February 19, 2019
Our Solutions Team is growing again! First up, we’d like to introduce you to Lauren. She is poised and intelligent, with a touch of playful sass. If you’ve had the privilege of talking with her on our messenger, then you have without a doubt received excellent assistance. She is thorough and ensures you get the answers you’re looking for, not to mention a delightful experience that just might make your day!
We thought we’d ask her a few off the cuff questions so you might get to know her a bit more. Next time you message in, don’t hesitate to ask for her and share a fun fact about yourself as well. She’d love to get to know you too!
Friends, meet Lauren our Leading Lady of Solutions.
I was about four when Beauty and the Beast first came out on video. I fell in love with Belle and her story of feeling like an outcast and choosing to see the good in Beast. I also insisted on wearing a Belle costume dress every chance I could.
Tacos! The beauty of tacos is that you can have them with seafood, steak, chicken, beef, etc. They are incredibly versatile, so if tacos were what I had to eat for the rest of my life, I would have many options.
Yes, I have and I remember that day vividly. I started youth soccer at five years old for the “Pleasanton Rage” (you can picture the team banner, can’t you). I stayed in that league until I was seven years old and it was that year when I broke my nose. I was playing goalie and dove for a save...saved it! Then another girl came out of nowhere, while I was still on the ground. She tried to kick the ball out of my arms and kicked my face instead. My step-dad ran onto the field, picked me up like a baby, and carried me to the bench. All eyes were on me.
My coach ran over and put out his fist, “You saved it, girl!” I could barely see with tears and blood running down my face. My dad took a practice bib to my face, knelt down staring me straight in the eyes, and said the most terrifying thing: “Lauren, I’m going to put your nose back in place.” He did it so fast, I didn’t have time to answer. I don’t remember the traumatic pain but I do remember making an awesome save that secured our win for the game. After that, I decided I wasn’t meant to be a goalie - I wanted to be the one scoring the goals. I went on to play competitively in high school and college. I credit soccer with shaping me into the person I am today.
My go-to karaoke song is The Kill by 30 Seconds to Mars. My mom and I would sing this song at the top of our lungs on long car rides to tournaments to pump me up. There might even be a YouTube video of me that exists that was once the talk of our small town. I hardly get embarrassed, so feel free to find it under “Lauren Killin It.” You. Are. Welcome.