Lara joined the Pantry in October of 2019 as the Pantry Assistant, where she serves four days a week at The Hub and one day a week at Sheridan as a year of service volunteer with the Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS). She is originally from Newton, Kansas, a small town about 30 miles north of Wichita and about 160 miles southwest of Kansas City. Lara graduated with a degree in athletic training from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas.
In her free time, she loves to read and watch Netflix/Hulu and sports. She is a huge Green Bay Packers fan (not good in Bears country) and a die-hard Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan (college basketball is her favorite sport to watch).