After earning her Degree from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Public Relations and Journalism, Lauren began her career with a boutique marketing firm based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a primary focus on account management, media relations and digital communication for a diverse range of nationally and internationally known brands. Prior to joining Lotus in 2019, Lauren most recently served as Manager of Brand & Communications for Squatters Craft Beers & Wasatch Brewery, bringing a unique understanding of the highly competitive craft beer industry to Lotus’ burgeoning hospitality vertical. Lauren does not feel that funeral potatoes technically qualify as a classic Midwestern “hotdish” but has otherwise fully embraced her adopted home state.