Laura has worked for nonprofit organizations her entire career. A large part of her experience has been with the YMCA. Her positions were progressive from program director through senior executive director. With a B.S. degree in Dance Education from Illinois State University, Laura has a passion for teaching and training. She served as a volunteer faculty trainer with YMCA of the USA for both healthy living trainings and leadership development courses. She continues her community volunteer involvement with the Kiwanis Club of Tempe serving on the board. Laura is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University.