Laura was born and raised in Yankton, SD. She started competitive swimming at age 5 where she swam through elementary school, middle school, high school, and went on to swim for 2 years in college at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN , who went on to win the Big Ten Championship in Laura’s sophomore year. After college swimming Laura joined the Minnesota Gophers Club Triathlon team where they qualified and competed in Collegiate Nationals in Lubbock, TX in 2009.
Laura was introduced to CrossFit by her husband Zach Baca in the spring of 2013. She fell in love with it instantly because of the variety, training, encouragement, and wonderful people around the community it offers. The two began their CrossFit training at CrossFit Unbroken in Littleton, CO. Two years later they learned they loved the mountain life with all the wonderful things it offers in the outdoors and moved up to the Roaring Fork Valley winter of 2014. They continued their CrossFit by joining the Roaring Fork CrossFit Family in Basalt, CO. Laura received her CrossFit Level 1 certificate in October 2016 and loves to spread the excitement, joy, and passion CrossFit brings along with staying fit for anything in life!
Outside of CrossFit Laura enjoys time with her husband, trail running, cycling, hiking, camping, skiing, watching football, and enjoying a good laugh with friends and family.
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
- CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer