Lauren joined the High Hopes team in 2007 after completing her BA in English from Fordham University and her BS in Equine Studies at Centenary University. She got into Equine Assisted Services because of her passion for horses and helping people- she says the work is a way for her to “pay it forward”. She loves being part of such a dynamic team of professionals and enjoys the variety of people (and horses) she gets to interact with. Outside of High Hopes, Lauren enjoys dressage riding and spending time with her cat, Minnie Mouser, and her dogs, Finn and Ladybug.
Lauren is an Advanced level Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Level 3 Carriage Driving Instructor, and PATH, International faculty member and Instructor Mentor. She is very involved with PATH, International and has worked on and chaired the Riding Certification Subcommittee, Driving Certification Subcommittee, and the Oversight Committee. Lauren has received several commendations of her instructional skill set including the PATH, International Sis Gould Driving Award, the PATH, International Region 1 Credentialed Professional of the Year, and the Ann Wright Instructor of the Year.