Born and raised in the Jackson Hole Community to long-time Jackson residents, Laurie is the definition of native. She began living the mountain lifestyle immediately; skiing at age 2, her passion and talent for outdoor sports was evident right away. By 7 she was competitively alpine ski racing, and less than 2 years later was consistently a top finisher. Over the course of the next decade, Laurie joined the ranks of the top juniors in the nation and won a number of Junior Olympic medals. For her high school years, she enrolled at a private academy in Park City, Utah, designed specifically for elite winter athletes. She was slated to compete for the University of Colorado Ski Team during college, but due to a number of recurring knee injuries, Laurie made the decision to end her ski racing career and shift her focus toward academia.
Her dedication to success throughout her childhood and adolescence as an elite athlete translated to her high standard for achievement during college. During her four years at the University of Colorado, Laurie majored in Political Science and graduated among the top in her class.
Always planning to return to Jackson, and having been raised by one of the top producing real estate brokers in Jackson, without a second of hesitation, Laurie chose to follow in her mother's real estate footsteps after graduating. With a true passion for the Jackson Hole lifestyle and an unparalleled knowledge of the valley, Laurie feels like she brings a unique set of qualities to the Jackson real estate community.
Though competitive skiing is behind her, she continues to make recreational skiing a central part of her life, especially since her return to Jackson this winter. Additionally she enjoys running and hiking with her dog, Greta, tennis, soccer, and generally be outdoors. Her father John is a Pilot, and his love and expertise of aviation has inspired her to work toward getting her pilot's license as well.