Laura is a writer and aspiring stand-up comedian. She recently published her first book, Lockdown Living: 101 Ways to Stay Positive During the Pandemic.

Originally from Canada, Laura spent nearly two decades in the UK and Ireland prior to emigrating to New Zealand in 2019.

An accomplished speaker, Laura has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2014. She spoke at TEDx Inverness in 2016.

She has been working in marketing and public relations since graduating from university in Canada. . . many, many years ago. 😀

Laura recently placed “runner-up” in the South Island “Raw” stand-up comedy competition, held March 8 in Christchurch.