Laurel graduated from Radford University with a degree in interior design. She worked for Ferguson Enterprises first as a showroom consultant and then an office clerk. She worked in child development for over thirteen years as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, a nanny, and most recently, a teacher’s assistant for SECEP working with students with Autism. She is excited to return to an office setting to put her people and organizational skills to use. Laurel is married to her husband, Charles, and they have two daughters, Lilly (10), and June (7). They live in Norfolk and are active in their girls’ school and extracurricular activities. Laurel loves cooking, organizing, shopping, exercising, and decorating. Laurel volunteers her time as a KD Circle member raising money for CHKD and is the volunteer coordinator for the Magnolia Circle’s Dragon Boat Race committee. She also is on her church’s communications committee.