In 1989, while attending Montclair University, Laurie began working at Dillon Yarn Corp. where she spent 15 years starting in customer service, then Northeast Sales and Marketing, and finally Product Development. In 2005, she joined The Astrup Co./Tri Vantage as a Sales Representative handling the Northeast and then New Jersey/Pennsylvania. In 2011, Laurie joined Marlen Textiles, manufacturers of coated, laminated, and solution dyed polyster fabrics for use in a wide range of applications in the marine, awning, and industrial markets. She manages the entire Northeast region. Laurie resides in Mystic Island, NJ with her husband, Darrin, and two daughters, Molly and Madison.