Lauren Beattie was born in New York, raised in Toronto, and spent 17 years in London, England. Ms. Beattie attended college in London to study event management and photography. Upon completion of her studies, Ms. Beattie managed events for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for 2 months, and returned to London to accept a job within the corporate events team at Credit Suisse as a corporate event planner. Having the travel bug and the urge to use her American passport, Ms. Beattie decided to relocate to California for sunnier days in June 2013, and traveled the United States as a freelance event manager and travel director working for various corporate clients, mainly within the financial sector. In June 2015, Lauren Beattie settled in Santa Barbara at the Music Academy of the West as the Director of Special Events. As someone who is passionate about creating impact through events, the Music Academy is the perfect fit for Ms. Beattie as she works within the Institutional Advancement team to help create and advance the development of the next generation of great classically trained musicians. 


In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling the world, and enjoying life a block from the beach in Santa Barbara.