Lara was the Seattle office’s Administrative Assistant from 2012 - 2014, then transitioned to the role of Financial Consultant in our London office.
Originally from northeast Iowa, Lara earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of Iowa in 2009. But since 2007, she spent much of her time living and working in the woods of the western United States. She has done trail construction/maintenance in California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Alaska, and immediately prior to joining Distilled, ran a chainsaw on a trail crew for a non-profit organization in Seattle. She also spent a year as a wilderness therapy guide in southeast Alaska, leading teenagers on 7-week-long ocean/river canoeing and hiking expeditions. These positions required Lara to be creative, organized, and solution-oriented, qualities which she is happy to bring to Distilled.
Lara spends her free time getting to know her new home, updating her music blog, being obsessed with her cat, snowboarding, and laughing. A lot.