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Lauren Rieke joined the Colorado Preservation, Inc. team in 2016 as an intern and now serves as the Endangered Places Program Director. Born in Jefferson City, MO, she was drawn to preservation beginning in high school and has developed a passion for preserving our tangible and intangible cultural resources. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon in 2013.
Before starting at CPI, Lauren worked for Rosin Preservation, a historic preservation consulting firm in Kansas City, Missouri. Her role as Historic Preservation Specialist focused on writing National Register nominations, performing historic resource surveys and completing historic tax credit applications in multiple states throughout the Midwest. Lauren has experience working with nonprofit preservation organizations in Missouri and Kansas. She served as the Communications Chair for the Kansas Preservation Alliance, Inc. where she managed email campaigns, social media and website maintenance. Lauren remains dedicated to historic preservation and looks forward to helping Colorado communities recognize and preserve their unique sense of place.