Laura grew up in southeast North Dakota in a family with strong agricultural roots. She is proud that those roots extend back generations on both sides of her family, in both production agriculture and agri-business. Laura feels her strong work ethic and sense of community come from growing up in small town, rural America, and her many hours fixing fence in the family pasture. She is excited to bring that work ethic, as well as her passion for agriculture and maintaining the family farm, to Hurley & Associates. Laura values that Hurley has such a strong focus on faith and family.
Laura attended North Dakota State University, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree. Prior to working with Hurley, she spent many years in the education field with a focus on data management, training and leadership. She feels that experience has helped her to educate her farmer clients to better understand commodities marketing, in turn maximizing their profit potential.
Laura has two young boys who both aspire to be farmers and ranchers when they grow up. She enjoys time with her boys, participating in community events, golfing, being at the lake, travel and spending time with her friends and family.