First let me introduce myself: I’m Lauren, a contract manager here at BlackRiver. Faith is usually the one writing these things but when she was brainstorming ideas for her next blog post I realized we had never done anything on the girl behind the blog so she (hesitantly) handed the reins over to me to do the asking for once!

What is one item you never leave home without?
Chapstick! I’m addicted.

Who is your favorite actor?
Vince Vaughn is like my favorite human. But I think Denzel Washington is the best actor of all time. And I have all the heart eyes for Mathew McConaughey. Three is better than one, right?

What app do you use most?
Instagram…or maps (I’m hopeless without GPS).

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Does going to weddings count? Haha I am at the age where ALL of my friends are getting married, so it seems like every weekend I have a wedding or shower of some kind to attend! I have two weddings plus a bachelorette party all in one day coming up that I’m still not sure how I’m going to pull off :O

Dogs or cats?
Dogs for sure. I’m weirdly REALLY scared of cats for some reason.

What does a typical day at BlackRiver look like for you?

Gosh, I don’t even know where to start. I think that’s what I love most about my job is that it’s never the same. Since we are still a small company everyone kind of must wear a lot of different hats. I can go from getting deals ready to fund to writing this blog to reconciling our bank account on any given day.

What’s the first thing you do when you get off work?
I’m embarrassed to say that as soon as I open the door I greet my dog in this weird dog voice I get & ask him ‘What you been doin’ all day?’ (EVERY day I do this…and he never responds…even though I’ve told him like a thousand times (in my same weird dog voice) that if he would just say one word we could be rich, and I could retire and wouldn’t have to leave him all day to go to work.

And now for the part you’ve all been waiting for! Answer the 3 BlackRiver trivia questions in the comments of the blog below and you will be entered to win one of our awesome prizes!! Unless you have a stellar memory, you will probably want a copy of our guidelines in front of you (don’t have a copy? Email to get yours today!)

1. What is the minimum due at signing for our “B” Program?
2. What is the minimum credit score for our Start-Up Program
3. How long must a borrower have a CDL to be considered for our Long Haul Program?