Financial Consultant & Office Manager
Lara was the Seattle office’s Administrative Assistant from 2012 - 2014, then transitioned to the role of Financial Consultant and Office Manager of our London office.
Hailing from northeast Iowa, Lara earned a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Iowa in 2009. Starting in 2007 though, she worked in the National Parks and Forests 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. While seemingly inapplicable to an office job, 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 hunting for new tunes to put on her music blog, being a fan of the Seahawks, taking pictures of street art and also her cat, and can talk about pop culture all the livelong day.