Built CORRAL Tough: Lauren’s Journey to Executive Director at CORRAL

In the heart of every great organization lies an individual whose passion, dedication, and leadership inspire change and foster growth. For CORRAL, that individual is Lauren. Her journey from a dedicated volunteer to the esteemed position of Executive Director is not just a tale of personal achievement, but a testament to the transformational power of grit and grace.

Lauren’s story with CORRAL began as a humble volunteer, eager to make a difference in the lives of youth in high-risk situations. From volunteer, to Equine Manager, to Managing Director, to VP of Programming, and now to Executive Director, Lauren has always led with the relationship-first mentality that radiated warmth and understanding while also demonstrating a sense of girl power. Through shared experiences and genuine empathy, Lauren forged bonds of trust that served as the foundation for positive change in everyone who stepped onto the farm – students, families, volunteers, and staff. At CORRAL, we understand that life is tough, but we’re tougher. In Lauren, we all found not just a mentor, but a role model—a beacon of hope guiding us all towards a brighter future where we succeed despite systems of oppression.

Now, as Executive Director, Lauren’s vision for CORRAL is nothing short of inspiring. With a steadfast commitment to empowering youth through education, equine therapy, and mentorship, she is leading the charge towards a future where each one of our students has the opportunity to thrive. Under Lauren’s guidance, CORRAL is poised to reach new heights of success. Her innovative ideas, coupled with her unwavering dedication to the organization’s mission, promise to shape the future of CORRAL and transform countless lives along the way.

In Lauren, we see the power of one individual to effect positive change in the world. Her journey from volunteer to Executive Director is a testament to the transformational potential within each of us—and a reminder that with passion, perseverance, and a generous heart, the impossible really is possible.

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