is Executive Director and Co-Founder of One Step Closer (OSC), a network of CEOs building more regenerative business models and agriculture systems. In this capacity, she launched three OSC Collaboratives: the OSC Packaging Collaborative, the Climate Collaborative, and the JEDI Collaborative, a platform for companies to address justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in food and agriculture. She deploys her 25 years of natural products experience to work on executive level marketing, sales, and strategic planning with some of the most mission driven food companies and non-profits in the world. Lara was the CEO of LightFull Foods, VP Marketing & Retail sales at Numi Organic Tea, and VP of Marketing at the Balance Bar Company before it’s acquisition by a major CPG company. Lara received an MBA from Cornell, a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California and completed graduate work at Oxford. She lives in Piedmont, CA with her husband, three young children, 1 rabbit, and 1 chickens.