Laura joined VOF in 2010 and quickly realized that her tendency toward rule following would finally be considered an asset. She's originally from Vermont and has been surrounded by and involved in the agricultural community for much of her life. When her childhood friend introduced her to their family cow, their flock of layers, and the sweet scent of maple steam she became hooked for life. She successfully convinced her own family to dabble in homesteading and once she was old enough, began working on farms ranging from dairies to maple sugar operations to fruit, vegetable, and flower farms. Nowadays she enjoys keeping a small flock of her own, tending her vegetable gardens, and experiencing life with her husband and two children.