Laurent David McLaughlin was born in Norfolk, VA . on August 18, 1956 and passed on April 9, 2016.
He was the son of a naval aviator and a therapist with roots in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he spent his childhood on both coasts. In 1985 he moved to the Front Range and settled in Eldora, Colorado where he lived for many years.
Laurent was an avid outdoorsman. He explored caves, climbed cliffs and ice, and revelled in mountain biking, road bike racing and cyclocross.