Lauren joined the Board of the Alabama Environmental Council to initiate a program whereby the AEC promotes restaurants that adopt sustainable practices such as eliminating the use of Styrofoam containers. She is dedicated to supporting local businesses and raising consumer awareness regarding the health hazards associated with the use of single use plastics. Although Lauren’s background is in banking and finance, over the past decade she has sold commercial janitorial services for Trust Building Services and has many friends and associates that will attest to her passion for a “clean” environment. She is very Spiritual and attends Unity of Birmingham where she leads a weekly meditation group. Although Lauren loves being active in her community, her greatest pleasure is hiking and exploring the wildernesses of Alabama.