Hi! I'm Lauren.
I am loving my current role as Manager of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (formally known as Cold Climate Innovation) for Yukon College at NorthLight Innovation. We have an incredible team of dreamers and drivers all working to unleash the entrepreneur and innovator in Yukoners.
I came to YC with experience in high level customer service, community building and program development. My early career was dedicated to developing and managing high-level customer service experiences all over the world with Backroads International. Then I transitioned into nonprofit management via operations and fundraising in the USA. Best of all, this international experience and passion for adventure brought me and my husband to Yukon in 2015 where I helped expand the only coworking ("Cospace"), makerspace ("Makespace") for Yukonstruct, and community innovation hub, NorthLight Innovation, north of 60. Today with I&E I am managing a multimillion dollar budget where the team and I are responsible for supporting Yukon innovators to diversify Yukon’s economy through one-on-one and group mentorship, workshops, wrap-around expert services, and funding opportunities.
Coaching and mentoring individuals has been a long time passion for me. My most favorite part of each of my professional and personal roles include understanding individuals and helping them carve a path between where they are and where they want to be. I am fortunate to have international experience working/volunteering/living in 27 countries around the world.
Come hang out with us @ NorthLight anytime - we want to hear your ideas and be part of your dream!