ABOUT WPM CONSULTING
WPM Consulting is a woman-owned business founded in Boulder, CO in May 2009 to connect people, leverage knowledge and advance policy. WPM Consulting supports policy change for healthy food systems, schools and communities through professional project management, collaborative and strategic planning, and facilitation.
WPM Consulting aims to help create healthy environments that support the social, emotional, physical, and financial well-being of all community members by working with diverse partners to develop systems-level, policy-oriented solutions to critical issues. Over the past decade, we have collaborated with professionals from public health, planning, social work, education, law, public policy, environmental sciences, and community development. Together we have been successful in building healthier living environments in the communities we have served.
I am focused on building healthier communities. I enjoy developing systemic, policy-oriented solutions to the issues facing our communities every day. There are numerous linkages between environmental health and human health, and my desire to help create healthy environments that support the social, emotional, physical, and financial well-being of all community members has led me to where I am today.
I am a proud native of Washington state, but now call Colorado home. In addition to spending time with my husband and three children, you’ll find me in trail running shoes or cross country skis exploring the Colorado trails.
I obtained my BASW from the University of Washington and my Masters degree in City Planning with a concentration in Community & Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley.
Lauren graduated from American University in 2010 with a degree in International Service and concentrations in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Global Environmental Politics. She received a minor in Sociology with an emphasis on Race and Ethnic Studies. After working for WPM Consulting in 2010 as a Food Policy Associate, Lauren left Colorado to spend the 2011 season as a crop manager at New Morning Farm, an organic family farm in Pennsylvania. Lauren’s work experience also includes the role of Secretary’s Assistant for the Boulder County Farmers Market Board in 2010-2011 and the Food Systems Coordinator for Revision International during the 2012 season where she managed a school farm and farmers market in SE Denver. Lauren also holds a certificate from the Building Urban Farmers course through CSU Extension. Lauren began working for WPM Consulting again in early 2012, now playing the role of Food Policy Project Manager while continuing to assist WPM with numerous policy projects.