Laurie graduated with academic honours in Dental Hygiene from Cambrian College in 2001. Her primary position has been providing periodontal therapy in private practice. She has always made it a mission to further her education. That has included extensive laser training. Laurie is the president of the Perio Laser Institute and conducts soft tissue laser education for dental professionals. She has also completed the required training to preform Orofacial Myology. Laurie recently retired from the profession’s governing body, The College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta, where she served as a councilor for 5 years and as president for 2 of those years. She finds time to give back by volunteering with the community and also with the Alex Dental Health bus. Laurie has a busy family with 4 children. They all live an active lifestyle filled with fun and adventure. She and her husband love being active in the great outdoors.