Lauren's love and appreciation for the natural world began when she was a small child. Her parents instilled a deep appreciation for nature and respect for all living things and encouraged her to follow intuition and seek independence. This early foundation paved the way to her passion for preserving ecology, working with plants and herbal medicine, honoring indigenous culture, and communing with the natural world through sensing and observation.
In her early working career, Lauren held various customer service positions working with the public. She has since left the business world with her last position being Field Director for a market research firm, acting as the liaison between executives and service providers. She oversaw all purchasing within the organization, hiring of vendors, all printed media, the mail room, supply stock, organized events and work trips, and single handedly planned and executed the move of over 100 employees to a new location.
Lauren has been growing herbs and working with herbal medicine for the past 8 years, and is always a student of the plant world. She helped build an herbal business for 6 years, playing a part in all aspects of the business, and offering her homegrown teas and topical remedies to the public.
Her deepest passion is singing and making music with others. She also enjoys spending time with family, especially her daughter, making art, working with her hands, making home cooked meals from scratch, observing nature with a special focus on bird language and the micro world, and helping to make positive connections within her community.