier Specialist Team.  As VP of People Development, he implements best practices within the different teams and departments of the company to foster enhanced synergy and cohesion. 

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah in Communications, Dan began working with LAI as a field auditor in 2006. In 2017, he moved into a field mentor position, then a year later was appointed Director of Learning and Development before coming into his current role. Dan has been the driving force behind LAI’s E-Learning and onboarding platform, revolutionizing auditor development and the onboarding process. He also implemented a new field support and mentoring program, including virtual mentoring sessions for field auditors.

Dan and his wife, Amy, have two daughters and enjoy spending time as a family, playing sports, and being outdoors.

Todd Walden

Senior Field Support Mentor

Todd oversees the Field Support Mentoring Team. Todd began working with LAI in 2007 as a phone auditor while studying at Utah State University. Within a year, he was performing physical audits in UT, AZ, CA, ID, and NV. After graduating with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Todd moved to Arizona in 2009 to maintain the AZ and CA physical audit areas, as well as train and mentor new auditors. Todd has evolved from being a trainer to a field support mentor to director of Quality Assurance to his new role as director of Quality and Development.

Todd and his wife, Tanya, have two girls and two boys. They enjoy everything outdoors from competitive soccer, hiking, biking, and backpacking to landscaping, home improvements, and building furniture.  They are also very involved in their church and enjoy volunteering their hours in that service.

Candace Hunter

Human Resources Director

Candace manages the HR department for LAI employees and negotiates contracts for remote contract labor auditors. Since 2011 she has worked in various departments of LAI which include Recruiting Specialist, Carrier Specialist, and Area Inventory Specialist.

Candace enjoys spending time being outdoors hiking, skiing, camping, as well as spending quality time with family and friends.