Laura grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, started college at Eastern Carolina University, and finished her degree in Business Management and Administration at UNC Asheville. Industrious and capable, she began her working years helping in her father’s construction business, and has also worked part time in the lab at Mission Hospital for the past 11 years. She and her husband Doug are parents of a teenager, Danielle, and young son, Jackson. Laura stays busy attending archery, soccer, softball, and basketball games. She is also active in her church and loves learning new languages.