Lawrence was raised in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Lawrence began working in the animal welfare industry immediately following college, working at the Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colorado. There, he worked in the adoptions and pet intake departments.
Lawrence relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2012, and brought his knowledge and experience to Best Friends Animal Society. Lawrence is currently the Adoptions Manager for Best Friends Animal Society, and in this role oversees the Pet Adoption Center located in Sugar House, as well as the Best Friends Kitten Nursery program.
In addition to his love of animals, he is an avid sports fan. He enjoys sports of all kinds, especially football. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Tiffany, and their three dogs and three cats.