Laura hails from the Northwest, spending her childhood in Southeast Alaska. She headed to Los Angeles for college, where she got her Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Photography from Loyola Marymount University. She stayed in Los Angeles after graduating and "accidentally" moved to Aspen when she was sent by Hillstone to open and train staff at the beloved White House Tavern.
Laura previously worked at the Buddy Program as recruitment manager and programs coordinator. She remains a Big Buddy in our community. Laura has continually volunteered as a camp counselor for The Laurel Foundation in Los Angeles since 2009. She was awarded volunteer of the year in 2013 for organizing a yearly prom fundraiser and for her achievement in recruiting fellow counselors.
She is honored to join Aspen Public Radio, as she is a daily listener and supporter of APR and public radio. While growing up in Alaska, Laura's father had a weekly Sunday night jazz program on KRBD Ketchikan called Serenade in Jazz. She loved going down to the station, and even got to record a station ID- her first radio experience.
Laura's interests include: traveling, theatre, photography, movies, Yellowstone, puns and breathing fresh air outside.