Meet Our Founder

My name is Lauren.  I am a wife, cat mom, and the founder of Aster Market.  I have always loved and appreciated the little touches that make our lives special.  The details that make someone say "Wow, I love this!  Where did you find it?"  Aster Market was created as a way to follow this passion for all things beautiful and unique and to try to make a difference in the process.  

Here is a little more about me!

How did your childhood prepare you for your job today? 
I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart.  Starting at about the age of 7 I was selling painted shells down the shore, braided friendship bracelets on the street of my best friend's house, my own recorded cassette on the playground (yes, I thought everyone would want my voice blasting out of their stereo at 10), and the ever popular lemonade stand.

What's your dream occupation -- if you weren't doing what you're doing now?  
Own and operate an animal shelter so that no animal would have to live on the streets without love and snuggles!  

What accomplishment are you most proud of? 
Co-founding my own nature based preschool and now having the guts to take another risk and start this business!

Share something funny or endearing about your pet. 
I am the proud mom to two cats, Ella and Finn.  Ella is my cuddle monster!  Every night without fail she comes up into bed and we cuddle, or should I say spoon! I am big spoon, she is little spoon.  Finn loves ice cubes!  Always have an eye out for Finn when you have a glass of ice water.  He will do everything in his power to get his paws in your glass!

What's your guilty pleasure? 
Harry Potter.  I may be an adult but I love to get lost in the world of Hogwarts!

What's on your Bucket List? 
Go on an African Safari, foster kittens, and plant an incredible vegetable garden.