Lauren has been crossfitting for over four years now, and received her Level 1 ceritification in 2014, coaching at Crossfit Indian Trail ever since. Before Crossfit, she had an athletic background, being a D1 college soccer player while studying at Radford University. Along with that, she has ran over ten half-marathons, and one full marathon. Her experience in running and soccer gave her a solid foundation in endurance training, and shows in her coaching, as well as her training.
Outside of Crossfit, Lauren is an ER nurse, although she is currently staying home with her two kids, Addie and Austin. She is married to fellow CFIT member, Paul Caruso, and the two often find themselves competing against each other to take the top score on the daily workout.