Lauren (she/her) is the founder of Backyard Wildcraft which inspires and guides people in engaging with their botanical landscape. She’s a community herbalist and medicine maker who trained from 2011-2012 and beyond with Jon Carlson in Michael Moore's Vitalist lineage. In addition to herbal medicine, Lauren is a wild foods enthusiast and botanical craft maker. Lauren leads community plant walks and classes, offers personalized backyard consultations and works at Oshala farm. In 2022, Lauren and Rhonda Brown purchased Vitalist Botanicals from Jon Carlson. They are continuing his 25 year legacy of crafting small-batch, bioregionally focused botanical medicines. She lives in the Bear Creek watershed in Southern Oregon with her family.