Muffy Mead grew up on a cattle ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, but has spent her professional career in other cities. She is the author of the western memoir Its Head Came Off by Accident, which according to Publisher’s Weekly, “beautifully chronicles the colorful history of her family and the land.” She also wrote the best-selling Confessions of a Slacker Mom and Confessions of a Slacker Wife. She’s written for several magazines and anthologies and has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, and Talk of the Nation, and in publications such as The Atlantic and The New York Times.
She is the CEO and founder of Nush Foods. She is a director of the M Lazy M Foundation. She is a member of the University of Utah’s National Advisory Council, a trustee at Westminster University, and has served on a number of other community boards, including the Natural History Museum of Utah, Red Butte Garden, Artspace, Utah Heritage Foundation, and Girls on the Run.
She and her husband Scott Kauf reside in Alta, Wyoming, and Salt Lake City, Utah.