Lauren grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Florida State University. Lauren and her husband, Mike have four boys: Oliver, Oscar, Olsen and Otis. They also have two dogs, Bogey & Divot. Together they own Six Turtles Boutique. The Ries family currently attends church at St. Clements. Fun Fact: Prior to having a number of shoulder surgeries, Lauren had hopes of playing golf on the LPGA Tour after college. She originally went to college to become a PGA Professional and prior to opening Six Turtles she worked for the PGA of America helping run their major Championships.