Laura was born and raised in Indiana, received a BFA and teaching certification from the University of Dayton, then a M.Ed in Art Education/Art Therapy from Wayne State. Laura has taught art to people of all ages- from seniors to young children. Prior to moving to Traverse City in 2016, Laura was an elementary art teacher in the Grosse Pointe Public Schools. She and her husband have four children and a dining room that doubles as an art studio. Laura loves seeing the joy that radiates from a child engaged in creating.