Originally from Vermont, Lauren now lives in Gaviota, California with her two daughters, Milly and June and husband, Keith (and their three horses, four cows, three dogs, one cat, one pig and 20 chickens). Lauren has a degree in animal science and conservation biology, and her work with animals has taken her to the far reaches of China and Africa. Lauren is also the creator of "Worn Wear" a used clothing and repair campaign for the outdoor company, Patagonia. Now at home with her daughters, Lauren enjoys showing her children a way of life around caring for the land and it's creatures, community, and surfing. Her passion for a simpler lifestyle, friendship and thirst for knowledge inspired her to be a part of the Women’s Heritage Skillshare.