Laura grew up in Buffalo Grove playing soccer and other organized sports. She attended Buffalo Grove High School and college at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Laura taught P.E. and coached soccer and basketball at Buffalo Grove H.S. for 7 years before "retiring" to start a family with my husband Jeff. Laura has four children: J.D, Marcus, Amelia, and Miriam. In the past years since teaching at BGHS, Laura has worked on and off for Elite Soccer at one time as a coach and more recently in an assistant administrative role.