Dr. Lauren Hall Ruddell holds a PhD in natural resource management. She has raised goats for 20 years and has made cheese for that long as well. When not cooking, freelance writing, and blogging, she spends time working as Executive Officer for a goat rescue non-profit, and serving on the board of the Old Irish Goat Society. For fun she relaxes in the Colorado Rockies noshing on goat cheese and hiking with her string of pack goats. She also runs the food blog "Goat Goodness" a blending of goat product recipes, travelog and goat facts.