In the television business for 20 years, Lauren began her career as a reporter and anchor in television news, then traveled the world as a producer, director, journalist and on-camera host for her own series on Discovery Channel and TVOntario. From filming in refugee camps during the Rwandan genocide in ’96 to stunt flying with Canada’s aerobatic tudor-jet flying team, to personally filming a 13-foot tiger shark as it was released beside her in Hawaiian waters, Lauren has had a thrilling & diverse career in film & television, winning multiple nominations and awards. Lauren has produced and directed more than 100 television programs — from documentary to lifestyle television.
As Director of Development for Omni Film Productions, Lauren created and developed award-winning original television programming – from documentary to drama — with a diverse range of international television broadcasters (Discovery, Animal Planet, HGTV, Discovery Health, The Movie Network, History Television, W Network, CBC, Global and CTV).
After meeting Mark during a volcanic eruption in Montserrat, and then moving to Trinidad, Lauren continued filmmaking by documenting Mark’s investigations of volcanic activity in the Caribbean for the University of the West Indies.
Lauren’s passion for story telling, her critical director’s eye and her producer savvy has been a driving force behind the success of Fusion CI Studios.