Lauren Engle grew up around horses, cleaning stalls for free lessons, learning everything she could and wanting more. She has always been a huge animal lover, and horses bring her a sense of peace, encouragement and a place of love and joy. Lauren found SAFE in 2018 when she decided it was time for her to have her own horse. She stalked Phoenix online for months until her husband Bryan finally insisted they go meet him. It was love at first sight, and Phoenix became the first of four SAFE horses the couple would eventually adopt. Lauren has been a part of SAFE even since: volunteering at the farm and at the horse show, learning horsemanship with Joel Conner, and attending Heart of the Horse. As a member of the SAFE Board of Directors, Lauren hopes to broaden SAFE’s reach into nearby communities to help more people understand what goes into rescuing horses and how to keep horses out of the rescue pipeline. She has also taken on the role of Board Treasurer where she can help streamline SAFE’s financial reporting and maintain transparency to our supporters. Lauren is employed at Google, and loves being able to work from home. She has two sons under 5 years old, is married to her love of 12 years.