Laurie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After leaving her corporate career, she participated in The Immersion at Wilderness Awareness School and Nature Instructor Training. She has served in a variety of positions at WAS, including Immersion Outreach Coordinator, a member of Wilderness Awareness School’s Equity Council, and a core instructor for The Immersion program.
Laurie loves the outdoors and enjoys combining her passions for self-discovery and personal growth with the awe and wonder she finds in the natural world. She’s a facilitator with the HeartMath Institute and The Compassionate Listening Project, where she gets the privilege of helping people live heart-centered lives. In her private work as a coach and facilitator, Laurie is passionate about connecting people to themselves, the earth, and their communities in ways that allow for the deep healing she believes is so needed at this time.