Leader Bio: Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson is a Texas-based landscape, storm, and astrophotographer with a deep appreciation for wild spaces. She bought her first DSLR camera while in college at Texas A&M University and began to pursue landscape photography in 2017—borne from her love of hiking and desire to capture earth's natural beauty. Growing up in Texas, Lauren is no stranger to severe weather. Her passion for storm chasing developed in 2021 after becoming close friends with fellow chaser/photographer Justin Snead. When she's not chasing you can find her summiting 14ers and gazing at the endless galaxies stretched across the night sky.