Lauren Vaughn joined social media the first chance she got, eagerly awaiting her new college email to create her Facebook account (back in 2006). Those were the good ole days. In college, she was an active member of Sigma Kappa, and served as her sorority's Greek Week Representative and Social Chair. After graduating from Missouri State University in 2011 (including a victory lap) and years of professional experience in marketing and public relations later, she currently works as the Digital Marketing Specialist for QC Holdings, Inc.
Lauren's background includes a holistic mix of freelance consulting, client/corporate marketing and agency experience. She is also Google AdWords and Analytics certified and continually works to foster her ongoing education, whether it's attending workshops and seminars or signing up for the latest digital/social fad.
When not working for the man, Lauren stays involved in the community by coaching with Girls on the Run, serving on the board for Young Friends of the Lyric Opera, volunteering with KC Pet Project, and Junior Board of Catholic Charities. She also keeps active playing kickball and sand volleyball in rec sports leagues, feeding her addiction to spin class, and chasing after her adorable and ornery Cocker Spaniel, Elsie.
Although hardly a photogenic individual, Lauren’s personal goal in life is to become Instagram-famous (organically of course), travel the world, and continue to expand her personal and professional network. Lauren loves to chat (mainly about herself) but also about sharing her experiences with Social Media Club and maintains an open Twitter policy for new and old members alike to contact her.