Laurie started with Kent Youth and Family Services as a counselor in 1996 and has held her current position as Watson Manor Program Director since 1997. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from Seattle Pacific University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. Laurie has focused her professional career on serving youth and young adults through counseling, education, leadership development, and program management. She enjoys incorporating experiential education/adventure-based learning into her work.
Laurie is actively involved in her community and is an avid skier, hiker, and sailor.