Working as an advocate and leader for Kittitas County is a calling that has been cultivated over time through Laura's upbringing, education, and love for rural America. She is a seventh generation Washingtonian with a heritage stemming from the farmlands of Eastern Washington to the evergreen forests of the Snoqualmie Valley. Laura has lived in Kittitas County for the past twenty-eight years moving to Hyak at Snoqualmie Pass at age eleven. During her college years she lived in Ellensburg where she was immediately drawn to the beauty of the open fields, green valleys, and big skies. While attending college, Laura met her husband a fifth generation to the Roslyn area. After graduation she moved to Roslyn where she has lived ever since to raise her family.