Name: Laura Chagnon

Town: Montverde

Occupation: owner/trainer for Spirit Stables in MOntverde

Family: My church family.

What do you enjoy most about living in the south Lake area?

The beautiful countryside. I'm a country girl at heart.

If you had to express your philosophy of life in one sentence, what would it be?

God first, family second, career third.

Is there a particular person or incident that has touched you recently?

I love working with kids and we have birthday parties, and I love watching their faces light up.

How do you contribute to the community?

We're a small business, family owned, so income produced from the farm and events goes back into the community.

Is there anything you would particularly like to do that you haven't done yet:

Riding horses through the water, like in the ocean.

What is your advice to people who may wish to help out in the community?

Just volunteer. Find an area that is in their gifts or talents and just offer to help. Be humble. When you can, you can help others.