Meet The Team2017-07-01T10:42:24-07:00

Who Do We Think We Are?

Laura Pratt
Laura PrattFounder & Avid Gospelist
Laura served a full-time mission in Chile, which was when she discovered she loved teaching, and loved the gospel. It made sense to try and combine those two passions, so she taught early morning seminary for seven years.

Laura plays the piano reasonably well and squeaks along on the cello, though not both at the same time. And while she pays the bills by working as a systems support analyst, her true passion remains gospel study.

It’s a fact that a standard Sunday church curriculum can be a little boring at times, so Laura is always looking for and discovering new ways to make personal gospel study more meaningful, and to share those with other women.

Her favorite scripture verses are Isaiah 41:10 and Alma 41:14-15.

She will be the first to tell you that she’s not perfect, which is why the atonement matters.

Anna Crowe
Anna CroweDesigner & Contributor
Anna calls herself a professional juggler. She juggles a marketing graphics consulting business, managing an apartment complex, writing two novels, and rearing two awesome kidlets.

She realized she had a call to write when she was in junior high and won a couple competitions for some (marginally fictionalized) short stories from her own life. After graduating from Southern Utah University in Communications, Journalism, she began writing and designing material in marketing for a health insurance company. Fast forward 10 years, she attained her lifelong goal of running a thriving business from her home. Prior to developing an independent marketing graphics company, Larsen Tidswell Creative Studios, she was the corporate marketing manager at Grubb & Ellis, a national commercial real estate firm.

Anna served a mission in Sydney, Australia, currently claims she’s from Los Angeles, and works with the young women in her ward. Someday she’ll get back to the musical theater stage – her true “happy place.”


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Our Valuable Contributors

Jenn Apffel
Jenn ApffelContributor
Jenn is a wife and mom of three. She helps businesses with marketing, websites and SEO. She served an LDS mission in Berlin, Germany and is currently an early-morning seminary teacher in New York.
Jess Lindsey
Jess LindseyGraphic Designer
Jessica Lindsey is a graphic designer and illustrator. She was born and raised in Europe. She moved to Utah, started dating her high school sweetheart and married him after his mission. Jess graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in graphic design. She lives in LA where she works from home and enjoys traveling on the side.
Rachael Pippin
Rachael PippinContributor
Rachael Pippin lives in Portland, OR with her husband, David, and their daughter Eva. She teaches online for BYU-Idaho and Independence University. She loves to write, read, cook, and go cycling.
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Your Name HereContributor
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