Writing Services

I’ve been a freelance journalist for 18 years, and contribute to numerous national and regional magazines and digital media outlets. I’m the editor of Edible Aspen; the contributing editor at culture: the word on cheese, and the co-author of Cheese for Dummies. My experience also includes work as a managing and copy editor.


My focus is on cheese, 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.


I cover budget and luxury content, although my backpack always comes with. My focus is on adventure,  culinary, cultural, and eco-travel. I don’t mind cockroaches. Much.

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 brand consulting.

Clients: 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