After graduating from Dartmouth with her Geography degree, Laurie worked for several years in consulting in Washington DC before returning to school to obtain her M.A. in Demography from Georgetown. She worked as the County Demographer in the GIS Department of Prince William County, VA for several years. Laurie was so well prepared for that job thanks to her Geography studies at Dartmouth! In 2004, she moved back to her hometown (Columbus, Ohio) to enter her family business. Along with her husband, they have operated her family's Chevrolet automobile dealership ever since.