Writing Services

I’ve been a freelance journalist for 16 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, Avalanche Cheese Company, Vitamin World, Peach Street Distillers.

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