Writing Services

I’ve been a freelance journalist for 19 years, and contribute to numerous national and regional magazines and digital media outlets. I’m the former editor of Edible Aspen and former longtime contributing editor at culture: the word on cheese, and the co-author of Cheese for Dummies. Currently, I’m the spirits columnist at Tribeza. I also have experience as managing and editor.


My focus is on sustainable agriculture, and regional, ethnic, and craft foods. I will eat anything (Seriously. Anything), if it makes for a good story. And sometimes, even if it doesn’t.

Travel & Design

I cover budget and luxury travel, specializing in topics with an adventure, culinary, cultural, spa or green angle.  I also write about interior design, which is a passion of mine.

Content Creation

My background is in public relations, and I have extensive experience producing digital and print content and copywriting for the food, beverage, hospitality, and outdoor industries. I also do marketing and branding.

Clients: Chisos, Pure Luck Farm & Dairy, Mountain Madness

Laurel’s knowledge and enthusiasm for promoting artisanal food and beverages is extraordinary. She has contributed numerous feature stories to our publication over a seven-year period, and has posted on social media on our behalf. Her professionalism and commitment to meeting deadlines have made her a pleasure to work with but her passion for food is what truly makes her contributions stand out. Laurel is a proven asset to Edible Aspen and will be to any team.” Lisa Houston, Publisher, Edible Aspen

“Laurel’s work is expedient, precise and effective at matching the style of our brand. I highly recommend her.” Mark Gunlogson, President, Mountain Madness