Laurie has served as the Executive Director of the Surf Ballroom & Museum since 2008. She earned her Associate Degrees in Tourism and Hotel/Restaurant Management at Spencer College and fell in love with Clear Lake during her first visit, moving here immediately after her college graduation. She brings a unique perspective to the Clear Lake Area Chamber Board of Directors having acted as the Chamber’s Director of Tourism for nearly 10 years and managing the Clear Lake Heartland Inn prior to that. She is an active part of the Clear Lake community, serving as the Founding President and Secretary of the Clear Lake Lions Pride Lions Club, and is involved in several Chamber committees. She additionally serves on the National Ballroom and Entertainment Association Board of Directors and remains active in several statewide tourism organizations. She and her husband Mike live north of Clear Lake and have two children, Taelyn and Owen.
“The Chamber is one of the most valuable resources in our community for both new and existing businesses. The Chamber hosts many events, offers opportunities for professional development, and provides many networking opportunities to cultivate and maintain valuable business prospects and relationships. People do business with people they know!”