Laura Harper Lake is an interdisciplinary artist, with a prime focus on painting, illustration, printmaking, and mixed media. She graduated with a degree in Studio Arts from Chester College of New England in 2007. Laura has exhibited her work in various New Hampshire, Maine, and Boston, MA galleries, as well as had her work included in local and regional publications. Laura is a permanent artist represented at the Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter, NH, and works under the name Artful Harper Studios. Laura is also the graphic designer and a business advisor for the Regional Economic Development Center, a non-profit focused on creating opportunities for small businesses in New Hampshire. Laura and her smoldering husband, Geoff, live in a quaint town in the NH seacoast with a plucky pup, named Max, and an omniscient feline, Rainer Maria.

Laura Harper Lake

While not a fine artist in the traditional sense, like her co-host Laura, Sarah Wrightsman is a writer and storyteller, writing about housing, community, and local politics for Stay Work Play. Sarah dabbles in cross stitch and other embroidery and aspires to be a metalsmith and jewelry maker. By day, Sarah serves as the Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast and Housing Planner for the Regional Economic Development Center Serving Southern NH (where she and Laura met). Sarah was selected for the Class of 2020 40 Under Forty by Union Leader; featured in New Hampshire Magazine’s 2019 “It List”; named a 2019 “10 to Watch” winner by Seacoast Media Group and Catapult Seacoast; and won the 2018 Civic Leader of the Year by Stay Work Play NH and NH Public Radio. Sarah is a graduate of the Leadership Seacoast Class of 2019. Wrightsman holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. During her graduate studies, Wrightsman served as a fellow for New Hampshire Listens, a civic engagement initiative out of UNH. Born and raised in Nottingham, Sarah is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire’s seacoast and a devoted lover of the Granite State. Sarah lives in Durham with her husband and their pet rabbit, Luna.

Sarah Wrightsman

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Never has such a lovable and plucky pup lived. He assists with boosting moral during stressful times.


She would prefer you address her as "The Queen". She overseas everything and is paid in cat treats.


The official podcast guest greeter. She is perfect in every way, except for the one small flaw of a strong desire to nibble on cords.


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