Laura is the Gift Processor & Database Manager for the Foundation. Born and raised in West Los Angeles, she graduated from UCLA with a BA in Dance and was a professional ballet dancer with the San Francisco Ballet. She also holds an AA degree in Commercial Art Production. She realized her affinity for analytical work while attending a class in database building while she was living in Seattle. Since moving here in 1997, she has served the non-profit community in database administration and gift processing for the Music Academy of the West and the Santa Barbara Foundation.