I had the privilege of being in the first class that Lauren taught at NorthCoast Medical. She was a wonderful teacher with a passion for animals big and small. Until I met Lauren I was the farthest thing from being a "dog person" and in fact feared them somewhat. Thanks to her patience and encouragement my fears were faced and while still not a full blown "dog person" I see myself having one some day. Lauren was also a compassionate human being who would go out of her way to help someone. She was a great strength to me during a very tumultuous time. I am honored to have had the opportunity to know such an amazing woman. My heart goes out to her family, You were her everything and she loved all of you with everything that she was. I am so very sorry for your loss.