Laura grew up in Marquette, MI and started climbing in 2014. She immediately fell in love with the sport, learning to climb outdoors on both rock and ice and became part of the Midwest climbing community. She has since lived in a climbing cooperative house and is the executive director for a UP-based youth climbing non-profit, the Pictured Rocks Climbing Academy. Laura has helped instruct several Michigan Ice Fest courses, and is also an Access Fund Community Ambassador for 2020-2021. Laura is currently in the process of pursuing her SPI certification, and has passed the SPI course.