Lauren ignited her passion for rowing at Marietta High School in 2008 as a Sophomore. As a Senior Captain and third year varsity rower, she began the recruiting process to row for a DI college. A major back injury forced her to retire as a competitor. Instead, she pursued her passion of art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. During that time, Lauren started volunteering and marshaling at local and national regattas. Interested in coaching, she began assisting a local Cincinnati team in Spring of 2016, gaining regional success. She relocated to Columbus in Fall of 2016 and quickly joined the UA Crew staff - aiding the Women’s team in regional and national success prior to becoming Head Coach in Summer of 2018.