Laurie provides interactive training and consultation to organizations, businesses and individuals on LGBTQ awareness, competency and sensitivity.
Laurie was born and raised in Indiana but as Dolly Parton said, “It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world,” so, they moved to Los Angeles where she received her BA in Theatre from Cal State LA. After undergrad they attended Naropa University, a small Buddhist-inspired University in Boulder CO and earned a MFA in Contemporary Performance. Post grad school, Laurie began teaching theatre at the Community College of Denver and started a theatre program at Rainbow Alley, the youth drop-in space at the GLBT Community Center of Colorado and they met their future partner! In 2016, Laurie left their job to become a stay at home dandy and the Fam moved to the Pacific Northwest. Laurie has made strong connections to the theatre community here in the Puget Sound being a part of the Puget Sound artEquity Collective with art leaders in Seattle. They also were selected as an Intiman Emerging Artist and have been developing their solo show entitled, “Dandyland: Queering Motherhood One Day at a Time!” #myqueerfamily