Lauren grew up in St. Helena, CA. A small town in the Napa Valley. Ever since she was little her family rescued animals, so she grew up learning how to care for all types and ages of animals. She has always loved animals, and advocated on their behalf.

She received her B.S. in marketing and economics, worked in the financial industry for a few years, and then decided to leave that behind and move to New Zealand. After 3 years overseas she decided to move to Idaho to be closer to her CA family.
She lives with her Siberian Husky, Valentina, and a recent addition, Murdock. Murdock is a blind kitten whose life truly began when Mountain Humane rescued him.
Lauren always wanted to work with animals, and after moving to Idaho and learning about Mountain Humane, she knew that was where she belonged.