If life is like a marathon, Laurie is a strong finisher. For the past 20 years she’s helped everyone from first time home buyers to US Navy veterans solve credit issues and find the perfect program to help them buy a home. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including Best of Kittitas County Mortgage Lenders for 2 years and Affiliate of the Year from the Kittitas County Associaiton of Realtors.
When she's not traveling the world with her five children and eight grandchildren, she's spends her time with the Downtown Ellensburg Rotary Group and training for marathons. In 2016, at age 60, Laurie ran her first half marathon. In June of 2017 she ran her second and took first place in her age group. In October of 2018, at the age of 62 she completed her first FULL marathon with her daughter Jenn by her side. She trained for over 20 weeks. It was amazing to cross the finish line. In July of 2019 she was presented with the award for The Rotarian that Connects the World for her contributions to help Rotary grow. In July 2020, she became the President of the Downtown Ellensburg Rotary Group.