Growing up in Calgary, Lauren had a keen interest in journalism from a young age and landed her first job in media with the Calgary Sun newspaper as a Media Library Assistant and Freelance Writer.
Lauren broadened her career base as the lead Account and Production Manager for a communications, marketing, and design studio where she managed projects for multiple clients in the financial, oil & gas, medical, and arts fields for over six years.
After managing a few photoshoots, Lauren went on to expand her knowledge of production and attended the two-year diploma Broadcast program at Mount Royal University, earning a few scholarships along the way.
Lauren went on to be a successful producer, and created the AMPIA-nominated entertainment program, STIR. Lauren secured all-star guests for the show including Ben Affleck, and has interviewed numerous celebrities; everyone from Ann Murray to the Trailer Park Boys, to Tegan and Sarah.
She has been producing broadcast commercials, videos, digital content, and segment/magazine programming for over ten years and has worked with many top influencers, performers, artists, and media personalities including Jillian Harris, Debra DiGiovanni, Jon Montgomery, Jann Arden, Cory Joseph, Amir Johnson, Rick Hansen, Amber Mac, Tommy Europe, Fiona Forbes, Chef David Rocco, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Kristian Nairn, and others.
With years of experience behind her, Lauren produces high quality creative content from concept to brief to distribution. Behind-the-scenes, she manages multiple projects simultaneously and all at different stages of production. Having worked on hundreds of studio and on-location shoots, her organizational skills are exceptional.
In 2017, she made her debut as an amateur stand-up comic. When not out on stage, she is a photographer, watercolour painter, fibre artist, and is a budding bird watcher. Between chocolate and Perrier fixes, she runs, swims, and hikes in and around the Vancouver area.
Vancouver is now home for Lauren since relocating to the west coast in 2011. She works full time at Best Buy Canada’s head office as the producer for all customer-facing content and was recently selected as a wellness champion by the organization.