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Lauren Charpio was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.
She attended the University of San Diego, and some time spent at Oxford in England inspired a fascination with all things global. She started her career in international banking but longed to flex her creative muscle. She later attended Thunderbird School of Global Management, where she received the Masters in International Management that ultimately facilitated a career change to marketing and brand strategy. Lauren has spent many years working as a consultant to some of the world’s best brands, striving to inspire others to build strategies and experiences informed by cultural shifts. The shift that affected her life the most was the one from singleton, to wife, to working mother of two. A shift made easier with the help of two sets of doting first-time grandparents who longed for fitting names…

Lauren became mom to bubbly Brooke in 2003 and Cooper the still-bald bruiser in 2006. Lauren and her family are blessed to have both sets of grandparents nearby. Gramme and Hoppa live a short trek north on a Ranch populated by horses, ponies and dogs. And PawPaw and Gramma live minutes from the bestplay area and carousel in town.