Laura seizes every opportunity she can to work and play in the great outdoors. Laura graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Environmental Science, which allowed her to travel to Costa Rica to study nutrient cycling in organic coffee plantations. Since the mid 00's, Laura has worked summers as a whitewater raft guide predominately on the New and Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. Laura also volunteers and serves as a crew captain at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad. When she is not at the helm of a raft or the back of an ambulance, Laura can be found backpacking around the Blue Ridge Mountains, sleeping out under the stars at any time of year, or pursuing a backup career as a country music star.