Lauren was born and raised in Staten Island, NY where she began Athena Defense. She now lives on Long Island where she has expanded Athena. She has been working in the Emergency Medical Services field as an EMT and Paramedic and now a Lieutenant in New York City since 2009. Lauren was introduced to the firearms industry when she was 19 years old and has since then dedicated a large portion of her life to the shooting sports.
Lauren has spent much of her time advocating for the Second Amendment and getting involved in organizations geared towards educating and supporting the 2A. She is the facilitator for the Staten Island’s A Girl & A Gun chapter as well as the New York Delegate for the DC Project. She is a certified NRA instructor, a Chief Range Safety Officer, USPSA Range Officer and certified AHA instructor.
Lauren continues to not only educate others, but herself in the shooting sports and hopes to continue to make an impact within the firearms community.