Laura Johnston Monchuk
Laura Johnston Monchuk is the owner and editor of a Saskatoon-based blog called Saskmom.com. Thousands of parents consult her website and social media platforms for local family-friendly events, resources, and news.
Although she primarily writes about urban family life these days, Laura originally grew up far from the city on a 400-head registered Angus ranch in rural Oklahoma. After obtaining a degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Oklahoma State University, Laura handled media relations for the Oklahoma Farmers Union. In 2001, she moved to Washington, D.C., to lead the U.S. National Farmers Union’s communications department. She also has led membership and education projects for National Farmers Union.
While in Washington, she met a Canadian farm boy who eventually led her to the beautiful Saskatchewan prairies. While they live and work in Saskatoon, Laura and her husband Clinton are active partners in the 4,000-acre Monchuk Farms grain and cattle operation in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, which they feel allows their six-year-old and two-year-old the best of both worlds.