Writer Bios


Running and mountain biking with her dogs—rain or shine, winter or summer—are two of the things you’ll find managing editor Laura Haraldson doing if she’s not reading or writing voraciously—or distracting herself from these activities watching and gathering inspiration from her daughters Ella and Cora. She most enjoys writing about wellness topics, as well as people, truly digging in and trying to fine-tune the art of the interview, something she insists is a lifelong pursuit that promises many more twists and turns in the articles, pages, issues, months and years to come. Blogging on these websites and her husband Scott’s wedding and lifestyle photography site offer a bit of creative balance to her everyday routine. Little-known fact: Laura’s been working on these titles in some capacity since they launched.
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