Lauren is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™(®CFP) and a CERTIFIED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ANALYST® (CIMA®) which is sponsored by the Investment Management Consultant’s Association. Lauren graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science from James Madison University and completed her Certificate in Financial Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Before founding Spark Financial Advisors, Lauren worked for another NAPFA firm in Midlothian, VA and for Bank of America U.S. Trust Private Wealth Management in their consumer banking division and for U.S. Trust. While at U.S. Trust Lauren worked with high net worth clients and developed a deep understanding of trusts and investment management. Lauren helps her clients identify a path from where they are currently to where they want to go. Realizing that a financial plan is always changing Lauren works hand in hand with her clients to help them align their money with their values.
In her spare time Lauren enjoys coaching her daughter's rec soccer team, reading, and watching stand-up comedy.