Known for her hardwork and tenacious personality, Lauren has positioned herself as a well-known cannabis industry expert. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University 2010, Lauren moved to Colorado to attend University of Denver and earned a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology. With years of drug policy activism under her belt, Lauren felt the next logical step was to forge a career in the cannabis industry. She worked through an array of positions, ensuring knowledge in every aspect of a cannabis business.
In 2013, Lauren was recruited by two former MED investigators who had founded one of the first regulatory compliance consulting firms in the industry, Kloppenberg-Smith Consulting Group (KSCG). Lauren worked with KSCG for a year before pursuing her own consulting business. In 2015, Dynama Consulting was formed. Lauren operated as lead consultant, with several consultants training below her. Dynama provided regulatory compliance consulting, the creation of SOPs and employee handbooks, METRC audits and remediations, as well as a variety of business development services. Dynama’s success led to the opportunity to merge with COWA Science. In summer of 2016, Lauren became an integral part of the COWA Science team.