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. 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.