Laura's education background includes a Bachelor's in English from Cal State University, Long Beach, where she also taught a Kinesiology course to undergrads. She also has a Master's in Education from Boise State University and is a Literacy Specialist. Laura is also a writer and has written children's books, poetry and articles for magazines. Laura recently got a literary agent interested in her novel Erased. She loves spending time with her husband Chris, daughter Siena, and their dog Cosmo. In her free time she loves to read, write, run, hike, swim, ski, race cyclocross and practice yoga. A little known fact about Laura: she secretly wishes that she could play the guitar and draw!