Lauren Gratenstein

Hello lovely people! I’m representing Union County! I am a S. Florida native, a Lipan Apache and homeschooling mother of two, a girl(6) and boy(9). My family moved here from Arizona and purchased our forever home, a 100+ year old restoration project, in 2012. I have B.A. in Interior Design, studied at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, then Accounting/Finance. I thought I retired for good after I had my son, but I guess that’s just not my style. My husband and I own Area8 Computer Consulting, LLC locally. I’m a medicine woman and artist of indigenous jewelry/crafts at the Union County Arts Council. Nature is my homegirl, and you’ll find me gardening, foraging, or searching for waterfalls. My oldest passions are books and cooking. I have a ridiculous amount of books, and an ever growing cookbook collection. I’m so grateful to be a contributor and serve this community.
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