Lauren Garrett

President and Food Access Program Manager

Originally from Upstate New York, Lauren has lived in Hoquiam since 2015. She and her husband moved to the area with aspirations of small, sustainable farming and agritourism. Since moving to the area, in addition to buying and developing a modest amount of rural acreage on which to grow food, she has gotten a dual degree from Grays Harbor College in General Studies and Business. Lauren is passionate about the non-profit sector and is a founding member of WHOLE Harbor and proudly works full-time for Coastal Community Action Program in Aberdeen, WA.

Renee R Taylor, SHRM-SCP

Vice President

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.

Marissa Aube


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 an 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.