Laura has nearly 20 years experience in marketing, sales, and small business management. A graduate of Washington State University, Laura earned her BA in business with an emphasis on small business management and marketing. Her skills throughout the years have developed into award winning service and success for her clients.A passion driven business woman, Laura brings to her clients years worth of exceptional people and communication skills, a broad knowledge of real estate, uncompromising ethics, and sound business practices.As a Realtor®, Laura has been a consistent multi-million dollars producer in Sonoma County and has won the prestigious Diamond Society Award earned by the top 10% of agents while working for Coldwell Banker for multiple years. She is a member of several professional affiliations which continually challenge her and keep her skill set ahead of the curve.Laura's client objective is simple, "as a real estate professional my goal is to minimize the stresses of real estate transactions through the use of my extensive skill set. My JOB is to listen and hear what my clients needs are, and then achieve THEIR goals."Her clients value her strong communication skills and experience because it empowers them. They are well informed as to what to expect during the entire transaction whether it be a listing or a sale, so they feel prepared and less stressed as they moved towards a successfully closed escrow.Her philosophy is equally simple, "a win/win philosophy is necessary to have in real estate. It provides success for everyone involved. My negotiation skills become key throughout the process. Maintaining control even over the most difficult of situations becomes a vital asset."Behind Laura is a team of professionals that provide the same level of service and inspire a level of confidence her clients should expect from her referral network. From inspectors to contractors, lenders to escrow services they are available to serve you and add value to your experience in working with Laura.Personally, Laura resides in Larkfield with her firefighter husband Scott, three children, and two dogs. She spends much of her free time enjoying her family. Additionally she enjoys hiking with her dogs, reading, visiting farmer's markets, wine tasting, cooking & entertaining her many friends.Laura is also an advocate of community involvement. She sits on the board of directors for a teenage residential drug treatment program/school, volunteers time for the Sutter Health Breast Cancer Center, participates annually in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night fundraiser, and is a new member to Farm to Pantry which provides healthy, local food to everyone. She also is a member of SlowFood Russian River Chapter and is CPR and First Aid certified.