Meet Our Team
Lauren Fielding-VannMobile: 229-200-6684
Born to missionary parents in the Amazon, Lauren directed a cultural department for the Brazilian government after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Event Management from the University of Central Florida. While in college, she was mentored by Disney Legend and VP Emeritus of Entertainment Worldwide, Ron Logan – the creative force behind 30 years of Disney parades, spectaculars, and Disney on Broadway.
Lauren’s experience working for Ron and his team of executive consultants led her to create, pitch and produce her own spectacular for the Brazilian government. The show, called “Glorioso”, was broadcast live from the Teatro Amazonas, a stunning opera house in the historic city of Manaus. It was attended by a live audience of 100,000 and seen by 3+ million people on state television.
While serving as the Director of Cultural Innovation, a position created for her by the Secretary of Culture, she also produced and directed “Magical, the Arrival of Santa Claus”, the Amazon’s first Christmas parade. Lauren has years of experience working with leaders and directors at the highest levels and brings a sense of coordination, innovation and diplomacy to creative endeavors across cultural lines.
Lauren’s love for the interplay of culture, tradition, stewardship and stunning natural settings led her to settle in South Georgia, where her father originally hails from. In 2016, she joined the Jon Kohler & Associates team as Marketing Manager.
Lauren and her husband, John Vann manager of Labrah Plantation, own of Saddlecreek Plantation and enjoy cultivating land in the Red Hills Region. She loves travel, hiking and spending time at the family beach house at Alligator Point. Lauren and John are active members of Thomasville First United Methodist Church and volunteers in their community. In 2015, she coordinated the Covey Film Festival “Masked Quail Ball” Gala to benefit underprivileged children. She is passionate about using the principles of great storytelling to make culture come alive, and is proud to call the Red Hills Region her home.