We are happy to expand the Reno Moms Blog contributors by two more lovely ladies. Please extend a warm welcome to them and look forward to them joining the monthly line-up of blog posts!
April Garcia was born in Reno, NV but as a rebellious teen couldn’t wait to hit the road. 40+ countries and years later she now makes her home in Reno. Having two daughters (1 & 3) has turned her usual wanderlust life into a whirlwind of change. She has enjoyed a successful career as an Account Exec. but is rethinking just about everything in her life. When she is not trying to save the world through humanitarian trips or toiling over her travel memoir trying to make it hysterical, she is in Tahoe Meadows with her two shorties teaching them the difference between Indian Paintbrush and Snow Flowers. April is excited for this next chapter of life and for the opportunity to spend so much time with her crazy beautiful girls. She can’t wait to show them the charm of nature, the delight of good friendship, and watch as they become their own beautiful souls.
Lauren Bradfield is a Nevada transplant from the Great California Migration of the 1990’s, where her family moved to Incline Village. She attended UNR and graduated with a BA in English Writing. Shortly after, she and her now husband moved across the world to begin an adventure with the US Government where they lived in multiple countries and did cool things that she can’t openly discuss. All that came to a head during the Arab Spring Uprising in 2011 when they were evacuated out of Tripoli, Libya under gunfire. Realizing this probably wasn’t an ideal environment to raise a family, they left the government and moved back to Reno in 2012 to work in the family business and hopefully rule the world (she kids, but seriously…). Apparently, leaving Reno and moving back once you have kids is a common trend since a majority of their college friends have done so, proving that Reno truly is the best place to raise a family. Now Lauren is mom to two crazy boys and a labrador retriever who has decided that he will remain a puppy indefinitely. Lauren loves to travel, write, read, pretend she’s amazing at pilates, eat high-gluten foods, and basically anything that gets her more involved in Northern Nevada.