Hailing originally from New Jersey, Laura has lived in rural Oregon for almost two decades. Professionally, she is the business manager for Luna Angelica Glass Art. She is also an active volunteer in her rural community and serves that community in a variety of roles. She currently serves as Chair of the McKenzie River Community School Charter Board, Commissioner & Secretary for the Blue River Water District, Director for the Blue River Park & Recreation District, Member of the Blue River Revitalization and Wastewater Group, and as a member of several other education committees and clubs at the McKenzie School District. She started her work with 90by30 as a volunteer member of the McKenzie Rural Leadership Team and recently joined the staff as the Rural Outreach Coordinator for the McKenzie team. She is also a musician and performance artist.