Originally from North Carolina, Laura spent her school years and college years in the Midwestern states of Illinois and Indiana. She graduated from Earlham College with a B.A. in Spanish and had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Nicaragua, Mexico and South America. She and her husband relocated to Austin, TX where she met anthroposophy, pursued training, and served as a Spanish teacher and class teacher at the Austin Waldorf School for seven years. She then left to grow her family and is now the mother of four children. For the past six years she has been developing early life programs for expectant parents and support for families with young children. She provides parent-child classes, parenting workshops, and mentoring for local early childhood caregivers.