Laura has been an avid outdoors woman for as long as she can remember. She was a Wilderness EMT for many years and a member of the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team. Laura has been a four season AMC trip leader for over 15 years, and taught Advanced Winter Wilderness Travel and Winter Backpacking at AMC workshops for 8 years.
She has been an active participant on SSMC mountaineering trips for several years, climbing Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier via the Emmons glacier and Kautz Glacier routes, and participating in the annual Huntington Ravine climb several times. In 2012 she led a Summit Sensations climb of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Winthrop glacier route. For enjoyment and fitness, Laura enjoys running and rock climbing.
Laura lives in Elkins, NH with her husband Jim and labrador retriever Percy. She is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. She is an acknowledged expert in natural history and human culture of the White Mountains and North Country region of New Hampshire.