Lauren Noëlle Gauthier

When I'm not managing digital content and all things app related for Richard Branson’s latest hospitality company – Virgin Voyages – you can probably find me outside trying to make the world a better place than I left it. That (obviously) includes endless doggie yappy hours, clean-up-the-beach days, recycling, scuba diving, running, bike riding, discovering new places and traveling the globe.

From San Francisco to San Diego, Philly to DC, Rome to New Orleans and Los Angeles to Miami, I've tackled them all to build up a kick-ass digital sustainability career. What drives me? Maybe it's the pulse of a city under my feet. Maybe it's adventure in the air. Or maybe it's plain old fashioned FOMO.

My digital career is an accident actually. I stumbled into it after college when my PR degree and sustainability scholarship was flushed down the toilet in the Recession of '08. Devastated but resilient, I found a temp digital media job writing for kinda famous speakers. Who knew a temp could become an interim marketing manager in 8 months? From there, I took a chance on a 2-week temp job digital copywriting for Hamilton Beach. But who knew a temp could increase sales by 60% in the first week of a product launch with copy?! Crazy, yep, but I found my calling. Today, 26 brand experiences later, I've never looked back. I turned extreme adversity, hustle, rejection and doubt into something bigger: giving back to people and impact