A small-town girl from Edna, Texas, Laura received a BS in Nutrition and Minor in Business from the University of Texas and an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Blue at Texas Culinary Academy. A lover of food and wine, she also completed Wine Fundamentals I and II from the International Sommelier Guild.
After graduating from UT, Laura started her hospitality career in the kitchen as a Line Cook/Baker at Westminster Manor before attending culinary school. After Culinary School, she moved to front of the house restaurant management at Lakeway Resort and Spa. She was there for almost 10 years, gaining the majority of her experience in hospitality - starting as a Room Service Supervisor, Restaurant Manager, Outlets Manager and finally Assistant Banquet Manager. To grow her career path outside of food and beverage, Laura transition to the Sales Department where she was a Conference Sales Manager for three years before being promoted to Director of Catering and Conference Services. Looking for a change from hotels but still in hospitality, she went to work for Aztec Events and Tents as a Sales Manager in Tents and Rentals before finding her way to Whim Hospitality.
Laura and her husband enjoy off-Shore fishing, trying new wines with friends, travel and reading. Whimsical and fun to be around, she once owned her own sno-cone stand!
Unofficial Title - "Rental and Tent Wizard"