Ren has worked 3 years as Assistant Instructor and Instructor in river and canyon courses in Moab, Utah.
She holds a B.S. Parks and Recreation Management and M.S.Ed. in Outdoor Education. She is a certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT), ACA Swift Water Rescue and Kayak and Canoe Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Leave No Trace Master Educator, and PADI Advanced Open Water.
When not working for Outward Bound, Ren co-instructs a medical immersion semester in Nicaragua for college students preparing to become medical professionals. She is also basecamp director of a 5 week rope rescue, swiftwater rescue, and search and rescue training in CO for college students, and co-instructs a 30 day backpacking and canoe course in NY training future outdoor professionals.
“Hello, my name is Ren (short for Lauren) and I am originally from Tampa, Florida. I have been working for Outward Bound for three years, but have been working in the summer camp and outdoor expedition industry since I was 15. For fun in my free time I whitewater kayak, rock climb, ski and snowboard, ice climb, and horseback ride. I’m also trying to learn mandolin, wheel pottery, and Spanish.”