Meet The Team

Your william & Lauren stylists


Lauren Warkentine


Lauren, our fearless founder and CEO, is the backbone of William & Lauren. With a knack for suiting, styling, and system improvements, she’s all about relationships and making sure everything runs smoothly. Her style? Think classic, timeless, with a love for neutrals and the occasional pop of color or pattern. Lauren adores the people she works with and the clients she meets, and she’s all about solving problems and building systems that let everyone shine.

Her favorite piece? A luxurious velvet suit.


Sarah McCombs

Business Development Specialist

Sarah is our go-to for business development, forging partnerships, and cultivating community relationships. With a coquette style that blends classic and grandmillennial vibes, she’s all about timeless investment pieces. As a working mom of two, Sarah effortlessly transitions from her W&L suits by day to soccer gear by night. She loves the variety her job brings and the supportive team she works with.

Her favorite W&L piece? A chic tweed skirt suit with a custom liner featuring her kids’ photos – her “mom suit,'' complete with their handwriting monogrammed inside.


Kara Krittenbrink

Operations Specialist

Kara is our Operations Specialist who wears many hats, from managing social media to client advisory. Her personal style is all about feminine pieces that bring joy and comfort. Kara’s favorite part of her job is connecting with clients and crafting perfect wardrobe pieces that make them smile.

Her favorite fabric? She has a soft spot for tweeds, especially those with a hint of sparkle.


Devon Marks

Brand Stylist

Meet Devon, the Brand Stylist with a penchant for high-quality essentials and a hippie heart inspired by the 60s. Devon’s all about curating perfect wardrobes that blend fit, comfort, and timeless style. Her philosophy? Fashion should be fun and functional. At William & Lauren, Devon loves helping clients discover pieces they adore and feel confident in.

Her favorite piece? A well-tailored white button-up that’s as versatile as it is stylish.


Char Kayiza 

Store Brand Leader

Char brings her retail expertise from Urbane and Anthropologie to William & Lauren as our Store Brand Leader. She’s passionate about fashion, customer service, and ensuring our brand mission is met. Char’s style philosophy is about dressing boldly and confidently, with a love for classic silhouettes and vibrant patterns. Her favorite part of the job? The meaningful connections with customers and being part of their special moments.

Her standout piece? A hot pink pant suit that’s as memorable as she is.


Masen Esselstrom

Fit Specialist

Masen, our Fit Specialist extraordinaire, lives for the little details that make a big difference. With a background in sewing and tailoring, she’s not just about getting the right fit; she’s about making you feel fabulously comfortable and confident. A fashion marketing grad from UCO, Masen adores vintage styles, especially from the 60s and 70s, but don’t be surprised to see a touch of Victorian flair or 90s vibes in her wardrobe.

Her heart beats for our Italian fabrics and the joy of seeing our team shine in William & Lauren designs.