Laura was born and raised in Oregon attending elementary in Gresham and completing high school at Portland Adventist Academy where she founded the Drama Club & later taught theater. She graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Accounting and began her career in Finance at Intel in 2008 where she remains. Laura has taken the opportunity to continue to grow by pursuing her Master’s in International Management and supporting a broad variety of groups at Intel from Business Units to Sales & Marketing to Supply Chain. She has also branched out into Personal Finance Coaching and reengaging with the Local Arts Community. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband, Loren, and son, Rowan.