Laura is a writer and editor whose career has taken her from outdoor publishing to celebrity gossip and back to outdoor publishing. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2006 (where she majored in history and minored in sport climbing at Rumney), she landed a job at Seattle-based Mountaineers Books, helping to launch its conservation imprint, Braided River. Upon earning her Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program in 2008, she transitioned into a project editor role, and in 2010, she started as an editor at a small company called Wetpaint. There, she dove into the head-spinning world of TV and celebrity “news.”
Laura and her husband relocated from her hometown of Seattle to the Methow Valley in November 2011, with the celebrity news gig in tow. She managed to ditch the Kardashians in 2013, and today she splits her time between proofreading how-to and where-to guides for Mountaineers Books, writing for Uphill Athlete, and trying to keep up with her dog on the local trails. He deserves a lot of the credit for her two 50-mile and six 50k finishes since 2015.