Laura was born and raised in Coos Bay,  she raised three boys and now has seven grandchildren.  Laura, and her husband, Andy, now are raising a daughter aged 12. The family enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, gardening, and cooking.  They have two wiener dogs, a large dog, and a cat in the home as well.

Laura graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, and a second Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.