By Karen On July 26, 2018

Lauren Gantner

Lauren has a unique background in writing, graphic design, and digital marketing. On top of years of agency experience, she worked with “High-Proof PDX” on marketing materials and planning. Lauren enjoys breaking a sweat in hip-hop dance classes.


Karen Locke is Founder of High-Proof Creative. She has written about booze for magazines like GQ magazine, Bon App├ętit, Thrillist, Sip Northwest, Chilled, and more. Additionally, Karen has many years of creative, and marketing agency work in Portland. She believes the darker the bar, the better.