Lauren was born in Columbia, Maryland, a great place right outside of Baltimore and Washington DC. At the age of 11, her family moved to Cary, NC. It was then that she changed her hobby from ballet to ice hockey, where she lead her team in penalty minutes! (Don’t worry; she has since learned to control her red head temper and is actually a pretty calm person now). In 1999, she moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW where she attained a degree in Communication Studies and loved it!
Before coming on staff with Grow Zone, she worked in a preschool and as a wedding planner, a strange combination she knows. She still loves working with the little ones in Grow Zone and could be considered a professional bridesmaid by now (it’s somewhere in the double digits so she has certainly perfected her “down the aisle” walk). Lauren loves downtown Wilmington and spends most of her free time rummaging through salvage furniture shops, chatting with friends at coffee shops or flipping through interior design magazines. She avoids College Road and the beach at all costs, but other than that she loves living in this cute town.