Ohio State University - BS Nursing, 1981
University of Illinois-Chicago - MS Nurse-Midwifery, 1986
Midwifery positions: North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, New York; Bay Area Midwifery Service, San Francisco, CA. Prior to coming to Valley Medical Center, Laura was a member of the Highline Midwifery Service for 13 years.
Laura made nurse-midwifery her career goal very early in life and, after 25 years of attending women in labor and caring for them before, during and after their pregnancies, she still says she's very happy with her decision. She remains awed by the power of birth and motherhood, and feels privileged to provide healthcare and education to women throughout their childbearing years.
Laura lives in Burien with her husband, two teenage sons and two cats. She enjoys reading, gardening, walking early in the morning with her friends, and exploring the beach at low tide.