Lauren grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan before attending Denison University in Ohio. In 2007, she graduated with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in communication. While there she played on the Women’s Varsity Basketball team for four years. After graduating she worked at Michigan Virtual University analyzing and configuring research data. She then joined Ryan Marketing Group where she provided technical support for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s national championship tournaments. Before joining Evergreen Education Group, Lauren took time to travel and volunteer abroad. She now lives in Durango, Colorado and enjoys hiking and trail running.