Cheerleaders

Lauryn

Years on the team: 6 Year Veteran

Years as a Team Captain: 4 Year Captain

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Chanhassen - Danielle

Hometown: Maple Grove, MN

Profession: Marketing Communications Associate

Favorite

Vikings Player:

1.    Current: Harrison Smith

2.    Alumni: Jared Allen

Movie: La La Land

Book: I love to read! I read all genres – Mystery, Love Stories, Fiction, Business related, etc. I recently read Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and learned so much!

Quote: “A great attitude becomes a great day, which becomes a great month, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life.” – Mandy Hale

Place I’ve traveled and why: My favorite place I’ve traveled to is Siesta Key, Florida. We used to take family vacations there every summer while growing up. I have so many memories I cherish from those trips that it is easily one of my favorite places!

Charity and why: Big Brothers Big Sisters is my favorite charity because they help make it possible to get kids on the path to success.

My dream job: I would love to be a Sports Announcer!

On the top of my bucket list is: Seeing the world! I would like to travel as much as possible in my lifetime.

My hero: My Mom and Dad are definitely my heroes. They have raised 4 amazing individuals (I may be biased) and have done so much for us in our lives - from helping us with homework, to providing guidance in life decisions and so much more. We are so lucky!

Name an inspiring/influential woman in your life: My previous Marketing Director, Andrea, has made a huge impact in my work and everyday life. She has taught me how to be an empowering leader and the importance of women in the workplace. Andrea has had many successes in her career and I am blessed to have a mentor who will continue to provide me guidance no matter where life takes me.

How do you define empowered? I think about empowerment in two ways – empowering myself and empowering others. I feel empowered when I have confidence in everything I do, when I work hard and push myself to achieve a goal, and when I feel strong both physically and mentally. In regards to empowering others, to me it means supporting them in their dreams and goals, always lifting them up in a positive way, believing in them, being a leader when they need one and doing what I can to make them feel important and valued as an individual.

Where do you see yourself in five years? In 5 years, I hope that I will have had the opportunity to travel and explore new places. I envision myself feeling satisfied in my work life, happily married and potentially starting a family. For now, I’ll take it one day at a time and enjoy where I’m at in life! 

Where are you in your family line up? I am the oldest of four in our family. I have three younger brothers, who all act like they’re older than me. ;) We are a very tight knit group of siblings. They’re my best friends!

What was your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject was English – I still love to read!

Do you have any pets? I have three fur babies in my life that I love with all of my heart! My boyfriend and I rescued a Boxer-mix named Wrigley (4 yrs.), and my parents own two Golden Retrievers, Bella (11yrs) and Lucy (1yr). Puppy play dates are a big thing in our family!

What is your favorite workout tip? Fuel yourself appropriately! Your body will not see the results you hope for unless you put in time at the gym AND time in the kitchen! Lifetime Fitness has great nutrition coaches who can help you understand what foods are best to fuel your body.

My best beauty secret is: My best beauty secret is to ALWAYS wash your face before bed and be sure to moisturize! Moisturizing will help reduce wrinkles. ;)

Why did you decide to audition to become an MVC? Dance has always been such a huge part of my life – it is my passion. I was on my college dance team, and during my senior year I knew I wasn’t ready to be done. Not only done dancing, but I wasn’t done being a part of a team of girls who were motivating, positive and supportive. I connected with a current MVC at that time to learn more about the program and new immediately that I wanted to try out. 6 years later, I’m lucky enough to still be a part of this team and amazing organization. I’m so thankful for all of the friends I’ve made, the empowering environment, and how much I’ve grown as a dancer and individual during my time on the team.

What is your favorite memory as an MVC? I have so many memories as an MVC it is hard to choose! On Game Day, my favorite memories are made when we circle up with our small teams to discuss our goals of the game. It’s a great way to connect and get on the same page to in order to provide a great game day fan experience.

Most valued lesson learned as an MVC: Never give up on your dreams. With hard work ANYTHING is possible! You have the ability to be the best of the best, but YOU have to be the one to put the hard work in. 

Trips taken as an MVC: 2013 NFL International Game - London, 2014 Touchdown in the Tropics - Mexico, 2016 Show Tour performed for the U.S. Military - Diego Garcia

 Awards won as an MVC: Rookie of the Year (2012), Best Turns (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016), Angel Award (2014 & 2016), Best Overall Dancer (2014 & 2015), The Whole Package (2015), Skol Service Award (2016), MVC Team Captain (2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017)