Laura’s career began in Nashville, Tennessee in Civil Engineering. As a consulting engineer, she focused on Transportation Planning and worked extensively with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. She produced Advanced Planning Reports with recommendations for proposed highway improvements including historical, environmental and geographical impacts, suggestions for structural improvements and right-of-way acquisition, design of proposed route and estimated cost of the project. She was also involved with early GPS mapping using aerial imagery, survey information and MicroStation software. Her path changed quickly when she married and moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2003. There she focused on direct marketing and sales of luxury goods. Her love of community and philanthropic endeavors has resulted in a rich history of volunteering and fundraising for Hospice, Kosair Childrens Hospital, The American Heart Association. More recently her philanthropic focus is Food for Thought, a local charity offering food in backpacks for school children. In addition to her engineering and sales experience, she owns luxury cabins in the Smoky Mountains and understands the value of property as an investment and potential income producer. Laura lives in the Sea Breeze neighborhood on 30A in Inlet Beach with her husband, Parker Mount.