Lauren was born and raised in eastern Iowa where she completed her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at the University of Dubuque. Following her passion for skiing, she moved to Colorado in 2014 to coach for Vail's Development Ski Team. After a ski accident, Lauren received extensive physical therapy which reignited her interest in human movement and helping others get back to the activities they love. Since then she has moved to western North Carolina with her husband and received her associate's degree as a physical therapist assistant. Lauren's experience as a PTA has been primarily in assisted living facilities, acute care, and short term rehab. Being an advocate for her patient's health and well being is her number one priority. She especially enjoys getting to know each patient and individualizing therapy sessions to their needs and interests.