Lauren is a compassionate human being and believes in the lifesaving power of healthy communities. Lauren has a background in trauma recovery with teens and families, specifically in working to build healthy attachments for transformative healing. In addition to trauma recovery, Lauren has worked in a variety of different fields including events planning, antiquarian bookselling, herbalism, and direct care worker management. Lauren values vulnerability, ingenuity, and grit. When Lauren is not working at October Road, you can find her rambling in the mountains of Madison County, reading a 19th-century text, having an animated conversation or swooning over plants.