Rincon Institute
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Laura Brumbelow
Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market Coordinator

Laura Brumbelow, a long-time Vail resident, is the Market Coordinator for the Rincon Valley Artisan & Farmers Market. She was raised in Vail and attended school at Old Vail Middle School and Acacia Elementary. It is hard to believe today, but there was not a high school in Vail at the time, so she attended high school at Desert Christian High School in Tucson, AZ. She graduated from the University of Arizona in four years with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration and English. She has experience in business administration and records management from working for the local Agua Verde Water Co-op as well as several years of experience managing a local UPS Store. In addition, she was an account coordinator for Zimmerman & Associates for the past year-and-a-half as an account coordinator, giving her experience in every aspect of marketing, public relations and advertising. She is extremely hands-on and customer oriented and used to multi-tasking and handling multiple clients and assignments on a tight budget and schedule. Laura has a deep love of the Vail and Rincon Valleys and is very excited to work for an organization that is working to protect our one-of-a-kind environment and rural lifestyle. She feels very strongly that local farmers and artisans are a key element in the health of our local economy and preserving our way-of-life. As we move forward into the 21st century it is essential to preserve our farmers markets to take advantage of our local assets and reduce our footprint on our environment by growing organically and not wasting resources to import what we can obtain locally. In a world where so many things are mass produced it is also important to preserve the skills of the individual crafter. There is an element of the hand-crafted item that cannot be reproduced in mass-produced items. Laura grew up in a home where antiques and hand-crafted items are cherished and she wants to preserve that for our children. She is also very interested in crafting as a way for the generations to connect in order to preserve skills and bond. She wants to grow the Rincon Valley Artisans & Farmers Market as a gathering place where people can connect and remember who we are and where we come from.

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