Lauren grew up in the Gunnison Valley, born and raised in Crested Butte. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from 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 joined the CFGV team in 2013, becoming Executive Director in 2020, and continues to learn so much being immersed in the world of nonprofit management while working with so many organizations and full and part-time residents from both ends of the Valley. In her free time, she enjoys nordic, alpine and backcountry skiing as well as biking, hiking and exploring (or trying to keep up with!) with her husband, daughter and dog.