A native Californian, Laurie-Ann grew up in San Francisco and earned a BS in Soil Science from Cal Poly. After college she taught environmental education for elementary students. For 20 years she spent her summers leading Sierra Club Service trips throughout the western US. Locally, Laurie-Ann has worked for Green Mary and Laguna Farm as well as running her own organic, vegetarian catering business. Currently she lives with her daughter at FrogSong co-housing development and enjoys using Carma to commute to work.