As a Kentucky native, Lauren grew up playing in the woods and creeks surrounding her family’s farmland in Hardin and Meade County Kentucky, it was here she made her fondest childhood memories. She attended the University of Kentucky where her love for the non-profit world began as she earned her degree in Non-profit Administration. Lauren’s passion for healthy and sustainable living extends to her personal life as well, where she is the co-owner of a fitness studio in Winchester, Kentucky, The Barre: a fitness boutique. Her past experience also includes management of an online retail store and a medical practice manager. Lauren is excited to be apart of a team and organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the uniqueness of our Bluegrass state.