Originally from Baton Rouge, Lauren has firmly established her roots in St. Tammany Parish, where she has spent most of her life. She embarked on her educational journey at Louisiana State University, earning a degree in Business Management. Expanding her horizons, she completed the Sales and Marketing School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Banking and is a proud graduate of Leadership St. Tammany.

With a robust 27-year tenure in the banking industry, Lauren’s expertise covers a range of areas. These include retail, business, private banking, lending, administration, and marketing. Currently holding the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Heritage Bank, her dedication to professional excellence resonates through her active participation in esteemed organizations such as the Louisiana Bankers Association, the American Marketing Association, and The Rising Phoenix.

A true believer in the principle that the more you give, the more you receive, Lauren’s community involvement has been significant. As a dedicated volunteer with Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West for over 15 years, she has served on the board of directors, led Women Build initiatives, and actively participated in various committees. Moreover, as the treasurer for the St. Tammany Art Association, she plays a pivotal role and has been diligently working towards the reopening of the art house, which suffered damage during Hurricane Ida.

Lauren resides in Folsom with her husband, Tod, their youngest son, Jake, and their two beloved dogs, Mabel and Oliver. Her contagious spirit and sense of humor blend seamlessly with her profound affection for her family and friends.