Laura grew up on 50 acres in Southern Canada in a wood-heated home. As a teen she worked in hay in the summers and moved cattle by horseback. She's the 6th generation Irish Canadian to grow food sustainably on the same land as her ancestors.
Laura spent 6 years whitewater kayaking around the world on The Nile, down in Patagonia, over in Europe, Australia, South and Central America, and up in the Northwest Territories. She won a Pre-World championship and competed in many international events.
Laura completed her undergrad in humanities at the University of Victoria in 2008. She went to graduate school at Southern New Hampshire University for Marketing and New Media in 2013/14.
Laura served as an officer for 7 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and worked on human rights issues surrounding parents in peacetime. She trained to navigate warships and worked in Public Affairs and Base Logistics.
Laura's son is growing up environmentally conscious with zero waste initiatives in mind. He takes litterless lunches to school, raises chickens, and learns sustainable living techniques from his grandfather and uncles.
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