Lauren grew up in Creston, Iowa. She showed quarter horses in Western pleasure, barrel racing, and pole bending. She received her Masters in Art at the University of Iowa, where she met her husband, Joe, who is a dentist in Cedar Rapids. They have 3 children-- Kylie, Landon, Connor-- and a dog named Maya. Lauren started at Miracles as a volunteer side walker and horse lead. She joined the board in 2020 and looks forward becoming more involved.