Despite attempts to hide his native accent, Laurence is actually British. After moving with his family to DFW at age 10, he attended UNT and graduated with a BBA in Business. Laurence played the role of resident nerd and board gamer while on staff at UTD for 5 years, before leading our team at SMU. When not talking about C. S. Lewis, Laurence is passionate about investing in students and equipping them to be outward focused. He is married to Sarah and they have a dog baby named Goliath.
Dawn recently graduated from UTD where she studied Healthcare Studies on the Pre-Dental track. During her gap year from dental school, she decided to do the FOCUS Apprenticeship as a way to invest in herself spiritually and into the community that made her collegiate experience so memorable and meaningful. When she’s not re-watching Shrek for the 373628845th time or avoiding the grocery store, she enjoys reading books and spending time with friends. Dawn is excited to be a part of the SMU plant and can’t wait to see what God will do on that campus.