Lauren is a native of the Gunnison Valley, born and raised in Crested Butte. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After spending some time in Lake Tahoe and Denver, she returned to the area in 2008 upon accepting an offer to help with marketing, community outreach and fundraising for Gunnison Valley Health. Lauren has enjoyed becoming immersed in the world of nonprofit management and working with so many full and part-time residents from both ends of the Valley.
Lauren is passionate about the local nonprofit community and has volunteered with many Gunnison and Crested Butte nonprofit organizations. In her free time, she enjoys Nordic, telemark and backcountry skiing as well as biking, hiking and backpacking. She can often be found participating in or volunteering for many of our legendary local events, including the Al Johnson, Alley Loop, Grand Traverse and Original Growler.