Writing for Project Recover is a sacred mission for me. It is a profound intersection of the past, present, and future. When our MIAs are returned home, they bring with them a quiet reminder of peace, gratitude, hope, and love.
“It is a gift to be a part of that mission and to give voice to our MIAs’ lives and legacies.”
Lauren Trecosta has been the Content Marketing Manager and writer for Project Recover since 2018. Since then, Lauren has written Project Recover blogs, emails, and social media posts.
The daughter of a DoDDS (now DoDEA) school teacher, Lauren grew up on Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine military bases in Europe and Asia. The service and sacrifice of military personnel and their families made a lasting impression on and formed an enduring connection for her.
Lauren aspires to give voice to the lives and legacies of American MIAs for their own recognition, for their families’ comfort, and for the collective.
Our MIAs, when Project Recover searches for them and when they are returned home, have a unique capacity to speak from the past to awaken those in the present and transform the future.
Lauren is a counselor and life coach as well. She began her private practice in Northern Virginia. She worked with Military One Source and the majority of her clients with military personnel and/or their family members.
Since moving from Virginia, Lauren works as a life coach. Articulating the unseen and the overlooked, Lauren’s insight is her specialty. Professionally trained as a therapist, much of her ability to see cause and effect, spot hidden agendas, and unravel system dynamics is intuitive.
Drawing on more than 20 years in practice, Lauren draws on a variety of skills and theoretical bases to help her clients reach their fullest potential. She specializes in finding the past in the present to transform the future, identifying the least effort for the greatest relationship gain, finding flow in the dance of masculine and feminine energies, and integrating the inner and outer selves.
Most recently, Lauren began training with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) to become certified in MDMA-assisted therapy., an FDA-designated breakthrough therapy for treating PTSD.
A perennial student, Lauren has her undergraduate degree in Journalism, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She earned a Master’s in Psychological Services and another in Education from Marymount University. She has held certifications as a teacher and elementary school counselor and is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.
Lauren’s passion has been living outside the box. She has been entrusted with raising three feisty people she calls children but are mostly grown. From road-tripping across the country to being displaced by California fire, her commitment is finding excellence in every moment and the greatest potential for every action.
Lauren’s Recent Posts
- DAR Awards Pat Scannon Founders Medal for PatriotismThe Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Pat Scannon, M.D., Ph.D., Project Recover co-founder and President Emeritus, the DAR Founders Medal for Patriotism at their National Defense Night Ceremony on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
- July 4th: Celebrating Freedom & Remembering Fallen HeroesOn July 4th, Independence Day, we celebrate the birth of our nation and the core values of what it means to be American. The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the 2nd Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776. Its words have stood the test of time as an ideal for which to continually strive and …
- We Will Remember ThemMore than 20 years ago, Pat Scannon was reading a book late at night on World War in the Pacific. On the last page of the book, the author included a quote from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary …
- 5 Ways to Give on Memorial DayOn Memorial Day, we often remember our fallen heroes with parades and picnics. These are beautiful gatherings that reflect family and community. In many poignant ways, these celebrations capture the way of life our service members sacrificed to protect. Still, people yearn for concrete ways to pay tribute to the sacrifice of our service members …
- Jules McManus, Former US Navy Diver Now Disabled, Dives AgainJules McManus, a former US Navy Diver now disabled, will dive again with Project Recover partner, Legion Undersea Services, to test dive equipment donated to Project Recover.
- Press Release: Movie “To What Remains”Project Recover is proud to announce the release of To What Remains, a movie from Imperative Entertainment and ABRAMORAMA about American MIAs and Project Recover’s mission to bring them home.
- Packing for Palau MIA Recovery MissionProject Recover met with Legion Undersea Services to pack for our first MIA Recovery Mission in Palau later this year. Our team members who went to Florida to spend the weekend packing for Palau were: Dan O’Brien, Chief Financial Officer Harry Parker, Digital Asset Manager & Photographer Milt Douglas, Volunteer Adam Gray, Volunteer Legion Undersea …
- Major Paul A. Avolese Accounted For by DPAAMajor Paul A. Avolese, 35, a B-52 radar navigator during Vietnam, was accounted for on September 21, 2020, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
- Finding the Arnett B-24 and the Repatriation of 8 MIAsProject Recover located the Arnett B-24, tail number ‘453, in January 2004 after ten years of searching. The find led to the repatriation of all eight crew members.
- Partnership with Legion Undersea ServicesProject Recover is pleased to announce a partnership with Legion Undersea Services to recover MIAs from underwater crash sites globally.
- The Science Behind the Search for MIAsAn Interview with Mark Moline, Ph.D. Innovative science revolutionized Project Recover’s ability to find American MIAs and help bring them home. Project Recover partners and co-founders Mark Moline, Ph.D., Director of University of Delaware’s School of Marine Science and Policy, and Eric Terrill, Ph.D., Director of Coastal Observing Research and Development Center at Scripps Institution …
- Pat Scannon Named Congressional Medal of Honor Society 2021’s Citizen Honors Award FinalistPat Scannon, Project Recover co-founder, is named one of the Top 20 finalists nominated to receive this year’s Congressional Medal of Honor Society Citizen Honors Award.
- A Christmas Story: 1st Lt. Paul L. Schwartz1st Lt. Paul L. Schwartz, an MIA service member from World War II, is forever memorialized in the 1983 holiday classic, A Christmas Story.
- ARM3c Robert O. RotselARM3c Robert O. Rotsel and ENS James A.Rutledge ditched in the water while protecting 75 Allied ships and were never recovered.
- MIA Spotlight: 1st Lt. Robert N. GageLt. Robert N. Gage who, a B24 pilot, was killed in action after completing a bombing run over Balikpapan Borneo on Oct. 3, 1944. The squadron received a Presidential Unit Station for that effort. Lt. Gage also received the Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart.
- Team Member Casey Doyle Gets PromotedWe made a donation in honor of our son, Lt. Col. Casey W. Doyle, USMC, on the occasion of his promotion, September 1, 2020.