While attending UNC-Chapel Hill, Lauren tended bar at the local venue, Cat’s Cradle, and dreamed of some day working in the music industry. She first entered the production world as a stage hand coiling cable for ESPN at ACC basketball games. She later went on to work as a crew scheduler and stage manager for the NBA in Charlotte.
After years of juggling production gigs, teaching skiing, and touring with the Phish nonprofit organization, The WaterWheel Foundation, she moved to New York City to assist Sting’s manager on the Police 2007 world tour. In 2008, she joined The Bowery Presents as the assistant to co-founder Margaret Hannigan-Swier, who taught her invaluable lessons about finance, business management, and life in general.
After returning home to the south, Lauren stayed busy working festivals, tour managing, and hosting DIY shows at her house. One night in 2016 while standing around a campfire at MerleFest, she reconnected with Pulse Lighting Director Mikey Cummings. Several months later, she joined the Pulse team. As the Business Manager, Lauren oversees billing, marketing, and human resources. She feels right at home at Pulse, surrounded by music lovers and a high percentage of Deadheads.
Business Manager, Client Relations