Meet Laura

“After we moved to Texas we were welcomed with open arms at our children's schools, new neighbors and surrounding communities. It's that hallmark Texas generosity that continues to comfort us"

Nearly a decade ago, when Laura relocated with her family to Colleyville, Texas, from Washington state, she found immense relief in discovering a wonderful public school district and nearby accessible parks for her medically complex oldest son, Victor. Having previously fought tirelessly in Seattle for these essential amenities and services, Laura’s perseverance had paid off, ensuring a better quality of life for her son.

After embracing their big move to Texas, the family became plugged into organizations like the Miracle League, Special Olympics, HopeKids, the Arc of Texas & GCS Moms League. Meanwhile, there was still much to be done in order to meet Victor’s medical needs in Texas. Soon Laura became a fierce advocate and public speaker.  As Laura says, “Politics found me.” 

Originally from Ohio, Laura has lived all over the U.S. and in Japan where she taught English in 5 middle schools and for businesses like Honda,Toyota & Suzuki.  Years prior  her first career role with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (CT chapter) opened her window to disability awareness.

Staying true to her commitment to disability awareness, Laura’s small business is dedicated to supporting wheelchair users. Balancing her roles as a full-time mom to Benito, aged 11, underscores her dedication to both her family and her advocacy work. Despite the loss of Victor, who passed peacefully at home on hospice at the age of 18, Laura ensured that he lived a rich and full life, thanks largely to her devotion and passion as a mother.

Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Science degree from Wheelock College in Boston, and she is a 2019 graduate of Texas Partners in Policymaking.