Vasey Valentines: Michael and Lauren

Hear from Lauren Davenport (’15) and Michael Hamlet (Villanova Theatre Master Electrician), two talented techies who light up each other’s lives!

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How did you meet?

I was a first year set assistant and he was and is the Master Electrician. We met on the first day of light training in August of 2013.

What was your first impression of one another?

His first impression: “She seems cool and kind of cute. I could see me maybe asking her out at some point.” My first impression: “He’s really tall and I’m really short.”

Would you ever work together? If you have/do, what is that like?

Working together as we were in the beginning parts of our courtship was very challenging. Now that we’ve been together for as long as we have, we might be able to do so with less friction, but it would certainly have to be the right project.

What is something you love to do together?

Road trips. Our first one was an ambitious New England trip that included Bar Harbor Maine, Boston Massachusetts, and Newport Rhode Island. Since then we’ve also visited Lancaster, Jim Thorpe, Gettysburg, Chestertown MD, Sea Isle City NJ, Cape May NJ, and Burlington VT. Up next: definitely somewhere south and/or west.

What is your favorite Vasey memory?

For our one year anniversary we had to work in Vasey during the day and bring a fancy change of clothes for dinner later at the White Dog Cafe. It was nice being dressed up together for a change instead of in work clothes all the time.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

We recently got engaged this summer and will be getting married next summer in 2019. Our five year anniversary will be this coming January.