Laura comes to us from the Peach State, living just outside of Atlanta. While she grew up in Missouri, she moved to Georgia to go to college and has been there ever since. In 2005 she earned the Enrolled Agent designation, in 2009 the Accredited Tax Advisor/Preparer designation, and in 2011, circled back to get her bachelor’s degree in business, communication, and labor relations, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Having worked in a variety of service industries she developed a diverse background and found accounting to be her niche. While working as a controller for a national franchise, the position was split and she started her own accounting practice with her first client. Over the course of 25 years, the practice grew to include payroll and tax services, specializing in the needs of individuals and small businesses. In 2019 she stepped down from her firm and went to work for a National top 25 CPA firm and today, enjoys the Opsahl Dawson Tax Forward team helping individuals with planning.
Outside of the office, Laura enjoys gardening, photography, fur babies, and any opportunity she has to spend with her son, who lives on the other side of Atlanta, and her daughter who lives in Charleston, SC.