Lauren joined the Hope House team as the second official staff member as of May 2021. She has a background in strategy, business operations, and process development. She spent the first nine years of her career at Target Corporation in a variety of sourcing and finance roles and earned her MBA in finance during that time. She transitioned to the nonprofit sector while in graduate school for nutrition and previously worked for Meals on Wheels Fort Collins and the Food Bank for Larimer County. She works for Hope House part-time and spends the rest of her working time providing individual nutrition counseling for a private practice.

Her story of coming to Hope House had God-prints all over it (ask her about it when you meet her!). Outside of work, you can find her climbing mountains, going on other adventures with friends & family, and taking care of her sweet old lady pug, Lola.