Photo by Russell Malm
Lauren Salko is a 24 year old professional skier, triathlete, motivation speaker, and type one diabetic. Lauren was born and raised in NY, attended high school at Kents Hill School near Augusta Maine, and is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Lauren currently spends her time traveling around the world with her diabetes alert dog, Silas, at her side competing and training in ski cross, triathlons, and speaking about her life as an athlete with type one diabetes. As a member of the elite coaches team with Riding on Insulin Lauren spends time each winter teaching children with type one diabetes to ski while managing their diabetes in a winter environment. Lauren has had multiple podiums at international ski cross competitions and was named a USCSA 2nd team all american in 2014. She continues to compete on the international stage for the United States of America.