My name is Laura, and I’m a Milwaukeean.

When I created this blog, I was entering a new phase of life, having just completed my undergraduate degree while still working full time. While I enjoyed being back at school and immersing myself in my studies, my diet and fitness routine took a backseat to everything else that was going on. It was time for a change!

Let’s back up a moment. My full time gig is in the music business, where I plan concert marketing for some venues here in Milwaukee. Over the years we’ve hosted a multitude of artists in a variety of genres. It is absolutely my dream job, however with the whirlwind activity of concerts during the fall (ROCKtober is the busiest month) and spring, it can be hard to keep a fitness routine going.

Inspired by healthy living blogs, I started Backstage Balance to chronicle my journey of fitness / nutrition, by sharing photos and writing about meals, workouts, and everyday life – that is, my life that’s “backstage” from my rock n’ roll career.

Did I mention that I LOVE FOOD? That’s an absolute truth. In Milwaukee, at most restaurants here have vegetarian options aplenty so I can usually find some good eats. At home, I love to try out new recipes, especially for baked goods.
This blog has helped to keep me accountable for my fitness and nutritional goals, and I’ve appreciated having the creative outlet as well. The healthy living, fitness and food blogging communities are absolutely fantastic, full of talented, funny and caring individuals whom I’ve enjoyed meeting and carousing with at conferences such as the Healthy Living Summit and Foodbuzz Festival.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my journey here at Backstage Balance. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments – backstagebalance@gmail.com