Laura loves Blount County, the residents, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. She has been a long-time resident of Blount County, graduating from Maryville High School in 1998. After earning a degree in Elementary and Special Education from Carson-Newman College, she began teaching in the Maryville City Schools system. She then completed a Masters degree from Nova Southeastern University. Laura was instrumental in starting and coordinating the Student Learning Profile Program at Maryville Christian School where students with varying special needs are served.
Laura has had a strong interest in staging homes and assisting homeowners with the redesign needs. She and her husband, Kerry, also enjoy flipping homes. They are parents to two children and enjoy camping, hiking, biking, water sports, and spending time with family and friends. Laura also volunteers her time working with high school students in her church and volunteering with local mission opportunities. She is proud to be a part of the 2015-16 Class of Junior Service League.