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Laura Palmer - Founder, CEO

The Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mrs. Laura Palmer, earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2008.  She worked as a strength and conditioning coach and motivational speaker in Turlock, California before moving back to Acadiana in 2009.  Since 2009, Laura has owned and operated Whole New You, LLC, a personal training and health education resource for Acadiana families.  From 2010-2014, Laura was employed with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as an adjunct instructor in the Kinesiology department where she developed effective lesson plans and instructed college students in various Kinesiology activity courses.  In 2014 she earned a teaching certification for the state of Louisiana in the area of health and physical education for grades K-12.

In January of 2016, Laura founded LASOAR, the Louisiana Association of Sports, Outdoor Adventure, and Recreation, a non-profit organization based in Lafayette, Louisiana, whose mission is to promote health and wellness through the power of play and to provide opportunities for youth and families to reconnect with the natural world, teaching native native gardening practices and leading weekend day trips to various state parks, national forests and waterways.

 
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