Laura joined Watertown Area United Way as Executive Director in March 2023. Prior to her arrival, Laura had been in the banking industry for the past ten years. Her community service involvement includes being a past board member at the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce, Watertown Development Company, Lake Area Tech Financial Services Advisory and South Dakota Junior Achievement. She currently serves on the board of My Happy Place and is involved in many activities throughout the community. Laura and her husband Javon reside north of Watertown, and have three children, Aiden, Asher and Aubrey.