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Hey there! I'm Laren, and I grew up in the American south. A graduate (twice) of The University of Alabama, I settled down after college in the town in which I was born. I taught high school English for eight years and currently teach 8th graders at a local middle school.

My husband Erik and I met in a theatre class when I was in 9th grade and he was a senior. We were married ten years to the day after our first date and are working to raise a thoughtful little boy named Matthew. We fill our free time with exploration of the world around us, from cultural festivals that expose Matt to new people and ideas to mountain hikes that push our bodies and help us to appreciate simple pleasures. We also like to get in the kitchen and make messes as much as possible.

Most of our roaming is close to home, but we always head off with an adventurer's spirit: ready for anything and unafraid to see where new paths may lead. Join us!

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