Lauren comes from a background of entrepreneurial business development in the content writing, travel, technology, food/beverage and hospitality industries. She is a partner and General Manager of Arigato Japan Travel, A culinary tourism company in Japan. From 2014-2016, Lauren was the content and community director for Odigo Japan, a travel planning/ itinerary building and sharing website and iOS application. She previously launched her own creative agency “True Taste Tokyo – Stories from Japan.” The agency was focused on social media, and content marketing for small creative travel and other businesses based in Japan. Lauren is a Pennsylvania native, but has lived in Japan for over 20 years. She is an avid traveler, reader, writer and creator of projects, her Arigato Japan partners nicknamed her the Arigato Japan CoMT – “chief of many things”.