An Upstate New York native and transplant from the Bay Area in California, Lauren has lived in Hoquiam since 2015. A restaurant industry veteran, she brings creative as well as management experience from the food industry. After over 10 years in restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores, she transitioned into social work, helping adults with developmental disabilities navigate independent life. Passionate for both food and seeing people reach for their peak potential, she jumped at the opportunity to spearhead the Farmers’ Market effort in June of 2018. Now a business student at Grays Harbor College, Lauren looks forward to applying her new skills as well as old expertise as the co-founder of WHOLE Harbor, the newly registered non-profit bringing up the Aberdeen Sunday Market.
Renee R Taylor, SHRM-SCP
Renée is a Senior Certified Professional of Human Resources, and a business consultant since 1986; experienced with federal and multiple state regulations and senior accounting procedures. A recent transplant to Grays Harbor, she lives with her husband on their family farm, raising sport horses, Angora goats, heritage turkeys and chickens, as well as practicing responsible forestry. Renée and her husband place the highest value on health, wellness and organic sustainability for our community and our planet.
Carmen Noguer brings over twelve years of operational management, sales, and event planning experience. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Management at Grays Harbor College with the ultimate goal of receiving her MBA. She was born and raised in Aberdeen and is passionate about connecting this community to high quality, locally produced food while boosting the local economy.
Marissa Aube is a life time resident of Gray’s Harbor and is a vocal advocate for sustainable access to nutritional food in her community. Her leadership experience started as a coach for Hoquiam girls’ wrestling. She is currently and inventory manager for a local business as well as an accounting student at Grays Harbor College. She has worked and lived in this area her entire life and she maintains many connections with downtown Aberdeen business owners.