Hello there! I'm Lauren Nelson, born and raised in the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina. Currently, I have the honor of leading as the Chief Marketing Officer at Matt O'Neill Real Estate, where I blend my local insights with a broad spectrum of marketing expertise.
My educational journey began right here in Charleston, at Academic Magnet High School, where I was immersed in a rigorous academic environment. I then pursued Business Management at Clemson University, a chapter in my life that laid the foundation for my career. I continued to expand my knowledge with a Social Media Marketing Certificate from Trident Technical College and have completed various certifications. This dedication to lifelong learning is a cornerstone of my professional ethos.
My career has been a mosaic of diverse roles, each contributing uniquely to my skill set. I have formal training and a background in photography & graphic design, which has been instrumental in shaping my creative approach to marketing.
Significant milestones in my career include my time as the Marketing Manager at Patrick Properties Hospitality Group and as the Digital Media & Marketing Manager at Crew LaLa. These roles were pivotal in honing my skills in developing and executing comprehensive marketing strategies & brand development.
What I truly cherish about working at Matt O'Neill Real Estate is the incredible culture and team spirit. It's a place where everyone genuinely supports each other, not just in our professional endeavors but in our personal aspirations as well. This supportive environment makes every day rewarding.
Helping homebuyers and sellers is more than a job to me; it's about making a real difference in people's lives. There's something truly special about being part of someone's journey in finding their dream home or helping them move on to their next adventure. It's a responsibility I take to heart.
I'm also deeply committed to giving back to the community. Serving on the planning committee for Wish Night, Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s largest annual event and fundraiser, is one way I contribute to making a difference.
Outside of work, I love to attend various group fitness classes, unwind with a good beach read and a glass of red wine, or cheer on the Clemson Tigers. I'm inspired by figures like Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, who exemplify strength and determination. And when it comes to de-stressing, nothing beats the thrill of solo travel. My adventure list includes Switzerland, Peru, Greece, and exploring all the US National Parks.
Professionally, I'm motivated by a blend of perfectionism (for better or worse!), creative problem-solving, and a commitment to continuing education. These elements fuel my passion for marketing and help me bring fresh, innovative ideas to the table every day.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about me. I'm excited about the future and the opportunities it holds, both for myself and for those I have the pleasure of working with at Matt O'Neill Real Estate.