Laurel has been a resident of Charlottesville since 2004 and has been with Salon Druknya for almost as long. She hails from Southern California and attended school in Berkeley where she obtained a bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture. She and her husband Chris moved back to Chralottesville after spending two years in Portland, Oregon “just to see what it was like”. Conicidentally, that is also how she ended up in Virginia in the first place. Laurel currently lives in Belmont with Chris, her two dogs Banshee and Mowgli and her baby daughter, Faye Lily.