Laura joined Southern Shows in 1982. She launched the successful Women's Show Series, which is now held in 10 markets annually. During her time with Southern Shows, Laura has managed a number of Southern Women’s Shows, served as President of the Women's Show Division and Director of Sponsorships. She is now continuing in her sponsorship role for all the shows produced by Southern Shows. When not working on “show business”, she continues to teach at UNCC and volunteers with community projects to support the arts. Laura and her husband enjoy visiting with family and friends, traveling and sailing.