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Laura Rigan

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Laura was born and raised on the Old Mission Peninsula, spending most of her time in East Bay. During her college years, she spent summers as a seasonal Invasive Species Land Steward at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. A recent graduate of George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in Conservation. She was also a member of the Women’s Volleyball team.  Laura spent her final semester studying at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation in Front Royal, VA in a hands-on, experiential program in Applied Conservation Strategies. During her time there, she also worked at The Farm at Sunnyside in Washington, VA, a 400-acre, certified organic fruit and vegetable farm that blends sustainable agriculture with environmental protection. While at The Farm at Sunnyside, she assisted in conservation programs, conducted environmental monitoring on the farm, and assisted with the Community Supported Agriculture program.

Laura is thrilled to once again call Traverse City her home and to be involved in the community that she loves. She enjoys every outdoor recreation that northern Michigan has to offer including hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, playing beach volleyball and working in her family’s vineyard.

Phone: 231.941.0960 x 22