Laura has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from St. Michael's College. She has been involved in competitive swimming for thirty years in a variety of capacities, including coaching with Green Mountain Aquatics since 1996. Laura was the American Swim Coaches Association Fellow for 2001-2002 and was recognized as the ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year for New England Swimming in 2006.
In addition to coaching swimming, Laura started her own business, Green Mountain Sports Performance, LLC, in 2006, that includes a swim team, swim school, and sports psychology consulting. Laura also enjoys CrossFit training, sports psychology, social psychology, reading, kayaking, and hanging out with her husband and dog.