Hey y’all, I’m Lauren! I am a true southern gal as I was born in Kingsport, TN and spent my childhood on Signal Mountain overlooking the TN river and valley. Since then I have lived in multiple cities in the south from Tennessee to North Carolina and up to Virginia.
I grew up with 3 siblings, all close in age, so competition was a normal day at the park for me. I have always loved sports and I grew up playing softball, volleyball, soccer, and basketball. I went to Bridgewater College to play softball and double majored in Business Administration and Family and Consumer Sciences. After graduating, I moved back to Tennessee for a summer internship at an architectural firm. After an amazing summer working on large projects, I decided to go back to school in Durham at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham for Design. This is when I fell in love with the Triangle and have been living here ever since. I have been working in the building industry for the last 4 years with contractors, builders, architects, and designers and have loved every second of it.
I enjoy being outdoors, running, hiking, working out, eating sushi, and spending time with my family. My fur babies are my life. I have a Blue Heeler named “Raleigh” who loves swimming and I have a rescue cat named “Flea” who loves doing tricks and walking on his leash for treats. (I haven’t found a food he wouldn’t eat.)
I am excited to be a part of the Zig Zibit team. The culture and atmosphere is creative and everyone is very passionate about what they do.