Meet the Brains Behind the Blog
On November 11, 2020, the Board of First Things First named Lauren to replace departing Julie Baumgardner, effective January 15, 2021. With the help of a dedicated team, Lauren will continue to oversee FTF messaging and media while also filling the leadership role during the process of a national search for leadership.
Lauren oversees all messaging and visual elements that leave the First Things First office. She also gets to dabble in design, writing, video and audio editing, email formatting, social media, and creating fun, informational content. She has been with the organization since 2015. To Lauren, First Things First is more than a job, it’s a passion. Lauren and her husband, Daniel have a fun-loving baby boy, Strider, and a sweet puppy named Ida Mae. In her free time, Lauren LOVES to write and has been working on a novel for several years. She also sings and plays guitar and mandolin.