Born in Michigan, Laurie graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.S. in Mathematics. She earned her MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. Her early career was spent with two financial institutions in New York City’s banking community, lending money to private equity firms and operating companies.
In 2003, Laurie moved back to Michigan and redirected her energy toward working with families and individuals, in an effort to help them make solid planning and investment decisions. Working at Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan, she has developed a commitment to educating women and young people, enabling them to gain the knowledge and confidence to make great choices.
She also believes in giving back to the community, and serves as a Trustee on the Boards of Common Ground and the Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club. She is also the President of the Mount Holyoke Club of Detroit.