Laurie is a graphic designer and textile artist. Her main concentration presently is surface design and apparel and accessory sewing. She is the main sewist for Sam Pao (www.sampaoliniart.com), an upcycled fashion line based in Dover, NH. Their work at Sam Pao is based on the reuse of thrifted clothing and fabrics combined with the original art of founder Sam Paolini, to reduce waste and contribute to a sustainable society. Laurie also worked as a special education assistant in the Exeter School District for 6 years before leaving to concentrate on her own work. Laurie is a volunteer at Wrong Brain, an arts collective in Dover, NH.